Ludicrousness Personified!


Let me set the record straight. I have been a Christian since 1973 but have never encountered any thing which has been referred to as a Christian vice. What in the blazes am I talking about? Read THIS POST and you might get my drift.

A Christian is one who has gone through the sinner’s prayer and accepted Jesus as his/her Lord and Savior. Being born in a Christian family does not make one a Christian. It is a personal experience that the convert goes through. I am not trying to convert anyone to Christianity but am trying to clarify certain terms.

What then is a vice? According to, it is a noun which can mean:

1. an immoral or evil habit or practice.
2. immoral conduct; depraved or degrading behavior: a life of vice.
3. sexual immorality, especially prostitution.
4. a particular form of depravity.
5. a fault, defect, or shortcoming: a minor vice in his literary style.
6. a physical defect, flaw, or infirmity: a constitutional vice.
7. a bad habit, as in a horse.
8. ( initial capital letter ) a character in the English morality plays, a personification of general vice or of a particular vice, serving as the buffoon.

There is no such thing as Christian vices. The Bible teaches Christians to stay away from all that is mentioned above and more. However, no one is perfect and there could still be Christians who commit sins. Even Paul the Apostle himself has talked about the constant struggle between doing what he knows is right and doing what he wants to do.

In the FMT article HERE, Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) president Thomas Philips said no religion should be belittled due to a lack of understanding.

“We should not belittle any religion just because we don’t understand it. Her comments were not in context as she wrongly understood that Valentine’s Day was a Christian festival,” he said.

Ignorance is no excuse for any insensitive statement. Religious leaders must be exemplary leaders that followers can look up to them as role models and follow prescribed patterns of behavior.

There have been many incidents when those from other religions went astray and as far as I know, no Christian leader has stepped forward to judge or to condemn them.

John 8:7 (NKJV) So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said to them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.

No one has any right to condemn another person. Honestly. I am not a fanatical Christian and those of you who have been reading my blog would be aware of my level of tolerance. This is the first and (I hope) the last time I am writing to defend my religion.

It is alarming that the program where the statements were uttered was aired on a nationwide scale. I am deeply concerned as to the impact on how non-Christians view Christians. Religious fervor, unrestrained sans sensitivity and mutual respect, can be destructive.

Interestingly, it is only in the last ten years that Muslims in other parts of the world have been objecting to Valentine’s Day. CLICK HERE to see the trend. For the 50 years that I have lived in Malaysia, this is the FIRST time that statements such as those uttered and even the correlation of Valentine’s Day with Christianity – a fallacious one indeed – has been made. Why the sudden morality crusade when in other cases of immorality, some have their lips zipped? Will anything be done to remedy/diffuse the situation?

For the record, the bible does not teach or promote Valentine’s Day. Even Christmas is not inherently a Christian practice.