Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Alcohol: The Root of All Evil

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I confess. I indulge in prostitution. I commit rape. I engage in incest. And I even spread AIDS. I blame it on alcoholic beverages. I'm sorry I can’t help it. I just love my alcohol. It is because of my drinking that I do all of the above.
This disclosure must be true because Ridhuan Tee Abdullah said so. He shared his belief that alcohol is to be blamed for prostitution, rape, incest, and the spread of AIDS. He made this claim in a Sinar Harian column on Monday, labelling liquor as the “root of all evil”.
The Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin lecturer urged the government to shut down breweries in the country and stop serving it during flights. But he is not a killjoy. He did not advocate eternal abstinence.
He only advised that Muslims who wish to imbibe in alcohol must enter heaven first. Tee was referring to verse 47:15 in the Quran, which describes heaven as possessing rivers of “unadulterated water, milk, delicious wine, and clarified honey” for the righteous.
I don’t know about that because I’d rather drink on earth than in the afterlife. I am going to be a teetotaller then because I am really hoping that I can find the seventy-two virgins in heaven. That means, I will have my hands full and I am not interested in nursing any drink at all. Seventy-two distractions are more than enough!

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Yesterday, I was at The Boulevard in KL’s MidValley to attend the KL Advanced Toastmasters meeting. I delivered my Ice Breaker – my twenty-ninth CC speech #1. I was voted Best Speaker too.

This meeting earns a 7.5 over 10 score.

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