Tag Archives: TAOISM

NETIZEN ANGRY TO FIND TAOIST DEITY PHOTOS IN SEX FORUM

As a devoted taoist person. I really felt offended and another worst part is that the MOD tell me that i can chose not to log in and not felt offended.How can a MOD give me this reply although i believe he also know that the picture thingy is a disrespect to the deities.

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MAN SAYS INCENSE BURNING IS TERRORISM, CALLS MHA TO BAN THIS RADICAL RELIGION

One of our ASS readers Aida shared a disturbing Facebook post by a man named Raden Tri Riffaee calling for the authorities to ban the radical "incense burning" religion as it was considered terrorism to humans, nature and animals. In addition, the man suggested that HDB should change their housing policy and give Malays priority for the higher HDB floors and let the "paper burning ethnic(ity)" stay at level 2 or ground floor.

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Folding paper ingots forbidden by some religions

Joss sticks aside, burning ‘hell money’ is also discouraged, for its purpose is to ‘bribe’ the departing spirits and keep them from descending into our realm and peek at us from behind the closet. Tough luck for dead Granny if her only Christian child refuses to send a paper iPad up to her in heaven, which makes her more likely to come down and haunt your dreams. A baptised ‘child of God’ is also prohibited fromkneeling before a corpse, because it’s an act of demonic supplication. All this coming from a faith where you ‘eat’ the body and ‘drink’ the blood of Jesus Christ, channel gibberish in fits of ecstasy, and you carry around wooden cross talismans as protection against vampires.

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RELIGION GETTING IN THE WAY OF FILIAL PIETY

My husband’s grandmother died recently at the age of 91. The last couple of years were difficult as she was bedridden and fading day by day. Certainly, she lived a fruitful life, with five children, multiple grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. According to her wishes, the funeral arrangements followed Taoist tradition. This involved elaborate prayers, processions and folding thousands of paper ingots to send her on a comfortable journey to the afterlife. With that many offspring, one would have expected all hands on deck.

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FCBC: ALL IN THE FAMILY

We were convinced that the oppression was spiritual and decided to have the idols and ancestral tablet removed from our home. After much discussion with my brothers, they agreed. On 9 Jan this year, prison ministry staff and volunteers came to my home for the idol removal. They instructed and encouraged us with the Word, and together we destroyed the idols and the altar. My apartment is now much brighter and airier!

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