Monday, January 29, 2007

Napoleon Comes to Thailand

Having gotten rid of the democratically-elected prime minister by unlawful means, the new leaders of Thailand waste no time to adopt the tactics of Napoleon in George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

First, blame all the country's woes on the ousted prime minister; for example:
- The unrest and violence in the south,
- The new year’s eve bombings in Bangkok,
- Even the cracks in the new airport runways.

Next, find a convenient bogeyman who is out to harm and exploit our country. What better choice than the rich and tiny, and much disliked, proud and snotty Singapore? Accuse them publicly of some sinister plots like trying to eavesdrop on our military secrets.

Finally, of course the show is not complete without a bunch of sheep to chant. "Four legs good, two legs bad. Four legs good, two legs bad."

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Einstein and Faraday are Scientifically Illiterate

Gay activist and widely-adored blogger, Alex Au would have you believe that anyone who believes in Creationism is stubborn, stupid and ‘scientifically illiterate’.

In a lengthy article titled, Man at Faregate Refutes Creationism, in his website Yawning Bread, he argues that unlike the Theory of Evolution, the Creation Model simply does not stand up to scientific scrutiny.

But the fact is that there are many scientists (see list here) who believe in Creationism, including Albert Einstein who said:

“The religious feeling of the scientist takes the form of rapturous amazement at the harmony of natural law – which reveals an intelligence of such superiority that, compared with it, all the systematic thinking and acting of human beings is an utterly insignificant reflection”.

Many of the great scientists of the past, like Michael Faraday, Isaac Newton, and William Thompson Kelvin were Bible-believing men who saw no conflict between their Christian faith and their scientific careers. It was Newton who spoke of “thinking God’s thoughts after Him”. Believing in an ordered, well-planned Universe, a number God-fearing scientists have made immense contributions to scientific discovery. The belief in design and purpose in the Universe prompted such men and women to understand better the order already placed in the Universe.

Yes, one can argue that many of these scientists lived before Darwin’s time. And, while it is true that many Christians have succumbed to the onslaught of evolutionary thinking and twisted the words of the bible to conform to the populist views, many others have the courage to scrutinize evolution theories and have come to the conclusion that evolution is as religious an assumption as special creation.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

The Great Massacre Continues

Since I last wrote about this great human tragedy in Singapore and India, the killing continues unabated.

In a recent report in the Singapore Straits Times, it was reported that 7,000 girls are aborted EACH DAY in India. While I suspect that this figure may have been exaggerated, because a search on Google has shown varying numbers, one can still safely assume that the true figure is staggering. In comparison, our own figure of only 14,000 a year in Singapore, which covers both sexes, may even appear trivial.

While you are patting yourself on the back, your might as well take some pride that in our highly advanced society, the operations are carried efficiently and safely in clean, modern and comfortable surroundings. No backstreet abortions in our squeaky clean country – you can be sure of that. Just do a search on the internet and take a look for yourself at some of the advertisements for abortion services complete with diagrams and photos and user-friendly explanation. Not only are you assured of GEMS (Going the Extra Mile Service) service, you can even use your Medisave money to offset part of the fee so that you hardly feel the pinch.

So whether you are young or old, no need to wait for the next Romancing Singapore campaign to come around. Just go ahead and do your thing. No need to worry about this irritating thing that may come along. Just pop into one of our many ‘fertility clinics’ and they will help you to get rid of it in a jiffy and nobody need shed a tear.