Sunday, July 26, 2009


The Heart of August
After many days of reflection on the late BH Teoh’s incident. I finally come to my own words to describe what was transpire.

Just one word:-Aselgeia.

aselgeia in greek denotes "excess, licentiousness, absence of restraint, indecency, wantonness and lasciviousness.Which indicates a love of sin so reckless and so audacious that a man has ceased to care what God or man thinks of his actions, which contain the idea of shamelessness, outrageousness.[ It simply denotes wrong doing so open and so blatant that it has ceased to have any regard for what anyone may think or feel or say. The characteristics of 'aselgeia.' have wanton and undisciplined action. It is the action of a man who is at the mercy of his passions and his impulses and his emotions, and in whom the voice of calm reason has been silenced by the storms of self will.It has respect neither for the persons nor the rights of anyone else. It is violent, insolvent, abusive, audacious. Any thought and sympathy for the feelings of others has ceased to exist.It is completely indifferent to public opinion and to public decency. A man may well begin to do a wrong thing in secret; at the beginning his one aim an desire may be to hide it from the eyes of men. He may love the wrong thing, and he may even be mastered by it, but he is still ashamed of it. But it isperfectly possible for him to come to the stage when he does openly and blatantly that which he did secretly and in concealment. He may come to a stage of sin when he is so lost to shame that he no longer cares what others see, and what they may say, or what they may think.The terrible thing about Lasciviousness is that it is the act of a character which has lost that which ought to be its greatest defense--its self-respect, and its sense of shame. "Flesh and Spirit," by William Barclay.] The journey for truth, justice, transparency , fairness, freedom, righteousness has just begun. It takes our unity, perseverance and willingness to make it happen.Let the “Saya Anak Bangsa Malaysia” come together to make Malaysia a better place for our children and their children to come. yapsir (Henry Yap)


  1. thank you for leaving a commnent on my blog pastor.
    I dun normally publish comments but decided to put yours up..:-)

    Btw where is yr church sir? I am trying to engage with more church based young adults to exchange views on social happenings and to seek prayer support.

    I guessed we have met before but I cannot recall from just a nck on the blog. Your blog have no picture :-)

    Be in contact..012 905 9948 Peter Chong

  2. Its amazing how the greeks could jam so much into one word. Wonderfully expounded in this blog...