According to Dictionary.com : "religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs."
Basically, it has something to do with faith. Faith in something. As humans we need reason to explain things. Why is the sky blue? why does it rain? Why does a certain thing work a certain way. It gives us comfort in knowing that maybe there is an unknown entity famously known as god that created all these.
In early human civilizations, gods are depicts in myths. Like the nord and greek mythology. Then philosophers suggested that something must have came from nothing and nothing can't come from nothing. With science, we began to understand our existence a bit better.
I'm not an atheists. I'm a muslim. I might not be the best muslim i can be but im a muslim nevertheless. I believe in god. I believe in the first precedent of the quran. "Bismillah hirahman nirahim" which translates to "In the name of Allah, most gracious, most merciful". If god himself is most gracious and merciful, who are we to judge another person?
I believe god loves us and in love i trust.
All things in life should have a balance. if there are no evil, we won't be gracious of what's good. Bad and good goes side by side to balance the system of the universe.
Religion is a guideline for humanity. Although history shows us that it has been politicize by human in the quest of gaining power and conquer. I absolutely despise this.
I am a muslim living in malaysia. Being malay doesnt make you a muslim. People should stop getting confused by this. This religion is not to be dominated by malays and misguided to believing your not a muslim if you don't follow a certain political party. How can you judge who is muslim enough when we are all mere mortals. It seems that when it comes to the muslim community, most people fail to include the chinese muslims, indian muslims and the lain-lain muslims when acknowledging this religion.
I also find it funny that some people are afraid of ghost but doesn't believe in religion and worst, people who believes in religion and yet practices kurafat and black magic. Believing in bomohs (shamans) is absurd. There is no fast way. In god we should trust and in him alone we should believe in.
At the end of the day, religion is my only solace. I like to have faith in something. Prayers give me comfort and i like the ideology behind being a muslim. Not to be confused between the quran and hadith i draw a thin line between those two. I believe even without religion people should know the differences between good and evil. Strive to do good and the universe will reward us in its own way.
Even though i'm liberal, I know god is the most gracious and merciful. If a prostitute can be forgiven for her sins and brought to eternal paradise for giving a dog dying of thirst water, how can we judge. Not that i'm saying im a prostitute T_T but you get the gist.
30 day challenge: Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Lets face it. Drugs and alcohol are all around us. Some can be beneficial and some can be vicious. In my opinion, neither of them are bad unless abused. For instance, some drugs can stimulate and heighten our senses and some can even cure certain diseases... a good thing, no?
Of course it depends on what kind of drugs we are talking about. If it's Au Natural like marijuana, I say if you're at the legal age, then DO IT. Might make you calmer or giggly. I can't promise. As long as you don't become a stoner and bum all day. Pretty helpful when facing finals. It's so good that if you don't overdose and sleep it can help you focus. With that, even coffee can't compete. It must be pretty safe since cancer patients are usually recommended medical marijuana to ease their suffering. If it's bad and dangerous, it wouldn't be recommended would it? ;)
Then there's morphine. Eventhough ive never tried morphine, my first introduction to morphine was at the age of 6. If you're a child of the 80's/90's i'm sure you're familiar with the tagline "mighty morphin power rangers" by the Power Rangers. Of course by morphin they meant to transform and not the drug. HAHA..
It was when i overheard some of my older cousins saying that morphine is a drug and they too being clueless not knowing what it meant thought power rangers were on drugs or something. I f***ing bet they were.. F***ing animals and dance moves.. sasau gila bai..
Ok so i didn't do morphine but i do know people who undergo surgery will be given some morphine to ease up the pain. I guess that's not so bad... considering some drugs can do good as long as you don't get addicted and fucked from it.
Acid/LSD doesn't stay in your blood nor is it traceable and you can't die from overdose. Sounds pretty safe. Best taken outdoors in a calm sunny environment or while listening to psychedelic bands on vinyls. Surprisingly, Toro Y Moi would be a great selection despite not being the conventional psychedelic tune.
