Why We Humans are Imperfect

July 19, 2014




First of all, I would like to make it clear that:
1) what I write here is just me pinning down my honest thoughts that has been going on in my head.
2) I don't need you to fully agree with me but I hope my words can affect you in some way or another.
3) I do not have a powerful command of English so if you think I need to work more on my English first before writing a blogpost like this, yes I do agree with you too.   





Many things have happened in our world lately that just made me feel deeply sad and sorrowful. Massacre. Persecution. War. Tragedies. The rebel against nature. And then there are the shallow ones who only made things worse by doing stupid things.








1. Massacre and persecution 

I knew this well existed even in the BCs but what I cannot comprehend is it being still practised in some places now, even in the 21st century, when we are supposed to be civilised. Killing one person is already a very cruel thing to do but killing thousands together because of religion? Correct me if I'm wrong but all religion teach peace, no? Cults and Satanism aside of course.


Yes, we have different beliefs and yes, we have different teachings. But nevertheless, no matter whether bibles, scriptures, mantras, Qurans etc. are all meant for us to keep on reflecting on ourselves to be a better person. All of us are brought into this world by a miracle. We came into the world by the same way, all of us. Who gave the right for one to be more superior? To make another person leave this world? To take away the breath of life of another?





I shiver at the thought that somewhere in this world, extremists kill in the name of religion. No matter whether it's the massacre of Muslims in Burma, or the massacre of Christians in Syria, or even other persecutions that was never known to us. I feel so sad for the people that have to undergo persecution because of their faith. Torture in the name of religion? Rape in the name of religion? This is clearly evil. If you claim that a religion really teaches you to do these things, then I'm sorry to say that either your religion is evil, or somewhere down the road, you wandered away from the true teachings of your religion.


Persecution stops immediately where there is no faith and there is no witness. -Nik Ripken


Well, I guess persecution will never end then. Because there will always be faith and there will always be witnesses.


“For Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong”
(2 Corinthians 12:10)




Plot twist. Really blew my mind when I read this quote. To see how faithful believers respond to being persecuted is just too touching. For someone to see the good in the worst situation to be in, and to forgive their persecutors, in fact even thank them!


As a Christian, I suddenly feel extremely grateful to be living in a peaceful country like Malaysia. There is very little suppression on other religions although the official religion is Islam. Except for the very few extremists and racist politicians, I'm glad that most of the people here are living in harmony. We respect each other and embrace our differences by turning them into acceptance. No matter what the extremists say, we Malaysians love each other despite religion and race. We stand together as MALAYSIANS.


So to those few extremist out there, screw you! And stop steering up unnecessary conflicts with attempt of trying to break us up.










2. Wars

All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal. -John Steinbeck


All wars, no matter whether the country wins or loses, always end up with a single thing- LOST. Lost of lives, lost of money, lost of resources, lost of humanity. There will never be a gain more worthy than the lost that has occurred. The pros of war will never outweigh the cons. We freaking learned this in our history classes for goodness sake!


The purpose of all war is peace. -Agustine of Hippo


I don't know if there is a metaphorical approach to this quote or what because I took this the literal way so I think it's bullsh*t.




If the purpose of all war is peace then why war in the first place? Because there is no peace? If so, it means the war has already started in your own minds. War is war. Peace is peace. It's the opposite! Just like darkness and light, for example. The purpose of all darkness is light??? Nonsensical.


However, I think the case where war has to be fought to bring peace is true only when it is fought in defence by a country with a purpose to stop aggression of another country. If you're constantly being attacked you have to defend yourself right? Just like a girl who is going to be raped. Don't tell me she should just let the attacker hurt her without defending herself?


Don't take me wrongly though, I still think that all wars are non-beneficial. I'm just angry at the ones who starts the war and not the ones who are defending themselves.


A war fought with a purpose of aggression doesn't bring peace but destruction and hate.


Hah. I doubt that.










3. Tragedies

Natural disasters are out of our control and yet people still do things like (1) and (2).


Natural disasters are proof that mankind is nothing compared to nature. We may have the best weapons, the best technologies, the best medicine; but what is 'best' when there is still room for improvement to everything that is 'best' now? It's such a joke to think about how brilliant we are when a single wave or a single shake from nature can wipe us all out.


I'm not gonna rant about natural disasters cuz I know we do not stand a chance against it. But tragedies that happen like MH370, and now MH17... ... it's very heart-shattering. Previously I have heard of plane crashes but all of them didn't affect me as much as these two. Maybe it's because I'm a Malaysian? And since Malaysian Airlines is the one involved this time, I just felt shocked and perplexed, to know that so many lives are lost just like that due to human mistakes.




I know the investigation of MH370 is still on-going and the cause of the mishap has yet to be proven but no matter what, one of the reasons will surely be human error, may it be something as small as wrong calculation or low maintenance of the aircraft. Even if the weather contributed to the main cause of the crash, there is still a tiny part contributed by human error.


I watched the news yesterday about a couple who missed their flight(MH17) only to know that the plane was shot down and crashed minutes after that. It made me think...


