I prayed, “God, show me your way!” It was silent. I rang the bell and called, “God, please show yourself!” It was silent. I ran down the street and screamed, “God, where are you?” It was silent. I beat my chest in tears and cried, “God, answer me!” It was silent. I was so exhausted … More Silence
I found God in the Chinese Temple. I found God in the Hindu Temple. I found God in the Buddhist Temple. I found God in the Synagogue. I found God in the Catholic Church. I found God in the Orthodox Church I found God in the Protestant Church I found God in the Mosque. I … More I Found God
When I was a little boy, my family attended these kinds of rituals and activities in the temple (as shown in the youtube video) quite often. We even had a medium friend who could do some really supernatural and eerie stuff like telling my mum what my brother, who was in London, was doing because … More My Chinese Medium Experience
Michell Yeoh won the best actress award in the Oscar, shall we Malaysians be proud? I think I am proud of her but I don’t think because of her I am proud to be a Malaysian. First, she is blessed to be born as a Chinese Malaysian in a politically influential and wealthy family. Believe … More Proud of Michelle Yeoh?
I know many of you are not following American politics (or don’t really know head or tail about their politics) but what they are going through right now (as well as in many countries in Europe, one of the commentators in the youtube channel below called them “pseudo democracies”) is what we Malaysians have gone … More Cannot Trust Politicians
When I was a young boy in the 70s, this Christian movie called “A Thief in the Night” was very popular among the Christian community. It was about the rapture before the anti-Christ took over the world. Only the holy Christians would be taken up to meet Jesus in the sky to avoid the tribulation … More The Sign of the End Times – One World Government
Hong Kong socialite Abby Choi’s murder has brought shockwave throughout Asia. I have to admit, I have no idea who this Abby Choi was until this murder case happened. How her body was gruesomely dismembered to make soup and two of her legs were found in the freezer has reminded me of the serial killer … More Abby Choi, Karma and Forgiveness
Jesus wasn’t “perfect” like you what believe. Jesus lost his cool and turned violent in the temple. He destroyed the vender tables and beat them up with a whip. If he did that in any civilized world today, he would be arrested and charged. He was also rude to his parents. He stayed back in … More Jesus wasn’t Perfect
I feel I need to observe Lent this year so I went to the Ash Wednesday Mass to start my Lent properly. Growing up in a Protestant tradition, I have never developed a habit of observing Lent. Even after I joined the Roman Catholic Church, my lenten observance has never been consistent. But I am … More Remember You are Dust – an Ash Wednesday Reflection
If we are saved by grace through faith (simply by just believing in Jesus and accepting him to be our personal savior) why is having the “correct” and “accurate” interpretation of the Bible so important? That’s the root of why there are so many denominations among the Protestants. In the Protestant church history, at one … More If Salvation is by Grace, why are Christians so Divided
Jesus didn’t call us to follow him so that our prayers would be answered, our illness will be healed, our preferred politicians will win the election and we will be prosperous and successful. Jesus’ calling is very clear: Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and … More True Religiosity and Spirituality
I feel betrayed by the West and its media. I trusted them (though I also was aware of their propaganda but I trusted them that they wouldn’t go all rogue on us). But after the experience of Covid and its vaccinations, I really feel betrayed. It was the last straw. This is why I no … More Betrayed by the Western Press
Someone asked me last week in church, how do we Catholics answer the challenges post by the Reform Christians (Protestant Christians who adhere to the Reformation traditions) because they are the experts in biblical knowledge. I don’t think I can give adequate biblical answers to these Reform Christians and I would refer them to listen … More Roman Catholic vs Protestant Church
Traditional Christianity believes that Jesus was a straight Jewish male. However, this view had created some issues about Jesus’ sexuality because it was highly unlikely that a first century Jewish man at his age could remain single without having any social or cultural reminfication. It was a religious obligation for a Jewish male to get … More The Gender and Sexuality of Jesus
I have been listening to a series of near death experiences (NDE) interviews on this youtube channel called Anthony Chene Production After listening to these interviews, I have come to this conclusion that at death, we will discover our understanding of “God”, either Christian, Muslim or Atheist or whatever, are all wrong. “God” is beyond … More Near Death Experience
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case has generated a lot of interests world wide. I believe, it is because this is the first time that a man has brought an abusive case against a woman and people are finally listening. The world has accepted that women are being abused by men because of the belief … More Gender Equality and Domestic Violence
Growing up in an Evangelical Christian community in the 70s, there were a lot of conspiracy theories about the end time. Movie like “a Thief in the Night” further enhanced the fear of the second coming of Christ and the end of the world. But today as I reflect back no those years, living in … More Second coming of Christ, can it be True?
I assigned an assignment to my Music students about how music influence political protests in Hong Kong. This was the SONG, Glory to Hong Kong (願榮光歸香港), during the HK protest in 2019. Listening to it brought tears to my eyes. And then I thought of our own situation in Malaysia … You know, we had … More What to Protest in Malaysia?
