Saturday, October 31, 2009

In Praise of Satire – A Response To Daniel Chew Huicong


Note: This post is a satirical response to this post by Daniel Chew Huicong. To show the kind of liar Daniel Chew is, here he writes, “This would be my last word on the cyber-terrorist, liar and anti-Christian watchblogger anonymously called "Antithesis".” But just two days later, he writes about “Antithesis” again. Does he even have a single iota of integrity as a self-professed Christian?

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.” Matthew 23:23-28

Nope, I am not praising Watchman Chew, and I am not out of my mind. I am merely praising the art of satire.

In our struggle against the flesh and the world, nothing ever comes close to practically surfacing the sinful desires of the flesh than trials and tribulations, especially when others wrong us and slander us without cause and without truth e.g. Watchman Chew’s relentless condemnation and anathematization of a multitude of churches, pastors, elders, worship leaders, and fellow brethren-in-Christ.

What shall we do then? We can attempt to fight fire with fire, and attack those who anathemathize us even more harshly and vociferously. After all, don't we all have a right to protect ourselves and defend our reputations, especially when the venerable Watchman Daniel Chew Huicong condemned so many of us to hell fire and called us heretics? Since the truth is on our side, victory is all but assured and we can thus steamroll all opposition, can't we?

To tackle this question, we must look at what the Scripture teaches about the topic of satire and mockery. In fact, there is an entire book written to defend satire within Christian writings and polemics. The problem with the usual approach is that it doesn’t go through the head of hidebound hypocrites like Watchman Daniel Chew Huicong.

But what is “satire” according to the Bible? It is written in this book, “A Serrated Edge: A Brief Defense of Biblical Satire and Trinitarian Skylarking,”

“Satire treats the foibles of sinners with a less than perfect tenderness. “Satire is the exposure of human vice or folly through rebuke or ridicule. … It might consist of an entire book (e.g. Amos), or it can be as small as an individual ‘proverb.’” But nevertheless, if a Christian employs satire today, he is almost immediately called to account for his “unbiblical” behavior.” [1]

Hence, satire is defined as the “exposure of human vice or folly through rebuke or ridicule.” “Ridicule” would include the usage of mockery, humor, sarcasm, derision, teasing, scoffing and scorn, while “rebuke” would involve chastisement, criticism, censure, and castigation.

One biblical approach to dealing with our enemies is to follow the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of course, his use of satire and mockery:

“The disciples were worried about the effects of the Lord’s rhetoric. Did you know the Pharisees were offended when they heard this? (Mt. 15:12). Yes, I did, He replied in effect. His mission was accomplished (v. 13). The Lord attacked the scribes and Pharisees for their long robes, sanctimonious geegaws, prayer habits, tithing practices, their ways of greeting, their seating arrangements, their hypocrisies, and so on. If the Pharisees had funny hairdos, like they do on TBN, we would have heard about that too.” [2]

In replying an opponent, the satirical exposé exposes the hypocrite for who he is, warts and all. This hypocrisy would include Daniel Chew’s two-faced notion of naming a post, “In Praise for AT,” and then turning around, pretending that he is a little god, and pronouncing eternal damnation upon my soul:

“He as a Neo-Orthodox heretic is not saved. Yet, to desire for his good means to desire for his salvation from his vain way of life. Seen in this light, I pity him. His emptiness has generated only hatred in him which he spews at people like me who proclaim the truth. He has nothing to offer; no Gospel to save him from his sins and he is on the road to perdition.”

This kind of “praise” would probably be the kind of praise Daniel Chew offers to God when he sings, “Praise God from whom all blessings flow” – the utter hypocrisy and his “fair show in the flesh” is clear to those who have eyes to see.

It is not within the scope of this post to discuss Daniel Chew Huicong’s long robes and graduation gown, his sanctimonious gewgaws, prayer habits, tithing practices, his ways of greeting (for example, he would commend you as a brother-in-Christ, then nitpick on your writings, call you a heretic, and condemn you to hell like he is God Himself), his seating arrangements in church (especially when he is late for service on the Lord’s Day – his pastor would know this), his hypocrisies, and so on. If Chew had a funny, twisted smile on his face – like he does on his graduation photograph – we would have heard about that too if this were a satirical exposé.

The English Puritan, George Swinnock, writes:

Sin reigning in the heart, is oftentimes more hurtful
than when it rages in the life. Such civil people go to
hell without much disturbance, being asleep in sin.
They are so far from being awaked that they are many
times praised and commended.

