“For whom the bell tolls and when it tolls if it tolls, the somber melodies emanating from the bagpipes and bugles will permeate through the gables and tympanums at Westminster and Buckingham, honouring a well respected queen in all her glorious majesty. But after the wreathes has been garlanded, and the pageantry dissipates, and the comforting congregation and dignitaries have all disperse, the silence will occur on Charles as the weight of the palace caves in onto his shoulders, and he will suddenly find himself all alone, with no one to turn to anymore than his paid servants and guards, and sandstone caryatids for company. And when night falls, the hums reverberating from the morning past will echo in his ears as silhouettes of Diana wails and screams through the maze of passages. Hopefully by then, he will realise that he should, within his ability and strength, spend a moment to reconcile his past misdeeds and fits of temper, because his honeymoon period is over and done with, and public duty now begins. That will form the backbone of his saving grace.”
Take it easy. Let the anxiousness of our falling ringgit takes care of itself.
Ever since the beginning, everyone is aware that our government champions poor governance. Yet all the curses and words hurled at them and flying around in coffeeshop talks, dissipates when those who know chose not to defy the government, nor volunteer to assist those who can.
How we are today is the direct result of complacency, because most chose to care for themselves and convince themselves that nothing we say or do can change about situations and things. Which means, it is all up to us individually to bring the slightest change if we want to.
This problem is not only about foreign direct investments pulling out? It is also about our shortsighted government whom are not making the exporting of goods or services attractive enough and as their chief agenda. And lastly, some of us including our neighbours who chose to help, helps by converting their savings into other currencies and selling our ringgit. Complex?
“It is indeed tragic that there are amongst us who wilfully seek for the pardon of a convict now jailed by a nine man judiciary for the wrongdoings he has committed. Even more tragic are those who vouch for his comrade, another would-be jailbird now facing multiple charges, to be our next prime minister, in the event their party retains power in the upcoming general elections. This decision made by their party is akin to sidestepping and disrespecting the verdict of the judiciary and country laws, what-more counter-attacking our king, that they will free these individuals at whatever the cost, by the mandate begotten from the public, irregardless of royal non-interference. This unfortunate stance only aggravates and motivate non-partisanal rakyats to rise and bury their national representation forever, because of their intolerable above law attitude, believing that the judicial inference is nothing but political assassination. This also signals the end of Ismail Sabri as choice prime minister and their party member they downrightly intend to bury.”
“If nine judges from three courts has reviewed his case and found him guilty without a doubt, the rakyat will question the relevancy of the judiciary if by interference of the royal house assigned to safeguard its integrity, that pink lips would be granted a pardon and it’s sentencing overturned. Its implication is severe because it will elevate pink lips as an untouchable in the future while the reputation of our royal house in particular that of the current YDPA will forever be damaged in exchange, not unless our royal house wanted to be seen as promoting crime as a profession, thereby indirectly inviting more criminals and law breakers to hibernate in our country. If that is the case also, the safety of our citizens will forever be under civil threat by the very people sworn to govern, protect and safeguard our country and its security. That is morally wrong and shortsighted. My two cents.”
“Pahit is pushing for GE to happen now not because he thought it timely to give the mandate back to the public because the rakyat is happy when the judiciary is seen to be independent, but because by the stroke of luck, his only threat for the PMs post, pink lips is now serving jail time, and turtle egg is no match for him thus he sees this as the most opportune time for him to take over the government as the new PM, then quash all the 47 charges weighing heavily on his belt. Faham tak?”
“I do not think our Agong would want to meddle with Jib’s case or he would have interfered, before the judgement. After the sentencing, though the process has to follow hierarchy, the Agong would be seen as interfering, bias, and a partner in crime to Jib. Moreover the memorandum submitted by the public to pardon Jib wasn’t representative of neither were they endorsed by the ruling coalition because their leaders weren’t seen at the Istana, their voices, being silenced by Bersih’s petition.”
“Are you guys officially certifying your laziness by reducing the weekly work hours from 48 to 45? It doesn’t make a difference when the majority of you works only 2 hours a day prorate to consecutive years of maternal leave, jamuan, lepaking, sembang sessions dan sebagainya. So it is done to induce votes?
“Out of rm9b, rm6b has been paid out according to paper record. But not even one ship has been delivered, after six years. The six ships technically never existed physically. But only on paper. But has been paid in full, because the original contract sum was rm6b for 6 ships. Then the unwarranted unexpected change of vendor occurs on the sixth year. Assumably the ministry in charge made an upgrade, and the original order was cancelled and refunded. Otherwise, how could one change to a new vendor and a new design when works are in progress, without ascertaining the risks concerning cancellation of order and reimbursements written in the first contract? Ironically, the procurement sum is again elevated by another rm3b, making it a grand total of rm9b for the new purchase, to the makers of the Scorpene submarine that could never dive. So who directed the change and who is he in consultation with? Which ministries are involved?
You know what? I think it is a ghost transaction. Only happens on paper.”
( FOR CHRISTIANS ONLY )
It is almost two decades now I have distanced myself from church. And I have my reasons. I don’t easily fall in line, I can’t conform to rites and rituals, and I have always been an individualist. I am in direct contrast to what others regard as a faithful follower. And I did not know God through the church. Thus, with or without church, my faith did not wane. And my ember did not diminish like an isolated coal they told me it would. But one thing did happen though. After I have turned away from church , not even a single soul from church has ever called me, nor say hello. And it’s been twenty years since. I won’t second guess their erratic behaviour not that I am bothered. But I was given the impression that there’s a line that segregates believers who goes to church, and those who don’t, or have left. They use a term for out-standing characters like me. I’m known as a ‘lapsed Catholic’. For whatever that means. And I think they feel better to be able to classify me so as to tell me that I am not one of them. Also, don’t go to them if I needed any favours. If it is a science lab, they would have placed me inside a jar and labelled ‘heretic specimen.’
“As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind…” (Romans 14:1-23)
Personally, I believe that faith is a journey. And to each, our own. This journey of mine had me hover over and under the pews- where once I was inside the church looking out, now, I’m on aerial view, looking in. I am particularly appalled by those who easily succumb to authority and be led by the nose, and others who tacitly sandwiched fear in-between the bread of life. These are the majority which makes up the congregation- an adulterated version of the ‘Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ’ and of the ‘Temple of Solomon’, also known as the ‘Order of Solomon’s Temple’, or the ‘Knights Templar’ – defenders of faith who would fight tooth and grit with anyone who doubts that their God is the greatest. How ironical. But if their God is the greatest, why then do they fear?
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7)
For out-standing souls like me, please be enlightened. It’s a privilege to recce God’s garden and circumambulate one full circle while others are still caught up inside. Without being given the ladder to scale over, one may not understand what the opposing scenery looks like, to make informed opinions. Unlike me who have a full macro view uninterrupted. I’d rather enjoy the fresh air and be caught trespassing, than paying blind obeisance to what the church wanted us to believe in.
