Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Thank You Lord

This is the song I said I will share in my comments under
when Aramsa commented:

Aramsa said...
Wah lau. luckily there is no comment because people just would not want to belittle you. You are taking the "turning your cheek" literary. Please do not be poius until you see nothing but a blank wall. This is just the beginning of the political assault. when they start demolishing your place of worship or forbid you to congregate to worship and you will still say its okay, lets go underground. Please be realistic and face the problem squarely. Pray and act. God will be your shield and armour.

Aramsa, I am no pious person do not claim to be one either. This is the song I want to share with all Christians.


Thank you Lord
For the trials that come my way
In the way I can grow each day
As I let you lead
And I thank you Lord
For the patience those trials bring
In that process of growing
In can learn to care

But it goes against the way I am
To put my human nature down
And let the Spirit take control of all I do
Coz when those trials comes, my human nature
Shout the things to do
And God's soft prompting can be easily ignored

Aku bersyukur mengenang kasih dari mu
Tiap masa ku perlu mu, Kau di samping ku
Aku berazam, akan mengikut jalan Mu
Biarpun penuh cabaran, ini doa ku

Hanya pada Mu, ku curahkan,
sengsara dan pahit hidupku
Kerana hanya pada Mu ku harapkan

Segala janji-janji Mu menjadi panduan hidup ku
Untuk masa kini dan selama-lamanya

I thank you Lord
For the victory that growing brings
In surrender of everything
Life is so worthwhile
Yes, I thank you Lord
And when everything's put in place
Out in front I can see your face
And that's where You belong

My question is, are we fighting because that's what God wants us to do or is it our human nature shouting the things to do?

Christians out there can scold me for asking to drop the use of "Allah". It doesn't matter for I believe a cooler head must prevail and let us pray and let God handle the situation.

Monday, January 11, 2010

God is watching us

A plea to the Catholic Church - drop the use of "Allah"

As a Christian, I urge the Catholic Church to drop the use of "Allah" even though you have every right to do so. Why? It is because Christianity teaches us to be kind, to be forgiving, to compromise, and to turn the other cheek. Turning the other cheek does not mean you are weak or a coward. While the extremists try to oppress using violence to destroy people and country, as Christians, we should show otherwise. We show that we are willing to compromise, turn the other cheek for peace and harmony. The will think they have won. Indeed, they have won but on earth. To their Maker they will be answerable. The whole world is watching them and us too. Let us shine for the Lord with our actions of forgiving and compromising.

My family and I were non-Christians. Without anyone trying to convert us, we chose to find out more about Christianity and we converted because of the teachings of love, forgiveness, kindness, others first, yourself last and all the unselfish teachings. We were impressed and still impressed today that despite all the violent acts against us, our Church leaders and Pastors still ask us to forgive in our prayers those who hurt us. Never once, were we taught to retaliate or curse others. By their actions, we converted whole heartedly.

Every religion will preach they are good but actions will speak louder than words. People judge us by our actions. Violence, spewing words of hatred and curses, oppressing others, will only bring a bad name to our God and religion. Let them do it, we do not have to follow. So, as a Christian, my plea unto the Catholic Church, drop the use of "Allah" and the whole world will see Christianity is good.

The only thing that you should ask for from the Government is that they compensate the Church for the confiscation of all the Bibles and other materials. Use this money to print new Malay language Bibles, minus the word "Allah". We have so many other words to use for the word "God". To be honest, as a Christian, I find it uncomfortable to refer to God as "Allah". I prefer "Father", "Lord", "Lord God", "Jehovah God" and so on.

Monday, September 7, 2009

What does your religion teach you?

My religion teaches me good things. What about yours? Do you practice what you preach?

1. To love your neighbour as you love yourself.
2. To forgive others as God has forgiven you.
3. Not to kill anyone.
4. Not to be jealous of others.
5. Not to want things that belong to others.
6. To be tolerant of others irrespective of race and religion.
7. To help others in need irrespective of race and religion.
8. Not to be a racist.
9. To be kind to others. 10. To have compassion for others.
11. To have respect for others.
12. Not to judge others or you will be judged yourself come judgement day.
13. To be honest.
14. To have faith in ourselves to resist temptations and do the right thing.
No force or policing required.
15. Not to be selfish.
16. To put God first, others in between and yourself last.

