Chung-hwa Pak did not write “I am a Traitor”

“I Am A Traitor – At that time Satan possessed me!” was written by the Unification Church of Japan. With a title like that, it is fairly self-evident.
Updated November 29, 2020

The Tragedy of the Six Marys – the real Satan is Sun Myung Moon!! (published by Chung-hwa Pak) is on the left and I Am A Traitor – At that time Satan possessed me! (ghost-written and published by the Unification Church of Japan) is on the right.

Mr Pak died on March 26, 1997 in hospital at Dongguk University, Gyeongju. Earlier that month he said “rather than ‘I am a Traitor,’ the facts stated in ‘The Tragedy of the Six Marys – the real Satan is Sun Myung Moon!!’ bear witness to the truth.”

Following is some background information on the two books which both have Chung-hwa Pak’s name on the cover.

As mentioned in the introduction to this website, the UC tried to block the publication of The Tragedy of the Six Marys book. The UC failed in the courts in both Japan and Korea. The content was a damming exposé of the rampant sex rituals (with roots in Korean shamanism) and the prolific financial exploitation of many, often married, women who were then left abandoned and destitute by the UC. Many children then rejected the mothers who had neglected them. The women were often rejected by Korean society for being tainted by Sun Myung Moon. Some took their own lives.

How could the UC counter The Tragedy of the Six Marys, which had caused many members to leave and had seriously damaged the reputation of Sun Myung Moon and the UC in Japan? The reduction in income from the Japanese UC was a problem for Moon. (In Korea the UC reputation had been damaged by the 1955 Ewha Womans University sex scandal.)

Mr Pak was born in 1913, so by the mid 1990s he was in his 80s. Mr Pak had a stroke which affected his left arm and hand. The UC worked on Mr Pak. Mr Ishii was put in charge of the project. Mr Pak had a weakness for money. He had been paid little, if any, money by the Japanese publisher of The Six Marys. It has been reported that Mr Pak had wanted to publish The Six Marys in the US, but that was blocked through legal pressure. One lawyer who is familiar with the problems caused by the UC in Japan mentioned that he thought Mr Pak was being put under legal pressure by the UC and this was a factor in his capitulation.

It is a fact that Mr Pak’s good friend, Professor Myeong-hwan Tahk, who had contributed a four page ‘Endorsement’ to the beginning of The Six Marys, was murdered in February 1994. That was just a few months after The Six Marys was published in Japan. Because Professor Tahk was well known and highly respected for his research and expertise, his endorsement of The Six Marys had given it greater credibility. Professor Tahk had himself written several books about the UC. He was in a position to know clearly if the contents of The Six Marys were factual and verifiable. Professor Tahk can be seen on the left at a press conference in Japan which supported Mr Pak and promoted the publication of The Six Marys book.

October 26, 1993 Press Conference. From left to right: Professor Myeong-hwan Tahk from Seoul (An expert on Korean new religions who has been quoted in media all around the world. He was murdered by a cult member a few months after this photograph was taken.), the Korean lady who translated, Mr. Hyo-min Eu (A founder member of the Unification Church; one of the first 36 couples “blessed” by Moon; he left the UC in the 1970s.), Mr. Chung-hwa Pak, Mr. Atsuo Nakamura (Member of the Japanese parliament, novelist and a very well-known actor.), Professor Asami Sadao of Tohoku Gakuin University in Sendai (He taught there for more than 40 years.) and Yoshifu Arita (At that time he was a well-known journalist. He also later became a member of the Japanese parliament.). Unfortunately the photograph was damaged when it was cut out of the magazine.

The date on the photo is September 22, 1995. Left to right: Unknown, 石井光治 Mitsuharu Ishii, Chung-hwa Pak and possibly Byung-il Ahn of the Korean UC. Mr. Ishii was president of the Sekai Nippo which did the ghost-writing and publishing of I Am A Traitor – At that time Satan possessed me! The location is probably the Nakataya Hotel in Japan.

Mr Pak was pressured to co-operate with the very organization whose dirty history he had documented and worked to expose. Here he is seen signing his approval for the cover artwork for I Am A Traitor – At that time Satan possessed me! (He was unable to use his left arm due to a stroke.) The artwork he is signing is here:

The book was published by the UC in Japan in January 1996.

Hyo-min Eu, whose lengthy testimony is included in Chapter 7 of The Tragedy of the Six Marys, was furious about the I am a Traitor book, which has been dubbed “Pak’s retraction” by the UC. Mr Eu never spoke to Mr Pak again. Mr Eu published Mr Pak’s original Korean Six Marys text in March 1996, just two months after the Japanese I am a Traitor book.

None of the other magazine articles published in Japan, or elsewhere, which featured Mr Pak Chung-hwa were ever successfully legally challenged – or retracted. And Mr Pak’s statements have always been confirmed by numerous other testimonies and hundreds of photographs. Here are just two of the Pak magazine articles which were published in Japan (one has been translated).



