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Saturday, December 25, 2010

"SAYA MALAY, SAYA OKAY"



"so why is it immoral to have sex with animals?"
"cause animals can't give proper consent, hence having sex with animals equals rape."
"well then would it be immoral to have sex with a frozen chicken?
to which i answered...
"to waste food is immoral."
and then he replied,
"what if the chicken was about to expire."
and someone also added,
"did he eat the chicken?"...
"i don't know... religion says you can't"

religion...
this is where it gets deeper and problematic.

you see, not everyone subscribes to the same religion or rather not everyone subscribes to religion in the first place. which makes questions regarding morality -tricky. it gets trickier when you are dealing with those who argue that morality should solely be based from a logical stand point and not religion. if you think what i am writing is ridiculous, you should stop now because it is not going to get better.

so how does one present a case on morality, solely using logic. you can't just say "euw that's gross", because what is gross to you might not be gross to others. you can't use concensus, because that wouldn't be fair to the minority. (just so you know there are countries that legally allow incest and beastiality).

malaysia's constitution is mostly anchored by religion. and let me state here for the record - i do not have problems with it. however, i also do note that this might be problematic if one began to question about basic human rights.

homosexuality for example.

some of you might have seen the "saya gay, saya okay," under "seksualiti merdeka" series on youtube. i was reading comments to the video and some of them were atrociously ridiculous, purely mindless epitaphs - a complete waste of braincells. on the flip side though i do understand why they came about.

homosexuality in malaysia can ONLY be argued from two aspects - either on the basis of religion and /or morality. for those who accept religion, MOST would be against it on the basis of both, however for those who discard religion, homosexuality is ultimately a question of moral - is it immoral allow it or immoral to disallow it on the basis of human rights which is what i think what "seksualiti merdeka" about.

problem is...

to have a 33 year old malay man, presumably muslim featured over the internet in a country where muslims are the majority, such outrage is to be expected. i mean, one would be a monumental moron to expect otherwise - and since i think none of them in "seksualiti merdeka" is a monumental moron, i see this as purely manipulative at the expense of one malay man by the name of azwan playing martyr.

let's further simplify the situation. the odds of legalising homosexuality is pretty slim here in this country mostly (like it or not) due to religion. either an outright revolution where the sultanate and islam as official religion are removed or, go head to head with the imams and ulamas proving homosexuality is instead allowed. now if one were to argue that malaysia is a secular country for instance, consuming alcohol is allowed for non-muslims then i would say why then must you include mr. azwan as part of your cause - that doesn't make sense because mr. azwan is presumably muslim and if he was not, now that would bring us to a bigger problem which i shall refrain to discuss for now.

i was talking to a gay friend of mine (muslim malay), asking him whether he would do it - a youtube confession. he gave me the most sensible answer. he realises the situation here in the country and... he doesn't need EVERYONE to accept him the way he is. let's admit it... you can't expect everyone to accept you the way you are, gay or non gay. hmmmmmm... sensible and i have the utmost respect for that. who you are is of course your own right and no one has the right to tell you who you should be. acknowledging that however also needs to be coupled with the realisation that we should not shove such believe unto others.

anyway. that's that.

hemingway said to always include about the weather when writing or telling a story. storm is brewing... i hope i could run for cover.

sekian.

16 comments:

ayue! said...

=)

ika honey bunny said...
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Anonymous said...

ahahaha...tmbh gmbr la plak :p

Anonymous said...

i get what you're saying. but i'm curious; morality and religion aside, would you screw the chicken?

Anonymous said...

If: non gay+rapist+drug addict=Big L. "saya tak gay, saya okay" peace yaw

tulip biru said...

u read hemingway!

cool :)

Anonymous said...

can u do rerun gadis jln burmah ?

Anonymous said...

yes.. true when he said "he doesn't need EVERYONE to accept him the way he is". but still he need ALLAH to accept him, therefore gay is not the answer.

Anonymous said...

You could have kept this concise by saying "being gay is not okay" instead of writing this, you know.

redza minhat said...

anon 11.49. i suggest you stop reading my stuff. because you're stupid.

cheers.

Anonymous said...

ahahahahahah...dush! kne sebijik..
come on la anon 11.49, what part of "ni-blog-aku-sukati-akula-nak-tulis-ape" that u don't understand?

redza, nice one :)

Anonymous said...

Nicely written!

Anonymous said...

One sick, crazy, funny and entertaining thought u have here..

I won't fuck the chicken even if it's legal.

but i love all my muslim gay friends to the max! altho i never approve their sexual preference.Heck, they even pray 5 times a day compared to me :p

live and let die!

princess R

-qils- said...

I agree to your friend saying 'not EVERYONE needs to know'. Sometimes SOME things are just for us to know. Why involve everyone and be angry at the consequences?

My fav of your write ups. Cheers!

saidatul said...

i had a gay friend and he is a muslim..i'm also a muslim...

in religion aspects/perspective...it is HARAM for us to terima depa yg homo ni...selemah lemah iman is by disagree dgn hati kan...

even though i know that what he wants is not acceptable in what both of us believes...but still i am no one to paksa dia to not being a gay...

when i look at him...i just pray that one day Allah will guide him...because hati manusia bukan milik tuan but milik Tuhan...

in the mean time i just being a friend...we hangout together and sometimes ade jugak heart to heart punye conversations...

i believe in Islam...and Islam taught us to saling tegur each other tapi cara baik...not in a harsh way....

this is just an opinion and stories that i wanted to share with u guys... :)

Anonymous said...

dude..

i feel so sad reading ur blog... i mean u come across as very confused and lost.

you are an intelligent man grasping for answers that are simply too big for u to handle.

i hope one day u will be satisfied.. regards