Wednesday, March 11, 2009

agama politik = politik agama

Malaysia Christians battle with Muslims over Allah

Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:48pm EDT

By Niluksi Koswanage

KENINGAU, Malaysia (Reuters) - Reciting the Catholic Creed, the 1,800-strong congregation attending mass at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral on Borneo island intones in Malay: "We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of Allah."

These Malaysian Catholics, like their brethren in Indonesia, have used the word "Allah" in place of "God" since converting to Christianity in the 19th century.

But now the government in this mostly Muslim Southeast Asian nation of 27 million people wants to prevent "Allah" being used by Christians, saying it is subversive and aims to convert Muslims.

Christians fear this is just the thin edge of the wedge.

http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE52A05920090311

the best part : For the people of Bishop Piong's congregation what happens in the battle over the use of "Allah" will certainly be an issue if the election is re-run."If the government wants to be nasty and stop people from using Allah, it can. But it may not work here. It's God's country here," said 28-year-old Teresa Palikat, a tailor, after attending Sunday Mass in Keningau district.

"If the elections happen, we will show them (the government) we are serious about Allah."

baldimerah: kita tunggu apa mainan orang politik~~

baldibiru: tunggu lagi sampai haru

baldibesi: Allah milik manusia atau manusia milik Allah?

baldikayu: Ini sensitif. hal agama. wallahu alam (sampai bila pon x selesai)

baldi plastik: berbicaralah dengan berhemah. Tuhan adalah satu.. tidak bersekutu dan tidak disekutukan.

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