Example, custom, and education, may also help a man
to make a fair show in the flesh. They may prune and lop
sin, but never rip it up by the roots. All that these can do,
is to make a man like a grave, green and flourishing on
the surface and outside, when within there is nothing but
rottenness and corruption.

One purpose of satire is to awake such “civil people” who “go to hell without much disturbance, being asleep in sin. They are so far from being awaked that they are many times praised and commended.” Being constantly praised and commended by fellow bloggers for condemning so-called heretics and churches to hell, it is little wonder that such hypocrites or fools continue to be asleep.

The Bible discussed many ways of answering a fool. Sometimes, we answer not a fool according to his folly, lest we be like him (Prov. 26:4), but “in other situations a fool must be answered according to his folly lest he become wise in his own conceits. “Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit” (Prov. 26:5). In other words the Bible says that answering a fool does provides a temptation to the satirist, and so he must watch out. But not answering provides a temptation to the fool and allows him to marinate further in the juices of his own vainglory.” [3]

Indeed, the marinating juices of vainglory has got to one’s mind and soul, that it seems an almost impossible task of coating the slippery body with a crunchy, tasty breadcrumb crust of “Christ-likeness” so as to fry the fool within the oil of sanctification. Just look at what the Watchman Chew has written about himself:

“Through AT, whatever things that can be used against me has been dug out somehow, thus showing me my weak spots. Although all of AT's commentaries are outright lies, yet because he is by nature an enemy, he would endeavor to collect as much dirt as possible to smear my reputation. In this regard, I am thankful for how little he can actually find, thus requiring the manufacture of entire sets of lies in order to malign my character.”

What a self-deluded individual he is! Whatever little we have done, we do it out of our own leisure and free time. We have not even started dabbling in his appalling writings at Credo 500, his self-acclaimed “papers,” and his long blog posts – we simply do not have the time (like Daniel Chew has) to critique such unedifying “papers” and narcissistic blogging attempts. Of course, if we get paid a lucrative salary for doing it, we might just spend our precious time performing a thorough critique of all his writings. But it will not be an enjoyable task. And of course, Daniel’s assertion that we are lying is, indeed, a lie in itself (please refer to our previous post).

Daniel laments, “But whatever happens, the main thing we should remember is that faithfulness to God and His Word counts more than our reputations. Jeremiah's reputation wasn't very great in his entire life time [sic], and he was imprisoned many times for the truth. We should care less about our own reputations and more about the honor of God's name. Rather that we be despised by the world than for God to be dishonored.”

What an honorable aim in life for Daniel: to call down hell fire upon his opponents, to relentlessly pick on pastors, elders, teachers, church leaders and various denominations in order to condemn them as heretics. What do we say to Watchman Daniel Chew’s attempt at being a Watchman? This is our answer:

“Consequently, prophetic rebukes should come from seasoned prophets, from men called to the ministry of guarding those people who belong to the Lord. The work should be done by men of some age and wisdom, and not by novices, firebrands, and zealots. The work should most certainly not be done by the kind of man who practices on his mom, wife, or kids. … A man who has a need to cut others is a man who ought to be silent.” [4]

In conclusion, in our dealings with the enemy, let us seek to emulate the example of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let us have the courage to call the charlatan for who he truly is – a hypocrite. Towards a hypocrite who demands the Matthew 18 methodology in approaching a brother-in-Christ when we deal with him, while he himself indulges in calling down hell fire upon his opponents without ever bothering to even contact them, we would plead for the use of satire as laid out in the Word of God. God will judge in the end, and His judgment will be perfectly just according to the sins committed. May we learn therefore how to desire the ultimate good for our enemies, even through the use of biblical satire. Amen.

References

[1] Douglas Wilson, A Serrated Edge: A Brief Defense of Biblical Satire and Trinitarian Skylarking (Moscow, ID: Canon Press, 2003), p. 12, quoting Leland Ryken et al, eds., Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 1998), p. 762.

[2] Ibid., 101

[3] Ibid., 103

[4] Ibid., 104-5.

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

This Danny Boy Boy is good at acting lol!

What a waste that he is not employed as a professional actor ... ha! This time got caught LYING with his pants down, still wanna try to look pious lol!

Sadly, he is spurred further by his blogging friends unto even more "good works" ... I can predict what he will do next.

