Monday, February 2, 2009

A picture speaks a thousand words














Attached is a picture of the current US president being prayed for. A big difference in Thailand

3 comments:

andrew-ong.com said...

I don't know if it is 'fair' to compare Thailand with the US.

My reason is that the US is pre-dominantly a Christian nation while Thailand is mainly influenced by Buddhism. (Please correct me if I am wrong).

So it is like putting an apple beside an orange and comparing their dfiferences.

I would think that a more accurate comparision should be done between two "apples". Maybe Thailand with another similar country influenced by Buddhsim (i can't think of one off-hand).

Btw, I stand in the neutral. I would like to believe that regardless of cultural or political influence, the ideal state to be in is where as Christians we can successfully bridge our faith seamlessly to the other arenas in life like family, media, business and including politics without compromising our godly values and principles.

Anonymous said...

That's true.. the original post in thai discussion was mainly to highlight a point.

That if you really want to go into politics for God like Dr. Dan. You cannot take God out of the picture.

If you are not ashamed of God, then when issues happen God will back you up.

I think the message was to drive home a point that Dr. Dan mention that he choose to publicly deny knowledge of knowing Hope because he wanted to protect Hope and allow better access to the political realm

andrew-ong.com said...

Thanks for clarifying as your points to help to understand what you were trying to communicate and your stand too.