I’m not sure whether to blame Malaysians or politicians when it comes to religion. Our politicians use God as a tool and to be honest, they succeed because we silly Malaysian sheep let them.
Look at PAS’ recent inane attempt to say that the coming of the floods was justification to implement hudud as soon as possible. I wasn’t aware that we were living in biblical times in which God would personally rain down retribution.
Didn’t God make a covenant once, long ago, that he would no longer wipe man out and have a do-over, the way he did in Noah’s time? Oh, wait, perhaps that is only something Jews and Christians believe — PAS followers obviously still think God has nothing better to do than to personally advise Kelantan how to run its state.
I would like to see the specific verse that states “If you don’t have hudud, bad things will happen.”
Looking at the nations that already have hudud in practise, I see bad things still happening. And no assurance either that hudud is an instant, redeemable ticket to paradise.
Let’s be honest: joining politics is an almost sure-fire way to get on the fast track to Hell. The temptations to take bribes, cut corners, the job’s necessity to lie (when you promise things in your manifesto which you have no intention of implementing, it’s called lying, folks) and the way politics is just managed in this country, the last person you should turn to when it comes to religion are politicians.
My suggestion is that PAS en masse just go to the afterlife and report back whether everything really is how they tell it. I know they don’t have 4G or LTE there, but we can always fall back on bomohs and pawangs, right? I hear many of them are Umno members so they might charge a bit more.
It’s not practical to tell them all to, ahem, visit heaven without ceasing to live? I don’t really mind that particular side-effect but I suppose that could be a problem.
How can you trust politicians, who instead of mobilising forces to care for their people in distress, start talking about divine law. Say we implement hudud tomorrow—is it going to stop raining? Will the people who drown come back to life? Will angels personally come down to earth to help disaster relief efforts?
Pasir Mas MP Nik Mohamad Abduh wrote on his Facebook page that the floods were intended to remind Muslims to return to Allah’s
path, and necessity in implementing the Islamic penal code in the state. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaI am tired of magical thinking. I am tired of reason, common sense and basic humanity being abandoned because politicians are delusional about their role in God’s hierarchy.
The circus will close when people stop coming. So please, can we ignore the sideshows, clowns and distracting magic shows (where our money mysteriously disappears and reappears in the Cayman Islands) and start to focus on the really important things.
I believe in God. I just don’t believe in the idiots who claim to speak for God. And honestly, neither should you.