You are right AT. He expects the kind of treatment that he NEVER EVER gives to his victims. Truly a hypocrite.

Ben said...

Great work, AT!

The watchman got watched and exposed. Serve the man his own medicine. Yeah, right.

Anonymous said...

Good post. As Ben has said, giving Daniel a taste of his own medicine would hopefully teach him how to be a kind and meek Christian man.

There are too many Christians nowadays but very few Christ-like Christians. Even I couldn't tell the difference between Chew and my next door neighbour.

Anonymous said...

My pastor nearly fainted after seeing this.

http://astronova.multiply.com/video/item/16

It is so libelous.

Ron Hodgman said...

To the best of my knowledge as I don't read Daniel's blog much; he has to date honored his promise to ignore me.

I am not offended that he ignores me as I consider him a Clown rather than a Calvinist.

Anyone know where Stephen Macasil is as his blog appears to be very silent. He posted nothing for Reformation Day and he has yet to post part two of the Horton - Frame Controversy (aka Disagreement). I have started reading Horton's book "Christless Christianity" and I believe it should be titled "Michael Horton's Spiritual Discernment Opinions Concerning Possible Christless Christianity That is Here or About to Appear If It has Not Already Appeared (However, I don't want to offend too many persons ... even if I believe I may be right as it may negatively impact future book sales.)". However, I am sure the true title of the book wouldn't sell as many copies as the more controversial title picked. I have to agree with John Frame that Michael Horton has become a Hyper-Machen Warrior who is a bit afraid of going too far so he writes rather confusing material of has it already happened or is it about to happen????

I am seriously considering cutting "The White Horse Inn" out of my donation giving as I don't financially support Hyper-Machen Warriors who cannot make up their mind if something has happened or it has yet to happen but it appears the tend is it will happen soon?

I continue to think I should join the Lutheran church as American Calvinism has gone down hill since Jonathan Edwards. John Piper, Tim Keller, and Mark Driscoll have yet to become Calvinist Clowns so maybe there is still hope for American Calvinism?

I still like R. C. Sproul too. Too bad that Greg Bahnsen is not still alive as he is badly missed.

I am not surprised that he broke his promise. Keep up the satire as I love satire of Calvinist Clowns like Daniel Chew.

Legion said...

Daniel Chew is now knighted as a Calvinist Clown (CCl).

Hahahahaha!!!

Daniel Chew, BSc(Hons), CCl, ThD (imaginery).

Anonymous said...

I think this URL works better:

http://astronova.multiply.com/video/item/16/Joseph_Prince_the_heretic

Libelous. Defamatory!

pistevo said...

I agree with you Ron on a number of points. The biggest one is that Watchman Chew as a calvinist clown.

American Hyper-Machen Warriors are feeding Daniel's sectarianism among his own personality problems.

I have stopped listening to the White Horse Inn a while back, because the host started reminded me of the judges off the old Muppets Show. I refuse to be part of that sensationalism(which Frame corrected in his review) which at the moment is feeding our Watchman.

Keep up the good work AT and others!

pistevo said...

"Daniel Chew, BSc(Hons), CCl, ThD (imaginery)."

Oh Watchman is crowned........ha..lol! The Clown is crowned....

Not Afraid said...

@Ron,

John Piper, Tim Keller, and Mark Driscoll have yet to become Calvinist Clowns so maybe there is still hope for American Calvinism?

>Yeah, there's still hope alright.

But wait, Daniel and the likes of him would call these ministers "heretics" who need to repent unto eternal life. Do not forget that Daniel Chew is the final arbiter concerning YOUR salvation!

Be afraid! Be VERY afraid!

Muahahahahahaahahahhah!!!

Ron Hodgman said...

The self-appointed watchmen of God named Stephen Macasil and Daniel Chew do not approve of Tim Keller and Mark Driscoll. So far they appear to approve of John Piper.

Stephen Macasil loves to condemn Tim Keller because he quotes C. S. Lewis and C. K. Chesterton. I couldn't help but ponder every time that John Piper in an audio book mentioned C. S. Lewis and even C. K. Chesterton in a positive way and he quoted from Richard Foster's book "Celebration of Discipline"; if the two self-appointed watchmen of God knew John Piper as well as they claim. I attended John Piper's church for a year and I know things about John Piper's ministry that would get condemnation from both Stephen Macasil and Daniel Chew.

