Tuesday, January 12, 2010

God in a Tin Can

So what has been happening in the country lately? Certainly no need for me to reiterate since the shameful news has been blared loudly ( and embarassingly ) in all the papers around the world.

But let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time there was a little village. In that village there was a nondescript tin can that they all prayed to. Seems it fell down from the heavenly skies one morning while they were all out in the farms. An act deemed supposedly divine. Hence the prayers offered to the humble tin can.

So for years the folks in little village prayed to the tin can.

Prince of Persia
The Passion.

Until one day a band of marauders came into the village. Numerically superior, they outnumbered the little village and immediately demanded to have the tin can.

Marauders : That is our tin can. We pray to the tin can as well. So you cannot pray to it or use the tin can in any way.
Villagers : But it is our tin can. We have been praying to the tin can for decades. Centuries even.
Marauders : We don't pray to the same tin can. Your village idolizing this tin can will only serve to confuse us all and weaken our own faith. Hand it over or I'll desecrate your little tin can temple.
Villagers : You may not have our tin can.

At an impasse of course. All over a tin can. Something so small yet so powerful. Obviously a tin can by any other view doesn't look quite as metallic. So how does this parable end?

God ( or whatever they decide we may call him ) only knows seriously.

11 comments:

the happy go lucky one said...

worse still, it wasnt an issue all this while with the general marauders so to speak, and it was only boiled up when the leader feel insecure as they r losing influence among their own group, and try to be heroic by politicising the tin can!
yeah right ONE VILLAGE?! dream on phlissss....

Musang said...

i seriously don't even know why they should be bothered with the issue. the word is a standard arabic word for god. it is printed widely in the bible and the torah long before the quran.

these people are stupid paul. and i hate it that they acted in such way. it is as if they don't even study religion in secondary school. or maybe they dropped out. and stupid. there's nothing in islam that says we are to treat the houses of worship with such disrespect.

i'm so embarrassed... and i'm so sorry. please be strong~

Darren said...

there r quite a lot of those uneducated people running around and not forgetting uneducated people in our government too.

Legolas said...

Hmmm, let's see where we can go now. Australia? USA? UK? Canada? New Zealand?

Bravebear said...

hmmm... They have no sense of what is truly important. It is normal human behaviour to find fault and make small things a big of a deal.

I am happy enough not to put myself at their level :p ~peace~ kekeke!

Life for Beginners said...

And here I was thinking we could all play pass the tin can happily like one big gay family... Ah well.

shane said...

they are too free and create an issue..this is just too strange they only start to fight for it now.pathetic

ShAKirA CHOONG said...

Well,officially hubby and I have a home in California, so , I really have no worries but I love Malaysia you know.
*sigh* Times certainly has change but not for the better.
We used to respect all kinds of tin, you know? sad...
Just take care ok?
hugs,
shakira

Evann said...

That's why I believe in the tin can (or at least I think I do), but not the temple.

William said...

Any chance of a booming voice from the heavens?

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