I’m not sure if you came to this article because of the title, or because you happen to be an avid reader of my humble blog.
Either way, if you came here because of the topic, then it just serves a point I’d like to stress here.
You see, in blogging, or in any written article, not many would want to read what is written between the lines, and many choose to simply jump to their own conclusion.
For instance an article by Coffee Girl entitled “A thought of Faith“. I believe she had very valid points, but then again, some readers took it as she was having a ‘distrust issue’ over her religion, and asked her to consider converting to another religion which I may not mention.
Another would be the photo below about St Joe going private.
I bet many will go “Wow… so it will go private! So it’s gonna be like Lodge School where it’s only for the rich. That’s NO.. NO.. NO!!”… but then, if you read the article, you’d notice that the privatization is still not confirmed, and no details are yet to be released by either the state education department and St Joseph’s school administration. Well, I must add, this is a move I welcome due to reasons I can’t say here =)
Another instance is the case of the Valentine’s Day which some religious scholars in Malaysia believe to be related and observed by the Church. They sparked anger and frustration across Christians in Malaysia and probably across the globe when they said “Valentine’s Day is a Christian tradition which promotes illicit sex”, and to top that up, some people go to the extend of condemning Christianity just because they heard/read bits and pieces on it. No one, even those issuing statements to their religious faithfuls, consulted the Christian scholars before making such damaging statements. They just ASSUMED, and they ASSUMED wrongly, and hence making things turn bad.
I have also come across a few of my readers leaving comments after failing to understand what I have written. I believe my written English isn’t that hard to understand, and in my defense, a majority of my readers do comment in context to what I have written. Only a few comment blindly, or is it a case of ‘lack of proficiency in English?”.
My point precisely is that, don’t jump to conclusions just by reading the headline, but instead… read everything and understand something properly before making your conclusion. It’s indeed facts that when you make conclusions out of minimal knowledge, you tend to create more damage, and probably end up embarrassing yourself.
And as for the topic above, it’s just a catchy title meant for those not reading the text I have written in between, but just in case some REALLY didn’t read and just ASSUMED, I included all the ‘related photos’ which in this post except one which is about St Joe, so that we can see who just reads the headlines, miss-judges and then starts making abusive comments.