Posts Tagged ‘slavery’

UBF Leaders and Pharaoh

December 8, 2003

A “curious/questioning/fence-sitting” Korean UBF member named “B. J. Kang” wrote in an October RsqUBF discussion thread called “UBF Interventions?”:

>And recently I had some discussion with a chief leader

>in Korea UBF, but in my feeling he wouldn’t hear my

>thoughts and discuss seriously anythings. His chief

>insists were fruits. Really there are growing numbers

>in Korean UBF and much sincere efforts from coworkers

>in ubf for God’s mission.

To which I commented:

This UBF practice of constantly quashing any discussion and thought with the whip of “mission” is not new. It reminds me of Pharaoh in Exodus:

But the king of Egypt said, “Moses and Aaron, why are you taking the people away from their labor? Get back to your work!” Then Pharaoh said, “Look, the people of the land are now numerous, and you are stopping them from working.” That same day Pharaoh gave this order to the slave drivers and foremen in charge of the people: “You are no longer to supply the people with straw for making bricks; let them go and gather their own straw. But require them to make the same number of bricks as before; don’t reduce the quota. They are lazy; that is why they are crying out, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to our God.’ Make the work harder for the men so that they keep working and pay no attention to lies.” (Ex 5:4-9)

Pharaoh said, “Lazy, that’s what you are-lazy! That is why you keep saying, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to the LORD .’ Now get to work. You will not be given any straw, yet you must produce your full quota of bricks.” ( Ex 5:17-18 )

BTW, any former UBF fellowship leader under Samuel Lee would be able to tell you that Pharaoh’s words and attitude in Exodus are almost directly tranferable to Lee.

If you are not a former UBF fellowship leader under Samuel Lee, see the section, “Abuses related to recruiting numbers and quotas” in my personal story.