I think everyone should give this drug a go at least once. Lets say it was a good trip, it'll open up your mind and senses and allows you to push your mind to greater limits with endless possibilities. Even though the visuals you're experiencing comes from your imagination, it does feel like watching a 3D psychedelic euphoria animation projected through your eyes. Yes, expect kaleidoscopic vision and trippy colours like the image underneath. Nope not wired. Just fuckin trippin ballss~~
Don't worry, you wont be judge. After all, LSD are usually taken by decent people (mainly musicians and artist) because it's an inspiring creative drug unlike bath salts.. not that i've done bath salts before... but at least you know you won't be turning into a flesh eating zombie with LSD. Unless it's a bad trip then you might be imagining zombies trying to eat your flesh instead. gnarly.
TORO Y MOI- TALAMAK
As for alcohol. We use it everyday. It's in antiseptics, nail polish remover, perfumes and a bunch of other stuff that's available from your local drugstores. It is also used in french cuisine and famous as a beverage. If consumed moderate and responsibly, it can give you a good time.
But that's the thing about alcohol. you can't control it. That is why some religion forbids its practitioners from consuming it. Alcohol can make you agro and commit crimes. It kills your brain cells and could make u do things without consciousness. Like getting a penis shaped tattoo on your face. Just sayin.
So yeah, unless youre the rich and famous, and can afford rehabilitation centers and bailouts, don't get addicted to drugs and alcohol. There are other ways to reach a euphoric stage. That my friend, you might have to just google.
A decade ago i was 13, first year of high school, got into music and everything else was history. Of course, a lot had changed since then. I wanted to be a lawyer at 17 but got into street art and studied graphic design instead. After graduation i worked in a social media company doing internet based stuff and now i'm jobless (by choice) so... i'm not where i thought i'd be 10 years ago.
At 33 i hope to be successful, healthy and a mom. I can't share with you my dreams because it'll be embarrassing if i don't make it happen. I do know i should at least be able to say that by that age, i would have traveled to most part of the world and did all the things that i've wanted to do. Mostly those dangerous adventure risky stuff that young people like me can still afford to take.
Some of the places i'd like to vist by 33
Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway
Mount Roraima - Venezuela.
New york city
I'd like to be able to say that i've spent my youthful years doing something interesting. I do not wish to sit in a 9-5 job working for some company slaving my self like a myanmar waitress for the next 10 years. I'd rather hustle, be poor but still have the time to do the things i wanna do. Time is after all more valuable than money. Money you can find but time, once passed will never be conquered.
Hopefully i'll be wiser and more chilled. More experienced and 5 kg heavier. lol. Life by then would be simple and meaningful. They say as you grow older, you'll see the bigger picture. Maybe i won't fret on petty things anymore.
Everything happens for a reason but it's not fair to say i wanna go with the flow if I don't have a goal. Because then, the flow wouldn't have any direction. The flow might just flow in circles.
I'm taking things easy now. I have a dream and it's ok to dream big but i know i have to do something about it and i believe if i want something so badly and put enough dedication and focus to it, it will come true.
I'm not so keen on spending the rest of my life away from home. Malaysia is my country and i'm proud of it. The people here might have a different mindset and our culture is variant but it's where my blood bleeds. I love my country and eventhough it's not first world and it's not perfect, we shouldn't take things for granted. However, i do want to experience working abroad for a couple of years. Just to get a different insight on other cultures and what not.
10 years shall pass with a blink of an eye. Let's make it worth it and touch up those sprouting baby grey hair.
I was browsing my web folder (photos saved from the internet) while looking for tumblr worthy photos when i came across this interesting 30 day challenge. Now I shall make it a point to complete each challenge daily for the next 1 month. Do expect some answers to be abhorrently honest and liberal.. but we shall see.
There's nothing more romantic and lovely than couples writing songs together. Big deal are Kacey Underwood (guitar, vocals) and Alice Costelloe (vocals, guitar). Their soothing vocals and raw sound makes them amazinggg! I feel so in love.