Friday, November 22, 2013
Act to stop further deterioration of morality
I refer to the shocking report, “My dad, my lover” (Star 21 November) which made many right-thinking Malaysians feel very sick to the core.
Sex with one’s own daughter is a grievous and unforgivable sin that is strongly condemned by all cultures and religions. In fact most communities recommend the most severe forms of corporal punishment for such perpetrators.
This man treated his own daughter like a prostitute to satisfy his carnal appetite. We should all condemn his immoral acts in the strongest terms. Hope the authorities take prompt action to bring him to justice and mete out severe punishment so that others will be deterred from committing such sins.
Even the worst fathers will protect his daughters at all costs, even giving up their own lives at times. Even many criminals and thugs who frequent prostitutes may not go to girls of their daughter's age. That much respect and love fathers have for their own daughters.
The love of a father for his daughter is highly noble not carnal like in the case of this father. It is hard to understand how his fatherly love for her as a baby and child can turn to lust years later. It is frightening to think that a young girl cannot be safe with her own father. If she cannot find the security with her own father, who else can she turn to in times of trouble or need? The behavior of this father is highly disgusting, deplorable and insane which all right thinking humans must condemn to the utmost
Immoral behaviors like this are becoming more rampant in our society which in the past used to take pride of the high morals among the people. We claim to have become more religious, giving great importance to spiritual activities, prayers and worship but the moral values among our people seem to have declined instead of rising as it should be with the increasing spirituality.
With such perverted morality as incest, rape and other sexual and other crimes becoming more and more frequent and blatant, we tend to wonder where we are we leading to as a human society? Will humanity ever return to the era of strict morality, discipline and respect for the elderly which produced many great men and women of the past? Will the fear of God that ruled us before ever return?
While the answers to these may not in the affirmative it is however timely to seriously look into this problem of declining morality in our society and take remedial steps to check further deterioration. Proper moral education and true leadership by example are the only ways to check such rot in our society.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Death a lesson for the living
When a person close to us dies or when a death occurs in our family it is usually a time of great sorrow and sadness. The thought that we will never see the person again brings unbearable pain in our hearts that may last a long time, at times even forever, depending on how close we were with that person.
We often console ourselves that the deceased person had died peacefully without much pain for some the death had rescued the person from and suffering he was going through in life. The faith we profess gives us some joy that he will be in heaven with God. These thoughts bring a little comfort as we bid him the final goodbye.
In the midst of all the sorrow and pain, death more importantly should be a cause for reflection. How did the dead person affect us? How did he/she touch us? How did we treat the person when he was alive? It is a time for us to express remorse, repent and correct our wrongs. It is the time to repay our gratitude to the person by promising to keep alive his good values and cherish every moment we had with him.
Everyone who walks on this earth leaves behind something for us to learn. Death is the time to learn some useful lesson from the experiences of the deceased, the good should be of what we should adopt and the bad of what we should avoid. No death should be in vain as every death should be a lesson for the living.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Tribute to our & mentor Mother Alice Mary Santhosam
We were over whelmed with sadness and sorrow with your sudden demise as you were truly a mother to all of us
You hailed from a poor village in India but ended as the queen of a respected family in Ipoh
We admire and salute your determination and resolute for the success which few have achieved.
In your life you were a wonderful wife and companion to your husband and stood by him during thick and thin and help build your family to what it is today
You were a great mother to your seven children always being there when they needed you most.
To us in the family you leave behind a legacy of hard work, diligence and tender loveYou have impressed us with you extraordinary concern for perfection in all the things you do. especially the little appreciated small things in the home
To your friends you will be remembered as a God-fearing and loyal friend who always went the extra mile to care for them
We will surely miss you dearly mom but we know God has taken you away for greater happiness to be in His company for ever
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