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…