Pak Chung-hwa interviewed about Moon’s “SEX relays”

During a short phone call made to Mr Pak at the time of the publication of the I am a Traitor book, he said that he felt very embarrassed and ashamed about what he had done. He had lost friends because of his actions. They were very angry with him and would not speak to him.

Mr Pak explained that he had money problems. He had made very little money, if any, from the publication of The Tragedy of the Six Marys book. It seems he was cheated by the book publisher. The book was published by a small company that went out of business. It is true that Mr. Pak was always interested in money. It has frequently been alleged the Mr Pak was bribed by the UC and was offered a very large sum.

It is a fact that Hyo-min Eu was offered a bribe to retract his testimony which was printed in Chapter 7 of The Tragedy of the Six Marys. Mr Eu himself spoke about this offer from the Unification Church. He absolutely refused and said: “I will not change my story.” The other two contributors to Chapter 7 did not retract their testimonies.

Professor Myeong-hwan Tahk wrote about being offered a very large bribe by the UC to keep silent. He was a courageous man who felt he had to stand up to intimidation and speak the truth of what he had discovered through his extensive research into the Unification Church (and other cultic groups in Korea). He had published several books about the UC. On May 3, 1985 he suffered a car bomb attack outside a church and was hospitalized for a month – but he continued to speak and write about the teachings, abuse and exploitation perpetrated by these groups. (May 3 was the original founding day of HSA-UWC in Korea. It is now known as the UC or the FFWPU.) He was finally brutally murdered by one or two cult members just four months after the book was published. He died on February 18, 1994 in Seoul. The murder sent yet another message to all those exposing the UC, and no doubt had an influence on the decisions Mr Pak made thereafter.

The Tragedy of the Six Marys – the real Satan is Sun Myung Moon!!
「六マリアの悲劇   真のサタンは、文鮮明だ!!」
(published November 1993)
by 朴正華(パク チョン ファ)Chung-hwa Pak

The cover of this book is on the left at the top of this page. Mr. Pak is in the cover photo, top left. He had written many notes about the Unification Church from when he joined in 1949. He had 6000 pages in numerous notebooks with many details such as dates and lists of all the members at different times and locations, and even records of the meals he had eaten with Sun Myung Moon – who himself said that Mr Pak had a photographic memory.

Mr Pak had also interviewed many of the early members. Chapter 7 is taken up with three testimonies from former members:Hyo-min Eu,Shin-hee Eu andDeok-jin Kim.Yeong-choon Oh, Elder Woo who was the husband of Mrs Ok, and others all contributed to the book. None of these people ever retracted their testimonies. Most of them gave corroborative interviews, together with Professor Myeong-hwan Tahk, in this video. The 55 photographs in the book speak for themselves.  Altogether, the book is a powerful indictment of Moon’s unsavory behavior.

Moon was connected with the murder of Tahk Myeong-hwan. Here is some evidence:

1月21日 文鮮明が統一教会の反対運動をしていた卓明煥(タン・ミョンファン)と文鮮明の指示を無視して政党をつくろうとした人物が同年2月18日という同じ日に死んだ(卓は新興宗教団体の信者に殺害された)ことに言及し、教団に反対する者はみな、霊界に連れて行かれるという旨の発言をする。

46 ab  卓明煥「統一教、その実相」           LINK to source

On January 21, 1994 Sun Myung Moon spoke about Tahk Myeong-hwan who was opposing the Unification Church. On February 18th of the same year Tahk died. (Tahk was murdered by members of a new religious group). On the very same day a man who had not listened to the instructions of Sun Myung Moon, and wanted to make a political party, also died. Moon specifically mentioned that those who oppose the cult will be taken to the spirit world.

46 a Tahk Myeong-hwan [book] “The Reality of the Unification Church”

Further information about this murder can be found HERE.

The book with the red cover, on the right at the top of this page, is called:
“I Am A Traitor – At that time Satan possessed me!”

This was written by a team (details below) at the 世界日報社 Sekai Nippo (World Daily News) newspaper which was owned by the Unification Church. The book was published by Sekai Nippo in January 1996.

The ‘Traitor’ book was NOT written by Mr. Pak. It was NOT published by Mr. Pak.
However, Mr Pak did answer interview questions from Mr Ishi and those answers were published.

What author would publish a book called “I Am A Traitor – At that time Satan possessed me!”? – and with an unflattering photo of themselves on the cover.

Mr. Pak spoke at the Tokyo Headquarters church of the UC of Japan on November 18, 1995. He “spoke in Korean and his words were translated into Japanese for those present.” He names the UC members who negotiated with him: “Even still, Mr. Ahn Byung-il of the Korean Church, Mr. Ishii, president of the Sekai Nippo, and others received me very warmly.”

Incidentally, Mr. Ishii handled many of Moon’s delicate financial matters.

