Friday, March 17, 2017

Afraid of Going to Hell

It is so sickening to hear people admit that God is a God of mercy or a God of forgiveness who nevertheless had to create hell for the atheists to go to be eternally damned and punished after death. As if they do know where exactly hell is located; or, where hell is situated. As if they also know what mode of transportation to embark on to go to hell. In the meantime, how come my dead friends, dead associates, and dead relatives already  dead are still dead and peacefully buried in the cemetery?--- Poch Suzara

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"In prayer God hears more  than your words - He listens to your heart."
                                           Phil Star, March 15, 2017

WOW! What a shallow-minded God! He does give a hoot why you are such a heartless product of your frightened parents at home. 
He does not give  hoot why are you such a heartless product of your frightened teachers 
in school. He does not give a hoot why you are such a heartless product of frightened priests 
 in church. He does not give a hoot why you
are such a heartless product of a sick society made sick with values and sick beliefs.

For my part, as a man of thought, as I am an atheist, I refuse to believe in the existence of such a shallow-minded God; and if there is a God who will damn me to hell after death for being an atheist, that's his problem, not mine.

Charlie Chaplin said it: "That's the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves."

For my part, I say: "If we live in a troubled world, it is because of our sick prayers under our sick religious beliefs and values as inspired by the belief in the existence of a shallow-minded God."

                                                  Poch Suzara

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Power of Thought versus the Fear of Thought

There is nothing more despicable in this world than the fear of thought. However, there is also nothing more precious and delightful in this world than the power of thought. - Poch Suzara Google, Facebook, Atheist.Republic

Friday, March 10, 2017

Bertrand Russell - my Kind of God

As a little boy in school, my priest-confessor often told me that I am not a perfect being. I should therefore always kneel down and ask God for the forgiveness of my defects. Indeed, that eventual obliteration will be a better way to achieve my salvation than my need to seek reconstruction.

Bertrand Russell arrived into my life after I was lucky enough to have been expelled out of La Salle high school. He said: “No one is perfect and we should never be bothered by the fact that we are not perfect.”

Russell also taught me to question everything including his own ideas and values. He wrote: "It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly." These words have not ceased to stir my mind and heart to this day. If there were ever a thinker I have learned to love and respect – such a thinker was Bertrand Russell. Indeed, Russell saved not my silly soul; he saved, instead, something far more precious - my intelligent and lively mind.

Much to my joys and pleasures and happiness in life, it was Bertrand Russell who introduced me to love and respect as well our own great thinker - Jose Rizal. None of my teachers in school taught me to see just how great a Filipino humanist/scientists was our own Dr. Jose Rizal.

Oh, Bertrand Russell, whenever you are - thank you for teaching me intellectual courage to face the horrors in nature. And thank you as well for making me realize that
our world is infested with religious insanity as always in cahoots with political stupidity; and that life is not worth living unless we struggle to wage war to defeat such horrors - horrors that's keeping our world misguided spiritually, misdirected morally, and sick economically. - Poch Suzara


Thursday, March 09, 2017

Julia Carreon

Julia Lagoc
Poch, saludo ako! I've just read your 2003 (35). Wow! It will take me weeks, even months to read all the blogs. So, forget about editing fees, forget about what I wrote the other day, pasted below. Gosh, I wonder when I'll get through, reading all those thought-provoking thoughts.

I got crazy with deadlines. After my swan song of a column last December, I was resolute to come up with a novel. Up to now, the title is still afloat in my mind.

Talking of floating, hey, don't get too serious. I fly in the wings of songs many times.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Adolf Hitler was No Atheist, In fact, He was a Devout Catholic

"I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so."
— Adolf Hitler, to Gen. Gerhard Engel, 1941

"I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator."
— Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, p. 46

"I am convinced that I am acting as the agent of our Almighty Creator. By fighting the Jews, I am doing the Lord's work."
— Adolf Hitler, ibid. p. 65

"This human world of ours would be inconceivable without the practical existence of a religious belief."
— Adolf Hitler, ibid. p 152

"Thus inwardly armed with confidence in God and the unshakable stupidity of the voting citizenry, the politicians can begin the fight for the 'remaking' of the Reich as they call it."
— Adolf Hitler, ibid. Vol. 2 Chapter 1

"The National Government will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life."
— Adolf Hitler, Berlin, 1933, first radio address after coming to power.

