Sunday, January 27, 2013

RESPECT all Holy Books.

It's the National Bible Sunday here in the Philippines but in my own country in Malaysia, there are some people who have threatened to burn bibles. (Read here). The Member of Parlimen called on Muslims to seize and burn copies of Bibles... It was also reported that there were flyers urging Muslims to torch Malay language Bibles today. (Read here)

Many Malaysians including Muslims have spoken out against the bible burning plan and police reports have been done asking the authorities to intervene. Read here for the article on Malaysians speak out and here for a video of a certain group of independent Malaysians of various faiths and races lodged a police report.

I am against any sort of disrespect shown on any Holy Books be it the Bible, Quran, Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, Sutras, Torah, etc. These are texts which various religious traditions consider to be sacred, or of central importance to their religious tradition. Many religions and spiritual movements believe that their sacred texts are divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired. Let us respect each other's beliefs, practices and traditions. Let us work hard for PEACE.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 19:8, 9, 10, 15

R. (cf John 6:63c) Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
The law of the LORD is perfect,
refreshing the soul;
The decree of the LORD is trustworthy,
giving wisdom to the simple.
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
The precepts of the LORD are right,
rejoicing the heart;
The command of the LORD is clear,
enlightening the eye.
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
The fear of the LORD is pure,
enduring forever;
The ordinances of the LORD are true,
all of them just.
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.
Let the words of my mouth and the thought of my heart
find favor before you,
O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
R. Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.