Okay I’m not trying kick up any fuss over religion matters but it seems that this Uztaz Tajuddin is doing more harm than good.
This Uztaz claimed to be the ex-head of all Catholics in Sabah, which realistically, he claimed to be an ex-Bishop by the name of Thomas Laiden and has converted to Muslim after discovering many errors in the Church.
Oh man. Actually I came across this article a few years back, in 2002 I think but never gave much thought about it since he was lying, how far does he think he can go based on a lie? Well, its 2006 now and Bishop John Lee recently issued a statement to the press, rejecting this guy’s claim and also, denying he was ever a priest, let alone “ketua paderi2 di Sabah”.
So I did a searched on the internet and was apalled that this lie is still going around and many Muslims were of-course overjoyed by this news as this was posted on forums and blogs, but sadly it’s all based on this man’s lie.
I mean, ya lah, people convert everyday, some into Muslims, some into Christianity, (and maybe the youngsters into Black metal ;)) ) but to make big of your conversion by telling lies is a low-down.
What’s more surprising, my search didn’t show many pages denying this lie! So I just have to publish this since I am a strong Catholic, I know my faith and I want to defend my faith.
Anyway, there’s this longgg article by tajuddin, in it he argued many Catholic doctrines, including “the drinking of the Holy Water during baptism” =)) . I don’t know which church he has been attending to – not only Catholics do this but all Christian churches, we baptise by immersing the body in water but not by drinking.
To Uztaz Tajuddin, please stop your lies. It will make your conversion even more less-credible.
Here are some links rejecting this man’s claim.
IKTIBAR KEPADA MEREKA YANG MUDAH TERPEDAYA.
Ustaz Tajuddin Othman Abdullah Benarkah apa yang dikatakan?
Bishop John Lee’s Press Statement
The Catholic Church in Sabah is deeply saddened by the malicious action of one so-called Ustaz Tajuddin Othman Abdullah who claimed to be a former Catholic priest by the name of Thomas Laiden serving in St. Mary’s Church in 1988. He also claimed to be currently attached to the so-called Unit Kristianologi of the Majlis Agama Islam Melaka.
For the information of the public, there is no such priest by the name of Thomas Laiden in the Catholic Church in Sabah. Whoever the individual is, his deceitful way of attacking the Church simply portrays a total ignorance and misinterpretation of the Catholic teachings.
We deplore the underhanded tactics used by the said bigot. His action would definitely not contribute to the harmonious setting of a multi-racial and multi-religious nation like ours.
Rt. Rev. Bishop Datuk John Lee, D.D.
Bishop of Kota Kinabalu
23 March 2006
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