"The national Government sees in both Christian denominations the most important factor for the maintenance of our society."
— Adolf Hitler, speech at the Reichstag, March 1933

"The National Socialist State professes its allegiance to positive Christianity. It will be its honest endeavor to protect both the great Christian Confessions in their rights, to secure them from interference with their doctrines, and in their duties to constitute a harmony with the views and the exigencies of the State of today."
— Adolf Hitler, June 26 1934, to Catholic bishops

"Secular schools can never be tolerated because such a school has no religious instruction and a general moral instruction without a religious foundation is built on air; consequently, all character training and religion must be derived from faith ... We need believing people."

— Adolf Hitler, April 1933, from a speech made during negotiations leading to the Nazi-Vatican Concordat of 1933
"The fact that the Catholic Church has come to an agreement with Fascist Italy ... proves beyond doubt that the Fascist world of ideas is closer to Christianity than those of Jewish liberalism or even atheistic Marxism..."
— Adolf Hitler in an article in the Völkischer Beobachter, 1929

"I am personally convinced of the great power and deep significance of Christianity, and I won't allow any other religion to be promoted."
— Adolf Hitler

"Today Christians ... stand at the head of [this country]... I pledge that I never will tie myself to parties who want to destroy Christianity .. We want to fill our culture again with the Christian spirit ... We want to burn out all the recent immoral developments in literature, in the theater, and in the press - in short, we want to burn out the poison of immorality which has entered into our whole life and culture as a result of liberal excess during the past ... (few) years."
— Adolf Hitler, quoted in: The Speeches of Adolf Hitler, 1922-1939, Vol. 1

"We were convinced that the people need and require this faith. We have therefore undertaken the fight against the atheistic movement, and that not merely with a few theoretical declarations; we have stamped it out."
— Adolf Hitler, speech, October 24, 1933

Here's a list of banned books in Germany, 1932-1939
"As for the Jews, I am just carrying on with the same policy which the Catholic Church has adopted for fifteen hundred years, when it has regarded the Jews as dangerous and pushed them into ghettos etc., because it knew what the Jews were like. I don't put race above religion, but I do see the danger in the representatives of this race for Church and State, and perhaps I am doing Christianity a great service."
— Adolf Hitler, 1936, to Bishop Berning and Msg. Steinman, representatives of Pope Pius XI

"The work that Christ started but could not finish, I — Adolf Hitler — will conclude."
— Adolf Hitler, December 1926.

Here, here, and here are more of his quotes on religion, God, and Christianity. Here are Nazi photos showing their alliance with Christianity.

Note that Adolf Hitler was never excommunicated or in any other way officially censured by the Catholic Church. The only high-ranking Catholic Nazi to be excommunicated was Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels — because he married a divorced Protestant woman.
"The party, as such, stands for positive Christianity, without, however, allying itself to any particular denomination."
Article 24, Program of the National Socialist German Workers’ (Nazi) Party

"I swear by God this sacred oath that I shall render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, the Leader of the German empire, supreme commander of the armed forces, and that I shall at all times be prepared, as a brave soldier, to give my life for this oath."
German WWII Military Oath

"Our religion is Christ, our politics Fatherland!"
— slogan of Hans Schemm, Bavarian Minister of Education and Culture during the Third Reich

Sunday, February 19, 2017

What Makes a Great Man

“A great chessplayer, a great golfer, a great boxer, a great basketball star, a great swimmer, etc. are not great men, for they leave the world as they found it.” No, the great man is one who had the power and the courage to put more truths into this world where the State and the Church together have put only the horror of lies and deceptions. --- Poch Suzara

The Difference Between a Great Man and a Little Man

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.  - - - Robert H. Schuller

If you believe what they threatened you in school to believe, 
you will die never knowing how possible it was for you to have  become a great man - one who has the power, and the courage to put thoughtful ideas into this world where sick religion has only put thoughtless beliefs! - - - Poch Suzara