Saturday, July 15, 2006

Strange Sad World

Tolerance: :

a. Sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own

b : the act of allowing something.

Indcoup is back from holidays in BEAUTIFUL Bali. He certainly hit the ground running. A quick post on the fun of living in a nation that has a majority Muslim population, in particular on the very early (say 4:30am) call to prayer has fired up the intolerant that sulk amongst us.

So far he has had a death threat (?) suggested he move to a Christian province, told he is intolerant and one comment refered to the sounds that come from a Hindu Temple as Troll Music... WELCOME BACCCCCCCCCCCKK.

Still on tolerance, Members of the Salamullah religious sect lead by Lia Aminuddin who I have spoken about before
here have reported another death threat. Sheesh..Lia believes she is both the Angel Gabriel and the reincarnation of the Virgin Mary, which is worth a chuckle but a death threat..get real! Puts Indcoup in strange company to say the least.

People like her are what gives the city its character, nothing like a good natured nutter to make you smile.

Meanwhile, Cowards are blowing up trains in India, Rockets are being fired into Israel, Israel is using tanks and planes in return.

Religion...for the final word today I shall leave it to Henry Mencken

"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration - courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth."


Anonymous said...

strange, sad, sensitive man. what about deafeningly loud motorbikes? are u saying u do not or do tolerate religion??

oigal said...

Me..sad..nagh,,sensative..nagh not overly..Strange..perhaps.subjective

Deafeningly loud motorbike...At all hours yea..can be pain in the arse..but then on the open highway.great fun..

Tolerate religion?? where did I say I didn't.. you can worship God or Spirits of the forests, or a copper tea pot for I care.. Just leave it out of my backyard.

Whats your point?

IndCoup said...

It's true that religion is responsible for a lot of the madness in the world.

Having said that, Bali really impresses me. There's a total lack of the "I'm holier than thou" mentality in a few other major religions i could mention.

The Balinese have got it right; others could learn from them.


oigal said...

Hey Indcoup,

To be honest, I don't really care what religion or anything else people believe it. Anyone who claims to speak on behalf of God (from any religion) should be locked up and the key thrown away.. (or they all put on a desert island and we make a reality tv show out of it, for normal people to laugh at).

Whilst not a believer per se, I think the idea of coming back in form suited to the way you lived your last life has a certain "just and fitting" ring to it