Malaysians can do many amazing things. Our people has climbed Mount Everest, sail the seven seas, won a medal from Olympic Games, send some lad up to the space to enjoy some space ride for a couple of days, and many more. Yes indeed, we have the spirit that could make our people do many things that’s thought not possible to achieve. With Malaysia Boleh attitude, we definitely can achieve a lot of things, but there is one thing that can never be achieved by Malaysians, or certain community in Malaysia, which is liberating the orthodox mindset.
We can never freely or question national religion. That’s definitely one thing that is ‘Tak Boleh’ in Malaysia. Oh, yes, sir! That’s definitely one thing you can never question about. It’s stated LOUD AND BLOODY CLEAR in our smugly written, and always updated constitution. The religion is to be looked upon with such admiration and supremacy, whether you believe in it or not, or whether you like it or not. You have no other way to go about it but to like it. We are not to think otherwise of it or we’re definitely be asking for people to gut out your inner organs and suffer a slow and bloody death. Well, maybe that’s a way too gory description about it, but more or less, it’s something like it, since the religion cannot be question at all cost. It’s a godly decree that by all cost, you must obey. Question it once, then you’re a goner. It doesn’t matter if they are using religion to step the weaker ones, especially women on the head and laugh at them all the way to the next dimension.
And then there’s this, we are not ready to have two leaders from different major faith to sit together at the same table and discuss what they can do to improve the life of mankind instead of bickering and constantly be at each other’s throat on whose God is the ‘true’ God or who is supposed to reign supreme in this wretched world.
While the a Pope and an Imam elsewhere could sit down and on the same table and discuss non-religion related things such as solution to restore peace for the world, racial indiscrimination, starvation and what could religion do to influence mankind to be at peace with each other instead of stoking tension, I dare to imagine that Malaysian can never do that.
We are not ready for such discussion. And I dare to bet my whole year’s wages that not in a hundred years we will ever be ready for such discussion, where leaders of all religion puts their difference aside and discuss what’s plaguing the world and search for some resolve.
We’re not ready for that, indefinitely, because of the age-old thinking that has been instill to control our minds by people who lusts after power; that people of different religion holds different beliefs hence there are nothing in common between people who profess different faith.
We are taught that two major religion of the world are arch enemy, where one would always contradict each other. Certain people has always made sure that the two faith would not be united to resolve what has gone wrong in the world for the sake of mankind so that political gain could be achieved. We are always taught that when two leaders of different religion sits at the same table to discuss things, it will always be about changing or shaking one’s faith.
‘Malaysia Boleh’ in many things, but definitely ‘Tak Boleh’ in this area, and never will be. Mindset of the people are hard to change, as it has been in our heads for God knows how long. Oh! We are a fool for believing in such things.
How much had we missed for not being united in solving what is plaguing our men, women, children and future of the world? While a minority few in this country do realize that religions ought to be used to prosper the nation instead of political gains, there is not much things that the minority few could do, because the majority always bullied the minority, silenced them, and shove them into the dark corner, and never speak a word about it again.
Once again, dear readers, while the world is moving forward and embracing indiscrimination and peace, Malaysia will still be left behind with our orthodox and non-liberated thinking. While U.S would be ready for it’s first non-white skin President, ours would never be ready for a non-Malay Prime Minister, because we will never ditch the ‘supremacy factor’. The acts of certain people belied their faith, where in the eyes of God, everyone is equal. What differentiate them from one another is just the good deeds that they do in life.
While children of different skin colours and ethnicity in U.S could start dreaming of being a President when they grow up or start composing essays on their ambitions to be a president for their creative writing lessons, Malaysian children would be deprived of such dreams and such freedom to write, because just by doing so, certain people In Malaysian society would simply laugh at the children in question or condemn them for being silly or not being able to differentiate between fantasy and harsh reality. In worst case scenario, those children too would also be punish for treachery and be put under ISA for threatening the national security.
The picture above what Malaysia is not ready for: Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, left, talks with Mustafa Ceric, head of the Bosnia Islamic Community, during a a three-day Catholic-Muslim forum hosted by the Vatican this month. Click HERE to read the full article.
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