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VOX POPULI: Religious group with negative image needed a name change

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If a dog walks, it will hit a stick, as a Japanese proverb goes, meaning bad things may happen unexpectedly.

It was common for university students in the 1980s to be accosted on campus by members of the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles, a student organization affiliated with the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, more broadly known as the Unification Church.

I once accepted their canvassing and went to an apartment where they were based.

As I recall, I was told about their unique worldview involving Satan or something, although I remember few details of their accounts.

I had enough composure to take their proselytizing with a grain of salt because I had read a condemnatory magazine article........

© The Asahi Shimbun

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