Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Guan Eng shouldn't used God as bait for votes

As I had explained in my last posting, I found that it was despicable for DAP sec-gen Lim Guan Eng to play up the Christians' religious sentiments on Christmas eve to win more votes for his party in the coming general election.

By playing around with the word "Allah" to fish for votes, Guan Eng had also indicated that it's ok to offend the sensitivities of Muslims as the way he had presented the issue, the Muslims are supposed to be the ones who need to be educated on the matter. Blogger Helen Ang, who has been closely following the development of this issue had given samples of how Guan Eng's followers had taken this line of argument to support him -

“Jesus son of Allah”, kata dema dah

Again, I would very much like to know if Guan Eng is really a Christian that he became so sibuk with raising this issue despite knowing its sensitivities? I would also like to know if the ordinary Christians who had all these while been referring to their God as God really want to change their God's name to the Arabic "Allah" name? 

This whole thing actually reminds me of a conversation I had many years ago with a close Christian friend. We were in college and the conversation took place as we were waiting for our bus to go home after class. The main topic of our discussion was Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses and the subsequent death sentence imposed on the writer by Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini.

At that time the once popular singer and later on Muslim-convert Cat Stevens had came out with a statement which was defined by the Western press as supporting the death sentence against Rushdie. Cat Steven who is also known as Yusof Islam had despite his denial of that accusation then became the subject of vilification by those who supported Rushdie, including my friend.

"I think Cat Stevens is the Anti-Christ," he said.


"I don't think so la. Cat Stevens is a good Muslim and being one he should be aware that Christ is the second greatest prophet in Islam, just after Muhammad. There is no way that he can be the Anti-Christ," I replied.

My friend was dumbfounded. It turned out that he didn't know that Christ is considered as a great prophet by the Muslims. I have to admit that my religious knowledge of even my own religion was not very extensive but I tried my best to explain to my friend that Islam is not some sort of voodoo or anything hostile or evil like the Anti-Christ.

My friend is now a top notch editor of a pro-Pakatan media organization.

Again, I need to caution you all dear readers that I'm not a religious expert or anything like that but when it comes to sensitive subject matters such as the "Allah in Bible issue", I think we should not get it all mixed up with politics. 

Guan Eng may not give a shit to what are the consequences of his statement which tries to portray Christianity as being oppressed by the BN government. All he care about was the Christians' vote for his party. I however would like to implore on you all to be more sensible on this. There are still a lot that we do not know about each others and therefore matters considered as sensitive, particularly concerning religion and race should be avoided from being manipulated for selfish reasons such as what Guan Eng was trying to do.

As for who is Jesus Christ to Muslims, here is a simple explanation I took from  islam-guide.com -

What Do Muslims Believe about Jesus?

Muslims respect and revere Jesus (peace be upon him).  They consider him one of the greatest of God’s messengers to mankind.  The Quran confirms his virgin birth, and a chapter of the Quran is entitled ‘Maryam’ (Mary).  The Quran describes the birth of Jesus as follows:
 (Remember) when the angels said, “O Mary, God gives you good news of a word from Him (God), whose name is the Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, revered in this world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (to God).  He will speak to the people from his cradle and as a man, and he is of the righteous.” She said, “My Lord, how can I have a child when no mortal has touched me?” He said, “So (it will be).  God creates what He wills.  If He decrees a thing, He says to it only, ‘Be!’ and it is.” (Quran, 3:45-47)
Jesus was born miraculously by the command of God, the same command that had brought Adam into being with neither a father nor a mother.  God has said:
 The case of Jesus with God is like the case of Adam.  He created him from dust, and then He said to him, “Be!” and he came into being. (Quran, 3:59)
During his prophetic mission, Jesus performed many miracles.  God tells us that Jesus said:
 “I have come to you with a sign from your Lord.  I make for you the shape of a bird out of clay, I breathe into it, and it becomes a bird by God’s permission.  I heal the blind from birth and the leper.  And I bring the dead to life by God’s permission.  And I tell you what you eat and what you store in your houses....”  (Quran, 3:49)
Muslims believe that Jesus was not crucified.  It was the plan of Jesus’ enemies to crucify him, but God saved him and raised him up to Him.  And the likeness of Jesus was put over another man.  Jesus’ enemies took this man and crucified him, thinking that he was Jesus.  God has said:
 ...They said, “We killed the Messiah Jesus, son of Mary, the messenger of God.” They did not kill him, nor did they crucify him, but the likeness of him was put on another man (and they killed that man)...  (Quran, 4:157)
Neither Muhammad  nor Jesus came to change the basic doctrine of the belief in one God, brought by earlier prophets, but rather to confirm and renew it.1

