Religious

DEAR RELIGIOUS S'POREANS, STOP PERSECUTING LGBT PPL FOR THEIR BELIEFS, LIVE & LET LIVE

You used to be persecuted for your beliefs. Those of you who are Christian were persecuted for your faith by Jews and the Roman Empire from the first century. Those of you who are Muslim were persecuted by the early pagan Meccan and by the Catholic Church during the Crusades. History is rife with examples of numerous religions and their adherents who were attacked for their beliefs.

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PM LEE IS NOW KNOWN AS "BROTHER LEE"?

On Mon night, the news on TV covered PM Lee's speech at NTUC National Delegates Conference. I was confused to see the large welcome banner behind him addressing him as 'Brother Lee Hsien Loong'. Why the religious sounding address ? The common practice is to address him as PM.

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DEAR CHC SUPPORTERS, BREAKING THE LAW IN THE NAME OF GOD DOESN'T MAKE IT OKAY

I read the responses from aggrieved supporters of the accused following the outcome of the CHC trial. Some CHC members said the accused had "good intentions" but had simply used "methods not directly abiding with the law, in the judge's opinion." This is dangerous. And it underscores a deeper, perennial problem with religious extremism and blinded religious devotion in society. Support the accused as friends, people or fellow Christians who have gone astray if you must. But please don't excuse what they did or exonerate them because (they say) they did it in the name of God.

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BUY A BATAM WIFE FOR RM2.70, IT IS HASSLE FREE

What can you get for 27 sen? What about RM2.70? Probably a sweet for the former and a can of soft drink for the latter. But it seems one can get a wife for that amount if you know where to look. Malay daily Harian Metro reported that Malaysian men are flocking to Batam, Indonesia, to get extra wives in secret, for between RP1,000 and RP10,000. Such union is what the locals there refer to as “Nikah siri” -- a religious but unregistered marriage not recognised by the Indonesian Marriage Law.

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