Friday, 28 January 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of

-- Phillip Dormer Stanhope

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Don’t blame Islam, blame yourself
January 19, 2011

FMT LETTER: From R Shan, via e-mail

Islam has never been an issue until Dr M came into power. With the increase in the number of conversions, family disputes, and whatnot, Islam continues to take centre stage in Malaysia.

I always wondered whether Mokthar Dahari, when he played along with Arumugam, Santokh Singh, Soh Chin Aun, James Wong and Hassan Sani, was concerned with islamisation.

He was a proud son of the nation who galvanised in the sports arena the spirit of unity as Malaysians irrespective of race, religion or creed.

If you look at the history of our country, no figurehead has propelled this race and religion only agenda until Dr M came about. Sure he was the rotten egg.

Sadly today, Umno and the opposition PKR has taken his cue to spearhead elements of Islam to the extent of frightening the non Malays for their political gain and advantage.

Like it or not, Hindraf provided the watershed in GE12 unconcerned with what others thought as it waged for something universal, i.e. human rights.

The Indians became the poor, marginalised and deprived through a social engineering that was intiated by our great Dr M who wanted spoon-feed Malay society.

Islam did not seem to be an issue when he stripped the royalties (the guardiand of Islam) of their powers.

Lee Kuan Yew tried a similar social engineering with his graduate-marry-graduate to produce intelligent children which naturally proved to be fatal in the 80s.

Protection of individual rights and religious freedom is spelt out in our constitution and we must collectivelty stand by it and not be hoodwinked by Umno or PKR with their never ending agenda to divide and rule based on race, religion and culture.

All religions are merely cultural constructs counterproductive to positive social progress. There is nothing wrong with Islam if we don’t politise it.

Its tolerance to coexist with other religions has been there all along. Don’t blame Islam, blame yourself.
Prelate Notes John Paul II's Love for Divine Mercy
Underlines Significance of May Beatification

By Mariusz Frukacz

CZESTOCHOWA, Poland, JAN. 19, 2011 ( The archbishop of Czestochowa, former student and collaborator of Pope John Paul II, is highlighting the significance of the Pontiff's beatification on the Feast of Divine Mercy.

Archbishop Stanislaw Nowak told ZENIT that the news of John Paul II's upcoming May 1 beatification "fills me with joy."

He added, "It's a great thing that the beatification will take place precisely on the occasion of the feast of Divine Mercy."

"John Paul II loved Divine Mercy," the prelate said. "He did much so that this feast would be popular in the Church."

The archbishop recalled, "I remember him when he was still bishop of Krakow, how he took the first steps to spread the feast of Divine Mercy in Krakow."

He affirmed that John Paul II is a great witness of Divine Mercy, along with St. Faustina Kowalska and Blessed Michal Sopocko.

The archbishop of Czestochowa stated that "John Paul II loved everyone, with special affection for young people."

"He was a man of great faith," the prelate added. "Every cell of his being breathed faith."

The archbishop said that the choice of the month of May for the beatification also "has a special meaning."

In fact, he said, it is called "John Paul II's month because the Polish Pontiff gave Mary his total trust: 'Totus tuus.' And so many events of his personal life are associated with the month of May."

Archbishop Nowak has been head of the Czestochowa Archdiocese since 1984. Pope John Paul II visited that city during his apostolic journeys in 1979, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1997 and 1999.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished
when he quits."

-- Richard M. Nixon

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Today's Inspirational Quote:

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they
just make the best of everything they have."

-- Anonymous