It is by our actions and deeds that people will judge whether our God is a good God or whether our religion is good or bad. We can tell the world how good our God is but our actions will speak louder than words.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Racism in Malaysia

These days, it is pretty depressing to read the papers in Malaysia. It is all about politics and racism. The most recent being the "cow head protest" which showed the utmost disrespect for the hindus in Malaysia.

In the midst of all these extremisms, even non-racists people like me are tempted to turn into one because of the anger these acts. However, I realise that I am not a racist and should not turn into one because of the acts of these people. I also realise there are many good people out there who are against what these people did. Coming across articles like the ones below also gives a glimmer of hope that one day Malaysia will be truly one country, one people and racism gone. Unless every race come out and try their best to stamp out racism, a united Malsysia will be just a dream or superficial thing. I urge non racists Malaysians of all races to come out and let your voice be heard. It is time that we drown the voices of these racists to save our country.

Please read the great articles below: Let's stamp out racism by Azmi Sharom

The beautiful Malay by Haris Ibrahim

Barbarians at the Gate by Marina Mahathir

Shame on you, Hisham by Abdul Rahman Hashim

To my misguided brethren by Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi

A lesson in tolerance by Mohd Zaman Khan

From cow-headed to level-headed education
by Azly Rahman

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Let us the parents decide what language to teach Science and Maths

The one thing that pisses me off here is Anwar, PAS, DAP, the NGOs and even MCA wanting to have Science and Maths taught in the mother tongue - Bahasa, Mandarin and Tamil. This is the only area where UMNO has it right - teaching these 2 subjects in English. I am talking as a parent and have talked to many other parents - Malays, Chinese and Indians and they are all in favour of these two subjects being taught in English. These two subjects if our children enters college will be taught in English and not other languages. Do the Malays even realise that why it is they are not so employable in the market? The reason is simple - their lack of proficiency in English. There were many times that I wanted to employ a Malay because I believe in a multiracial working place - it is fun as it exposes us to other cultures. The only problem was, I couldn't find one who is proficient in English so I employed Indians or Indian muslims instead coz they have better command of English. So, why stifle the progress of Malays especially?

POLITICIANS, who are you to decide for our children? We want the best for our children but you politicians only want the best for yourselves. If you care for the Malays, you would push for English to be taught even more so. You would try every measure to make sure the Malay children catch up in English. If our teachers cannot handle it, then get foreign teachers temporarily to do it. Take a look at Korea and China. They hire American teachers to teach their children. They are overtaking us and what do we do? Go backwards!

I voted for PR in the last election and influenced my friends and relatives to do so too. However, this might not be the case again if PR insists on teaching Science and Maths in the mother tongue. I do not want my children to study these subjects in Bahasa or Mandarin coz they are of no benefit to them.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

ISA detainees weevil and wild life meals

A quote from Malaysiakini,
Jeffrey Kitingan and four of his fellow inmates managed to catch a small snake on two occasions and a bird to supplement their diet when they were detained under ISA.

Is it not bad and cruel enough for people to be detained without a trial under ISA? Why treat them even worse than criminals in normal prisons by not giving them the same privillege accorded to criminals to buy food and drinks from canteens? If the authorities are not willing to spend a little more money for better food for the detainees, allow their families and donors to provide food for them or run a canteen for them. ISA detainees should not be treated badly as most of them these days are politically motivated arrests. They are not hardcore criminals.

First, Teresa Kok complained about the food and I thought that she was being choosy but slowly the truth is coming out from other detainees. Imagine having to catch wild life like snakes and birds to supplement your food or having weevil infested food.

If Syed Hamid thinks that the food is alright, then he should stay there for a month and eat the same food with additional weevil protein added.

I urge the government to have a heart. To those who believe in God, you would not do this to another human.