Insensitive Preacher



...it really is a very ignorant mistake
using
skin colours to illustrate that, especially when it's done at Church by
a supposedly pious person...

What a lucky day, I attended this jester sermon again today :-P.
In his sermon, God's Words vs Reality, he mentioned that we should respect one another's culture. He asked people to accept with open heart the celebration of Chinese New Year in Indonesia, which I think it has been done since two years ago when our government granted Chinese New Year as our national holiday.
He said, if Church can support Valentine, then why doesn't Church support Chinese New Year? Because according to him Valentine is actually to celebrate the affair of goddess Venus and Cupid.

Whatever nonsense, I basically agree that we must respect any culture.
But why then when giving example he had to mention racist thing? (Though I had predicted that he would say it, and I was right).

It's more or less like this.....
"dia hitam, jelek / he is black, ugly"
"tidak seperti saya, putih dan ganteng / unlike me, white (in Indonesia, we call lite skin as white, no matter it's actually yellow or really white) and good looking"

Ok so it's probably just his joke*. He and those other preachers who also said that are probably want to illustrate "Don’t judge a book by its cover".
Of course, we're human, no matter pious; we are not mistake-resistance.

But it really is a very ignorant mistake using skin colours to illustrate that, especially when it's done at Church by a supposedly pious person.

...I really wish
I will never ever hear that kind of
'black/ dark skin=ugly ; white/ light skin=good looking' illustration anymore, especially
at Church

At least today at Church I saw one person from Papua. Papua people have skin as black as generally African people, and not only him, there are many people with dark skin too. When today I heard this kind of preaching again: hitam=jelek (black/ dark skin=ugly), putih=cakep (white/ light skin=good looking), I looked at that guy from Papua. I wonder what did he feel hearing this thing at Church.

This preacher probably forgot this verse:
Luk 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

I really wish I will never ever hear that kind of 'black/ dark skin=ugly ; white/ light skin=good looking' illustration anymore, especially at Church.

*Today, more than thrice he laughed "jangan pasang muka formalin dong (please don't give me that stern look)", when he didn't see us laugh every time he threw out his lame jokes.

4 comments:

Owner said...

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This is just a test comment...ignore it

Eg said...

By actual right,my right of course,I shouldn't make any comment on this kind of issue.But I love peace and equality and I hope you don't mind a little quip from me.
We humans will never ever be perfect,when perfection means the most in this chaotic world.Perfection of the heart is what I mean.
Sadly,we only look at ourselves and the people that matter to us only.......never the general,never the whole human race! How I wish if everyone in the world is blind......then only we won't have the colour problem.
I rest my case.

phydeaux3 said...

Very nice blog. I like it a lot. And you've implemented the 'categories' awesome. Looks very good. I tried to leave you a comment the other day but your comments weren't working for me then. Hopefully I have the answers you asked about up on my blog. If they don't make sense, keep asking and we'll eventually get it right. ;-)

Cheers.

Owner said...

Hi EG and Phydeaux3,
EG:
Yes, it's hard to be fair cos we're just human.
But at least not that 'naive'.
And EG, I don't want to be blind :-D I want to see any colour and to be able respect each. Even though my favourite is always orange :-D LOL

Phydeaux3:
Big thank you!! :-D It's all because of your very informative tutorial! But my lack of understanding of HTML and CSS still doesn't allow me to fully understand any HTML/ CSS tutorial. I make your blog as one of my sources, hope you don't mind.

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