Religious equality, the PAP way

Yesterday was Vesak Day and this reminded me of the way the PAP govt treats the sensibilities of the various religions: equal treatment of intolerant religious views.

Recently minister Shan gave the lie (in the religious context) to the view that “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

The Christian preachers, when they talk to me, say ‘you are very, very strict when it comes to anti-Muslim, anti-Islamic messages…They said: ‘You treat the Muslim community differently than the Christian community.’

Minister Shanmugam

True, very true in my opinion. I had always tot that easily offended Muslims found it very easy to obtain satisfaction from the PAP govt compared to easily offended Christians. (Declaration of interest: I was once upon a time a very liberal Methodist. Didn’t believe that God created the world in seven days; didn’t believe that bible is the only record of what God says; tot that it didn’t matter if Christ never rose from the dead; and relaxed about LGBTs and divorce etc.)

So what did this PAP minister do after hearing out the Christian preachers?

I looked at it and I thought that there is some truth to what they say, I won’t say that it is completely true but it is an approach.

Result Watain’s performance was banned, upsetting its Malay fans.

“You have a group of Malay young men, showing the one-finger sign, supporting the group,” CNA quoted the minister.

“If a group of Chinese went and showed the finger sign and said that we should allow it – how would you all have felt? It is the same.”

Watain ban: playing the easily offended game can backfire

He’s being very fair in trying to ensure that all easily offended zealots of all religions are not offended, and if as a result of his actions, others are offended, juz too bad. No longer true (if it ever was) that “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” Remember what George Yeo once infamously said, “Christians are less likely to riot”?

But what this even handed illiberal attitude does to S’pore’s aspiration to be a global city on par with London and NY?

As intolerant as M’sian Talibanites? Uniquely S’porean solution

S377A: Ex-ST tua kee thinks Christians won’t harm him?

 

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13 Responses to “Religious equality, the PAP way”

  • Divine Grace:

    So an apostate now? Usually don’t spell G-D with a CAPITAL.
    It’s about time you speak to Him in your quiet little corner.

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  • TruBlu:

    Problem here is PAP WORSHIPS *$*.

    They have ZERO MORAL RIGHTS to comment on others whose *God* is different?

    How can A FEW GOOD MEN practising a FAKE RELIGION CALLED *$* accuse others of breaking FAKE NEWS LAW?

    GREEDY WORSHIPPERS OF *$* CAN NEVER BE GOOD LEADERS.

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  • All humans are equal otherwise:

    All Malays are not Muslims; all Muslims are not Malays.

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  • Great Asia:

    The ancient sages of the Chinese led the people away from the practice of divine worship 2500 years ago.

    The Chinese have been a secular civilisation for 2000 years already. The Chinese have not had to go through all the wars and conflicts that other civilisations have gone through in the past two millenniums – until the invasion of the colonisers.

    Ha ha ha!

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  • INDIAN is malay?:

    The above topic almost all copy and paste with nothing original.

    Why not copy and paste on the INDIAN is malay lie instead?

    At least something true in the copy and paste process.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    CI is a possible Mod…or the Mods are aware he CONtributes that is why my post is Moderated into the bin when I am critical of that piece of shit

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  • HarderTruths:

    Keep religion out of politics.

    If in doubt take a holiday in Libya or Yemen.

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  • Dr M is also an indian:

    Dr M is also an Indian.
    Its true!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    HarderTruths:
    Keep religion out of politics.

    If in doubt take a holiday in Libya or Yemen.

    The Cynical piece of SHIT is trying to promote his Blog that no one goes to…TRE entertains him for his CONtribution and look at how he put his Links in RED to attract readers to his silly blog

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  • PartnersInCrime:

    Religion(those politically endorsed or approved) is a hot pot of confusion therefore none is useful nor can address the problems of nations and the world. But one in particular stood out, claiming to be THE way, THE truth and THE life.

    If they, the religious gospel or message(currently corrupted into the “prosperity/BLESSING gospel” – most popular form of gospel which appeal to the masses now), had gotten the message right(revelation), nations and the world would began to align and prepare the way towards peace.

    Obviously, none knew the way of salvation( the state of nations, at war, and world attest to that) . Religion is thus a fine political tool to sanction and continue divisiveness and for the implementation of more draconian and punitive laws.

    These two partners in crime(against humanity) cannot be separated.

    The renegade already condemned your humanity(as sinful) to hell even before you were born(shows how corrupted the gospel is)

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  • What is worse, liar or clown?:

    patriot of TUMASIK:
    CI is a possible Mod…or the Mods are aware he CONtributes that is why my post is Moderated into the bin when I am critical of that piece of shit

    We agree. Since nothing except cut and paste that has the prime intention of provoke instead of inform or alert. Believe must be a spy paid by pap to disrupt clean and clear discussions in TRE.

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    PartnersInCrime:
    Religion(those politically endorsed or approved) is a hot pot of confusion therefore none is useful nor can address the problems of nations and the world. But one in particular stood out, claiming to be THE way, THE truth and THE life.

    If they, the religious gospel or message(currently corrupted into the “prosperity/BLESSING gospel” – most popular form of gospel which appeal to the masses now), had gotten the message right(revelation), nations and the world would began to align and prepare the way towards peace.

    Obviously, none knew the way of salvation( the state of nations, at war, and world attest to that) . Religion is thus a fine political tool to sanction and continue divisiveness and for the implementation of more draconian and punitive laws.

    These two partners in crime(against humanity) cannot be separated.

    The renegade already condemned your humanity(as sinful) to hell even before you were born(shows how corrupted the gospel is)

    God is LOVE!!!…it is men that turn his Words of Love to HATE!!!

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  • patriot of TUMASIK:

    What is worse, liar or clown?: We agree. Since nothing except cut and paste that has the prime intention of provoke instead of inform or alert. Believe must be a spy paid by pap to disrupt clean and clear discussions in TRE.

    I mentioned that who gives a damn he was once a Methodist…its what he is NOW apiece of shit and my post was sent to the Bin…believe he was the Mod who intercept and sent it into the bin the piece of shit that he is

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