I meant for this to be a Facebook comment but err, it got out of hand —
Once again, WHO is angry at Kong Hee? Me? Christians from other churches? WHO? I’m not in any way harmed from this episode so I get angry for what?
I think those that are really pissed are the officers who have to let them off when they didn’t have enough evidence to put them on trial, and the journalists who were being shoved outside the courts lor.
What pisses me off is probably articles/people like this. Of course we have opinions, why can’t we have opinions? You’re unhappy because your opinion doesn’t match up with the general ‘public’ reactions that you read on social media?
“There are a lot of allegations flying around – the main ones being greed (for the leaders) and stupidity (for the followers).”
So you’re saying Kong Hee and 4 others if convicted guilty, the Singapore law enforcement just catch them for fun without evidence? And no lah, like you said, how other people want to spend their money is their own business, we shouldn’t probe. It’s like how when you give your children monthly allowance, you also shouldn’t question how they spend it ma, hor?
“I’ve been in City Harvest Church for the past 15 years and this church, the Pastors, the friends and family, they’ve changed my life. I know that sounds very cultish so let me try to break it down a little.”
Yes it’s still sounds cultish. I’m sorry, I don’t see you breaking it down when all you wrote was “having seen all that the Pastors and leaders have done for us over the past 15 years”. Did they help babysit your kid? Or made soup for you when you’re sick? What?
I’m also interested in this cause you talk about, where CHC members believe in and willingly give money to the church every month. It’s also very interesting how you noted “the church has never once solicited funds from the public and all the money has come in from church members”, because you have just conveniently considered all CHC members as NOT the “public”.
“Initially, I got really upset at all the inflammatory attacks and veiled derogatory digs popping up on various social media platforms, but at this point, I’m fine taking the hits. I guess if it gives you a sense of moral and intellectual superiority to post your snide remarks and mean jokes, then it’s your prerogative, post away.”
No, you still sound very upset, what with “intellectual superiority”. Sarcasm does not equate to you’re fine taking hits (oh but wait, people weren’t even talking about you and you made it personal?).
Oh my GOD! You call opinions you read online an outcry of angry mob! Let me show what an angry mob is. It’s the 200+ rowdy people who gathered outside the courts, FORMED HUMAN FENCES, SHOVED JOURNALISTS, AND OBSTRUCT THEM FROM DOING THEIR JOBS:
“I make no apologies for giving every dollar that we gave and we will continue to do so knowing that the funds will not be misused.”
Huh? You don’t need to apologise what, it’s your hard-earned money, you can do whatever you deem fit. And okay okay, it will not be misused. It might just go into making more of these:
Please play the above MVs 10 times and tell me it is part of an “outreach program that uses Sun Ho’s singing and music to engage people and places that would never otherwise hear the Gospel”. Lol, is this how Gospel sounds (I’m not a Christian) like?!?
I am not against your religion, or other churches. I respect people having their own religion. I didn’t post anything hateful or nasty about the religion. I wrote comments, post articles and memes only relating to this matter.
Do I know every single detail? No. So here’s my take.
CHC members should not be so defensive for every. unpleasant. facebook. posting. Your comments should also not be a quote from the Bible or just something like “John 14:6“. Please don’t assume everyone knows what it means -___-
I wish to live in an apartment in Sentosa Cove.
Lastly, if all the 23K+++ CHC members (2008 data) are all your family members, Daphne, wow you sure have a lot of time and effort for all that family bonding with each and everyone of them.
At the end of the day, we all have to wait and see … …