Sunday, September 19, 2010

PAK SAKO. IS HIS A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS?

Anonymous Jason X said...

Uncle Zorro,

Sorry to distract you. I think you and the rest of us here will find this article in CPI very interesting.

September 19, 2010 12:31 PM

JASON, I read the CPI piece yesterday and had intended to feature Pak Sako's article for my TUESDAY'S PICK.

However, I feel that this impactful piece needs to stand alone.

Thanks for the nudge Jason X.


If a religious position is to be taken by any political party or any citizen that is founded on respect for religious beliefs and support for the freedom to practice any religion (or none at all), then this position should encourage living a life guided by a universal set of shared moral values and one containing aspects of the spiritual, whatever the religious or non-religious route taken. It follows that religion is a means towards these larger goals. This awareness is cardinal. Unity is achieved as a result of these common goals, not by having or propagating any particular religion.

What we should first abandon is the ambition to create a state of “one mankind under one religion”. We should not harbour false and childish hopes that only through one religion for all can we get people to step onto the expressway of righteousness and practice moral values, or that only thus can we lead everyone to the promised land of God-realisation, as if it is our duty and right. Such an aspiration is but a certain road to perdition.

Instead, we should be enlightened and courageous enough to consider accepting that people can take many valid paths towards goals of spirituality and right living.

We should be enlightened and courageous enough to consider admitting that no religion or belief system has a monopoly of or is exclusively privy to these moral values or “steps to the ultimate blessings of God or heaven”.

We should awaken to the fact that moral values and spiritual teachings are not exhaustively found in any one religion. The teachings of one religion can be instructive to adherents of another religion and vice versa.

We should be able to say that the choice of religion is a personal one; that in line with the right to freely practice one's religion as one shall practice it, religion and religious practices should not be imposed upon any individual such as by the authorities or the state, or by a society that has been so conditioned by state policy that it passively imposes religion upon its own members.

Should there be a public demand for religious guidance or for places of worship, then this shall be provided. In no uncertain terms should this be seen to imply consent for the imposition of religion or its practices by a righteous authority.

These are among the things that the so-called religious democrats should be forthright about, but are not.

This is what we should be striving for if we believe in a Malaysia that is just, free and harmoniously multi-religious, but are not.

There are serious obstacles to these that we are reluctant to come to terms with, but must.

Do continue HERE

5 comments:

motherchell said...

My Dear Zorro, A wonderful awakening of the conscience for peace and harmony.This solution is right there beating in every heart each second, but are discolored by corrupted politicians of the day for their political show and style points.These so called leaders who are supposed to lead find themselves watering holes to quench themselves with their arrogance and personal quest for wealth to negate the truths.
It will be a wonder if politicians and religious leaders give up power for peace among religions. They would in fact prefer to corrupt the minds of innocent believers.
They tend to pollute innocent minds with visions of hope with an agenda.
Regards and Cheers Zorro!

Warga Malaysia said...

That is very nice to read but unfortunately the reality is, that is not what Christianity, Islam and Judaism teaches. Zorro as a Catholic should know as is stated ""I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me"

So will be interesting to hear how Zorro reconcile that.

sampalee said...

If you understand the 'I' to be Christ Conciouseness and not'i' as the person Jesus,then like All other religions,the one Truth is the Light and the Way.
As the One Truth is All inclusive,what is there to reconcile.
However the same can not be said about values system which varies from society to society and changes over times.No human concepts can even come close to the Immutable Truth which is Absolute.
Mankind should wake up and return enmasse to their respective religions and make a real effort to understand their kithab.

flyer168 said...

Bernard,

That was an interesting article...to try to bring about Peace & Harmony.

All Religions teaches us Good, but Man continues to Politicise & Corrupt the True teachings...

Just to share this...

How the Vatican Created Islam -
www.scribd.com/doc/222227/How-the-Vatican-Created-Islam - Cached - Similar

What I'm going to tell you is what I learned in secret briefings in the Vatican when I was a Jesuit priest, under oath and induction...

Did the Vatican Create Islam? Pt.1/3 - http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2091161/did_the_vatican_create_islam_pt_1_3/

See also the Biography of the Last Prophet: Prophet Muhammad
An Islamic view of the return of Jesus (pbuh) - In English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO0XSD7E_QA&feature=related

( Pt 1, 2, 3 ) 30:22 - In English - for the REVELATION....

The prediction of the last pope to come before the Antichrist - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8V4ieFfI0Ww&feature=related

You deserve to know these "secrets"- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqayOb7gW8M&feature=related

The One World Religion & The New World Order is forming - NWO BibleOrTraditions - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkbXdXUPS5E

UN Agenda ONE religion One world MUST SEE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thnl5pOxa2A&feature=related

One world religion has been signed into UN law - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_cMX7G1mTY&feature=related

One world religion and Government plus 2012 and the Bible - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho0oYW4FvNM&feature=related

But this one is the most relevant...

Your Religion is Not Important - L. Boff - The Great Dalai Lama Ppt Presentation - http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sharonsaw-385037-religion-important-boff-dalai-lama-leonardo-truth-yourreligionisnotimportant-spiritual-inspirational-ppt-powerpoint

You be the judge.

Cheers.

flyer168 said...

Bernard,

Just to share this addendum...

Hidden Books in the Vatican (Pt. 2 of 4) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb6MXWunS_4&NR=1

December 31, 2009 Secret knowledge hidden in books in the Vatican.

The Most Powerful Man In The World? The Black Pope Count Hans Kolvenbach,The Jesuit̢۪s General
http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/blackpope.htm

The Most Powerful Man in the World: The Black Pope - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOaLmGaTQZ8

July 28, 2010 Black Pope Adolfo Nicolas, Superior

The black pope:the most powerful man on earth - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Byj8e82_68

You be the judge.

Cheers.