It made me realise that a small change of action can result in a big twist of fate. It was during the exact time at the exact place that a tragedy happened. What if you meant to be on that flight and meant to die? But you didn't!  Just because... say you lost your passport to a snatch thief that ran away with your handbag.


What if I woke up late to class so I took the day off and then got to know the news that a psychopath ran into my classroom that morning and killed everyone except me because I wasn't there because I woke up late? lololol. I know I think too much sometimes but hey, it might happen. *touchwood*


Knowing that human lives are so fragile humbled me.










4. The rebel against nature

I don't really know how to say this and I don't want to seem harsh but... homosexuals are a huge problem in today's society. It's almost comical that we have allowed these people to have so much power in our culture where they can force their deviant lifestyle into the public sphere and compel so many sectors of society to recognize this and to celebrate it as some kind of normal lifestyle.


Homosexuals all around the world are fighting for their "rights". Same-sex "marriage" has even been made legal in certain countries.




Why is it not acceptable you ask? My goodness. There are tons of reasons! It is not real marriage, it violates natural law, it offends God! But the main one that may be of your concern is that it turns a moral wrong into a civil right. We are currently in a generation where what we know that is wrong today, may be made legal tomorrow.


Same-sex “marriage” opposes nature. Two individuals of the same sex will never be able to marry because of an insurmountable biological impossibility. Don't tell me you don't learn science?


Today we are seeing a new sexual revolution where society is being asked to accept sodomy and same-sex “marriage.” If homosexual “marriage” is universally accepted as the present step in sexual “freedom,” what logical arguments can be used to stop the next steps of incest, paedophilia, bestiality, and other forms of unnatural behaviour?


You might argue that gays or lesbians did not ask to be made that way. No one is "made" to be a homosexual. It is because somewhere in your walk of life, some incidents happened that made you changed into being homosexual or bisexual, whatever.


There is so much negative influence by the entertainment industry today that drives society to think "it's okay" or "it's normal". Take pornography for example. Almost everybody says "it's not wrong to watch porn". But deep down, everybody knows that it's not a right thing to do. If so, why would you hide it from your mom? Or if so, would you in your normal state of mind encourage your children to watch them?


The indulgence of erotic desires does not give you freedom. It just leaves you encaged with more guilt.




On top of all the sadness I already feel about these things that I have written, I realised another sad thing when preparing this blogpost. I found that it is actually quite hard to google for help if you're gay/lesbian in Malaysia. I googled "homosexual help in Malaysia" just now only to see more pro-LGBT NGOs popping up on google. ==


Then I remembered a few months back when I listened to a talk about a lady sharing her experience about how she managed to restore her sexual identity. From being a lesbian, she struggled, but in the end, was restored to become a normal lady who no longer show interest to her own gender. It was not easy for her but everything was worth it in the end. She found true happiness and is now the founder of an NGO in Malaysia called PLUC  [http://pluc.org.my/].


If you happen to be homosexual, do not embrace it. Abort mission. I repeat. ABORT MISSION.     


There is cure to homosexuality. You just have to get help, be open about it and persevere in your fight against it.  http://pluc.org.my/  http://pluc.org.my/  http://pluc.org.my/  http://pluc.org.my/
(spamming the link here so those who need help can click into it)


You can call or even write to them. There will be counsellors to help you. You are not alone.










5. And then there are the shallow ones who only made things worse by doing stupid things

Hahaha okay this is going to be a childish rant. For those who have read all the way and thought that I'm a rather mature girl, you can kindly stop reading now else you will take back your thoughts and I don't want that to happen  


#CDM25 , Red People and tw.gigacircle.com are all making me think that our nation is full of ______ people. You fill in the blanks - -




I really got no eye see liao ah... People are missing out on the bigger picture by paying attention to petty matters like these.


Of course this doesn't apply to all Malaysians out there. Just the few ones that make up a certain percentage of Malaysians. But it is bad enough already because they are dominating the social media and we are giving them the attention and making it seem like everything is revolving around them.


So many problems one after another. And then here are these people to annoy us even more.


Ahhhhhh what is happening to us ??? T_________T


God bless Malaysia. x









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How I wished there was a reset button where we can just reset everything. The creation of the world. Made sure Adam didn't freaking eat that apple. And all of these will never ever occur. But then that might be another story altogether... will it be better that way? Question mark.


Nevertheless, it is an undeniable fact that we had already succumbed to the root of all moral decay -SIN, since the very beginning.


That,


is what made all of us imperfect.




















p/s Free thinkers and atheists will definitely be like
"oh that's why I don't believe in any religion"
Arghhhh. I have a lot to write to refute your argument
but I'm already tired so I'll leave it for another blogpost.
kbyekbyekbye




2 comments

  1. I applaud you for this post! You've said things that I couldn't find the words to write :) If you don't mind I will want to share this around!

    Bloobs Blurbs II

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  2. *jaw drops*
    then stand up and *clap hands*
    well said!! this should be shared out ! *press the share button*

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