The Words of God are simple and straightforward. Yet many lack depth to scour its grace and wisdom. And true discipleship calls for individuals to give up everything and follow him. Yet I wonder how many denominations still observe this faithfully?
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.” (Matthew 23:23-24)
“So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple”. (Luke 14:33)
“And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”(Mark 10:21).
“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.” (1 John 2:15)
Throughout those years in church, I have encountered the most obstinate of believers. Those in true hypocrisy who worships the strangest, those who pray to prey, and those who gossips the fiercest. And to those lost sheeps forever looking for signs and wonders to affirm their faith, I now have the unfortunate unpleasant chore to respond to, their myopic perception of God. I am no biblical scholar, a behavioural scientist nor a theologian. But if everyone were to take a step backwards tying everything we know to the basics of love, we could be seeing happier days ahead, than feeling somber, anticipating the final hours of God’s arrival any sooner. Like everybody else, I dread to be misled. Because one day, those misled may be preaching on the pulpit.
“I may be able to speak the languages of men and even of angels, but if I do not have love, I will sound like noisy brass. If I have the gift of speaking God’s Word and if I understand all secrets, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I know all things and if I have the gift of faith so I can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give everything I have to feed poor people and if I give my body to be burned, but do not have love, it will not help me.” (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)
“Love does not give up. Love is kind. Love is not jealous. Love does not put itself up as being important. Love has no pride. Love does not do the wrong thing. Love never thinks of itself. Love does not get angry. Love does not remember the suffering that comes from being hurt by someone. Love is not happy with sin. Love is happy with the truth. Love takes everything that comes without giving up. Love believes all things. Love hopes for all things. Love keeps on in all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
Inside every church are always some delusional Jim Jones in the making. Hallucinators who beckoned they have earned wings- believing themselves to be God’s chosen gate-keeper or messenger of some kind. All because they have managed to garner some followers. Indeed they have. Retirees, pensioners, the golden age club and sinners whom resorted to the church hoping for some form of redemption or free entertainment to kill time. And so these hallucinators seek God inside the pages of the Old Testament without knowing it’s relevance, reviving worship and dance like David did without knowing its significance, arrived at the gates of the New Testament without mastering the Beatitudes, and back they went again to the drama of the Old Testament, preferring the authoritarian and punitive God than the forgiving one. And that is how, like a warrant officer, they stick their noses into every cadets butt, faulting everyone else’s conduct and private business thus giving unconditional love a brand new meaning by inserting them with multitudes of decree. Didn’t they know any better? That the veil had been broken?
“And the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom” (Mark 15:38)
“Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God…” (Hebrews 10:19-22)
The most unfortunate amongst these characters may I emphasise again, are these ‘fault finders’- backdoor Warrant Officers who could uncover sin everywhere, under every stone and carpet, except for their own backyard. These characters could see no wrong in themselves, and shows no contrite- comfortably forgetting the speck in their own eyes and forgetting that the Lord is first and foremost, “an all forgiving God”.
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” (Matthew 6:4)
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. (Matthew 7:3-5)
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
“But if you do not forgive others their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matthew 6: 15)
Next are the ‘fence builders’ – those who thought that God the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit belongs exclusively to believers only and no one else, thus disassociating themselves from the marginalised, the destitute, the underprivileged and the non-believers. They too tasked themselves to build wedges between believers and their loved ones of different faiths, urging them to stay away from customs, traditions, conjugal and funeral rites because they believe it is better not offend their jealous God than to embrace love for their own family. Doesn’t these individuals understand that “the greatest is love”? (1 Corinthians 13:13). How then are they “to go forth and multiply” (Genesis 9:1) and “make disciples of all generations” (Matthew 28:18-20), having decided that building boundaries, fences, wedges, and cages is amiable?
“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8)
Then, there are the ‘fear mongers’. Individuals whom instead of believing and emphasising the glory and majesty of the almighty God whom created the world, believed more in abominations and the harsh punishment meted by God, thus allowing evil to manifest. These individuals spread fear and are scared of everything under the sun, maybe their own shadows even. Imagine the damage they could cause up on the pulpit, spinning confusion in the minds of catechumens at a time when they were taught forgiveness, more so when their faith journey is still at it’s infancy? The fear of the darkness, death, other gods, mythological creatures, traditions and customs, is unnecessary because they are but little elements that makes up the colourful world, if you believe in the all powerful God that is.
“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.” (1 John 4:18)
One should thus, not shift one’s focus from the God of kindness and compassion, towards darkness, garbage and filth, thereby reducing God’s brilliance, radiance, magnificence and significance whom they will ironically fight tooth and nail to claim that He is the most coveted of all Gods when ridiculed. The Crusaders did severe damage to the Christian world. They went on to wage war using Jesus’s mighty name not knowing our God is all for peace? And whatever happened to the God “whom created the world and everything inside it?” (Genesis 1 & 2) which means everything good or bad belongs to the kingdom of God?
And then, there are in our midst the ‘divine hallucinators’- preachers whose madness grew in tandem with their hallucination. These are the individuals who claim to have seen god, raised the dead and boasts of converting tens of thousands of people into the faith within a few years. Oh really?!
“Some could not resist “letting their right hand know what their left hand is doing” (Matthew 6:3-4)
“Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.” (Ecclesiastes 1:2)
It is obvious error if these divine preachers doesn’t realise that those who stood inside rallies are in some ways or another, have been touched by the Holy Spirit? And if these hallucinators could raise the dead, they would have made headlines by now and kidnapped by the intelligence to do just that. Raise the dead!
In the bible, except for Moses and Isaiah, no one could have claimed to have seen God.
“No man hath seen God” (John 1:18) (1 John 4:12)
“God is spirit, a form of life which is invisible to the naked eye” (1 John 1:17), (John 4:24).
“God can be seen directly by angels because they are spirit creatures” (Matthew 18:10)
“No one can see me and stay alive” (Exodus 33:20)
And it was written that Moses had once saw the “angel of God as a flame” (Exodus 3:1-10), and besides this, God’s back, because God allows him to.
“Then I will take my hand away, and you will see my back but not my face” (Exodus 33:23). Isaiah on the other hand, has physically seen God.
“I saw the Lord. He was sitting on his throne, high and exalted, and his robe filled the whole temple.” (Isaiah 6:1)
“And yet with my own eyes, I have seen the King, the Lord Almighty“ (Isaiah 6:5).
In the Book of 2 Enoch (rejected by the Jewish and withdrawn from the Christian bible), Enoch at age 365, was taken to heaven, and managed to see God in the seventh and tenth heaven. The seventh, was from a distance, the tenth, face to face.
In (1 Kings 19:11-23), Elijah who was transported to heaven in a flaming chariot has not seen God but has spoken with God. Many prophets like Elijah has also had visions of God including Ezekiel, and many have engaged in conversations with Him.
