Methodist Crucifixes in Sibu?


From The Star Analysis 14 May 2010:

Testing the faith of voters
ANALYSIS By JOCELINE TAN

…This staunchly Methodist Christian longhouse was worth about 400 votes and there were cruxifixes everywhere one turned – big and small, inside and out the building, on the wall, by the fence and worn around people’s necks.

I thought ‘cruxifixes‘ (sic) were a more Catholic thing?


10 Responses to “Methodist Crucifixes in Sibu?”

  1. Nasaei Ahmad Says:

    General election and by-election attracted corrupt piliticians to corrupt more.
    Million of taxpayers’ money being spent, hundreds of promises, aids poured in, in order to keep on gripping on power – their ultimate objective. (power=$$$$).

    People in power have advantage because government machinery and property are been mistaken to be theirs. TV and other sycophant printed media do their jobs to uphold corrupted regime.

    Government property/Peoples’ / taxpayers’ money=theirs.

  2. Ron Says:

    Had JC been beheaded, would Xtians wear silver guillotine pendants and adorn their sanctuaries with frescos of a decapitated man?

  3. Simon Thong Says:

    Ron, don’t write rot.

  4. Scott Thong Says:

    Probably. Had this been the case, the various OT prophecies referencing crucifixion would have been inspired differently as well.

    Psalm 22:14 might have gone:

    I am separated as chaff from wheat,
    from afar I see myself.

    Which could then be interpreted as both the view of one’s own body from the head’s vantage point, and also a Trinity reference.

  5. Ron Says:

    Hey, I can quote mine the Bible to.

    Zechariah 2:6 (King James Version)

    “Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD.”

    An obvious reference to Santa Claus.

  6. Scott Thong Says:

    Obviously, a prophetic warning of the commercialization and secularization of Christmas.

  7. Simon Thong Says:

    HO Ho Ho!

  8. Ron Says:

    Saturnalia and year-end festivals were secular to begin with.

  9. Scott Thong Says:

    I thought they were pagan. But you see just how much effort has been put into rehabilitating them only for greeting cards to subvert them.

  10. Ron Says:

    Have a PC Holiday, Ancient Rome-Style

    What’s this empire coming to? Now they want us to stop greeting people with, `Io, Saturnalia.’ `We have all these different cultures in Rome,’ they tell us. `We shouldn’t offend anyone,’ they tell us. `We should be inclusive. We’ve got the barbarians from the north with their tree decorations and their fire rituals, and the weirdos from Gaul cutting mistletoe with a golden sickle, and the Mithraists, the Zoroastrians, the Isis cults and, of course, those characters that hang out in the catacombs.’ `Hail, winter,’ we’re supposed to say. I ask you, what next? We lose the feast? We stop the solstice parties? No more honoring Ops, goddess of abundance?

    […]

    Cosmopolitan; that’s what they call it. Well, by Jupiter, I live in Latium, I’m a Roman and this empire was founded on the principle that the gods, our gods, must be honored at the appropriate time and in the appropriate way. None of this foreign heretical nonsense or these strange customs from Germania or Hibernia or Palestine. I say, `Io, Saturnalia,’ and if you don’t like it, you can leave.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5060356

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