Friday, April 10, 2009

Apathy in Holy Disguise

In the just passed warm Friday afternoon, Keong Kann (KK) forwarded an email from a Christian to me. Probably a few decades old believer. The email's purpose was to discourage KK from continuosly posting and highlighting the corruption and incompetency of current Malaysian government, UMNO, on the Internet.

After writting all the bull advises and justifying them, saying that the Bible says that we should submit to authority no matter what. The email ends with this the sender's self-felt helpless remark and a meaningless prayer.

Right after finish reading the email, I replied KK, "What does the sender means by "committing" and "claiming back" this country for God?" (Censored version. Coarse language in the original).

And KK replied, "It means "do nothing" wrapped in religious gab."

Most interesting was KK's own reflection on displayed attitude carried in the email:

"How far the church has gone from David who cursed his opponents to rot in a miserable death, Isaiah who called the rulers of his day enemy of god and the people, Jesus who cursed the priests, Paul who called his opponents to cut off their dicks, literally!

If I were preaching that old message, no one would be offended if I mentioned the Cross now and then—it would be so watered-down it wouldn't matter one way or the other. Why don't these agitators, obsessive as they are about circumcision, go all the way and castrate themselves! Galatians 5:12 (The Message)."

KK is not disrespecting the sender. I would react in the same way if while I'm trying to make a change, some Christians come and tell me that their apathy and passivity to the urgent situation is the right response, and then justify that with sacred words like "Bible" and "God".

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