One may argue that everyone who had seen Jesus during his thirty-three years on earth hath seen God, since the bible has surmised that God, the Son and Holy Spirit are infinitely one, while we as mortals are also “made in his own image and likeness” (Genesis 1:26-27), but then again, no one has ever seen God “in all His divine glory and holiness except in his human condition”, where he veils himself to be amongst us, appearing in the form of Jesus. The question is, do we really need to see God to believe he existed?
“Blessed are those who has not seen me, and yet had believed’”? (John 20:29)
There is clearly a distinction between God’s kingdom and the kingdom we lived in as Jesus himself clearly stated in front of Pontius Pilate. And because his kingdom is not of this world, so are his blessings and gifts of the spiritual kind.
“My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” (John 18:36)
“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.” (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)
But with these seven gifts- wisdom, understanding, right judgement, courage, knowledge, reverence, wonder in awe of God’s presence (Isaiah 11:2-3), doth every believer, some with more gifts than others, were giventh unwarranted blessings which serves as a springboard for discipleship. Inside the scriptures, the gifts of the Holy Spirit are the roots of the tree, and the fruits of the Holy Spirit are, the fruits of that tree. And if we are led by the Spirit and open to God’s gifts, the fruits of the Holy Spirit will be evident in our lives- the virtues of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22) And the harvest would be aplenty.
Where blessings are concern, God has generously reminded believers to
“Seek ye first the kingdom of God and it’s righteousness, and all things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33)
“May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.” (Psalm 20:4)
“The blessing of the Lord brings wealth, without painful toil for it.” (Proverbs 10:22)
“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” (Romans 12:14)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
The reason why I broach this subject is because of the numerous request for intercession of the greedy kind. Healing from certain sicknesses, illnesses or diseases is understandable but praying for bigger houses? reveals a lack of understanding of the kind of blessings God has in store for us because God has never specifically mentioned wealth as a guarantee for our unceasing faith except to Solomon. And God too specifically asked of us to bless those who persecute us. Can you?
So, it is indeed a misnomer to assume that when a person is endowed with good looks, power, fame or fortune, or born with it, that means God is well pleased with him- therefore blessing him with direct tangible advantage, greatness, influence, and wealth over others. And those who don’t is not in God’s favour. From the scriptures, it is very clear that God shows no impartiality. Moreover, Jesus himself was born poor. Rather, there are many instances where God expresses his concerns about material gain particularly the means in which wealth is gained, and how the love for money could easily distract the rich from entering the kingdom of god. That is one of the mortal sins which could not be pardoned . Mortal sins identified by the church includes homicide, abortion, infanticide, fratricide, patricide, and matricide, sodomy, oppression of the poor and injustice to the wage earner.
“Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24)
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” (1 Timothy 6:10)
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” (Matthew 6:24)
“Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and to give to God what belongs to God”(Mark 12:17).
“He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10-12)
The perception of Idolatry also needs to be addressed. It is one of the primary divides between the Protestants and Catholics. Idolatry in primeval times has everything to do with animism and pagan worshipping. Animism encompasses the beliefs that all material phenomena have agency, that there exists no categorical distinction between the spiritual and physical world, and that soul, spirit exists not only in humans, but also in animals, plants, rocks, geographic features or other entities of the natural environment- water sprites, vegetation deities, tree spirits etc. In the early days, pointing to the empty sky is not enough. Understanding the concept of God requires objectification and thus, megaliths, trees as gods and statues were commonplace. Even in the medieval era, objectification was needed to completely understand the concept of God, hence the many icons, statues and frescoes in temple and home surrounds created for adoration, as commemoration or plain hero worshipping the almighty, just like the many coins minted in Byzantium (395CE -1453AD) which depicts the image of Jesus.
In biblical days, idolatry arises from a personal disdain of the jealous god, Yahweh who was worshipped alongside a female deity, Mother Goddess known as Asherah. Asherah was hypothetically Yahweh’s wife (and the wife of other Gods as well). But Asherah’s shrines were everywhere, more popular than Yahweh’s. And they were also found besides Yahweh’s shrines. Yahweh found that upsetting, calls every child who worships him and her together, a whore, and called for its destruction.
“You shall not plant any tree as an Asherah beside the altar of the Lord your God that you shall make.” (Deuteronomy 16:21)
“When the men of the town rose early in the morning, behold, the altar of Baal was broken down, and the Asherah beside it was cut down, and the second bull was offered on the altar that had been built.” (Judges 6:28)
“And they abandoned all the commandments of the Lord their God, and made for themselves metal images of two calves; and they made an Asherah and worshiped all the host of heaven and served Baal.” (2Kings 17:16)
“And I will root out your Asherah images from among you and destroy your cities.” (Micah 5:14)
In today’s context, idolatry is something one indulges in, does excessively out of habit or an obsession which affects one’s duty and obligation towards God and family. And for as long as the fetishism, obsession and habit does not interfere with one’s duty and belief, it is not considered abomination. Therefore, the display and collection of statues, figurines, religious paraphernalia, relics, including prayer verses hung at home. How so ?
Because reverence or piety happens to be one of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. And piety brings one back to one’s own origin. Piety has everything to do with obedience, respect and paying homage to one’s ascendant, with ‘God as head of the family’, therefore, not unless one prays to a different God, or neglects his own God, is his actions considered idolatry.
There exists a great disparity of opinions concerning other matters. And I for one do not succumb to makeshift authority, with each fraternity forming their own doctrine and preference, especially those who curtail our good sense and empathy towards others in need. As God’s children, good sense must always prevail. The gift of wisdom is imbued within us to discern and surmise each opinion, not forgetting the gift of courage to correct the wrong, no matter how little or many followers the other party has. We should be glad indeed for the gift of knowledge and the larger brains we, as earthlings, are endowed with. For if not, we could not have reigned dominion over all the other creatures on the earth. Each of us should be bright enough to discern between right from wrong, good from bad, godly from evil, shallow from deep, clean from dirty, and healthy from the sickly. And to process every bit of information thrown at us- whether they are relevant and applicable in today’s context, measured against the values of love, forgiveness and kindness.
But humans are born sinners and our fallibility began with the ‘Original Sin’ as was committed by Adam, and because by that one incident, as expressed by St Augustine, no one is spared from falling into the abyss of doom.
The church has clearly defined three types of sin- Mortal sins, Venial sins and Cardinal sins. But sin is what you do which inconvenience or causes harm to others. One can arrive at what kind of sin was committed, by asking the following three questions:
1. Did the act involve a grave matter?
2. Was the act committed with full knowledge of the wrongdoing that had been done in the act?
3. Was the act done with full consent of the will?
If all three questions are answered in the affirmative, the criteria for a mortal sin have been met. If any one of the three questions is answered in the negative, only the criteria for a venial sin have been met. And Venial Sins is easily forgivable unlike mortal sins. Mortal sins are unforgivable and may I repeat that which includes homicide, abortion, infanticide, fratricide, patricide, and matricide, sodomy, oppression of the poor and injustice to the wage earner. In the Catholic context, forgiveness would entail:
1. Acts of Contrition – feeling sorrowful
2. Disclosure – confide to God
3. Penance – doing something eg. reciting of prayers to make amends for it.
St Paul mentions that when we sin, we need not fear that we are condemned by God and that there is no more justification and grace we deserve. God’s relationship with us is not broken unless or until we deliberately and irrevocably sever it by ‘moving away’ from God. There is also no such thing as flipping between grace and penalty. Believers ‘have and always been’ in the state of grace.
“Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned” (Romans 5:12)
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
“And when the LORD smelled the pleasing aroma, the LORD said in his heart, “I will never again curse the ground because of man, for the intention of man’s heart is evil from his youth. Neither will I ever again strike down every living creature as I have done.” (Genesis 8:21)
“Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.” (Psalm 51:5)
“Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins” (Ecclesiastes 7:20)
“But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her” (John 8:7)
“If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” (1 John 1:8)
There are seven types of cardinal sin. Lust, greed, gluttony, sloth, wrath, envy and pride. Most of these sins with the sole exception of sloth, are perverse or corrupt versions of love for something or another: lust, gluttony, and greed are all excessive or disordered love of good things; sloth is a deficiency of love; wrath, envy, and pride are perverted love directed toward other’s harm. Sins from lust to envy are generally associated with pride, which has been labeled as the ‘Father of all sins.’
I will not dwell in detail all the cardinal sins except for one which is lust, which in general, is the least understood but the one believers are most interested in which explains the increase in popularity of porn sites. This deserves some attention because most preachers direct them to sexual innuendos. However, it is not so. Lust, or ‘lechery’ is intense longing, and is ‘usually’ thought of as intense or unbridled sexual desire which ‘may’ lead to fortification including adultery, rape, bestiality and other sinful sexual acts. However, lust also means unbridled desire in general; the lust for money, power, and other things are equally as sinful.
Lust is also thought to be of the least serious of cardinal sins as it is an abuse of a faculty that humans share with animals, and sins of the flesh are ‘less grievous’ than spiritual sins eg. turning away from God.
*But do not despair for there exists restitution for sins. For no sin is unpardonable, except for mortal sins and that is the promise of God.
“Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13)
“Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy.” (Micah 7:18)
“And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.” (Matthew 12:31)
So spare me! But prohibitions from drinking, smoking, cohabiting and generously offering lifts to members of the opposite sex are but menial and should not be amplified if they happen in moderation, is consensual, and done with pure intentions. Again, sin is what you do which inconveniences or cause harm to others. Believers always like to stress that our body is the temple of the Lord. (1 Corinthians 6:19) Yes, I don’t disagree nor doubt that a temple is not a sacred place. Therefore for health reasons, we need to safeguard it from abuse. And a healthy body broods a healthy mindset. This has everything to do with the boundaries we set for ourselves but not an ultimatum or imposition which comes with disparaging penalty only the jealous heart that lobbies for punitive sentencing hopes for.
“I have the right to do anything,’ you say—but not everything is beneficial. ‘I have the right to do anything’—but I will not be mastered by anything.” (1 Corinthians 6:12)
Remember, Jesus himself turned water into wine, the first of his first miracle.
“The Wedding at Cana” (John 2:1-11)
Thus I am certain the entire community or country need not be penalised- putting the brakes on taxi services, school-buses and co-ed schooling since every good person is assumed to have the tendency to let their throbbing manhood rule over faith, decency, integrity and good judgement.
And who are we to deprive singles or separated couples no longer in love the probity of happiness in cohabiting?
As Christians, we must believe that everything comes from God who made the day as well as nights, and rain as well as sunshine (Genesis 1 & 2). And as Christians, we should not be paranoid and prohibit everything, frightening ourselves and disassociating ourselves from unpleasant situations, when caring for our community is part of our social responsibility.
So, do not simply believe in what others say or do blindly, for fear of being chastised, worse, made unpopular because we happened to be more inquisitive than others. The gift of courage, one of the seven gifts of the holy spirit, encourages us to be bold and stand our ground.
“And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely; for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.” (Luke 16:8)
Likewise, it is not about how many times we have read the bible from beginning till end, but about our contrite heart and how much we understand about charity and learnt from it. And to all the ‘doubting Thomases’ whose glory rests on tangible proofs and miracles they witness during faith healing, my concern is what if one day God decided to take away everything and there is no longer any miracles to perform that you can see with your own eyes, would they be as faithful to God, or would they moved on to other faiths? Seriously, I want to know.
“Now Thomas (also known as Didymus), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe… “ (John 20:24-29)
Maybe God doesn’t deserve me or I don’t deserve God so likewise I can’t blame the congregation for being self-absorbed. For they are the fruits of what the church teaches.
My desert experience wasn’t only forty days as Jesus had experience, but more like years cowering in fear of being stalked by the evil one whom I was told hides under the cloak of Jesus. Fact is it is just a figment of an over imaginative mind given the opportunity to lead catechumens such as me. The implications was severe and I suffered because of misinformation. No one deserves to walk that road I did long ago. And it could be prevented by addressing the misconceptions I am doing now. Thus I felt it timely to say something. Of course I can’t address all. Except those within my ability to grasp.
My concern is this . What good can a brilliant God do, armed with an army of blind, paranoid, conceited, uninformed followers whom were all assigned to stand up and fight against demons and wrongdoings?
“For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For every tree is known by its own fruit. For men do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they gather grapes from a bramble bush. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:43-45)
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1)
Because of the conversion of six retention ponds meant to contain excess rainwater run-offs during flash floods and severe thunderstorms so that areas in the vicinity of the storm remains high and dry, the KL flood mitigation plan had been disrupted. No thanks to the shortsightedness of the authorities in earmarking these crucial pools for development and allowing these conversions. Without these retention ponds, surrounding areas where flooding occurs is no longer habitable, because the excess water has no where to run to, thus it rises quickly, when the usual outlets are too small to drain them off. What this means is that those poor inhabitants will continuously face anxiety and suffer, each and every time it rains.
I severely doubt the authorities concern has contingency plans, now that the retention ponds had been traded off, other than putting in place sirens to warn residents nearby to evacuate, when the rising water reaches danger level. But does that mean flooding is solved once and for all after spending yet again a huge sum on a simple addressing system? Land is scarce and costly. Thus, to replace one retention pond with another within the vicinity is unlikely. So what else can they offer and who bears the loss? Setting up rescue teams and encouraging developers to build more houses and buildings on stilts? Or should they do the drastic, requiring all new developers to fill up their lands higher than the highest flood level ever recorded in the area before planning permission is given? Or is the national disaster committee only equipped with sampans, meant exclusively for politicians to do their usual recce?
