As many people with many better things to do, I don't go much often to see the news. As what I've expressed in the past, the media has grown into something nasty. They don't have that sense of responsibility and the quality is deteriorating into the level of gossip column.
I've just got SMS asking about the stance of Christianity. A Moslem friend asked me if the Bible encourage us to support Israel country. Apparently, there is a Jew community that would like to celebrate Israel birthday made it into the news. Because of that, some of uninformed Indonesian making strange conspiracy theory.
Now, for Indonesian people here's a hint about Chrisitianity: Jesus would like to build an Israeli kingdom, but that kingdom is not in earth! Furthermore, it is said in the Bible the new Israeli weren't the descendant of Abraham, but also tribes and nations from all over the world.
If you learned about history, the Israel kingdom was divided into two kingdom: North Israel and Judah. After King Solomon, ten of the tribes liberated themselves into North Israel and his descendant took an altar of the two remaining tribes as Kingdom of Judah, which part of its area were the current Israel.
Both of the kingdom weren't lasted because, according to the Bible, they were sinister. God had enough of their sins and took an oath to banish them from their land. It is said from the Bible that the Messiah would come and gather them. In this particular teaching, we, the Christians, believe that the Messiah has arrived. This differ with mainstream Judaism that still waiting. To them, we are infidels; a cult.
But, even if we are labelled infidels and differ with them, Christians are told not to hate people; even if that person is an enemy. This benevolentness of tender and meek seem making some people into thinking that we are supportive with them.
Do you know that the Christians also support Palestine as a country? Furthermore, the only thing that stands between Israel and Palestinians are the Vatican that protects the Palestinian country.
So, before judging others, why don't we Indonesian take a deep breath and think just for a while and stop generalizing things! None of this world is black or white.
Take a look at a while about this story here. It was written by a Mexican Jew who felt enough about the Zionism and what it's lack of. With that, I can prove you that not all Jew support Zionism. Take a look of this document also that said there was a time where Arabs and Jewish ruled in peace by a Moslem Caliph.
So the problem is:
HATE GENERATES HATE
The current sad state of the Indonesian media is took a part of it. They would make an opinionated what supposed to be a fact article. That's the problem!
Now, before you pointing a finger against the Indonesian Jew community that celebrate other country's independent, I would like to ask you about the same thing: WTH you celebrate the Palestinian independence? Don't your hypocrisy makes a double standard here?
They were wrong to celebrate other country, so do you. You, the people whom into thinking of the Palestinian country as if it was your homeland. You whom take an oath to give something to the Palestinian, instead of doing something about the sorry state of our own brethren in Lapindo
Is it wrong? Not really. They may suffer.
But, IMHO, when other people do the same you point a finger on them. That's double standard. People that put double standard is like taking orgasm over double rainbow. With no particular reason of whatsoever but a phantasm.
So, please, stop this hate! Let them and you and me and others enjoy our lives without hate.
Ah, my blog article is getting biased. So, I stop here. My point is, we are brethren and forever will be even if we have different faith. No hate please.