As a marketing man I have been trained to appreciate positive and negative feedback, comments and suggestions from anonymous individuals exceedingly. Feedback in the positives or negatives is good mirrors that I can use to reflect. I usually suspend my judgment and consider your perception .
I respect your need to remain anonymous. I see that you must have a good reason.
Whether your intention is good or bad is beyond my capacity to decide. I don’t play God (May I suggest you do the same). Even if your intentions are bad, you may have good grounds – at least in your own eyes. In truth, the fact that you took the trouble to feedback shows that you have passion to make the world a better place and add value. You took the trouble because you cared about what I think, what I do and I thank you.
I take the stand that there are not many BAD people in the world, but many may simply be unaware. Sometimes humans are bad not because they are terrible but because they do not know. It’s hard to be angry with people who make uninformed decisions because they lack information and understanding.
For example, I see those cow-head protesters some time ago as belonging to this group. While our anger drives us to take them to court, a more spiritual and God-Conscious approach is to help them see the light and be remorseful. We need to trigger their hearts and show how wrongful and hurtful they were to the offended party, apologize, repent and get them to take action that will help them really change. Perhaps getting them to care, clean and feed cows for 6 months will be wise.
You see, I am a pure liberal. I will accept you even if you pray to Satan! I may not agree with your behavior and your stand; may talk you into changing your mind, but I can accept you as a person. My conviction is that since everything is God- Made and since God is All-Good, nothing can be all bad, including Satan.
I will only agree or disagree with your ‘choices’ because that is the only difference between us humans and the rest of God’s creation. We are given the capacity to have a ‘WILL’ and ‘MAKE CHOICES’. So, when we ‘MAKE CHOICES’ we are using God’s best gift to us. How could I fault you at that?
The rest of creation is on automatic setting and behave as they do by default – Satan included. This is my world-view shaped by The Quran (check Quran chapter 2:30 and other conceptual framework about Adam). If you have a differing world-view, we can agree to disagree :).
I want to post all Anonymous comments even if you disagree with me. Can we have a general contract about Anonymous comments?
Here are my suggestions:
No profanity please! It’s unfortunate, some of you gave some real fantastic comments but I cannot post them because of bad language. It was not your disagreement with me that stops me from allowing them to appear, it was the vulgarity.
NICE TO HAVES
- Don’t play God - or pretend we can read people’s mind and hearts. Practice the act of ‘doubting yourself’. Only the strong can and are willing to do that.
- Don’t make sweeping statements like ‘All Malays are lazy” or “All Chinese are rich,” or “All Indians cannot be trusted”, etc.
- Know the difference between a fact and an opinion – Facts must have adequate empirical information to back it up; your opinion is an emotional stand.
Thanks and peace.