For example, John Piper's church joins all Roman Catholic churches in the Twin Cities once a year to protest abortion. One day of the year, Roman Catholics and John Piper's church forget their differences about gospel and protest the killing of the unborn by abortion. I know this is true because I found myself surrounded by Roman Catolics on the steps of the Minnesota Capitol Building in St. Paul who were happy that John Piper's church sent a few bus loads of protesters. Yes, there was hand shaking on the rights of the unborn to have a chance of life between Roman Catholics and members of John Piper's church on the steps of the Minnesota Capitol Building.

Just one example ... and I was there to see it in person.

Pied Piper said...

According to Daniel Chew, John Piper needs to REPENT of his sin!

http://puritanreformed.blogspot.com/2009/07/gentle-and-not-so-gentle-rebuke-to-john.html

Chew wrote, "It is certainly very regrettable that Pastor John Piper has decided to entangle himself with the Federal Vision heresy. It is hoped that he would heed Scott Clark's rebuke and repent of his compromise, and turn to the Gospel of salvation by faith alone apart from obedience to the Law."

So, yeah, even Piper is condemned by Chew. Piper (according to Chew) is currently entangled with HERESY!

That makes Piper a supporter of HERETICS!

Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!

Anonymous said...

"The self-appointed watchmen of God named Stephen Macasil and Daniel Chew do not approve of Tim Keller and Mark Driscol.."

ha..ha..! Daniel Chew isn't even an elder let alone a church theologian! But I guess that makes him an independent squeaky voice outside the church all airing from his parent's house.

Do Daniel's parents have to watch him because of his ongoing medical condition? Is that why he still stays at home.

Ron Hodgman said...

OK, I stand corrected on the John Piper matter. Can you give me a short list of persons that Daniel Chew currently approves of?

Is it possible that the short list has only one name on it? Perhaps three names if Stephen Macasil and TartanArmy have not yet fallen from Daniel Chew's approved list.

Pied Piper said...

Dear Ron,

A list of people approved by Chew?

I can't think of any, except for Daniel Chew Huicong.

Perhaps Michael Jackson as well?

The only person who might know the answer could be his gynecologist.

Noodle Lee said...

Seriously, I think Chew likes Gordon Clark and Stephen Macasil. But John Calvin isn't calvinistic enough for him.

Ron Hodgman said...

Gordon Clark really isn't Calvinist enough for him either if he rejects John Calvin. You appear to be confirming my belief that Daniel Chew is a Hyper-Calvinist and Gordon Clark was not a Hyper-Calvinist. Some believe TartanArmy to be a Hyper-Calvinist per his "The Dialogue Box" period. It is no secret that I consider Stephen Macasil a Hyper-Calvinist.

Anonymous said...

My on going question is Daniel really reformed?

Watchman says, "I am no friend of Charismatism", but he He rarely quotes the reformed confessions or quote Calvin himself and he gives false prophecies. No Reformed in North America would act like this....

"You are hereby given seven days to think and pray over the issue. If you continue to harden your heart, I would issue an open letter showing the errors in GDOP Singapore and the entire GDOP movement, warning people against joining in it and even praying against it. We in the REFORMED churches in Singapore would not forget the rank compromise and the damage you are doing to the cause of Christ our Lord. Furthermore, God will not forget this act of disobedience and I will PROPHETICALLY say that there would be NO true revival through this event...."

http://puritanreformed.blogspot.com/
2006/05/open-letter-to-singapore-
global-day-of.html

Daniel's former friend said...

I see the contrast between Daniel Chew and the Puritan George Swinnock. The difference is one of reliability.

Daniel has not proven himself to be a reliable Christian leader. When Daniel ought to be learning and being discipled, he has set himself up as an "author, watchman, apologist".

Classic case of one who is trying to run before he could crawl.

What do you think?

Anonymous said...

Is Daniel Chew reformed? Hardly!

His idea of Reformed is Michael Horton, John Piper, James White, modern worship songs, movies, church-hopping, pew-warming, etc.

OK, at least he pays lip service to the 5 points of Calvinism.

That hardly makes Daniel Reformed.

Noodle Lee said...

What do I think?

I think you hit the BULL'S EYE.

But ...

Daniel Chew would say that you are being "libelous", "heretical", "immoral", "reprobate", "liar" and those usual words you hear from his lips.

So don't you DARE criticize Watchman Chew.

He is now Daniel Chew Huicong, BSc(Hons), CCl (Calvinist Clown), and ThD (Imaginary, not Honorary).

