Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The Power Of Opinion, Yours And Mine

It's amazing when, in this day and age, when we can access any information we want from anywhere we want (well we're almost there...), people remain ignorant and full of hatred?
In the ideal utopian society, all information would be shared for a better common understanding; yet with all the information systems available since the dawn of modern times (marked by the writing of history), humans remain seperated by race, geograhpy, intelligence, religion, culture, hobbies, favorite color and so on.
It's one thing to disagree on a favorite song; and it's another thing to disagree on religious principles. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and is also entitled to respect the right of opinion of others.

Somehow, people remember the former than the latter better. Still OK, somewhat; some people just don't care what other people think.

But when anarchy steps in, when violence steps in... that is where the line crosses.

I don't care whether if someone is right or wrong; in my view the ultimate truth will never reveal itself to us as it is divine knowledge -- but somehow may people of the earth think they know better and continue to torture those who do not think alike: in Abu Gharib, in Nepal, in Myanmar, and in Jakarta, to name a few places.

It's one thing to have an opinion - it's another thing to maim or kill someone for believing something else.

So here's my opinion: FPI can rot in hell for all I care. You'd think a "leading" Muslim organization would give a positive example for other Muslims... well, they don't, and they give us shame.

What's your opinion?

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