Mr. Pak continued in his speech, “I know that I am coming near the end of my life, so I gathered up my courage and wrote “I Am a Traitor” as a kind of last will and testament. When I wrote “The Tragedy of the Six Marys, I felt that Rev. Moon had betrayed me. Just the thought of Rev. Moon, even at night when I was asleep, would make me jump up and want to take an ax and smash his head open. If people had tried to threaten me or to suppress me, I probably would have reacted with an even more forceful opposition. I would probably determined to dedicate my life to doing everything I could to work in opposition. My heart was filled with hatred and animosity that was harder than steel, but the warm love of Mr. Ahn Byung-il melted my heart. His love chased out the Satan that had taken residence in my heart; he helped me to recover the joy that I had felt at the Heungnam Camp for Special Laborers, when I had believed in Father and attended him as the Messiah. …”

Mr. Pak explained: “As I was staying at the Nakataya Hotel, conducting my interviews with Mr. Ishii for “I Am a Traitor”…

Mr Pak was asked about various items in the Tragedy of the Six Marys book. He simple replied numerous times: “It is not true” with no further explanations for his self contradictions.

The interview material, and a lot of UC propaganda material obviously not written by Mr Pak, make up the contents of the I am a Traitor book. These could be the writers, as mentioned by Mr. Pak in his speech: “I want to take this opportunity to thank President Ishii of Sekai Nippo, Mr. Saito Toshiki, Mr. Abe Noriyuki and Mr. Takeda Shigeki for all their assistance.” The Sekai Nippo team in Japan was then able to publish the I am a Traitor book to counter Mr Pak’s own earlier The Tragedy of the Six Marys.

As time goes by, more and more details in Chung-hwa Pak’s own book, The Six Marys, have been confirmed. Sun Myung Moon and The Unification Church were unable to bring legal cases to stop the publication of The Six Marys either in Japan (1993) or in Korea (1996) – where Hyo-min Eu got The Tragedy of the Six Marys published as An Unofficial History of the Unification ChurchLINK

The UC could not disprove the facts in The Tragedy of the Six Marys book. They had no legal case. The UC tried using the issue of infringement of copyright of photographs to block the Korean edition, but Hyo-min Eu had taken most of the them, so that attempt failed.

The main purpose of the I am a Traitor book was to keep the Japanese disciples of Sun Myung Moon on the treadmill. The cover of the book makes it look like an item of internal propaganda, and not something attractive to the public. The Unification Church of Japan was Moon’s greatest money making machine.

Finally, the best way to know which of the two books is true is to read both of them side by side. Very soon it becomes clear which one is factual and which is propaganda. The photographs in The Tragedy of the Six Marys book speak for themselves.

The Tragedy of the Six Marys – Korean Edition:

An Unofficial History of the Unification Church

野錄 統一敎會史
(세계기독교 통일신령협회사)

박 정 화 외2인 지옴 (前 통일교창립위원)

문용명 (龍明) ⟶ 선명 (鮮明) ⟶ 선생 ⟶ 목사 ⟶ 재림주 ⟶ 참 아버지

自稱 하나님이다。 진짜 사단은 [사탄은] 文鮮明이다。


The title of the Korean edition translated to English is:

An Unofficial History of the Unification Church
(Hangul: A History of The The Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity)

by Pak Chung-hwa (founding member of the Unification Church) and two others

Moon Yong Myung (龍明) ⟶ Moon Sun Myung (鮮明) ⟶ Teacher ⟶
Pastor ⟶ Lord of the Second Advent  ⟶  True Father

He claims to be God.

The real Satan is Sun Myung Moon.

Keunsaem Publishing Company [Seoul]
Published March 1996 (239 pages)

[The book includes contributions from Eu Hyo-min, Kim Deok-jin, Eu Shin-hee and others.]

Full Korean text available: HERE

The Tragedy of the Six Marys video

Tragedy of the Six Marys video transcript in English with added information

There is another excellent book which covers the early history of the UC:
The Life of Sun Myung Moon – the Messiah of a Perverted Sex Religion. In it are described all the other earlier groups who had ideas that then appeared in Moon’s teachings. It is all independent research, with no connection to Mr Pak, but the book does trace the origins of Mr Moon’s pikareum theories and describes other proponents.

English information on The Life of Sun Myung Moon – the Messiah of a Perverted Sex Religion:
Baek-moon Kim talked about “sexual union with God.” He was Sun Myung Moon’s teacher.

Ewha Womans University sex scandal as told in the 1955 newspapers
This adds irrefutable historical evidence to Chung-hwa Pak’s original book.

Testimony of Tahk Myeong-hwan who was murdered

Nansook Hong’s book, In the Shadow of the Moons, reveals the character of Sun Myung Moon and his family LINK

Nansook Hong was interviewed on ‘60 Minutes’

One of Moon’s extra-marital sons, Sam Park, has given a testimony which confirms details in The Tragedy of the Six Marys

New Republic: The Fall of the House of Moon

EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Love Child Rev. Sun Myung Moon Desperately Tried to Hide

How the family values crusader made the publisher of the Washington Times raise his secret son.

Mother Jones (November 2013)  by Mariah Blake.


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