The problem here lies in our system. There is perpetually too much power vested in one individual who is given veto power by law to override collective decisions made. Findings has shown that more than 900 projects had been given planning permissions out of which 60 percent of the projects had already been completed. Which now adds to the glaring damage. Not helped geographically by KL, being one of the only two cities in the world that doesn’t have a seafront so all the water naturally has nowhere to flow to. And if unskilled personnels are still appointed to helm positions that requires expertise, or that those in the know has to follow rules set by those with vested power, our problems will persist.
Besides this, global warming has taken its toil on rising sea levels and that is the reason why Indonesia has to build its new capital elsewhere while Singapore has already put in place their own draining system. We on the other hand is happily clogging up Tasik Kenyir, and acquitting the guilty in our courts of law.
“God speaks to us through nature. How else can he reveal himself, his love, his glory, his might, his wonders or unleash his fury if not through appeasing your doubt of his existence with the burning bush, the opening of the Red Sea, Noah’s flood, the flattening of Sodom and Gomorrah, the lightning that transforms Saul, freak storms, landslides, and tsunami. And if we can’t read these signs and wonders occurring in our midst, that only makes our weekly devotion hogging inside places of worship, a routine joke.
Indeed, we humans are dumb. For not being able to calibrate and process these subtle warnings that flashes between our eyes, and dumber indeed, than the government we voted in. For truly, who amongst us would elect candidates that insults our grey cells, when capitalism educates us to select candidates with heavyweight credentials to represent us? That said, when we feel cheated by these entrusted individuals, maybe we should question ourselves why we could be swayed by educational credentials and eloquence than to stick with the meek and humble selfless individuals?
As humans, we are all endowed with amazing sensory organs that allows us to mind read others, the ability to judge and to feel. Those are the sensors that triggers our haunch and intuition. And if our haunch and intuition tells us to chuck candidates with questionable intellect, how so did they survive? Are we missing something in our judgement that the majority wouldn’t agree with?
Admit it. Most of us are too self engrossed to do good for our community. We feel entitled to guard our own interest but not those beyond our four walls, and went with the flow even when we know our laws are outdated, therefore the abuse. As burdens to society we are, we leave it to selfless souls to care and manage our environment, and run our society, while we prefer to spend time watering our own garden. We chose to be ringside spectators, but spends our waking hours mingling with strangers on the social media to ply our trade, boost our noticeability, and enrich our pockets, hoping to gain traction with famous personalities as well as sending amorous private messages. We then transforms into disgruntled Frankensteins when we see mismanagement, and our economy nosedives. What kind of an idiot are we?
By our habitual actions and inactions, we have created our own brand of shit and disgust, and made the shits of others pliable. Has it ever occurred to us that bullshits like this doesn’t just happen overnight? So please go plug the source and nip the problem in the bud. Swallow the pride and shits we personally nurture before our ground turns into solid waste foundation. For God is real. And his tantrums has turned into wrath’s. Look around us. Little ‘Acts of God’ is now manifesting. Be more selfless and understand his disgust. Then turn your gaze towards the sky, as Emperor Constantin 1 did. If God did not abandon you, so should you not abandon his creation to see it rot. Indeed, God speaks to us through nature. So should you help protect it and not play dumb. Help protect our country and Fark this present government off.”
“They missed a point. If ph doesn’t support moo’s round table move, chances are, moo will resort to handing his grip back to umno. Which he would, just to spite ph and retain pn. If that happens, the kleptocrats will move back into power and jib and Zahid will certainly make a come back most probably standing behind the curtains. That also means it is bad news for Tony, who would be in deep shit, and face the brunt , for landing them into so many court cases. Now it is clear what Tony’s concerns are. Read his lips. Tony himself will be in hot soup ‘if’ umno wants to be spiteful. And Tony couldn’t blurt this out to his comrades because it only involves him and a few others. So he has to face his brunt. Now we know why Tony wanted them all to go for the round table talk.”
“By now, all those who had received their 2nd dose plus the 14 days grace period to allow their immunity to develop should ‘all’ be allowed to lead a normal life, even to travel, albeit for family, work, exercise, relaxation, vacation, study or reopening their businesses. But every sector of the economy must be manned only by those who have had their second dosage taken. And patronised only by those who have completed their second dosage. Those who have not should not be let out of their house even, assisted by those who have eg, grocery shopping, or meals. As it is, we’re looking at two adults whom are fully vaccinated whilst their children’s stay home.
We must understand that even without herd immunity, as the numbers of those vaccinated increases by the day, they indeed have a better resistance against getting infected, and a better chance it won’t be severe as according to findings thus, they automatically behave as a human shield in larger crowds for those who had not taken the jab.
As for foreign travellers, those who have had taken their full doses should be allowed into our country so long as they have received the necessary clearances from their own country of origin, irregardless of the type of vaccine they were given. So please, do not be too eager to join in the sanction war that some countries got themselves into. Imposing more restrictions, collecting unnecessary fees reduces our competitiveness. Nevertheless, they should all still be quarantined as usual.
We shouldn’t restrict those of us who wanted to travel too. But when they come back, like the rest of the foreigners, they should all tow the line and be subjected to quarantine themselves. No special privileges given beit politicians, aristocrats , bourgeoisie or peasants. That’s all there is to it.
It’s a new day, it’s a new way, it’s a new life!” that we should be embracing. Do not make our life more sordid than it already has been.
My two cents I am sure not a lot of people would readily agree with me and you know why and where the problem lies?
The problem lies with fear.
The fear of a Covid explosion that could decimate them simply because the system fails to ensure adequate beds to prepare us for eventualities if we fall sick because for over half a century or so since independence, our government thought it more important to budget for religion than to emphasise healthcare, and they stunt the truly talented with quotas, leaving the system with half baked blokes who can’t tell the difference between their right and left foot! And because they lack foresight cos their eyes are all the time focused on other women’s hind-side, they didn’t think it important to stockpile on beds, on rooms, on equipments, things like that in cases of emergency to deal with a pandemic of this gargantuan nature.
Variants? Not variants! More like programmed strains released to their fancies until China bows to their requests. The way I see it, it is a never ending assault till they win their imagery control over the world economy failure of which they would lead us to another world war! They wanted China defeated that’s why the ganging up with g7 and sanctions to those whom did not use their vaccines. Now you guys get it?”
“Years ago, we were all convinced that oats and wheat are good for our health. Much healthier and beneficial than rice. Rice consumption they say, turns carbohydrates into sugar in our bloodstreams and if we don’t burn them out, we will inherit diabetes. They produced scientific evidences to back their claim and although we are not disputing their findings, I do not know why the need to convince us that eating more wheats and oats can lower your cholesterol. Really? But I am a living testimony that it doesn’t work, although I do enjoy my morning cuppa for the last 40 years or so. Plain oats without sugar nor milk. And my cholesterol level did not come down. Not even budge a bit.
I was urged by friends to take medication. I didn’t. I just go about my daily living, eating things I like and enjoyed most and I was convinced that for as long as I am not excessive towards something, I am ok. I still hold on to that believe. Eat, drink, enjoy, and be happy.
