Saturday, October 30, 2004

Bertrand Russell Society and Humanist Party

My sister Gemma of the Humanist Party of the Philippines is pretty much involved with helping the poor people of Payatas living off garbage and trash.
The Bertrand Russell Society, Philippines, of which I set up years ago, is involved with helping people precisely to prevent them from ending up in such places like Payatas. Poch Suzara

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Without God

I am told that without God everything is permitted. This is pure hokum. As a matter of fact, with God everything is permitted. Look at the Christians, the Jews, and the Muslims. Look how they all feel not only the permission, but also the inspiration from God to hate and to slaughter each other in His name! Poch Suzara


I believe religion is a disease born of fear, inspired by ignorance, and the main source of superstition that's keeping the Filipino poor as a people and backward as a nation. Poch Suzara

Great Filipinos

I said it before, I say it again, there will never be a generation of great and free Filipino sons unless there is a generation of free and great Filipino mothers answerable not to the priesthood industry, but only to motherhood responsibility and respectability. Poch Suzara

United Religions

The world is now enjoying benefits from the United Nations. I ask: when the world enjoy also benefits from a United Religions? Poch Suzara

What's going on

Filipino Soldiers do not kill, they "salvage" rebels. Israel killers are called "Commandos." Arab fighters are called "Terrorists." But if Crime-fighters fight crime, and Fire-fighters fight fire, what the hell do Freedom-fighters fight? As the song goes... "What's going on?" Poch Suzara


Christians pray to God on Sunday. The Jews pray on Saturday. The Muslims pray on Friday. The Buddhists pray on Thursday. The Hindus pray to God on Wednesday. By
the time the week is over God must be all fed-up, sick and tired of prayers. Therefore God's answer to all of our prayers - JUST KEEP ON PRAYING YOU FOOLS! Poch Suzara

My Kingdom

Jesus said: "My kingdom is not of this world." if this were true, why bother with this world? And to think that Jesus, the Son of the Creator of heaven and earth, allowed himself to be crucified by a bunch of Jewish lunatics? And to think further that the place where Jesus was born has never been a Christian country. Israel today is a Jewish State.

In the meantime, everybody knows that heaven is another word for the "kingdom of God."
However, nobody knows where exactly is heaven or the kingdom of God is located.
Poch Suzara

The Filipino mind

Our teachers in school always said: "Do this, because if you do not not, you will be punished." Is it any wonder that we are a nation not of courageous thinkers, but only frightened believers? In the meantime, every horror that is transpiring daily in our sick society is the exact reflection of the Filipino mind as certified products of our sick system of education. Poch Suzara


The existence of evil before humans arrived on this planet, proves without a shadow of a doubt that an all-powerful, all-good, and all-loving God had already died. If God were still alive today, however, such a God is not worth believing nor loving. Meanwhile, a mystery plus obscurity plus deviltry equals the Holy Trinity invented by silly theology. Poch Suzara

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Christians at War

Christians at war with each other cannot be at peace with their heavenly Father. Christians, however, who are at war with non-Christians make their heavenly Father so proud of them. Poch Suzara

Existence of God

Any debate on the existence of God, not matter how brilliant the arguments for or against, can never be decided at all because even God can never be around to judge who won in the debate. Poch Suzara

Educated Mind and Heart

Our system of education does not encourage human benevolence; on the contrary, it stultifies the potential for human intelligence. education is suppose to promote,
not demote the human mind; indeed, suppose to nourish, not malnourished, the human heart.

In the Philippines, thanks to our schools, colleges, and universities we are mainly taught how to be happy and proud as the Sick Man of Asia. It is, in this way, that we must always have contempt for those others who have the capacity to think. Poch Suzara

One Ambition

As an atheist, I have only one ambition in life. Before I leave this world, I would like to be accused of having corrupted the minds not only of our youth, but also those of the middle-aged, and the senior citizens. If this were ever accomplished, I shall not have died in vain. Poch Suzara

A Banana Republic

Never say that the Philippines is a Banana Republic because that would only be an insult to the Banana. After all, the Banana is a lovely tree that produces delicious fruits. But then again consider a Banana plantation exempted from a system of education that keeps it away from silly politics as inspired by a silly religion. Poch Suzara

Monday, October 18, 2004

If only God's purpose

If only God's purpose in creating the world were to make humans happy, and not to make humans glorify Him, no one would think of God, as I do, as some sort of an egomaniac unworthy of either belief or worship. Poch Suzara

