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MAY 25 — Many years ago, I was a big fan of Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter, because I was a lover of wildlife and animals… just like him. I watched his shows on TV, wore khaki shorts (thankfully, I grew out of this phase!), copied his accent and even thought about dating his daughter once she grows up.
Then came the day he died, killed by a stingray while he was shooting an episode of his show. I was sad and I mourned. I watched his funeral service “live” on TV. He was a good man who fought for the preservation of wildlife and the environment. He was also a man who loved his family dearly and they loved him back.
Around the time of his death, I was having lunch with an “infidel” friend of mine… a Chinese guy from Jinjang (you can’t get more “infidel” than that, eh?).
“The Crocodile Hunter was a good man, wasn’t he?” asked “Infidel.”
“I believe so. Good man!” I answered.
“Was he a Muslim?”
“I don’t think so.”
“So he’s going to hell even though he’s a good man?”
Hmm… “Infidel” had a point there. As far as I can remember, I have always been told that only Muslims will go to heaven and non-Muslims go to hell. [Click to read the rest of the article at The Malaysian Insider]