Back then, cholesterol was an alien term, but it was alarming enough coming from their medical professionals, that excessively high cholesterol leads to stroke. Without explaining to us that there are two levels of cholesterol until the advent of the internet. Still, with so much information, the more we read about it, the more confusing it gets. But in our midst are certain self-made doctors who graduated from google university. And they are making tons of money sending chills down everyone’s spine to convince us to change our dietary habits because they claim to have the magic panacea- a fibre rich diet filled with proteins, vitamins and minerals that comes in handy packages, capsulised. They claim that all these supplements could help get us back on track and fight public enemy number one- ‘cholesterol’. It wasn’t long before everyone’s kitchen storage is filled with supplements of all kinds. Especially Vitamin C, fish oil, multivitamin, extra virgin coconut oil, shark cartilage?!!! What more, many made a beeline to get their blood tested for cholesterol at Pathlab and BP. And so, many did switch and plough their hard earned savings towards these supplements, forgetting that Asians were, then and now, still the longest living creature on earth. Many also forgot that we lived in a country abundant with natural food resources, therefore we are not short of a well-balanced diet. Many too didn’t understand the mechanics behind relieving us from our staple food. As consumption of rice went down, so are the need for paddy fields. At the same time, the demand for oats and wheat skyrocketed. So are their health supplement industry.
There were many other hypes after this, the list could go on and on. But in later years, as what we might expect, they released statements that subsequent findings show that cholesterol is as equally important to our health. Many private practitioners too, help dispel this myth that they created. We were warned then not to eat egg yolks, because they were the chief culprit towards cholesterol. And now we are back to eating eggs, without discarding the yolks. Wtf.
My point is this.
Back then, we were sold fear.
Today, they instilled fear upon us about Covid, so that we again buy their products. But this time around, they became smarter. They sell their products from the top down. Not bottom up. They no longer need to engage agents to knock on our doors to canvas their products. With a super spreader deadly virus so acute that citizens drop like flies by mere inhaling, they compel governments to contain and arrest the virus. With a virus that could incapacitate us within weeks of getting into contact, they have yet again released their magic panacea. This time it is called ‘vaccine’. To flatten the curve also comes hosts of other ancillaries eg. face masks, hand sanitizers, temperature detectors, and medical equipments. They expected the whole world to cower to them over the vaccine they developed. Especially their primary target China with a huge population where the virus supposedly originated from. But that was not to be. And because of that, they lost heavily in sales. And they lose more because China, as the world’s most densely populated country, did not for once rely on their vaccine. China developed their own in a matter of weeks. If China would have acceded their request, these forces might have enough funds to contra off their debts owing to China. Other back breaking demands might also be lumped into the deal that may stunt China’s economic prowess. China did not hesitate to have the virus contained within weeks helped by stringent enforcement, and guess what? They could build makeshift hospitals within days. Not only that, China even donated vaccines to the lesser fortunate world. I believe this action offended them greatly. It’s no wonder that the internet has little sentiments nor do they sing praises over the effectiveness of Sinovac, sinopharm or cansino. Because these vaccines doesn’t bring them returns, they keep running them down.
Everybody knows that the internet is flushed with news of all kinds. Whilst layman got entertained, the clever opportunists uses it to market their products. And because most people are susceptible to believe in just about anything without questioning it’s merit, ivermectin has become overrated. So is Pfizer, moderna and AZ etc. In the veterinary world, ivermectin is used to treat worms and lice found on animals. Crocodiles, pigs, elephants or giraffes, you named it. The have ivermectins made for human consumption too. To kill lice as well. But as a cheap panacea to mutilate Covid, only they know. I don’t. Do you?
I am even more weary when public institutions such as KKM, WHO or CAP endorses it’s effectiveness. Don’t you? Simply because these bodies are also human driven, and they are as susceptible to their big bosses wishes just as everybody else in the commercial industry does. What’s worse, they too succumb to greed and pressure. Anything they say, whatever they have decided upon, are mostly driven by invisible hands that stokes the flame of gain and discordance. These institutions are, sad to say, marketing tools used by the silent stakeholders. And with this comes mistrust. We not only mistrust the vaccine, we mistrust the body that was put in charge, we mistrust the news, we mistrust our own government.
To put it simply, no one in their right mind would think of injecting some foreign liquid into their arms that has not gain clinical approval. That is fear number one. But all of us did. In response towards our governments call, in response towards our own fear of being bedridden. That is fear number two. Where ivermectin is concern, sorry but my naiveness got into the way. There are so many different types available in the market. So many grades, brands, size and dosage for ivermectin. So which one is the right one? And there are so many opportunists trying to make a buck or two preying on our vulnerability. Which one is trustworthy? I don’t know. And I am no doctor. This ain’t the world I used to be acquainted with.
So all I wanted to do now is to sit and wait.
And bump up the volume of my classical channel. To play safe rather than be sorry later waking up turning myself into a sorry sight of Mr. Hyde. The same way I did nothing to my cholesterol level. Because if it really works and if I am admitted, I believe that by then, our hospitals would have prescribed me ivermectin. Since many claimed that KKM has given the approval.
But you are free to make your own choice.“
“There is no way we can tell if the vaccine given us is original. Not unless their modus operandi is tight, secure and strict, and we were informed what to look out for before the needle goes into our arms. No one bothers and thought such advice necessary until videos showing recipients receiving empty syringes goes viral. Till today, only a handful of people knew the workings including but not limited to KKM, Pharmaniaga and KJ himself. Moreover, we learnt that they have a special deal with the vaccine producers. Our law requires the vaccines to be locally packed. That means the vaccines weren’t air-flown into our country in it’s original vials, but in cumbersome cubic tanks. As such, foul ups such as efficacy and contamination can be compromised if the refrigeration temperature is not closely monitored. That can occur anytime before, during or after the handling or packaging stages. Not forgetting the black marketeers who could have roped in his gang to swap the vaccines before, during or after the packaging or vaccination stage. Therefore, insisting that we should be shown the vials before the syringe goes into our arm does not guarantee that the vials wasn’t tampered with way before our appointment date. I hope you understand that. So, Good luck to you.
The latest news is, our local police is now trying to cripple the fake digital vaccine certificates racket. For whatever that could mean to someone holding it.”
“If one keeps on neglecting creativity, but works in a context of acceptability, as according to that school of thought which taught them, then we unconsciously stunt our inner easternmost expressions by paying homage to western literal and artistic ideas, subconsciously elevating them to iconic towkay status making them relevant, but in turn, reduces our own chances of making our way to the top.
