Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What in God's name...

The way the law sees it, this post cannot be read in every Malaysian state save Penang, Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territories as there is no fatwa or edict there yet on banning the use of the word Allah (tm) in non-Muslim publications.

But this is the Internet and available at all territories bar fixes in a proxy server. Therein lies our dilemma as lawmakers who do not want to break the law, be it a religious law or edict however irrational it is.

So how? How can any government legislate how and what we call our supreme maker, for those who believe that life is not an accident but a design from a much more intelligent sentient being or a collective pantheon of beings or gods who is/are amused by our shennanigans.

Let's not even go there and debate the very nature of the supreme maker, the creator, the destroyer and what-have-you.

What we want to get to is the name of the Heavenly Father, the Lord, the One, the Supreme Being in the national language Bahasa Malaysia. Is it just Tuhan, which can actually be re-arranged to spell Hantu, or can everyone use Allah (tm).

DAP's Tunku Aziz said the government should not legislate pending a court case in the matter. Can any follower of any religion say you cannot call the name of their lord in vain? Is it a matter of your god against my god no matter how irrational that is for monotheistic religions?

Can any race control the words of another race? Can they stop others from saying or printing anything they want in the name of their faith? Is it lawful? Does God care? Do we?

Is God laughing at us? You think?


Anonymous said...

If that is the case then anyone can claimed to be the Son of ALlah. That will be perfectly legit. There will be no more "songsang".

Then ALlah can also be made into an advert. Perhaps an image of Ganesh - elephant trunk. It is "God" after all. Or in the images or immagery of Sikh"s ALlah, where the angles are children of ALlah

Then why stop at ALlah - therse Jesus (Isa), Musa (Moses), David (Daud) et al.

MRSM Kalae Chepo 66/73

Mat Merah said...

Exactly. Where lies the confusion?
If you know your faith well and think other faiths are false, why would you stray?

Don't you have faith in your fellow faithful? Do you doubt their faith? Can they be led astray so easily? Can you?

Wouldn't a rose by any other name still smell as sweet?