So, let us adore Dr Calvinist Clown Chew - Author, Apologist, Watchman.

Gentle Lamb said...

Enjoyed your posting on Daniel Chew. He is outspoken and it is important to keep him accountable.

Was Daniel ever at City Harvest Church? His face seems very familiar.

Take care and God bless.

http://www.psa91.com

Big Bad Wolf said...

dear Gentle Lamb,

Our watchman Daniel Chew wouldn't be gentle with you. Have you thought of roughing him up a little?

Big Bad Wolf said...

Oh Gentle Lamb,

of course he looks familiar; this kind of looks are a dime a dozen!

I could have sworn i saw him in a wet market in Cambodia.

But again, you are right; he "visits" several churches in a year to "judge" if these churches are up to his standards. So yeah, you might have seen his slitty eyes in City Harvest.

Lao Zha Bor said...

This is simmee blog sia? I ask also siew siang questchion at anathar blog, that blog cheem cheem all england wan sia.

This one Christian blog right? Right sia?

Woh ga lu gong hor, wah ai become Christian, how sia? Chao hokkien, english no no one like me, OK sia? Or may be only england good good than can Christian one?

Can pleaz advice me on how good news one ok? I heard about Ye Su Jesus one friend told me sia. He God right? They gong He si liaoz, but si liaoz also for world siaz.

I want know how Jesus Ye Su can save me, you know?

Lao Tah Bor said...

Oi! Lao Zha Bor,

Wa si lao tah bor ;)

Ler hor bor?

Ler ai become Christian, ai kua "specialist" keen keen, aneh sui sui Dr Chew liao. Boh pian liao. Dr Chew england hor hor, theology sibeh cheem cheem ...

Ai become Christian ler ai si "elect"; ler mg si elect then kena chialak chialak - kena HELL!

Leh si mg si elect must ask Dr Chew. Dr Chew kua ler top down, assess ler theology and england, got simi cheem cheem words like aneh "Calvin" wah si "Supralapsarian" wah si "reprobate" then leh jing hor liaoz. Ler got right theology liaoz.

Dr Chew decide liaoz ... :)

Anonymous said...

I happen to stumble on your blog n also mr chew's blog n i find ur blog very exciting. its so fun you know and i end up laughing like mad.

You mentioned:

"What shall we do then? We can attempt to fight fire with fire, and attack those who anathemathize us even more harshly and vociferously. After all, don't we all have a right to protect ourselves and defend our reputations, especially when the venerable Watchman Daniel Chew Huicong condemned so many of us to hell fire and called us heretics? Since the truth is on our side, victory is all but assured and we can thus steamroll all opposition, can't we?"

I remember what i've learned from Ps Kong Hee that God will defend us and we do not need to do the defending. rofl your religion is such a man made one. is your God living underneath the earth? ;)

You also mentioned
"One biblical approach to dealing with our enemies is to follow the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of course, his use of satire and mockery:"

Another piece of item that i find so funny. Actually, its unbelievably funny!! wow your quotation of scripture excites me!! maybe you should go back to school to learn how to interpret simple english. And when i was put off by chew's approach i find your's even more of a put off! At least that chew guy, stupid as he is, dared to reveal his identity. How about you? What's your name? Are you a coward, loser or maybe a whimp? Wonder what you look like in real life. Ouch...the truth hurts doesn't it?

protestantpope said...

Hi AT,

I am a new kid on the block. I have read and enjoyed your blog since it started. I decide to start my own blog - in a similiar vein to yours.

Protestantpope

AT said...

Anonymous, "At least that chew guy, stupid as he is, dared to reveal his identity. How about you? What's your name? Are you a coward, loser or maybe a whimp? Wonder what you look like in real life. Ouch...the truth hurts doesn't it?"

Do you know how many books of the Bible are written anonymously?

Oh yes, those books of the Bible are written by cowards, losers or maybe whimps for cowards, losers or maybe whimps, and endorsed and inspired by such a God.

What a Christian God He is!

Ouch ... the truth hurts doesn't it?

If God (like you) has a problem with anonymity, then God wouldn't be the author of the Bible.

Oh, BTW, laugh well. It could be your last. :)

God bless you and your twisted mind.
AT

Coconut Vatsu said...

Dear Anonymous (Nov 6, 9:18am)

You said: "At least that chew guy, stupid as he is, dared to reveal his identity. How about you? What's your name? Are you a coward, loser or maybe a whimp?"

