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Its Time ST did the Right Thing October 29, 2008

Posted by Ned Stark in Uncategorized.
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The ST editorial policy regarding the Strait Times has always been an unfathamoble mystery to me. This has been proven time and again by their consistent publishing (in print no less) of this fellow’s rants and diatribes. In fact it is shocking that his garbage seems to have been given prime position in the papers.

It might be true that there is some objectivity out there, but there are varying factual scenarios which lead to a varied application of morals. Unfortunately such men as the writer often sit on a moral high horse and seek to castigate without engaging in any intellectual endeavour. It is sad that the voice of the fundamentalist seems to be given space in a national newspaper while other voices are ignored. Therefore it is time that ST did the right thing by not printing such ridiculous diatribes which are devoid of any sense and more akin to the clarion call to slaughter by Crusaders of old.

As an aside, I do not purport to be an expert on Christianity, much less the denomination the writer is from. Nevertheless as a man of religion albeit of different persuasion I seriously doubt that Christianity imposes a duty to act like a prick, ie sitting on a moral high horse and condeming every single little thing. In fact I think this tale is particularly illuminating. But of course, such man as the writer will probably accuse me of using scripture for my own purposes, which is an irony and tinged with a bit of hypocrisy.

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2. Wang - October 30, 2008

Ned

I am amused that you request censorship for other people’s views but not your own view.
As the saying goes one man’s meat is another man’s poison.

regards, the passage, you quoted, would highlight, please do read the last sentence in total and the entire passage in totality.

3. Ned Stark - October 30, 2008

Wang,
I am questioning the attitude of the ST editor in giving his view preference. Perhaps I did not make it clear.

4. Wang - October 30, 2008

Ned

Maybe I have not made myself clear, although I may disagree with a view. Just because it is published, does not mean preference is given. Unless you discount letters by Lester who is a noted activist also displayed in the ST Forum.
So my remarks remain

Regards

5. Ned Stark - October 30, 2008

Wang,

I see your point. It is not my intention to discount Lester and Sam Ho, however it is my perception that their letters do not appear as often.

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