23 January, 2010

Freedom of speech

A man came home from work and his children ran to him and called out 'Ayah! Ayah!'.

His neighbor got very upset and said to him, "Can you please tell your children not to call you 'Ayah'?"
The man asked, "Why?"
The neighbor retorted, "Because my children call me 'Ayah' too. They might  get confused and mistake you to be their father."

Then the man told his neighbour, are you not ashame to say that your children do not know who is their 'Ayah'. So you are saying by using the word 'Ayah' ,your children will call me ayah too without knowing who is their father.

The neighbour said yes,only I should use the word 'Ayah'.
The man said, then there is something wrong in what you are teaching your children.They are not sure and do not know who is their 'Ayah'

(contributed by Dick)


  1. Very good! Love your way of thinking.

  2. Dayne,
    Actually this article was about sharing the word "Allah" amongst the Moslems and Christians in Malaysia. Some refused to let others use the word to refer to their God...


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