Here is how the Singaporeans do it.
The letter (below) is from the Mufti of Singapore, Nazirudin Mohd Nasir. He expresses his warmest wishes to Bishop Terry Kee, of the National Council of Churches of Singapore, on the occasion of Good Friday and Easter Sunday, in this Holy Week.
The Mufti quotes scriptures and talks about commonalities.
He is mindful of the Coronavirus threat and said, “…This crisis will bind us even stronger in our commitment and resolve to support one another, as we face an uncertain world and future.”
He concludes by saying, “I am confident that with greater unity and deeper friendship, we will emerge stronger, as one united Singapore.”
Good Friday commemorates the death of Jesus on the cross.
For my Christian friends, have a blessed day today…
Easter…the most important day, in the Christian calender.
… and on Sunday, a Happy Easter to you.
In this very difficult period which has hit the world, here’s wishing you and your family, good health, prosperity, longevity, love, hope and peace this Easter and always.
Obviously one with his one true god is happy to accept the one true god of the other.
So long as accept doesn’t mean going as far as taking up the religion of the other one true god.
All very confusing, when there appears to be two (or more) gods, two (and more) religion, and two (and more) of that “there’s no one but Me” claim.
If there’s only one god, either religious leader could close shop, simply send all his followers to the other, there’s no need for two different religion for the one and same god.
Or is there?
And which is the one true religion?
Such an exemplary model to a diverse society. Much to learn and respect from this man of God. So good also to see such traits in you Mariam!
Muslims are only good if kept in the minority. Don’t ever let them into position of power or they will enforce upon you their godly rules and get you murdered as mentioned in their Quran, 9:5, “Then when the Sacred Months (the Ist, 7th, 11th, and 12th months of the Islamic calendar) have passed, then kill the Mushrikun (see V.2:105) wherever you find them, and capture them and besiege them, and prepare for them each and every ambush. But if they repent and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and give Zakat, then leave their way free. Verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
“…or they will enforce upon you their godly rules and get you murdered as mentioned”
Yes, but if you give in to their blessed extortion and “give Zakat”, then it will be a case of “then leave their way free”.
It is only about money.
You get to be extorted of your money for the rest of your life.
So it is not all bad.
Certainly so if there’s also the no-choices of being slaughtered, your wives and even young daughters raped, all the rest of your folks become slaves… or you get forced to balik somewhere else…
Surely you would understand that gracious compassion and mercy, no?
Let not my apostasy prevent me from seeing good deeds from religious people when they happen.
Why the difference? In Malaysia, our leaders are selfish and allow the religious leaders to dictate when actually they are supposed to make a strong stand as elected leaders of the Nation. Very sad for this country of mine.
In Malaysia, religion has become too entrenched and influential in the politics and running of the country.