The poor Iraqi people

Why are the Iraqi people today who are fighting for love of country called "rebels" or "terrorists?" In the meantime, this business of the US President Bush crusading as a Christian for American freedom and democracy in Iraq is a crime against the American people who are now the target of Muslim outrage. Poch Suzara

If God did not exist

Imagine if God does not exist. We will all stop looking to heaven for solutions to all our earthly problems down here as we will no longer believe that God will provide from up there. Poch Suzara

Saturday, October 16, 2004

The Second Coming of Christ

"And now, little children, abide in him, that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence and not be ashamed before him at his coming." 1john 2:28. What is the purpose of a second coming if the first coming were already a great and a wonderful success? To begin with, His mission on earth was to destroy the devil. How come the devil is still alive and kicking and residing in the Philippines - the only Christian country in Asia? Poch Suzara

United Nations citizenship

If just 2 billion of us throughtout the world pay $10.00 each as dues for citizenship of the United Nations, the UN will have $20 BILLION dollars every year for expenses to maintain its own Armed Forces as a World Government to insure peace and goodwill among nations of the world. The 21st century view that only the United States of America has the right and the power to be the world's policemen should already be obsolete. Poch Suzara

Thursday, October 14, 2004

Hope for Peace

Is there hope for peace? Yes, there is. The bow and arrow were once weapons of attack and defense with an aim to destroy, but today it is an art of Archery - a pure exercise in skill. Fencing and sword fighting too have become a sport in the Olympic Games. Who knows, one day, our nuclear weapons may be used to offset killer meteors on the way to destroy the planet earth. Poch Suzara


"Terrorism is the best political weapon as nothing drives people harder than the fear of sudden death." Hitler. Today, US President Bush and his gang are saying exactly the same thing to the American people. Poch Suzara


If being destructive were part of human nature, how come we are born crying with mama already on our side? Poch Suzara

Food for body and mind

What is food for the body if it were not ambrosial? The same goes with food for the mind: it has to be controversial. Poch Suzara

Jaime Cardinal Sin

Jaime Cardinal Sin, the Archbishop of Manila, had a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital. Nobody, however, thought of rushing him to church. What happened to the power of prayer? Poch Suzara


Why is it that religion has all the answers for everybody and yet has solutions for nobody? Poch Suzara

Love your enemies

Love your enemies according to Jesus and turn the other cheek if someone smite thee on thy right cheek. On the other hand, Jesus also said: "Depart from me you cursed one, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. Matt. 25:41. Yet we are told that Jesus was the paragon of love, the prince of peace, the savior of the world. Poch Suzara

If we die

If we die, shall we live again? Job 14:14. I ask: If we shall live again after we are dead and gone, doesn't that make death nothing but a sick joke? Poch Suzara

God so loved the world

God so loved the world in that He gave his only begotten Son. Too bad God had no begotten daughter. She could have done a better job in straightening out the mess in this world. Poch Suzara

Washing evil out

Washing evil out of this world is not our business for it is beyond our power to do so. Nevetheless, if we can choose from among the lesser evils as a consolation, why couldn' the Creator choose too from among the lesser evils as a decent reflection? Poch Suzara

The closer we get to God

Why do we need to get closer to God if God were already everywhere? And why is it that the closer we get to God the more he gets farther away from us. And why does God continue to hide away from the problems of his children otherwise also known as the Human Race? In the meantime, the bible says: "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." James 4:8. I ask: when is it suppose to happen? Poch Suzara

The greatest crime

The greatest crime is the crime of taciturnity; especially as it is encouraged by timidity and inspired by stupidity. Poch Suzara

Instead of killing people

Instead of killing people with stupid beliefs, why not kill instead the stupid beliefs that got people to be stupid to begin with? The power of reason should play a role. Poch Suzara


Women may be selfish, greedy, stupid, and insane. They may be murderers, adulterers, thieves, and liars. But there is one thing that remains totally lovable and highly respectable about women: Not one of them ever wrote a silly line in the silly book known as the holy bible - a silly book written by silly men authors of a silly God. Poch Suzara

Bush and Bin Laden

George W Bush wants to liberate the Arabs in the Middle East away from Islam. Osama Bin Ladin wants to liberate the Americans in America away from Christianity. For my part, I want to thank both God and Allah for having liberated me as I am better off as a faithful atheist. Poch Suzara

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

There is Nothing Tragic


There is nothing tragic about having been raised by ignorant parents at home; or educated by ignorant teachers in school; or indoctrinated into one’s faith by ignorant priests in church.