AND YOUR IDENTITY IS ...????
So your logic dictates that you are a coward, loser and a whip.

How stupid can you get!?
Please go drink some "China Wine" and sober-up!

BTW, I am Coconut Vatsu.

Go read AT's earlier posts - such stupid logic like yours has been dealt with before ... especially on this Watchman chew toadie (you can join this exclusive club)

http://god-antithesis.blogspot.com/2008/12/fellow-named-phil-naessens-defended.html

Proudly anonymous said...

"Do you know how many books of the Bible are written anonymously?

Oh yes, those books of the Bible are written by cowards, losers or maybe whimps for cowards, losers or maybe whimps, and endorsed and inspired by such a God.

What a Christian God He is!

Ouch ... the truth hurts doesn't it?

If God (like you) has a problem with anonymity, then God wouldn't be the author of the Bible.

Oh, BTW, laugh well. It could be your last. :)

God bless you and your twisted mind."

Haha. I'm sooo loving this! I really do enjoy talking so much with people like you. Someone with such a low intellect like your's are using all kinds of stupid ideas to justify your anonymity. Maybe you think that you are of the same standing as the Biblical authors. WOW! You and Mr chew are really best of buddies!!!


"AND YOUR IDENTITY IS ...????
So your logic dictates that you are a coward, loser and a whip.

How stupid can you get!?
Please go drink some "China Wine" and sober-up!

BTW, I am Coconut Vatsu.

Go read AT's earlier posts - such stupid logic like yours has been dealt with before ... especially on this Watchman chew toadie (you can join this exclusive club)

oh and my identity is??? Haha you are so clever mr coconut boy! I guess a coconut hit your stupid head and woke you up from your stupidity! Yes i'm anonymous. Proudly anonymous. Why? Because why should i reveal my identity when others comes out with pseudo names like ben, noodles, coconut vatsu etc etc. You want me to put a name that is not my real name? That would be deceptive like you AT. And we all know that the devil is the king of deception, do we?;) Wow i do wonder how similar AT and you are to him!!!

You know. I have met many people and i realise that there are certain types of people that like to fan the flames of hatred. Oh and is that me? Haha i am in your own words someone that "is antithetical to all that are called hypocrites, pests, and "watchmen." Maybe you should go look at yourself in the mirror! The pest controller might be at your doorstep now;) Its so nice talking to you! Do keep in touch AT boy!

Monica C. said...

Proudly Anonymous = Daniel Chew Huicong

Your ISP address exposed you. :)

Yes, that's the way. Show your true colors.

BTW, welcome to this blog - YOUR blog.

Heretic said...

Daniel Chew Huicong aka Proudly Anonymous,

We also love people like you; since you grace our blog with your presence, we shall honor you with MORE (and MORE!!!) up to date and exciting posts about YOU and your self-glorifying blogs.

Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!

Grrrrrrrrrrrr ...

Lee Kwan Yew said...

Dear my children,

I have been quite sick recently. Age is catching up on me, it seems. But I am still actively watching.

I see that you have not found a breakthrough in your discussion about hypocrisy and need further enlightenment from your Father.

People are perplexed why Singaporeans cannot but be hypocrites. Let me, as your Father, provide you with further insight. At the root of it, it is my making so I do not blame you at all. Because of my government model, you cannot go against me in anyway. As you can see, I hold control over all your assets, your bank accounts and the details of your life. Because my secret police is everywhere, you need to observe with care any thought, word or action relating to me. Now this bounded situation builds up an unbalanced psychology within you which makes it necessary for you to release it somewhere against something or someone to keep your sanity. Because you cannot voice any disagreement against me, you must find an arena to fight and be fierce to other people to balance your life which has been expressed in total obedience to me.

The result is exactly the issue you have been discussing, that is, hypocrites. It means it becomes necessary for you to treat people with double standard. You have to treat me with utmost respect regardless, therefore to balance that you find it necessary to be mean towards one another. This explanation certainly answers your confusion about hypocrisy.

Luke Skywalker said...

You are my Father? But I love my sister (eh ... and brothers as well) ... as commanded by my Father ...

protestantpope said...

Hear ye hear ye! The Protestant Pope has spoken.

Daniel Chew has spoken (see latest post about fellow ODMer Mike's post) and the Protestant Pope has effectively refuted his 'thesis'.

No one messes around with the Protestant Pope!