Friday, February 20, 2009

rumours monger 散播谣言

I received from two Catholic friends this SMS this morning:

"MOTHER TERESA IS GOING TO BE DECLARED A SAINT WITHIN 3 HOURS IN ROME YOUR 3 PETITIONS WILL BE GRANTED IN HER NAME IF YOU PRAY NOW SEND THIS MASSAGE TO AT LEAST 5 PERSON PLEASE PAUSE FOR A MOMENT AND MAKE YOUR PETITIONS THERESA KHAW "

I believed this SMS is originated from a non-Catholic preyed on the all goodie-goodie, Rosary ever-ready, knee-to-the-floor Catholics. This is also a re-cycled SMS appeared years before.

There were SMSs giving false information on Pope John Paul II before his death. People called me up to ask: I received SMS that Pope John Paul has died, what should I do? In actual fact, the ill Pope was resting comfortably at his residence.

Ignorance is the main factor for falling easy prey to this type of false information. To avoid being fooled by the many false news and information through hand phone and email, it is wise to spend a Ringgit a week to get a copy of Catholic publications such as Herald, Hai Sing Pao... to update oneself with the latest news and happenings in the local and universal church.

Do not be too excited with some sensational messages. Check first. If you spread false news, then you are a rumour monger.

Moreover, it contains elements of superstition contrary to our Catholic teachings. And it becomes a chain-letter type of message.

By the way, I received the SMS at 10:00 am. In 3 hours time, it will be 1:00 pm local and 6:00 am in Rome.

Telecommunication companies are the one who have their wishes granted.

**This is the latest news from Blessed Mother Teresa's canonization from the official website:

A Servant of God who is beatified is called “Blessed.” The Blessed may be canonized after the occurrence of one more miracle attributed to his or her intercession.

In Mother Teresa’s cause, we are waiting for a second miracle required for the canonization.



今早我收到两个天主教徒的朋友传送过来的一则英文短讯,大意如下:

“ 特丽莎姆姆将在三个小时内,被宣认为圣人。假如你现在马上祈祷,你的三个意向将会在她的名下得到实现。请把这个讯息传递到至少五个人。请马上为你的意向祈求。高特丽莎传。”

我相信这是一则源自非天主教徒开始的,对象是那些虔诚 、念珠不离手 、膝盖跪地的好好天主教徒们。这也是多年前出现过的旧讯息。

在前任教宗若望保禄二世未逝世前,也有很多假短讯及消息传出。曾经有教友来电问我:我收到短讯说教宗已身亡,我该怎么办?其实当时带病的教宗正在居所中疗养。

无知是受骗的主要原因。为了避免被人误导,聪明的人都会每个星期投资一元购买教会的刊物,如前锋报 、海星报等,来充实自己,获得本地及普世教会的最新消息。

不要对收到的消息太过相信,也要查看讯息来源或传送者,不然传播假讯息,你就是一位造谣者了。

再说,这些讯息还有迷信的成分,违反我们天主教的教导。它们就好像那些链接连锁讯息。

要提一提的是,我在早上十点收到这讯息。三个小时后,将是下午一时,罗马时间则是早上六时正。

无论如何,电讯公司的意向,肯定已经实现了。

**这是关于特丽莎姆姆列入圣品的官方网页最新消息:

一位天主的仆人受接纳被列入真福行列时,被称为“可敬”者。当有了两个奇迹被教会接纳,就会被列入圣品,宣认为教会“圣人”。

目前,特丽莎姆姆的圣品宣认,还需等待第二个奇迹的出现。


2 comments:

彼得.khengsooneng said...

潘大兄,您好,谢谢您的留言。小弟,我很喜欢看您的文字。因为可以边看。。。边学习英文。很感谢天主,给了您一个这么丰富的人生,但您没有“私自拥有”,反而通过他赋予您写文字的才华,与大家分享。

愿天主降幅您及您的家人。

天主爱我们!

Simon Phun said...

彼得小弟,非常感谢你的留言及到访。很高兴你喜欢我写的一些分享。。你的部落格也很别致及有意思。。

好久没和你见面了,我也祝你爱情生活甜蜜,工作顺利,主佑大家健康,互相共勉。