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Monday, May 29, 2006
Menteri Dalam Negeri yang juga merupakan Setiausaha Agung UMNO membuat keputusan muktamad untuk mengharamkan filem "Lelaki Komunis Terakhir" kerana filem ini menggambarkan Chin Peng seolah-olah orang yang baik dan bukan seorang pengganas.
Ini tidak boleh diterima walaupun tiada unsur keganasan dalam filem ini.
Tuan-tuan dan puan-puan, selagi lagi kita boleh berbangga dengan daya fikiran yang begitu tajam dan menyeluruh daripada pemimpin kita, khususnya daripada parti UMNO.
Pravin sang this on Bukit Larut(Maxwell Hill), probably even better than Sarah Brightman. Dear friends, this is a good break-up song if you have to do it:-
Tell me on a Sunday (By Don Black/Andrew L. Webber - Song & Dance)
Don't write a letter when you want to leave Don't call me at 3 a.m. from a friend's apartment I'd like to choose how I hear the news Take me to a park that's covered with trees Tell me on a Sunday please
Let me down easy No big song and dance No long faces, no long looks No deep conversation I know the way we should spend that day Take me to a zoo that's got chimpanzees Tell me on a Sunday please
Don't want to know who's to blame It won't help knowing Don't want to fight day and night Bad enough you're going
Don't leave in silence with no word at all Don't get drunk and slam the door That's no way to end this I know how I want you to say goodbye Find a circus ring with a flying trapeze Tell me on a Sunday please
Don't want to fight day and night Bad enough you're going Don't leave in silence with no word at all Don't get drunk and slam the door That's no way to end this I know how I want you to say goodbye
Don't run off in the pouring rain Don't call me as they call your plane Take the hurt out of all the pain Take me to a park that's covered with trees Tell me on a Sunday please
I came back to hometown Ipoh last Saturday after a beautiful month in Australia, and I came back to reality, to daily
routine, and to local expectations.
I came back to the usual political twist-n-turns of the country which reflects stupidity and tunnel vision. I also came back
to friends and family who have personal issues and problems that reminded me how much they need God, how much they need the
Bible, and sadly, I have yet to tell them the Good news.
I am not a no.1 staunch devoted Christian, but I definitely am firm with one thought - that this world is in need of Jesus, in need of the word of God (the Bible).
Ironically, this world is also celebrating literature that casts doubt on Jesus' divinity and the sanctity of the Bible. Da Vinci Code has been crazily at the top of the bestsellers list for months, and soon, people should be talking about the Gospel of Judas, a book that again made the gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John seem to be an incomplete account of Jesus.
Da Vinci Code the Movie promotional banners all over Sydney Central Station
I know of so many people who have read the Da Vinci Code or trying to read it. Even the 'nerds' in my medical school who hardly have time for fiction have read Dan Brown's masterpiece. And now, whoever is lazy to read, can watch the movie. Those who are awed by the book will be excited to see the visual interpretation of the book. For a Christian who is convinced of the gospel, Da Vinci Code is definitely a book of blasphemy. Time Magazine has run an article about Opus Dei, the organisation given a villain role by Dan Brown, and the article writer wrote as if only Opus Dei is affected by this fiction. All Christians, Catholics or Protestants, should feel uneasy about the content of the book.
However, how should we react to this? Should we then hate Dan Brown to the core, and burn effigies of this man, or even set his house on fire? Have the council of bishops to condemn him to death sentence? Wish him go to Hell?
Should we ask the government to ban the movie?
Let the world watch this movie. I have confidence that the Bible, which remains the number 1 literature in the world after so many centuries, will stand firmly untouched by this book of blasphemy. I think that this Da Vinci Code thingy would
regenerate new interest in the Bible, which is good because the world at this time is full of sad stories, full of people who needed the good news in the Bible yet uninterested.
Let the world watch this movie, and ask them for their response. All Christians, equip yourself with knowledge of the Bible, and prepare to answer questions from people after watching the movie or reading the book. This is an opportunity.
The way we react towards Dan Brown and other writers of blasphemous literature also reflects the way we relate to people. As a Christian, I shall not hate this Dan Brown fellow, but love him, and pray for him. I shall not wish him Hell, but for him to be reconciled with God. I shall wish him Jesus.
For the greatest commandment is to love God and to love one another, even your enemies. Let us not be overzealous in defending our faith, and end up being pharisaical.