For the meek shall inherit the earth.
Dear Vincent Law,
I read about the issue of teenager Amos Yee writing on The Facebook accusing you, a Christian counsellor, of molest as part of trolling the mainstream media.
This was after you had paid $20,000 in bail money for Amos out of the kindness of your Christian heart, and in return, was subjected to a baseless accusation that has sullied your good name.
You have, in response, replied that you are exploring your legal options if Amos does not issue an unreserved apology and retract his accusation.
I would like to weigh in at this juncture with my opinions and write to you as a fellow highly religious person.
Think about it: If it is defensible to defend Amos Yee’s right to free speech previously even after he offended many Christians, why are you now being placed in a situation where you are required to draw a fine line demarcating where free speech ends and where responsibility begins?
Why are you suddenly made to be a judge of matters of freedom and democracy in a country like Singapore?
Is this tricky situation you are being placed in the result of a bored manipulative anarchist teenager testing the patience of Christians? Or is this the result of being back-stabbed by a restless youth testing the limits of speech in Singapore by making you the victim?
Is your current situation the cause of your own kindness that didn’t pay off?
Who knows? Because all we know is that your predicament was a result of God putting you in a difficult situation to test your will. Everything happens for a reason. And only God knows why.
From Jonah to Noah to Moses, we have seen how the Lord Our God has put others before us in difficult situations.
You are not the first. Neither will you be the last. Take comfort in this knowledge, my brother.
Therefore, instead of suing Amos, why not practise what is preached and turn the other cheek?
This will be a highly religious thing to do and I strongly recommend it.
For it has been written: The meek shall inherit the earth.
“The meek” denotes strength brought under control. In the biblical sense, being meek describes one who has channelled his strengths into the service of God.
Instead of seeking legal recourse, stay focused on continuing to do good Christian work.
As long as your conscience is clear, you are right with God.
By pursuing the issue, you will only grant him more publicity.
And he will most likely say you molested him again.
A Highly Religious Person
Actually it’s the State’s fault:
Shadowy State manipulated Amos Yee to make molest allegation, turn on his own side