What’s truly tragic, however, is if, in later life, under the inspiration of more fear and ignorance, we do not search for the truth. We just carry on with our children and grandchildren to have faith in the same old religious mendacity; to believe in the same old political hypocrisy; and to contribute to the same old social insanity – that’s keeping us spiritually poor as a people and morally bankrupt as a nation.

Undoubtedly, our system of education is nothing but a euphemism for the evils of stupidity. Regretfully, however, only by replacing such evils with faith, especially faith in supernatural mediocrity. Who benefits in the end? Obviously not the people in desperate need of a higher standard of living and thinking; but only the superstitious primitives supporting the so-called believers behind the most profitable of commercial enterprises in the Philippines - schools, colleges, and universities! Poch Suzara

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Dear Fellow-Americans

Oct. 4, 2004

Dear Fellow-Americans,

I am a Filipino-American residing in the Philippines. The U.S. Bill of Rights is precious to me. It has made it possible for me to think freely, to articulate my views, however unpopular or heretical they might be. Indeed to write what follows without fear of suppression or repercussion. I should wish to put on public record my shame of the U.S. government. The central government in Washington has become a source of national malady and international ills rather than the potential for local and global sanity.

More than half the population of the world is under-nourished, not because it need be, but because the U.S. government prefers to be in the business of killing rather than helping poorer countries achieve a higher standard of living. For example, instead of sending to the Philippines materials for human welfare, the U.S. government sends materials for enemy warfare. The result, thus far: - the Filipino is becoming more sophisticated in the business of killing fellow-Filipinos. Meanwhile poverty, hunger, disease, unemployment, and the continuing population explosion continue to be problems for divine intervention, and not attention for Philippine government confrontation.

Yesterday, killings were about the fight against “communists,” in possession of weapons of mass destruction. Today, it is called the fight against “terrorists” in possession of weapons of mass destruction. What’s the difference? In fact, many countries possess “weapons of mass destruction.” Half of the world calls it “faith in God.” The other half calls it “faith in Allah.” And under whichever faith, the faithful believers see nothing immoral to cut each other’s throat, especially since both cannot agree as to what will happen to them after their throats have been cut. Now isn’t it obvious that our enemy is not another human being, but organized conflicting faiths based on sacred barbarism?

Bertrand Russell once asked: “Have we all become savage? Why do we turn, inevitably, towards ferocity in dealing with political opponents – towards maiming or killing or sentencing them to disproportionately long imprisonment? I think it is because we live in an atmosphere of fear bred by political policies. We have been conditioned to accept cruelty, even the threat of extermination, as the sole means of defending a way of life that seems to prove itself, by such result, hardly worth defending.”

The greater crime we face today is the crime of silence. It is time to speak up. I am most proud of Michael Moore. In the film document FAHRENHEIT 9/11, he proved it no longer a theory, but a paradoxical fact that as far as the United States government is concerned, nations of this world can only keep alive by preparing to kill each other. The main economy of the United States continues to be based on revenues not for health and community development, but for war, death and destruction, and the preparation for future wars.

Nothing breeds more hate and terror than the spread of fear based on lies. Our young men and women in military uniform, no doubt, have the courage to die in battle; unfortunately, they do not have the courage to question what it is that they are dying for in Iraq today. Immoral acts breed immoral acts. Must we therefore continue to commit atrocities because we cannot discontinue to believe absurdities?

I appeal to fellow-Americans to support Americans with a conscience everywhere today who give the USA a good name. One such thinking American is Ramsey Clark. He referred George W. Bush, James Baker, Richard Cheney, Colin Powell, and others to the International War Crimes Tribunal – a commission of inquiry for evidences of war crimes against Iraq and crimes against humanity.

Let us work and vote for a government of construction and not a government of destruction. In this 21st century, there is no longer any need for American wealth and power to be based upon past wars, present wars, and the preparation for future wars. The power and wealth of America should be founded upon the pursuit of the truth, the spread of liberty, and the advancement of science for peace and goodwill to all men, women, and children throughout the world.

Yours faithfully,

Bertrand Russell Society, Philippines
San Lorenzo Village
Makati city, Philippines