Schools of music till today still stresses on Brahm and Bach. Schools of writing still pays homage to Shakespeare and Wilde, not Tagore or Han Suyin. Schools of visual art history conveniently branded us as offshoots of abstract expressionism. We have been suppressed for the longest of time, if not, being denied our own language and identity. And until we assert our own brand, we can’t flourish as unique individuals. With this, our arts and literal history should thus be rewritten and pushed further back to the time where our ancestors began it all. To say that our arts began during the Islamic age is an unforced error. There are many other dynasties that we should reckon with that even the aborigines should not be discounted. They are the unique individuals that did not begin their existence feeding off western classicals as we have always been, and that’s the reason why we are conveniently placed into neat identifiable parcels ready for the slaughterhouse and many a time, being labeled as ‘aliens’. If I may say, that was our own doing.
Western ideas propound that without education, one would fail. That is untrue. Because we have seen that with great acumen, being led by the teachings and philosophy of wise men from the east, many uneducated local rich has proven them wrong. That without the infiltration of western ideals, imperialistic China has thrived way longer than many from the West.
The westerners also has an uncanny habit to device all sorts of courses and tailor them to suit their own ideals whilst we in turn, enrolled ourselves into their classes, many a time earning a degree studying about our own culture, tradition and way of life through them. Should this continue?
The profoundness of a language is also not important as our forefathers has time and again, proven. Living with different ethnicities, we never have trouble understanding each other, or getting our messages across, despite the littlest we know about someone else’s language.
If I may repeat, we need that paradigm shift. Of thought and execution. Classical eastern writings, performances, and visual expressionism should in the future, not be assessed by western standards and principles, or risk being lumped into pattern moulds set for us, and be forever regarded as an off—track or an off—shoot of the western system. How close are we to the Africans if I may ask, that when one studies Asian, we are conveniently lumped alongside theirs?
Thus, to get rid of being stereotyped, we, including the academicians, should all rise to the occasion and be ourselves. We should write as how we write according to how our natural senses evoke us, and be as distinct as how our ancestors are, listening to our own folktales, swaying to the rhythm of our own wayang, and paint with the scurried soul of an easterner.
Our works should overwhelm them with just that tinge of ourselves, and we should all by now, live as how we are, being accorded a rightful place on the map of the world since time immemorial.
What I just lamented may sound discomforting to the westerners, but I rather they suffer than we suffer, the earful.”
“To me I would have rearranged the order of vaccine dispensing.
I would have divided the entire nation into :—
1) toddlers and infants below 6yrs of age,
2) primary school children below 12 including teachers,
3) secondary school students below 18 and teachers,
4) preuniversity and university going young adults below 28 and their lecturers,
5) working adults and foreign workers below 60 yrs of age except those which fall under category 8.
6) retirees and senior citizens 60 and above
7) illegal immigrants
8. public healthcare, transportation, essential & food services restricted to front line employees only
9) all members of Parliament
I would Hv dispensed the vaccines in this order :—
8, 2, 3, 4, 6, 1, 5, 9 then 7.
And announced this daily through all channels available so that the public knows.
Sadly this is not the case here.”
Dear Health Minister,
Your SOP no longer allows video or picture taking. So how are complaints of syringes inserted but not injected handled by you when asked for proof or do you solely rely on the complainants words against the accused?
Can you be more concise who deserves the antibody test and are they FREE ?
And how does it affect the test results if only one dose between the two is not properly injected onto the person tested?
As it is right now, syringes were seen left inside the tray with the vials pre-extracted and nozzles protected. We understand the meticulousness of operations when there are too many people lining up waiting for their turns therefore your factory mode of operation. But how are we to know that those pre-prepared syringes and the vaccines inside are genuine? Were the staff nurses monitored drawing the vaccines from the vial into the syringes? And even if they do largely come straight from the bottles, how are we as recipients differentiate if the vials not discounting the bottles are certified genuine and that it came direct from the manufacturer?
How are we to know that the syringes are not re-used since we are escorted out immediately after the injection?
Did your health ministry, the immunisation ministry or even the information ministry ever consider educating the public what to look out for considering the numerous complaints received?
Ain’t it timely that the layman at large be informed through the main media or social media platforms the vaccination processes, to avoid unnecessary hostility happening between your staff nurses on duty and the public at large?
Or do your SOPs all vary from district to district and state to state?
No one is accusing you of wrongdoing but misinformation breeds mistrust. It is Good if you could clarify. Put billboards inside vaccine centres and a one minute video on main tv slotted in between the news channel is encouraged to clear the air.
Thank you for your attention.
– Kris Lee 2021.
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“The world has finally come to the conclusion that this pandemic cannot be fully eradicated, after taking us around on a big circus chase, after depleting trillions of dollars from federal funds, and sacrificing lives by the millions. It feels like a big scam, convincing us that we will win, but just like their milder cousins and other incurable diseases in our midst, no single able scientist or researcher would care to probe deeper, allowing our leaders and perpetrators to devise more serious attempts to engineer our world, for a few dollars more inside their pockets.
It just goes to show that big bodied institutions from WHO to UNESCO to UN is a load of bull. They do not have the means necessary to bring the world to a complete halt for only 60days, to clear the air. Or we would have moved on by today, without the need for vaccine.
But what have they left behind?
A legacy of ancillary and a perpetual heap of debts amounting from moratoriums, to lopsided distribution of food and vaccines.
These institutions should, by right be dismantled and defunct. For they are but redundant white elephants pawned on the slave trade, taking cues only from their feeders, whom are willing to rear them as marketing managers for their products.
It is a worldwide folly, not only regional or national, that our leaders did not stress on the importance of healthcare, wellness and the food chain, but rather on dominions, possessions and ammunition. Being very vigilant over their boundaries being infringed, but went berserk when particles 0.5 microns in size escapes enemy radar.
So what have we become?
Today they have managed to make us animals in captivity by coding us with vaccines. By tomorrow, we’d be bionically controlled ready to take orders.
Say we are at the beginning of the death to humankind. Because we could no longer control our own destiny.”
⁃ Kris Lee 2021.
“Dear God, you don’t plant a tree in between two young naked teenagers and tell them not to eat the fruit. That is mischievous of you. Because you should know that every teenager is naughty, adventurous, and rebellious. And so they had fun. They did! Just like every loving child of yours would. But the one who wrote the bible termed it as disobedience, or sin. Why?
Had he never been a child before to understand what sin is? Sin is what you do that causes hurt or inconvenience to someone else. How did one bite of the forbidden fruit hurt you or inconvenience you?
But if these teens doesn’t rebel nor display naughty traits, wouldn’t they be classified as abnormal in today’s context? And what may I know do you want them to do inside the garden without clothes on and without tv or pub to go to? They are young, hot blooded, with an awakened libido. You want them to just stare at each other in full glory with gritted teeth and remain indignant towards each other? Because if they were to do as they were told by you, there wouldn’t be you nor me today. Nor Jacob, nor Sarah, nor Moses, nor Isaiah. They did what every natural growing up person would do. There’s no one else besides them. No one married them. It’s just her, and him. Unless you want to count the serpent in. You don’t consider that illegal fornication do you?”
“Out of curiosity, I registered with a dating site, earning myself 20 requests daily. From China doll swindlers trying to do a quick kill, and elderly women expecting to hook up some single handsome rich men. Lol… lol… they are all snapped up long ago dear! Don’t expect handsome men to be monks for life ya?
