Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Jose Rizal and the Holy Trinity

Rizal was executed by religious crackpots in authority over life and death in his century. The same religious crackpots in control of minds and hearts of most Filipinos today in this century. Indeed, there was a time when the world was ruled by religion. Historians refer to it as the Dark Ages. Filipinos today still live in the dark ages. The Philippines is still ruled by religion.
Had Rizal lived on as a serious reader, the writings of Robert Ingersoll would have made him realized that his belief in the holy trinity was based on nothing but holy baloney. Indeed, in reading the writings of Robert G. Ingersoll, any high school dropout gifted with a little I.Q. could rightly conclude that sacred gimcrackery pretty much characterized the formation of Christianity. Poch Suzara

Robert G. Ingersoll
1833 – 1899

Christ, according to the faith, is the second person of the Trinity, the Father being the first, and the Holy Ghost the third. Each of these three persons is God. Christ is his own father and his own son. The Holy Ghost is neither father nor son, but both. The son was begotten by the father, but existed before he was begotten – just the same before as after.

Christ is just as old as his father, and the father is just as young as his son. The Holy Ghost proceeded, from the Father and Son, but was equal to the Father and Son before he proceeded, that is say, before he existed, but he is of the same age as the other two.

So it is declared that the Father is God and the son is God, and Holy Ghost God and that these three Gods make one God.

According to the celestial multiplication table once one is three, and three times one is one, and according to heavenly subtraction if we take two from three, three are left. The addition is equally peculiar, if we add two to one we have but one. Each is equal to himself as the other two. Nothing ever was, nothing can ever be more perfectly idiotic and absurd than the dogma of the Trinity.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Our Ancestors

“Two billion years ago our ancestors were microbes; a half-billion years ago, fish; a hundred million years ago, something like mice; ten million years ago, arboreal apes; and a million years ago, proto-humans puzzling out the taming of fire. Our evolutionary lineage is marked by change. In our time, the pace is quickening.” Carl Sagan Hopefully, in time, we will have no more human stupidity based upon sick religiosity; instead, we will have more sense of humanity based upon a healthy philosophy. Poch Suzara

The Poorest People

The poorest people in the world are the Filipinos. In this day and age, we still believe those silly foreigners who taught us to love and to fear their God Jesus who was not even born in the Philippines, but born supposedly in a foreign land that never got to be a Christian, but only a Jewish State.
No doubt, we need radical reforms to reform our sick society. However, for as long there is always available from God Jesus the forgiveness of sin and the forgiveness of crime, our rotten society will forever remain rotten under the blessings of Christianity of no matter what denomination. Consider the rich sinners and the wealthy criminals comprising the powers-that-be: they are always enjoying the forgiveness of sin and crime from the holy spirit.
For my part, I thanked the holy spirit that I am a heretic daily, an infidel weekly, a freethinker monthly, and indeed, an atheist yearly. Poch Suzara

Monday, May 21, 2007

A Guru

A guru from India told me that what my mind can conceive, I can, in life, achieve. But in high-school at De La Salle University, I conceived more questions than my teachers could answer. Well, for asking far too many questions in class, what I achieved was neither wisdom nor knowledge, but getting expelled out high school. And to think that in life questions are always far more important than answers because the answers, in time, become obsolete. Poch Suzara

Thought Patterns

Most thought patterns in humans are established before the age of ten. The idea of God is not innate. In most cases the idea of God is planted in the minds of children before the age of ten when their minds are as yet quite malleable and therefore distortable, if not twistable. Most men and women still have the mind of little children. The ability to conceive new and fresh ideas becomes next to impossible. Such is the power of insane religiosity as inspired by human stupidity. Poch Suzara

Spiritually Matured Person

In his Road Less Travelled, M. Scot Peck wrote: “… the learning of something new requires a giving up of the old self and a death of outworn knowledge. To develop a broader vision we must be willing to forsake, to kill, our narrower vision. In the short run it is more comfortable not to do this – to stay where we are, to keep using the same microcosmic map, to avoid suffering the death of cherished notions. The road to spiritual growth, however, lies in the opposite direction. We begin by distrusting what we already believe, by actively seeking the threatening and the unfamiliar, by deliberately challenging the validity of what we have previously been taught and hold dear. The path to holiness lies through questioning everything.”
Now I question the admirers of our chief hero Jose Rizal. They claim that Rizal was a spiritually matured person, not a repentant believer. In the Ultimo Adios poem, however, written before his death by musketry in public, he wrote in the 13th stanza:
“I go where there are no slaves, oppressors, executioners. Where Faith does not kill, where he who reigns is God.”
How spiritually matured was Rizal since he believed in the hereafter where he who reigns is God? I ask: if there is such a thing as a hereafter, how come there isn’t any herebefore? Nay more! If, in next world, faith does not kill, then wouldn’t it make more sense if we were all born not in this world, but in that world and certainly not created in the image and likeness of God? Poch Suzara

