I was watching the movie, Precious with my parents when this topic of discussion came up.
This was when I found out that my family knows next to nothing about me and principles.
Precious is a brilliant movie based on the novel by a prominent poet and writer, Sapphire.
It is about an obese young girl who lived with a dysfunctional mother, who despite being only 16, has had two babies.
The two babies are the poduct of rape, done by her own father.
My Dad, thinks that this is proof that westerners really don't have any sense of humanity and that their lack in religion is the product of all this, animal behaviors.
My Mum thinks that this happens more in black families. Because black people are apparently bad, bad people.
This ticked me off.
I think Muslims are not better off. I don't think blowing up a building full of people, hijacking people and exercising obvious discrimination on women is a representation of humanity. In this case, their false and moronic belief in religion that is actually peaceful, make them animals.
Humans do it because of blind spiritual race of supremacy.
But... I think even animals have more heart than them. At least animals had to do it because of survival.
And this applies to all wars that are caused by religious differences. The struggle between Palestinians and Israelis for one.
The way I see it, both are religions that believe in the end of days. So when it is the end of the world, what does it matter which religion won?
I did remark in FB that there are only the good and the bad in the world. Even God said that the only thing that would set you apart from the other on judgment day is the good that you have done, the things and ibadah that was done with sincerity.
I don't think God said that the fair skinned ones would win over the dark skinned ones.
God said nothing about having to be a specific race in a bid for his blessings.
What happen in the movie could happen to anyone, fair or dark, Malaysian or not, Muslim or Jewish.
Race or Religion does not dictate what a person is capable of doing.
I came up with a couple of pretty sarcastic remarks to my parents, which actually kind of shut them up.
I mean, I love them, and I know as a young person, I ought to respect my parents.
But I also know that it is my duty as a human to make other humans know it when their opinions are questionable. I don't and never will condone discrimination, or double standards. I have strong thoughts on this and so I am not going to shut the f**k up.