If you hadn't noticed, our religious leaders don't block us from the influences of the world. They educate us on our options and repercussions and allow us to chose and decide through what we believe, through our faith. A simple example, when the movie Da Vincci Code came to cinemas, while some Catholics wanted it banned, what did our Bishop say? Let them watch and chose what they want to believe. If their faith is STRONG, they will not be dampened by FICTION. The movie played gloriously in the cinemas, and I recall so clearly how many non Catholics clapped and cheered on to parts of that movie, especially when the image of the supposed Apostle John was said to actually be Mary Magdalene and when that figure was connected to Jesus to claim they were an item. It's really funny to see how the crowd laughed and even clapped at that point. I was shocked to witness that sort of a reaction, but back to the point - let your faith lead you! Let not the ways of the world shaken your faith in your Saviour! Happy are those who have not seen yet believe. So we believe right? We believe in what we know, in what has been taught to us through our Catechism. We don't get shaken by fiction or irrelevant claims. Our Bishop didn't go all 'GANGHO' over it! He left it to us because he believed the sheep will not stray from the Shepherd.
Knowing the truth and standing up for it is something MALAYSIA CAN NEVER DEAL WITH! Not only are we not allowed to fight for what is right, we have to dim our intelligence just because most leaders don't have one! While our government clearly have no sense of JUSTICE and are biased about racial and religious intolerance, where they prosecute those who insult Islam yet let those who insult other religions in the media walk freely, shows what sort of a government we have, and believe me, the world see it as clearly as we do too.
So I say, let it go!
Let us love our neighbours are we love ourselves, respect their concerns and practice what Jesus preached to us 2000 years ago.
I say "Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with US!"
(Joseph Marino who came to Malaysia to see into religious matters, might as well go on a good CUTI-CUTI Malaysia and enjoy the food and the wonders of GOD in this land, because that's the only great thing Malaysia has to offer!)