Original Sin

How can we be so silly as to feel shame or guilty of the original sin since we never originated anything in this world to begin with? Poch Suzara

The Lord's Prayer

The prayer “Our Father, who art in heaven,” admits that God is not everywhere. In fact, it only proves that God is omni-present up there in heaven; but only and always omni-absent down here earth. Poch Suzara

What's The Difference

What is the difference between the Coliseum in Rome built as a monument to human depravity as inspired by deviltry and the Manila Cathedral built as a monument to human stupidity as inspired by divinity? Activities inside the Roman Coliseum were about superstitious sadism. Activities inside the Manila Cathedral were superstitious supernaturalism. How do such evils differ? Poch Suzara

Solution to Philippine Problem

First make the problem smaller, not bigger. After all, it is vain to do with more what could be done with fewer. In this way, the problem becomes smaller and manageable and in turn becomes the real prize of progress. With problems keeping the Philippines poor and backward, I would suggest breaking it up into three smaller independent States: The Republic of Mindanao, the Republic of Visayas, and the Republic of Luzon. All three new States to be managed not by politicians, theologians, or magicians, but by public administrators and scientists. Poor Filipinos hoping to migrate to foreign countries to enjoy a higher standard of living need not fall in line devoid of self-respect and dignity like they do at the US Embassy every day of the year. They should only emigrate to independent States growing economically and developing scientifically right here in the next door neighbor. Poch Suzara

Silly Theology

As a young boy, I was told that theology is the study of God. Today as an old man, I am aware that no new knowledge has been discovered about God. His experiences in life and what lessons he has learned from such experiences. God seemed to have just grown older, not wiser. He has amassed a great deal of experience, but it remains a mass of experience. The pattern of his thought and attitude and action remains the same. In fact, what God was last century, he is exactly the same God in this century. I wish theology could even discover if God in fact is a He, a She, or just an It.
In the ultimate analysis, however, at this point and time in man's history on this earth, theology should have already discovered the secret of life and death as something knowable and not something unknowable. Poch Suzara

Biblical Tree

A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Matt. 7:18. The question is: where exactly is that corrupt tree found on this planet today, and who created its evil fruit? Poch Suzara

Jerry Falwell

Jerry Falwell said: “Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them.”
It would have been nearer the truth had Jerry Falwell, instead, declared: “Creation, not prostitution, is the world’s oldest profession.” Poch Suzara

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Love from Jesus

Jesus admonished: "Love, love one another." Jesus, however, failed to show his followers how prcisely to love one another. Thus, even among bible characters themselves, from the Old to the New Testament, nobody knew how to love anybody. In fact, Jesus himself knew not how to love others. Otherwise, if He did, no one in His community of love would have had the gall to get Him crucified dead on a stick. Poch Suzara

Mark Twain's Monkeys

Mark Twain wrote: "I am quite sure now that often, very often, in matters concerning religion and politics a man's reasoning powers are not above the monkey's."
Please Mark, let us not insult the monkeys. Monkeys do not achieve a reputation for mediocrity. Monkeys do not go to school. They are not made stupid by acquiring a college education. Take a look at the men and women with college education in charge of the stupid mess otherwise known as the United Nations today. Poch Suzara


We are all superstitious. Consider how we all believe that there is such a thing as security. None exist in the ultimate reality. After all, in nature, in every birth follows life and then only death and decay. Even security in the hereafter is based on a lot of religious hogwash. Consider the fact there isn’t even a herebefore. How could there be a hereafter? Poch Suzara

No One is Perfect

No one is perfect. We atheists, however, have no sense of sin, nor sense of guilt, nor sense of shame with the thought that we are not perfect. In fact, we atheists are never bothered by the fact that no one is perfect. Poch Suzara


War is nature’s spasmodic effort to change the status quo, but we have none of that. As soon as one war is over, we lay the foundation of another. Blinded and obsessed by either ecclesiasticism or commercialism, - old boundaries, old sovereignties, old systems, and old ways are set up, when the purpose of war is to destroy them. Do you not see then the part self-righteous wrongdoers play in war? Indeed, the righteous are always ready and willing to kill those who are more righteous.
We atheists have found intellectual as well as moral equivalent for war, something that can bring about change without bloodshed, without violence – brains instead of battles, books instead of bullets, and mature thinking instead childish believing. Poch Suzara

The Priesthood Industry

The priesthood industry fears atheism, not because it is inimical to human welfare, but because it is inimical to its own welfare. The priesthood industry wants and needs their mythical God because in him they live and move and have their cake and eat it too. The priesthood industry sees to it that the world remains full of suffering, tragedy, disease, disaster, pain and misery. Thus, the priesthood industry has become an institution not for human welfare, but only for the care and maintenance of God. For my part, I cannot imagine a powerful supernatural being behaving not only like a spoiled brat, but also proving to be such a cold-blooded perfection but quite engrossed if not lost in self-admiration. Poch Suzara

