A Malaysian God
Many people believe in just one God but since there are also so many different people in this world, why not many Gods too if you consider Chinese deities Gods, that is! It is undeniable but the general conception is there are many Gods in a Chinese religion. And I am of the opinion that the number of these Gods will always increase. In Malaysia for example, there is this Tua Pek Kong (Chinese: 大伯公, Da Bo Gong), one of the pantheon of Malaysian Chinese Gods, to prove my point. It was believed that Tua Pek Kong arrived in Penang 40 years before Sir Francis Light, the British founder of the island. Tua Pek Kong was a Hakka man named Zhang Li (张理) and his Sumatra bound boat was struck by wind and accidentally landed on Penang island of Malaysia. After his death, local peoples began worshipping him and built the Tua Pek Kong temple there. Today Tua Pek Kong is worshipped by Malaysian Chinese throughout the country. I really wonder if he is worshipped in mainland China though. ..