Imagine, humans have a dolphin body. Can we build a house with a dolphin body? Imagine, humans have a dog body. Can we dance ballet with that body? Imagine, humans have a bird body. Can we speak and sing with a beak? Even if humans have a monkey body, the mechanics and structures of the … More The Mystery of Human Intelligence and Body
Dinosaurs existed on this earth for billions of years but without humans, their existence was unknown. It is us humans who made known their existence thus give meaning to their existence. The beautiful lakes, majestic mountains and breath taking beauty of the oceans on earth would never be appreciated in paintings, poetry and music if … More The Reason why there are Humans on Earth?
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them (Romans 8:28) The above verse from the Bible basically says that all things that happened in our lives have a purpose, including bad things. For Christians, it is … More The Bible is a Book of Suffering
My greatest struggle while I was in the Protestant community is precisely this belief of Sola Scriptura. I know of many people who completely lost their faith and some become atheists because of Sola Scriptura I didn’t give up my faith because my inner experience of the Transcendence is so real that I cannot deny … More Sola Scriptura Rebutted
Aristotle believed that the ultimate goal for all humans is happiness and I believe he is right. Everything we decide to do is an attempt to produce happiness. We all seek to have a good life so that we can have happiness. We set our career goals so we can be successful in our careers … More How to be Happy
I guess it may be a bit too late to write about a reflection on the year 2021. However, I would feel really funny if I don’t mention the year 2021 in my first blog post of 2022. When we entered 2021, we were hopeful that it would be a better year than 2020 but … More Simple Satori from 2021
Usually when you believe in a politician is because you have heard what she said and read what she wrote. May be your friends also told you about her and what she stands for. Perhaps you saw her in action on social media or even in person. So you believe in her and will vote … More Believe vs Know
https://www.facebook.com/nakedpastor/photos/a.110409095655276/5013629255333211 When you hear, “God loves you but…” you know you’re in for some disappointing news. You know you are about to get scolded, corrected, disciplined, judged, condemned, marginalized, excluded, or something. And the one saying it is qualifying love. We know it. Christians tend to forget that Judas was one of the 12 who … More Christians, can You Love like Jesus?
A woman says the Bible triggers her since it was used to correct her. A man responds with scriptures. Not only is he insensitive to her feelings, but he only knows how to recite, rinse, repeat with a side of rebuke. Independent thought forbidden! Feelings invalid! (Naked Pastor) I have stopped reading the Bible for … More Biblical Triggering
I lost four of my cats in the past four years. They all lived till their ripe old age of 18-20. After my second cat died, I knew it was a matter of time the remaining two old ones would leave me. Therefore, when Dan, my partner, showed me a photo of a little kitten … More Loving My Cats
Every religious faith and school of spirituality has its own teaching on suffering. Buddhism and Christianity based their foundation of faith on suffering. If there is no suffering, there will be no Buddhism and Christianity. Prince Siddhartha Gautama renounced his life as a prince to become an ascetic in order to look for a way … More God and Suffering
We are living in a world of suffering. Every living being is suffering and we can never find a place where there is no suffering. That is why the first Noble Truth in Buddhism is “All is suffering”. And that realization of suffering is the key that drove Prince Gautama to leave his palace life … More The Mystery of Suffering
Everything single premise in the meme is not valid because it cannot be verified and it’s Western Protestant Christian centric. It’s not comprehensive enough to argue God doesn’t exist. It only sufficient enough to argue that God in the meme (good, omnipotent, omniscient) doesn’t exist but not other types of God. Those are the assumptions … More Another Bone with Western Atheists
I have observed, after many years of being a Roman Catholic, I hardly encounter anyone in the Catholic church making fun of Protestant Christians. And I haven’t seen any memes or cartoons or any kind of of offensive jokes targeting Protestants by the Catholics. The only negative remarks I heard so far were some priests … More Protestants vs Catholics
I got news that my opposite neighbor, an Indonesian lady, may have contracted covid. At this moment, she is under house quarantine. I have not seen her for days and I hardly interact with her anyway. This is probably the closest I have got with covid. I did have friends who were infected with covid; … More A Reflection on the Pandemic as a Malaysian
Recently, I discovered the mystery of the number “zero”. It was first invented in the Sumerian culture in Mesopotamia some 5000 years ago. The Indian adopted it and developed it into the most important number in mathematic history. Without the number “zero”, we will not have the mathematical understandings and progresses we have today. I … More The Number Zero is Our Home
When we hear the word “dialogue”, we may immediately think of two or more people talking with one another. Therefore, interfaith dialogue usually conjures up the image of people from different faiths coming together to have a conversation. While that image is partly correct, interfaith dialogue goes beyond having a conversation among people of different … More When the Saint met the Sultan – A Spiritual Dialogue