Sunday, September 19, 2004

haVe we loSt tHe gRey?

We all have seen and even partaken in those countless debates and forums on right and wrong, black and white, either, or, whether be it in our everyday life or that of the life of others and or even that which happens between governments...

Right And Wrong? Imagine that. What is right? And by what measure does this conviction of what is Right drawn?

What happen to the in betweens… The gRey that lies between two points...




Courage is defined as the ability to face danger, difficulty, uncertainty, or pain without being overcome by fear or being deflected from a chosen course of action. Many of today’s world leaders have great courage: the courage to do harm.

I wonder... would we be better off with cowardice?



Thursday, September 16, 2004


Originally uploaded by sherIZAN.
Heaven... Hell... Nirvana... The continued cycle of suffering… what does this all mean...? Why do we belief…? And what does it mean when we say we belief in something? What path of reasoning have we taken that brings’ us to the point of believing in an idea or ideology or in what ever it maybe? Believing in an idea is dangerous! Because belief is absolute, and absolute, is unconditional, it is supreme, its ultimate and therefore fixed, which by definition will never be acceptable to change… Therefore in this line of reasoning, belief is lethal, selfish and more importantly destructive.

Religion revolves around belief on the total conviction of an ideology, which lies solely on faith… Therefore is belief in an idea or ideology really a good thing? Or wouldn't a complete understanding of that idea be better...?

With a belief it is unconditional, total and absolute… And absolute creates unshakeable, uncompromising, situations where one believes that their believe is the absolute truth and therefore justify fighting for those beliefs… Hence wars are fought... WHY…?

Why do we abandon our greatest asset when it comes to a belief and especially so when it comes to religion…? What happen to reasoning? Why does reason fly out the door the moment faith or belief is challenged? What is it....? Are you afraid!? Or is it your pride...? What!!! What the fuck is it…? Why can’t reason be utilized when faith or belief is being debated…? Why do we choose to drop our greatest asset, which is the power of reasoning when it comes to our belief…?

But if total and absolute belief on a particular ideology is instead replaced with a complete understanding of it, would the possibility of being more open or expectable to an opposing point view on the matter be more likely. Granting us the opportunity to challenge our understanding on that matter further, making it easier to digest and analyze a different point of view. Therefore broadening our perspective on the subject at hand, directly increasing our wisdom as a whole. And with wisdom do you think we would have the heart kill each other... Imagine that true compassion for another and all because we reasoned out our differences to find a middle ground and not bash the living hell out of humanity based on blind faith...

A belief in an ideology is blind and is based on faith..!

Having a complete understanding about that ideology
on the other hand can only be derived from deductive

Now, which would you think is more productive…?



Monday, September 13, 2004

BombBlast iN jakaRta

Originally uploaded by sherIZAN.
I was there sitting beside sherIZAN watching TV and let me tell you guys it was scary... iZan immediately turn to me and ask WHAT WAS THAT!!!!... I will never forget the fright in her face... I didn't know what it was. I have never heard anything like that, but I put on my calm face and as calmly as I could said That's a bomb... iZan took the shot on the left from rolaaNd's balcony, hardly about 1 minute after the blast that shook everything in Jakarta morning that...

We had decided to go in a little late to work that day because we missed 'the Practice' the night before and was watching the rerun of 'Ed's' waiting for 'the Practice'... when all of a sudden kaBoooooM....!!!!!! It was the loudest sound I ever heard, which was followed by some kind of shock wave that I swear I could see going through the air and hit us both in the chest.... It looked like some kind of visual effect used in a movie or music video.

It's funny to think that 'the Practice' sort of saved us... cause we would have been at the junction where the blast happened at around that time. Basically beside the hospital where all the injured were rushed to only about 100 meters or so from the blast.

Yes we were shaken but life goes on doesn't it... Life goes on... On And On....!!! its funny.... We, well at least I would normally relate or have any relation to such events through the tele... but being here is sheds a whole new light... Its 'funny'. Yup.., FUNNY would be the best way I can describe it. With all the trauma and human loss caused its just another day here. We went out that evening to go get some food and saw the destruction. It was mad... but things still went on as normal. The governments of the world are still and will still be doing government things... America or Australia or whichever country these people are pissed at, will still be as they are. What has changed? What will change...? Makes one ask why...??? for what apparent reason...??? and to who's benefit....??? the only people that suffered are the ones who got hurt and worse still the families of those died... the guard and a couple of locals. Really a pointless exercise...

They can bomb every leader in the world but do they really think anything would change... Oppression is an age-old problem, its nothing new... so whom are they fighting. The fundamental problem here is not the individual... This has to be realized for any change to come about and not through the selfish sense of I... until the ideas of you and I is truly and honestly replaced with a honest understanding of us... this will never stop. It's sad!



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