Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Man Obsessed Is A Man Possessed

 Initially, it was a lot of fun getting reconnected with old friends via Facebook but the fun was short-lived. I discovered to my dismay and horror that most of them had changed.....or is it the other way round. I'm confused.

It all started when I decided to give my comments on a friend's status regarding the much publicised and speculated  sex video. I knew that I was about to tread on dangerous ground but the discussion, which was heavily punctuated by obscenities, was proving a bit  too much for me to swallow. I was still able to contain my anger despite all the spillage of profanities but the last straw came when one wrote that those who refused to see it their way were insensible. Now, that was a bit too much. I decided to go to war knowing well that it would be a lone battle. But, it would be a war worth fighting for. No one calls me insensible.

I am not really bothered by the fact that they are on the other side of the divide. They are entitled to their opinions and ideologies but to out rightly condemn others who do not share their opinions is unforgivable.

I did not charge them head-on for that strategy would have seen me dead instantaneously, regardless of the fact that we were campus friends once upon a time. I decided to adopt a more subtle approach........well, with a bit of cynicism thrown in for effect. They understood my message and did not hesitate to attack. And attack they did. One decided that my line of argument was only fit for a coffee shop discussion. Another challenged me to provide evidence to support my refusal to accept their theory after  I demanded they produce evidence to support their claim! But, most decided to use religion as a weapon against me. It was an easy way to ensnare an enemy. One wrong word, one wrong move and you'd be sent  straight to Hell. One decided that I should be given 80 strokes of the cane and that he would be willing to carry out the punishment himself. He even insinuated that I was Satan! Astaghfirullah! As if that was not enough, he decided to turn vulgar. All these explosive bursts of anger and hatred behind the religious facade!!!!!

I have to admit that I am no expert on Islam. And neither are they. So, there's no point in prolonging the war. I think I made a wise decision. Two days after leaving the battle field, I was both surprised and amused when a message came through my e-mail. The guy who decided to give me 80 strokes of the rotan, who hinted that I was Satan, who spewed obscenities in his comments against me APOLOGISED!!!!!!!!!

I guess it was him who was temporarily possessed, not me. Otherwise, he wouldn't have gone into a trance, jumping about madly and uncontrollably over some harmless comments.


  1. Dear Ex-roommate,

    be careful dgn mereka yang begitu...orang2 yang fikirkan mereka lebih mendalami Islam..tahu hukum hakam segalanya...kadang2 mereka membiarkan emosi mempengaruhi diri mereka..mereka tidak dapat berfikir secara rasional bla bla...

  2. Thanks Roomate for the advice. Awat la depa jadi ganas sampai macam tu.

  3. Hi Siti Roffini, I enjoyed reading your this posting. I must say I am very impressed with your very stylish eloquence.
    I have always, or rather still do with people who write well....and without fear or favour. Love your style.

    I noticed you hail from Jitra? I used to stop there for lunch sometimes or iced coffee break during my business trips up North...then across the EW highway to KB.
    That was in the early '80s. I guess the town must have changed.

    Back to your story....I guess there'll always be people as you mentioned.
    Like I tell friends, if you have a computer don't come tell me you have never popped in or checked out some naughty sites....?
    then I'll say there's 2 Chinese restaurants on the moon, ha ha.

    Wayyyyy to go, Siti. I certainly admire ladies like you.
    Have a nice day and keep a song in your heart.
    Best regards.

  4. Uncle Lee,
    Thank you for all the nice things you said. I'm flattered.
    I really don't know what Jitra was like in the 80's but ever since I came to stay here in 2000, it has never stopped expanding.It took me quite a while to adapt after KL but now I must confess I love Jitra except for its long sweltering summer (March to September).
    Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Salam Kak,

    I dah pencen...dah nak masuk 2 bulan. Sejak ada kat rumah, dah kurang sangar merayau-rayau kat blog...Tapi, 2 3 hari lepas, I tertengok MHI...ha!!!ha! teruja sangat bila X-Nuripilot di interview....rasa bangga pun ada..! maklumlah I dah biasa dengan blog dia...he!!!he! rasa macam kawan I yang keluar TV!!!

    p/s: I tak suka FB...ada sekejap I buka Account...pas tu I tutup dah......mungkin tak sesuai dengan I...ha! ha!

  6. Salam Yan,

    Welcome to the club. So, macam mana rasa bila dah pencen? It took me quite a while to get adjusted. La ni dah ok dah. In fact, rasa macam masa lalu begitu pantas sekali. That's a good sign I think. Mula-mula memang I tak suka fb tapi sekarang ni I'm hooked on it. Sebab tu blog slow down banyak. Ramai kawan on fb, jadi everyday tengok apa depa buat.
    Yes, xnuripilot was on mhi. He's getting quite popular. So. I must think of something to make myself equally popular!!!!! Hehehe.