.Friday, June 29, 2012 ' 5:15 PM Y
I haven't been a regular blogger since years back, mainly because I'm mostly too lazy to do proper updates. But the recent saga with City Harvest Church really takes the cake.
All you CHC hardcore followers... This case isn't about you being Christians, nor is it about churches. Its about embezzlement; about breaking the law. The public is enraged even though its not our money because its against our princples. That donations are meant to help the poor and needy, not to fund your ridiculously high-end lifestyles. NOT to fund your multi-million landed properties in and out of Singapore. Even if you wanna argue that you were a willing victim, too bad. The law still stands. I mean, look at the case of the sex scandals. You honestly think the girl didn't what she was doing when she fucked so many men? But the men were still charged, regardless of what anyone said.
I don't want to go into how shitty Sun's "music" is, or how totally irrelevant it is to spreading God's message. My one and only point is that this whole thing didn't happen because Kong is a Christian. It happened because he has been suspected to be doing illegal stuff. And the law cannot ignore that just because he happens to be an ultra charismatic pastor with thousands of loyal and devout followers. Blind or not.Letting him off the hook just because you claim to be a willing victim will set a precedent for many other future conmen to openly scam people of their hard-earned money through honeyed words. From MY point of view, Kong is no different from those heartless fellows who con aunties and uncles out of their heart-earned money. The only contrast is that Kong brainwashed his victims deep enough to make them still believe in him even AFTER the scam was exposed. Actually, that's even scarier, because it brings up the question of: Are you followers of Kong of followers of God?
I'm not a Christian. In fact, I'm not a devout follower of any particular religion, although I do pray to Kuan Yin and "Tian Gong" sometimes because of my family's religious beliefs. But I'd think that the idea of worship is general, if not the same, across all religions. Meaning that you pray to/worship a holy figure and not a human being. Seeing you CHC hardcore followers getting your heckles up because Kong is being investigated for his alleged crimes, its as though he's your God.
I have nothing personal against Kong, but I still hope he gets duly punished, for betraying the people who placed their faith and trust in him, and also for being such an asshole who uses other people's money for to fund a luxurious lifestyle for himself and his wife, then deny it and try to spin stupid stories.
If there really is a God, I'm sure He would also agree that those who have sinned need to be punished.