The ban on church closures in a number of places in Indonesia due to the persistence of the difference in perception.
Chairman of the Prosperous Peace Party (2010-2015)Denny Tewu Chairman of the PDS, there are two important insight for those who are not Christians about the house of worship. First understanding because in Muslim-majority Indonesia, he exemplifies the Muslims might get into all mosques although stylistically different from NU whether or
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"So the church can not directly enter the stream in the church," said Denny told TokohIndonesia.com, explains the reason why a lot of churches who want to stand up but the difficulty in getting permission to build because it was considered proselytism.
The need for understanding each other's culture so that the presence of Christians in Indonesia was generally acceptable and houses of worship that does not need to be a place of Christianization.
According to Denny this is not yet widely understood that most of the people who now think no church, no Christianity. Moreover, in one village there are 10 churches when there is only one mosque. He said many church because of the different flow places of worship. "It needs to be clarified that it is not a proselytizing but because it flows a lot."
To overcome this problem, he said, since the birth of the PDS party has warned that the Director General Guidance terminate permission to open a Christian synods which will in turn make a mess. He said that, if in the world there are 40 thousand denominations, Indonesia has about 300 however, it makes a mess. Can not imagine what a mess if a thousand streams alone in Indonesia.
However to maintain religious harmony in Indonesia menurutnnya, the need for understanding each other's culture so that the presence of Christians in Indonesia it can be generally accepted and houses of worship that does not need to be a place of Christianization. But more to the situation existing in the different churches to mosques.
In addition, the perception of the latter according to Denny that should be clarified that the Christianity religion regarded as feudal, religious invaders. And he said Christians have always prayed for the nation, the region where the church was located. "So if there is a mosque in every office, public school or elsewhere in the hospital, we never get angry. If people want to pray, please pray alone, baguskan to God because our perception of good name of worship. That we wonder why we worship really dimarahin, "he concluded.
He said the task to correct this perception is a political task. Christianity as a religious connotation that the feudal, religious colonists from the Netherlands and so it needs to be clarified. Christian, Christian Indonesia, as well as other religions, yes, become possessed of Indonesia itself even, if need religion in Indonesia can provide color to the culture from the outside.
He realized that (realize) this mission is very heavy, but at least could make Indonesia (more) conducive. So that the values of togetherness for Indonesian unity can be achieved and can also practice the five precepts of the Pancasila social justice for all Indonesian people. "Inikan ideology nice, but why not the road so. So need socialization, "he said menyanyangkan.
In addition, he also added, if all this talk politics synonymous with power. He said the stigma also needs to be clarified. He recalls the words of one character
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See List of MinisterMinister Indonesia J mena who said that politics was not merely the pursuit of power, but is ethical serve. "So these values as I said that needs to be clarified, lest if a Christian served as head of the region, meaning he will think Christianize the region, not well."
He emphasized the need for understanding and promoting objectivity that religion is not in use as a means to achieve power. According to Christianity between the state and religion are separate since the crusades. "So if people are Christians because many Christians then advance all the officials, no, this country belongs to all," he said. News TokohIndonesia.com | Hotsan