Metro Tabernacle is a Church located near my home,
very near to the place where I hang out and have my drinking tea sessions (yum char)
It is a church in which my former teacher Mr John Ebenizer goes to.
Many friends and acquaintances are also members of that parish.
In light of the issue regarding the usage of the word Allah,
as much as I embrace discourse by writing and discussion I do not condone violence.
I stood there last night as I see the fumes coming out from afar, imagining what would they feel that night. It's pathetic at how I dare not come near to console some of the friends whom I saw that night, perhaps there was a feeling of guilt, shame, cowardice or the fact that I need to learn more in being a decent human being.
And if by my writing,
somehow affected these acts of violence then I humbly apologise.
I do pray that these incidents do not escalate into something further,
something uglier into which instability may reign upon our nation and I pray that the culprits may be brought to justice as soon as possible.
Though I stood still by my views regarding this issue,
I think, for now I shall let the justice system run it's course.
Like I mentioned before, if the courts decided to give a verdict that is not to my favour then I shall accept it, and if it does go to my favour there will not be celebrations of me shouting slogans or putting up banners.
As much as I embrace discourse, debates and arguments, I think it's about time I cease these prolonged debates. We all have said our piece and point of views.
Perhaps it's time to chill.
I do not wish to witness any other arson on churches, mosques, temples and etc.
Flame wars on the internet is as hot as I get.
May peace be upon us.
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