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Religiousness

Posted by Cherubim on July 25, 2008

I always find it a bit hypocritical whenever people automatically lump religion with good morals and character. In this respect, and I am as insolent as RPK of people who tunggang terbalik pray five times a day, not counting the numerous sunat prayers, hundreds of days fasting, sedekah, or from what I heard never fail to go to church weekly, or devote themselves to the temple, or anything that fanfares their religiousness and yet find it completely acceptable to makan duit haram, keep mistresses, lie, cheat, and so forth.

I just dislike people who use the veil of religious devoutness to cover their devious personality defects.

I also find that people who absently say “we need a man of religion to be a leader” to be erronous in their naive assumption.

To me, the most important criteria that a leader should have is character. It is nice if the particular Minister/ADUN/etc has the expertise for his particular portfolio, and indeed it is expected, but the stoic will to cater to the mutiple challenges that a man with power faces, and not to abuse it is a testament of character.

A person of character will not weep uncontrollably to garner sympathy, make crude hand gestures, take outrageous percentages in commissions, lie blatantly, behave like a fool on international media, blow up innocent people with C4, concoct plots of sodomy, etc. Those are cowardly, despicable acts, and those people should resign and retire to a life of contributing through charity drives or their respective communities to reclaim their lost human values.

For shame, you disgrace your so-called most honoured religions/deity/God.

Oh, woe is Malaysia these days…

6 Responses to “Religiousness”

  1. Madame said

    I couldnt agree with you more on this! Amazing insight….

  2. missjolie said

    many people are happy & willing to commit criminical acts because they like to believe it’s in the name of God.

  3. ella-mae said

    it’s called convenient faith without the real fear of God. these people use God’s name in vain to achieve their own selfish ambitions. sadly though, the things these ppl do are the very reason why many despise the name of God today.

  4. DanielYKL said

    Anybody can have a religion. Your blog can be your religion. Or your work. Or money. But to have a relationship with God is another matter. Yes, many hide behind the veil of religion and even dress like holy men. But underneath all that are filth. They are like white-washed tombs. Outside clean and white but underneath are dead bones. The saying is that when you wash your cup, wash from the inside out, then the whole cup will be clean. But sad to say many just wash the outside of the cup.

  5. barbie said

    i just remember one’s argument that ‘since he dares to swear in the name of his God, he must be innocent’. crap. i can swear on all Gods available to humans that he’s not innocent either. what a lot of crap, using the God’s name in vain, and to think many support this kind of behavior.

  6. jingoisticbuthornydesperado said

    Barbie, I swear by the name of Zeus, Athena, Hera, Poseidon, Hercules, Artemis, Ares, Dionysus, Apollo, Hephaestus. I name ten gods, I am ten times holier than the people you mentioned. You know, i think there is the Invisible Pink Unicorn for you. I mean you like pink. AIPU AIPU AIPU

    DanielYKL, religion by definition is believe in god.

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