Why are there so many national Christian bodies? The new one is CPHM. The existing ones are CFM, CCM and NECF.
(Christians for Peace and Harmony Malaysia, Christian Federation of Malaysia, Council of Churches Malaysia and National Evangelical Christian Fellowship)
There are more Buddhists than there are Christians in our country, according to the decennial Malaysian population census in 2010. But can anyone name me four national Buddhist associations?
Okay, how about naming three Malaysian Buddhist organizations? Never mind, two names will be enough.
Oh alright. Just please name me ONE – only one – prominent Buddhist religious figure in Malaysia – can?
@hannahyeoh: “Wicked Barisan Nasional government”
The Buddhists are supposedly 19.8 percent compared to Christians at “only” 9.2 percent. Furthermore, some Christians not merely claim that they’re meek and mild but a handful also allege that they’re being persecuted by the Malaysian authorities.
And needless to say (but Hannah Yeoh said it anyway), the BN gomen is “wicked” and shameless. Below is her tweet yesterday.
Hannah Yeoh also tweeted today that “Stupidity should be made a crime in Malaysia”.
So who is “stupid” in her books? And is it to be inferred that the DAP evangelistas are the intelligent ones?
Just like the J-Star grabbing the words “Moderate” and “Moderation” (meaning people not in favour with them are extreme and intolerant), now this new Christian body is tagging itself “Peace and Harmony”.
Chairman of Christians for Peace and Harmony Malaysia, the Rev. Wong Kim Kong (pix below) is an uber evangelista, by the way.
What happens when Chinese meet evangelical Christianity?
A born again Christian Dr Sun Yat Sen started a revolution in China (1911) that ousted the last Chinese emperor and ended centuries of monarchic rule by the dynasties.
The Taiping or ‘Big Peace’ rebellion (1850–64) was started in China by a born again Christian Hung Xiuquan who believed himself to be the younger brother of Jesus Christ.
The Boxer Rebellion (1899–1901) was an uprising by ordinary people in China freaked out by creepy Christian missionaries and Chinese Christian converts.
Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution (2014-2015) was led by young activist Joshua Wong who is a staunch Christian evangelist. (“Joshua” is a modern variant of the Jesus name, also spelled Yeshua.)
In the motherland this week, ‘China cracks down on more churches; Gov’t to remove crosses‘ (Christian Daily, 25 May 2015).
So aggressive and pushy
The Christians are very insistent that they’re really a very small number in Malaysia. You wouldn’t think it from the loudness of their voice in our public domain.
Penganut Buddha tak menyerlah langsung
My poll asking readers who they thought is the most outstanding woman politician has drawn 283 respondents so far. Leading in the top three spots are Nurul Izzah, Hannah Yeoh and Nancy Shukri.
The votes are widely dispersed because of the many names on the list but second-placed Hannah managed to score 16.6 percent.
Nurul in pole position got close to a quarter (24.4%) of the votes.
Right at the very bottom is Wanita MCA chief Heng Seai Kie who obtained less than one percent (0.7%) of the votes so far.
Stop with the “only 9% bleating already
It is not for me to object to there being so many national Christian bodies. After all, establishing Christian organizations is not a crime.
Nonetheless, I wish to highlight that for “only 9 percent” of the population, they’ve got an overbearing presence in national affairs.
And some of the evangelistas are bullies.