I saw something very disturbing at megamall in Kuching today

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I went to megamall located in Kuching today to catch a movie, and on my way from the parking area, I saw two Korean girls with a tall dark skinned man, asking a fair, local looking girl about her faith/religion. He was conversing in English so I could pick up some of their one sided conversation as I passed by. 

The girl I believe was a non-Muslim, and I could hear him question her about her faith, as his voice was assertive and quite loud when I passed by. I noticed, he was showing her a book as well. 

Based on what I heard, it sounded like he was asking the poor girl, stuff like “How do you know your church is correct?” and “Do you think how you are praying is right?” – I passed by and I could capture that uneasiness in the girl’s face. I felt sorry for her but I walked on by because except for what I did hear, there was no physical abuse and she seems to be standing there voluntarily. I however told my wife about what I’ve heard had been happening in the same mall from a friend (Samantha) just recently. To hear about it is one thing, but seeing it happen in front of my eyes is another.

Excerps of Samatha’s post

Seriously, what I think I saw shouldn’t happen, what more if it is what Samantha described – what more in Sarawak.

Ever since young, I never liked it when someone of another faith questions another persons faith, and this includes asking one to convert into another religion – point blank. I had my fair share of experiences with such people, and I can tell you, I hated it so much. – It is not only an annoying question, it’s disrespectful.

I believe religion is a very sensitive matter, and we shouldn’t be propagating our religion by attacking other people’s faith. If your religion is asking you to do just that, I mean, it reflects A LOT on your faith and how you may need to reconsider your faith and its teachings.

In my opinion, if a particular religion is really that great, they won’t need to put other faiths down, nor do they need to up-sell themselves as being better than the rest.

What I just witnessed today at VivaCity was just wrong, and I do hope someone would curb these things from happening in the future because it can lead to more aggravating things especially since we Sarawakians talk highy about how proud we are when it comes to unity and respect. 

14 COMMENTS

  1. People are different, everyone chooses their own paths in life. It is just wrong to question one’s choices in life, with the fact that you have no power to dictate. Religion is not the problem, people are.

    • Bro, it doesn’t matter who does it, it is WRONG when you start putting down another religion. Read between the lines bro, don’t just read the first part which was an example of what is happening. This is for all, not only one…

  2. It happened alot in kuching tbh. I experienced it in samarahan last year. I lived in an apartment and they went there for several times in a week.They bang on my house door loudly .They even interrupted me when I was buying stuff.

  3. Bro, this is a small matter, there are many Christians who trickery convert to…… those don’t eat pork why no fussing or outraged but this you called disturbing when they came face to face, not tro’ trickery or innocent young kids especially in remote area WHY …your answer please..?

    • Bro, I really dislike how you are asking me to bring another issue up when I don’t have the proof. I’ve heard rumours about what I think you are saying, but I’ve not seen it myself, hence I can’t say anything. This case, i saw by myself, so I can talk about it. Since you are an expert and know about it, why not you speak up? Why ask me to say something when I don’t have proof? – AND yu missed th point of this article entirely. This article is not about highlighting ONE particular religion, but ALL. No one should condemn another religion and trick someone to convert.

  4. There’s this God the Mother thing going around, and they are quite persistent. One actually told me i didnt have to go to church if i accepted that faith, and only needed to go to church once on the obligatory day. They said this religion is the only way to heaven. the rest goes to hell. and the benefit is it is a convenient faith. hmmmmm well….imo i felt it was rude and they pushed their faith onto me more after they found out i was a catholic. Just sharing.

  5. Interesting to know how widespread these incidents are! I was approached in a KL mall by a male/female couple who asked if I could help them fill in a survey. Asked if they were students and they said yes (LOL). I’m always very interested in others’ beliefs so I listened a while to what they had to say and asked questions. In the end I had to be very firm in declining any future contact or activity invitations. In the case of the young lady that you saw who seemed very uncomfortable, knowing what I do now I think I might be bold enough to intervene and pretend a friendship with her. Then we’d make our escape!

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