Big Dream?

Gladys sent me this a few days back. Trust me when I say, I’ve NEVER heard of it, ever! Until I was sent this picture.20120831-011435.jpgBoy, did I have a good laugh. But seriously? I really doubt it’ll be able to replace Facebook. The thought itself is considered a joke among many. Reading up on this website, it is apparently only limited to Malaysians. This is one of the main factor that pulls the whole idea down, I supposed. Many of us now have relatives and friends living overseas. And limiting the members aren’t gonna get it anywhere. Facebook on the other hand, lets us connect with people all over the world.

I daresay, till now, almost 2 years after launching the 1malaysia.com website, it is still nowhere near replacing Facebook in this country. I did a little check up on the website, for the first time ever. Gotta give it to them though. The log-in homepage will definitely ease parents’ worries of allowing their kids onto the website.It looks 100% kids-friendly. 😉

But all that being said, it’s always good to dream right? One must have dreams in order to be on their way to success. Dream big. Aim high. Aim for the stars and you may fall on the clouds. Then again, there’s a chance it is a cloudless day. 😉

Faith Vs. Science

An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to his class on the problem science has with God, the almighty. He asked one of his God fearing students to stand and…

Professor: You are a Christian aren’t you, son?

Student: Yes, sir.

Professor: You do believe in God, don’t you, son?

Student: Yes, sir.

Professor: Is GOD Good?

Student: Sure.

Professor: Is God all powerful?

Student: Yes.

Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is this God good then? Hmm?

(Student was silent )

Professor: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?

Student: Yes.

Professor: Is Satan good?

Student: No.

Professor: Where does Satan come from?

Student: From . . . God . . .

Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?

Student: Yes.

Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?

Student: Yes.

Professor: So who created evil?

(Student did not answer)

Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?

Student: Yes, sir.

Professor: So, who created them?

(Student had no answer)

Professor: Science says you have 5 Senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son. Have you ever seen God?

Student: No, sir.

Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?

Student: No, sir.

Professor: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?

Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.

Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?

Student: Yes.

Professor: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?

Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.

Professor: Yes, faith. And that is the problem science has.

Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?

Professor: Yes.

Student: And is there such a thing as cold?

Professor: Yes.

Student: No, sir. There isn’t.

(The lecture hall became very quiet with this turn of events)

Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, super heat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir. Just the absence of it.

(There was a pin-drop silence in the lecture hall)

Student: What about darkness, professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?

Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?

Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of light. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light. But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and its called darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?

Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man ?

Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.

Professor: Flawed? Can you explain how?

Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. But these are measurable entities. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life. Just the absence of it. Agreed ? Now tell me, professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?

Professor: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.

Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?

(The professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going )

Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?

(The lecture hall was in uproar )

Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen your brain, professor?

(The class broke out into laughter )

Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard your professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?

(The lecture hall was silent. The professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable)

Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on faith, son.

Student: That is it sir . . . Exactly! The ink between man & God is FAITH. Our humanness, our love and care of one another, that keeps things on earth alive and moving.

NOTE : That student was Albert Einstein.

The Oatmeal

The first time I saw the name, I thought that it is health related. What would you expect from a website calling itself ‘oatmeal’? Saw people posting links from this webpage occasionally on FaceBook. Once or twice I clicked to read it. Then only did I realize it’s actually not a health or diet or fitness page. Though, it isn’t until now I have the time to really check out this website, The Oatmeal. Its actually a website of witty, funny comics and articles. Some of them sounds really nonsensical, but after reading them, you’ll always find there is some logic and truth in them. They even have some (seemingly) simply quizzes. A very entertaining website, I must say. Would recommend it to anyone, anytime. =)

The Urban Dictionary

I’ve heard of this page every once in a while, visited it less than 5 times in total. Didn’t really get to explore it much, until I saw Imelda writing a post on ‘What’s In A Name?’. Pretty Amusing. Here’s one of the definitions Imelda found from The Urban Dictionary about the word, or rather name, Angela. Copied from the post on her blog directly.Pretty funny, but I actually find a some truth in it. Haha. There are many other names as well, some with really funny definitions.

That was when I started taking note of this website. Pretty cool actually. It’s actually a website that I’d consider worth my time browsing. Their definition of everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, has its own style.

I just take 3 simple words for example.

Seemingly, a lot of people nowadays love the word ‘bitch’. We call our friends that, we call people we hate that, we call people we like to tease that. So out of curiosity, I searched for the word ‘bitch’ on The Urban Dictionary. Of the many definitions I got, this one caught my eye. I guess now some of those ‘macho’ guys can’t tell us, “The word bitch is only used for girls!”. Hah! *in your face*

Next, I tried something totally innocent and childish. ‘Chocolate’. And here is one of the most popular definition by The Urban Dictionary. Amazing ain’t it. I’m amazed they can put it in such a way, it really does sounds like a formal and official definition for chocolate.

But the best comes when I had a stroke of brilliance and typed in the word ‘Malaysia’. Top on the list of definitions.Need I say more? LOL!

Now, this is one of my favourite website to surf during my free time. Haha! =)