I’m writing this because I am seriously pissed off. I’m not going to watch my words carefully so if I offend any of you… that’s just too bad…
Someone knocked on my door earlier in the afternoon. I opened the door (while leaving the gate closed) and this conversation transpired between me and… let’s call him Lutheran.
Lutheran: Hi, hello sir! Good afternoon.
Lutheran: Just wanna do a quick survey with you. Is this a Christian family by the way?
Lutheran: Perfect. Do you mind if I come inside to conduct the survey with you?
Me: I mean yes, I do mind if you come inside. What kind of survey?
Lutheran: Oh, it’s nothing much, I’m from the !@#$%^&* Lutheran Church in !@#$%^&*. our church is just trying to gather information on how many Christian families are living in this area, you know…
Me: Why? Why do you need to know that? Are you trying to convert more people?
Lutheran: No no no! Please don’t misunderstand sir, we don’t do such things, don’t worry. We just want to collect data and see how to allocate our resources to help in the areas with more people of needs.
Me: And you need to know how many Christians are in each areas to be able to determine that?
Lutheran: No no no! Sir, we’re not…
Me: Doesn’t matter. I’m not a Christian, and I have no interest to be surveyed by you. Have a good day!
Lutheran: Is okay sir, we’re not bad guys. See? I’m just alone. I mean no ill at all!
Me: I already said I am not interested, and I think you should leave now.
I closed the door…
Lutheran: Sir, please sir, please don’t misunderstand, let me explain!
I opened the door again…
Me: If you don’t leave within 10 seconds, I’m calling the police.
Lutheran: Please don’t get mad sir, please…
I flashed my smartphone and pretended to dial…
Lutheran: Okay sir, sorry sir, have a nice day.
And he left…
I was doing my laundry approximately 20 minutes later, and I peeked out of the window to look below. I always do that, for sometimes there might just be a chance to catch a glimpse of pretty ladies. Instead, I spotted a bunch of people wearing the same t-shirts as Lutheran, walking out of my flat’s premises together. “I’m just alone”, indeed..
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not going to go on Christian bashing here. I know there are a lot of good Christian folks, and they far outnumber the annoying pricks like the one I just encountered. Just like there are infinitely more good Muslims than bad Muslims, good Buddhists than bad Buddhists, good Hindus than bad Hindus… yeah, you got the point…
But I am really pissed off with these door-to-door people because they’re just, well, annoying pricks to me. If any of you reading this are such people, I want you to know that I know you think it is your duty to try to “guide as many non-believers as you can into the righteous path“, but you should also know that I think you are fucking annoying and that you are infringing on my rights to profess on a different religion than yours.
And you should also know that the reason why lately there are more and more Malays lashing out at Chinese Christians claiming that the Chinese are trying to convert the Malays into Christians, is maybe because of your door-to-door activities. You knock on people’s doors randomly and you are bound to be knocking on some who are Muslims. You knock on enough Muslim doors and you should expect that there would be some who would report to the authorities about being harassed by Christians.
Have you guys fucking forgotten that you live in Malaysia and not Australia or America?
You know, I kind of miss the good old days when Malaysia is a country where people of all race and all religion really do live peacefully with each other in harmony, where religious people don’t go all out to try to reach out to non-believers. Recently there seems to be more and more hatred and tensions between different ethnic and religious groups. I know the main culprits are the mainstream and alternative media who are doing their damnedest best to stoke up racial and religious sentiments among Malaysians, but there is no reason for us to provide them with fuel to help them with it.
So please, for God’s sake, stop all these door-to-door nonsense….