Sky Kingdom Falls Down
File under: Wackadoo Gurus and Backroom Gurudom
In an utterly brutal supression of the basic human right to believe as one chooses, the Malaysian government has systematically dismembered the community at Ayah Pin's Sky Kingdom compound in a horrifying display of fascistic fury. They've bulldozed the supposedly miraculous amusement park-like structures that represented the harmony of all religions, arrested nearly 50 of Pin's followers as well as his 3 wives, and scattered his remaining followers under the threat of prosecution.
While we don't purport to understand Malaysian politics, the pogrom-like nature of the action strikes us as more than a bit Nazi-like. We imagine the Bush administration can appreciate that fact that in light of what they've been doing at Guantanamo Bay.
Meanwhile, Pin is still on the lam. You'd think he'd just wave his hand and make the Malaysian government disappear. But it appears that God is playing his humanity for keeps this time... again.
[By way of ReligionNewsBlog]