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Pastor Rony Tan Ridicules Buddhism

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I've not written for quite some time now. Today I came across two video clips, Part 1 and Part 2  at youtube of pastor Rony Tan sort of interviewed an ex-Buddhist on Buddhism and giving ridiculous comments as they go along. This video clip shows how a pastor stooped so low in trying to discredit Buddhism.

Ex-Buddhist, Joseph Wee exposed his shallow knowledge in Buddhism as he was telling his life as a former Buddhist. Actually the whole video is quite funny, like two clowns making a fool of themselves for the laughters from the audience.

Anyway, I'll still write and refute them as this is the purpose of this blog.

Joseph Wee told about himself having a stint as a two weeks novice monk, but as usual, evangelical Christians love to lie and Rony Tan introduced him as an ex-monk, as if he was a fully ordain monk before. It sounds better for the egoistic Christians, doesn't it? From the video clips, Joseph Wee sounded exactly like an ignorant lay Buddhist than an ex-monk. At the ending of Part 1 video clip, Joseph Wee declared that he was just a monk wannabe. Once again it's proven that some evangelical Christians love to twist fact and lie.

Joseph Wee started by telling about chanting a powerful Pali one-word mantra in his practice which he doesn't know of it's meaning. Rony Tan then started to ridicule the mantra and equating it to some funny sounds he made. Evangelist Christians like him are really despicable.

As Christians are taught that God is the only supreme one, Rony Tan pretended to be taken aback when Joseph Wee told that Buddhists have the potential to be more powerful than god. Buddha has said that a god will eventually decay, die and be reborn again. I believe this is true in the sense that the God I've read about in the OT is not the same as the God in NT. Anyway, this shows how ignorant Joseph Wee is about Buddhism. Buddha never taught about how to become the most powerful being. This is not the teaching of Buddha. It's about cessation of endless rebirths and sufferings.

Joseph Wee then told that he was elected as an honorable treasurer of the temple and the Sri Lankan chief monk wanted him to be his successor when he leave the country. Can someone please check this out if it is true? After watching the rest of the video, it's a blessing to the Buddhist community that he didn't.

Joseph Wee obviously doesn't know much about Buddha's teaching, rebirth, kamma and nibanna. And Rony Tan is obviously using his ignorance as a platform to belittle Buddhism. I don't see how he could be a religious leader. Oh yes, I forgot, he is an evangelical Christian.

Rony Tan goes on to explain that rebirth is useless because we can't remember our past lives to learn from therefore rebirth is not true. I say if everyone can remember their past lives then all will live a miserable life. Imagine if Rony Tan remembers that he was once killed by Joseph Wee and in another life he was the abusive father of Joseph Wee as his daughter. And there are a few hundreds of past lives, if not thousands. Do you think our uncultivated mind will function normally with all these memories?

As told by Buddha and Buddhist cultivators, when the mind is tamed and settled and having reach a deeper stage in meditation, we will start to recall our past lives. We will then understand many things which normal people don't.

I'll not say anything about Joseph Wee's testimony but I did have a laugh, it's so naive of him. At the end of the Part 2 video clip, they were praising God that a child spoke in tongue (non-understandable gibberish) during an occasion and yet in the beginning of the show they were trying to ridicule the one word mantra. Was pastor Rony Tan speaking in tongue when he made those funny sounds?

In another video clip , Rony Tan demonized Buddhism and make a slanderous remark on Buddha's last words.

Evangelical Christians are unbelievable!

Original posted at: http://dhammaprotector.blogspot.com/


Anonymous said...

YIP KUM FOOK (MCA GOMBAK CHAIRMAN) MAKES BUDDHIST & MCA SHAMEFUL! one of crushing shame and exploitation for Buddhist World.

敬爱的马来亚佛总理事先生Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia佛寺理事先生以及佛教信徒.

自从Yip Kum Fook (MCA Gombak Chairman)当任主席, 有预谋的迫走本地和尚(吉兰丹), 而遠聘缅甸和尚, 当任主持之后Samnak Sambodhi Thai Buddhist Temple No: 19 Jalan 38 Taman Desa Jaya, Kepong 52100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia(暹廟)就一直发生种种的是是非非, 以引起方民間議論纷纷.

其因是Yip Kum Fook (MCA Gombak Chairman)所领导的理事会, 勾结外耒的缅甸和尚, 以啇業経营, 不依佛法的精神办事, 只借宗教之名捞取权和私利所引起………. 最近又自行一套商业手法, 规定任和人, 若想出家当和尚修道者, 必先供给RM400大元, 否则免谈. 這种啇業手法, 已引起广大的信徒愤怒而不满.

Samnak Sambodhi Thai Buddhist Temple (暹廟)是佛总之联会, 而身佛堂之主席Yip Kum Fook (MCA Gombak Chairman)不以佛陀的教誨, 修心養性, 却反其道而行, 接着权势, 无悪不做, 三妻四妾, 骗财骗色, 破坏別人的家庭.....现在他的排聞满天飞, 不但给佛寺帶耒不好的名声, 也間接的耻辱佛教信仰者.

所从我们祈望马来亚佛总与Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia理事同仁, 给以关注, 共創義举, 维护佛法

此致, 并
祝安康, 工作愉快.

Please translate in Bahasa Malaysia and English, and send to everyone, Thanks.


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