Amazing Grace

Last week, Wednesday, 26th November 2008, I and some of my bible study friends watched together the Amazing Grace movie. Actually we took the bible study time and counted it as another form of studying πŸ™‚ After returning back to the flat, I found the Amazing Grace song by Il Divo below. This version of Amazing Grace is pretty good in my opinion.

Il Divo – Amazing Grace (click here to watch it directly from Youtube)

The Amazing Grace movie is based on a real story of Mr. Wilberforce struggling to end the slave trade in the British Empire. The movie shows how religious beliefs can be instantiated in real life inΒ  the form of real actions for the good sake of humankind.

In my opinion, religions are present and meant to be instantiated in real actions in the world for the good sake of humankind, not only as rituals. And this is the hardest part I guess. Doing rituals are much easier than doing good πŸ™‚ In my opinion religions are just guidelines for doing good. And it’s a bit too selfish for any religion to claim the only way to reach eternity (for those who believe). Don’t forget humans existed long time before today’s religions were introduced πŸ™‚

10 Responses to “Amazing Grace”


  1. 1 Adhiguna Mahendra December 10, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    keren abis ya greece. Disana harga2 mahal nggak? hotel etc ? mau main kesana nanti kapan2..

  2. 2 Dafferianto Trinugroho December 11, 2008 at 12:13 am

    @Adhiguna Mahendra:

    Halo mas Adhi,

    Iya Greece bagus, terutama situs2 arkeologinya (terutama temple2-nya).
    Public transport jauh lebih murah dibanding di Jerman, penginapan di hostel di tengah kota relatif mirip2 sama di Jerman & Italia.
    Cuma untuk masuk situs2 arkeologi, kalau ada student card yang masih berlaku (universitas di EU), gratis πŸ™‚

    Btw, postingan ttg Greece yg sebelum ini mas πŸ˜€ Tp ga masalah kok.. hehe…. Thanks udah berkunjung.

    all the best,
    Dafferianto

  3. 3 lambrtz December 16, 2008 at 1:34 am

    …to be instantiated in real actions in the world…

    Doing rituals are much easier than doing good

    In my opinion religions are just guidelines for doing good.

    Wow, now you got the points here πŸ˜‰

    *nyembah-nyembah ke Romo Daffe*

  4. 4 Dafferianto Trinugroho December 17, 2008 at 1:09 am

    @lambrtz:

    haha…. no offense, just my thought πŸ™‚

    *husss.. aku rung duwe anak kok wis dadi romo πŸ˜€

    all the best,
    Dafferianto

  5. 5 lambrtz December 17, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    no offense

    πŸ˜†
    Why offensive? In fact I was giving you compliment πŸ˜‰

  6. 6 Dafferianto Trinugroho December 29, 2008 at 10:49 am

    @lambrtz:

    haha.. I thought my statements offended u πŸ™‚
    Thanks for the compliment then πŸ˜›

  7. 7 Dimas December 30, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    huhuhu kapan ya daku bisa ke greece? *menghayal sambil main pasir*

  8. 8 Dafferianto Trinugroho December 31, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    @Dimas:

    Besok2 pas ada kesempatan main2 lah ke Greece πŸ™‚

  9. 9 tanin February 11, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Amazing Grace Tai :P:P

  10. 10 Dafferianto Trinugroho February 12, 2009 at 12:47 am

    @tanin:

    hey man.. hey…. don’t remind me…. πŸ˜€


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