Let me ends this posting with a song by Cat Stevens -

3 comments:

  1. Guan Eng christmas message is not a message from a leader neither a goods will message from good christian to another ,it's a "satanic message" that he know very well what that's sort of satanic message could leads to.
    Malaysia have not experienced religious conflict yet.if the elder Lim was said to have stair the May 13 which basically racial I presume ,now the junior are leading us towards more intense conflict of religion and race as well .
    Will the peace loving Malaysian ready for all this,and are we going to accept this political opportunist ,political "satanic" greetings ?.

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    1. Evil of Christianity and Colonisation27 December 2012 at 02:04

      The history of mankind will alwyas be blotched by the cruelty of colonisations where, thousands if not millions of natives in India, Vietnam, Malaya, Phillipine, Korea etc has been killed by the Europeans.

      they may be the Spanish Catholic Monarchy armies and its Jesuits or they maybe The English Christian King or the Portuguese Catholic monarchy but they were all driven madness of killings by the teaching of Jesus.

      Jesus was a jewish priest who was killed by the Roman Emperor Pilate but he was a symbol of the weak against the mighty Romans (Italians).

      Constantinople then sized the idea of combining the influnece of the Priests with the Emperor thus was born the Roman Catholic Monarchy of the Roman catholic Pope duopoly.

      Between them they terrorised the people of middle ages europe with Inquisition. The Spanish Catholic Queen Isabella, all these you can google, forced out all non Christians from Spain.

      The Pope issued papal bull (yes they are really call bulls) for the European Monarchy to enslave and seized all the land in their knowledge in the spread of the Christian Kingdom.

      The role of Catholic Christianity in world misery is still unfolding in Ireland or Phillipines. Thank god, most europeans have realised its all mythology to enrich the priests group or the Chinese realised it only enrich the eunuchs in China. All emperor systems try to create a myth of invincibility.

      Slowly they realised the evil of Catholic Christians until today, the US forbid the teaching of bible or scriptures in schools.

      But Christianity consist of very strong mythologies that will always represent a danger to the weak minded nad irreligious ancestors worshippers. Thus the Chinese or Hindus in Malaya are gradually influenced by the Jewish priest Jesus.

      But the principle of using religion to gain wealth has been faithfully followed as shown by the 4000 acres that was awarded to the company Upaya something by the PAS government to DAP Chinese Christian leaders. Why would PAS Islamic party want to enrich the Chinese Christians at the loss to their own poor Malays? Its because PAS so called religious state government had all these while gave lands to the cronies too. So it was accepted practice.

      Ngeh and Nga are now believers of Jesus Christ the religion that caused colonisations. That should ring alarm bell.

      But no. The Malays or UMNO simply had no idea of history. They naively like Tunku want to be the happiest PM in the world. Living in their make believe world that the Chinese and Indians are grateful to be granted citizenship, gradually the Malays lost powers.

      The Malays now according to an ex UMNO President are beggars in their own country!

      So beware. Catholic or Evangelists are not benign religion. They are powerful evil religions that had killed millions of non believers before and now in Iraq or Afghanistan.

      Get that into your and other Malays head.Tony Blair and Bush who were convicted as war criminals by KL imaginary war courts are both Catholics Christians. Killing arabs are like kacang putih to them.

      They know that Najib is weak, ideologically or mentally. The Chinese DAP girl had openly stepped on his picture and Najib only squirreled away in cowardice. Nazri his right hand man is just waiting to have tea with the Chinese girl who step on UMNO President picture. You just wait and see. Together with Namawee and Michael Chia they will surely enjoy a tea party..

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  2. Christians in a single town in Syria have sheltered thousands of Muslim refugees fleeing violence nearby. Muslims there also shelter Christians who have fled their homes. Muslims and Christians there still call each other “Brother” when thousands die each month. But in Malaysia we are ready to spill blood over whether we call the One God that Muslims, Christians and Jews all believe in by the same name or not? God damn all of those who value God’s gifts of life and peace so lowly. What happened to the principles of the Rukunegara?

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