As the register of marriages gets filled up, the probability of dating single handsome rich men dwindles by the day. Even for those who are not handsome, nor rich.
The reasons why singles remain singles at a mature age are many. Just as many as why leftovers remain leftovers. I am not saying there are no longer decent older men around up for grabs. But for those who remain single, many have fallen in, others have fallen out. To some, it is a choice they hold on to for life. And they won’t let go of that choice. Some value freedom, others, because they do not have freedom owing to family or financial obligations. But for the many who remained single, it is because they suffer from a lifetime of communication difficulties, emotional disconnection, apart from physical and mental anomalies.
If you are older, but still wanted to attract single handsome men, looks like you have to settle for those that were once married. So watch what you write and wish for on your dating profile. If you had never been short of request to chat, if you are older, chances are these men are all married.
Otherwise you will need to continuously spruce up your image, to compete with those China dolls when it comes to looks. Which most men are attracted to. I won’t lie to you. They are your benchmark. Many pretty married women got dumped and cheated by their straying husbands in search of China dolls, no matter how well they take care of themselves.
Sprucing up your looks may win you attention, but that will also earn you countless heartbreaks too. If men are attracted to you physically, you can bet they’ll say anything, including lying about their marriage, just to bed you. For those who are honest and good, are not many. There are, but not many.
The internet has opened up the Pandora’s box that made stray dogs out of men. But men being men, were all born strays. They are all born hunters since primitive ages. Since young, men were designed to make life uncomfortable and silly for everyone. And that’s the truth.
Conclusion- I deregister myself from the dating app for good. Because I have a weakness. I am sapiosexual. I can’t feed on just looks alone. That alone makes me yawn.”
“The MCO is for 2 weeks. Why was the Emergency then lengthened till August? And what will it be like for spm and stpm students caught in between when the funds allocated for schools is much lower than the religious bodies? Elsewhere, even in neighbouring countries, online home programs have been developed and expanded to take centre stage permanently. What’s our plan for uni intake etc? We’ll see as we go along? The same way it takes every two weeks to decide on fuel prices and lockdown status? This indefinite indecisive delayed action of yours is taking a toil on every trader out in the open. The worse part is when you claim the Emergency was for the prevention of Covid-19 spread but on national tv, you said it is to arrest the current political and economic instability. Just exactly what is the kind of political instability are we facing, and how do you arrest economic difficulty by imposing an MCO which retards trade? Someone finds you incapable or a coup d’etat is imminent soon? If you would have been more careful in your mathematics, you wouldn’t have faced unequivocal support because you are a minority government seeking mandate by a majority opposition!
No one feels there’s a threat except you!
I think there’s a lot of paranoia rooted in your pedantic actions that warrants a serious rewrite of our laws to cope with election laws and your insecurity, so why force yourself to form a back door government when you know very well every right citizens democratic votes have been taken off them?
“If this world can agree on a Father’s Day, a Mother’s Day, a New Years Eve celebration, and an Earth Hour, why can’t we altogether agree on a 30 days Lockdown month? It’s a one time thing! The objective is clear. Just set the date United Nations! The world comes to a collective economic halt for a month except for essential goods and services, government compensates to sustain every citizen, moratorium sidelined. Do we really want to arrest COVID-19 with untested vaccine? So that corrupt government of the day can benefit, the pharmaceuticals and medical industries benefit and let the strain live? The problem is the virus multiplies and spread faster than recovery!
Oh I know now why we can’t. It’s an economic powered world.”
Why should we have a more severe mco when somewhere along the way, some fool with big name tags is going to foul up which no authority is brave enough to confront?
“Facebook owns Messenger owns Instagram owns WhatsApp. What makes you so sure they can’t buy up Telegram? Facebook have forewarned us that a merger between the chat stations is imminent long ago and now, is on the way to implement it. And without our approval, it’s against the law to move information about. They are not meant to make us jitter, paranoid or suspicious. My question is, are we that famous, popular or rich to feel threatened in the first place? Please give them a break. Do you know how many personnel’s it takes to manage those gossips of ours worldwide to warrant us to behave like cheap gung-ho who refuses even a usd2 fee to manage our profile but expects it to be free for a lifetime? And capitalise it as our own selling platform when there are other pay sites purpose fit to sell goods?”
The end concession reminds us not to rest on our laurels and stop idling when the virus lurks. Yet somewhere in between heaven and hell, lies the stakeholders ill bent to sway the world according to their conventional outlook and perception of the way things are. Where we are in our country right now, is the end result of the religious meet, sivagangga, the Sabah elections, the recent interstate travel allowed during the year end holidays. Somewhere in between are those who can’t conform to simple rules nor confine themselves to their wives hence it is termed EMCO. Extra Marital Control Order maybe? Arresting the problem is not within the ambit of the public in question, but our regulators. But they are all so afraid of the religious orders, the electoral commission, the immigration etc, all because of the name tags stuck on lapels of their superiors. Next are the attitude of our indefinite gaffmen who has the tendency to establish rules designed to only benefit their pockets. If they are short handed, they could perhaps encourage neighbourhood watch. But they didn’t. Why? The wishy washy rules without efficient enforcement also leads us round and round the Merry go round. With no end in sight.”
“When the numbers increase, you need to get down to the root cause, and nipped it in the bud. Invoking a lockdown is an easy way out. It’s akin to opening and closing doors to prevent the bull from storming in. It’s like installing your apartment windows with grilles so that your toddler wouldn’t fall, rather than educating the younger about the dangers of leaning over parapets. If the rakyat has to succumb to your intolerable miscalculation of two weeks vacation, followed by three months of staycation, maybe it’s time everyone takes care of themselves as retailers and eateries were all brought to their knees. Altogether they should close for good since moratoriums are but a feel good concession designed to benefit heartless landlords. All because it’s your fault dear government”.
“Our gaffmen is no pushover. Fact is they push accountability back to the rakyat instead of underwriting damage liability for the after effects of the inoculation of Covid vaccine in case of wrong choosing. Damage liability is no stranger to insurance terms and many doctors buys them responsibly. So why not the gaffmen be held accountable for choosing the wrong vaccine when the price we pay is ten times higher that of other countries offering the vaccine to their citizens for free, and their very job is about the welfare and safety of us citizens under threat? The vaccine is not compulsory and those who wanted to be inoculated has to sign disclaimers? Wtf is that supposed to mean? This is akin to tai chi and the art of deflection. It reminds us of the times when the fitness of a building became the responsibility of the architect instead of the building department that approves the plan, a move relatively unheard of in international construction practices otherwise what is the purpose of paying planning submission and approval fees without the benefits of a regulated gaffmen that possesses the expertise to cross check professionalism and guarantees the safety of its rakyat but instead cower when buildings collapses and town planning fail? Hence the severe flooding happening now in many states as well?