Sacred Books

The bible of the Christians, the Quran of the Muslims, and the Talmud of the Jews are all exactly alike and easy to understand. They are sacred books about how to hate everything that might enhance the achievement of the good life – one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Hatred of life, hatred of learning new and fresh ideas, hatred of curiosity, and indeed hatred of women and the hatred of human intelligence. Such sacred books divert men’s outlook toward the extra-terrestrial heavens, by loosing sight of the terrestrial life on this earth. Hope of eternal salvation or aspiration to the hereafter promotes a sense futility in the present. If the prospect of getting taken up to God’s kingdom generates comfort, it is the mindless comfort of a child picked up from his crib. Poch Suzara

Jesus as Savior

Jesus came to save the world. That was more than 2,000 years ago. The world, however, is not any safer, any saner or any more humane than it was during the time of Jesus, nor is man appreciably any more sensible or responsible. There is little dispute that Jesus as a “savior” has proved to be a dismal failure. His plan of salvation was a failure; it did not work out as Jesus intended. A great teacher is needed now almost as much as 2,000 years ago. If the world, however, is gradually improving, it is because of science, not due to ancient superstitions. Jesus may have resurrected his dead body from the grave back to life, but he failed to resurrect the dead minds of men and the dead hearts of women of his community. Jesus failed to provide the knowledge so much needed by man to enable him to shape his course through life. No one knows how to live intelligently, how best to meet life’s situation, what action is best suited to the occasion. Jesus did not tell us what to do. His sayings are interpreted in many conflicting ways. He failed to predict the needs of the future. He said little of international strife. He offered no program for arbitration of global disputes, no substitute for war between nations, no policy of war prevention. Jesus did not explain what entailed a happy relations between man and wife, nor between employer and employee, nor how to educate children, nor how to preserve health, nor how to make a living, nor how to prevent war, or prevent poverty and suffering. Jesus gave little information, and his spiritual advice was not clearly enough expressed to enable man to apply it to modern times. Jesus neglected to show his followers how to live in search of the truth. His knowledge of the world was less than the knowledge of a high school dropout today who reads with much gusto the basic writings of Bertrand Russell. Poch Suzara

Imagine a God

Imagine a God who can create a trillion stars to comprise the Cosmos. He could create a home called hell for the devil and his fallen angels. He could even create a purgatory as a stopover for silly souls on the way to heaven. God could even split the Read Sea for his Chosen Jewish people to march across. God could even create churches and cathedrals throughout the Philippines. But God would not and could not create houses for my poor brothers and sisters living under subhuman conditions in the Philippines. And to think that these are the same poor and homeless Filipinos who hate each other and who hate their country down here but have so much love God and respect for his saints up there. Poch Suzara

The Supernatural Being

The supernatural being traditionally called God has been vanishing by the explosion of scientific knowledge around the wrld during the last 500 years. Not, however, in the Philippines. We may have a supernatural being no more, but we certainly had human beings like Jaime Cardinal Sin, who was even more supernatural than he was the Archbishop of Manila then. Even the president of our Republic would kneel down to him as a confirmation that our democracy is nothing compared to the power of theocracy in this God-forsaken country. Poch Suzara

As Atheists

Our task as atheists is to help others deepen their courage to embrace the reality of common humanity by ignoring the fantasy behind childish divinity. There is no such thing as the perfection of creation. After all, creation is still expanding and human life is still evolving. Evolving into what? Nobody knows. We hope, however, with more intelligence as intelligence will lead us not into temptation as we should already know where were are going. Poch Suzara

The Job of a Creator

In his book, A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking surmised: “ So long as the universe has a beginning, we could suppose it had a creator. But if the universe is really self-contained, having no boundary or edge, it would have neither beginning nor end: it would simply be. What place, then, for a creator?”

I ask: Which creator? The one who is always omni-absent everywhere; or, the creator who is never omni-present anywhere. Poch Suzara

I am Told

Who am I to question God? My reply: Who are you not to question God whose existence has been concocted by superstitious writers of the bible? Thousands of years ago, they knew much less about our world than our own grandparents knew about our world a hundred years ago? As a matter of fact, our grandchildren’s children will know more, a great deal more about the nature of our world in the centuries to come? Such knowledgeable people in the future should be the ones writing the bible for God, if there is any. Poch Suzara

When we were babies

None of us were believers when we were babies. We were all sane, pure, and atheistic. None of us lived in fear of shame or suffered from guilt. As babies, none of us believed in the cult of the Supreme Being. Until of course the religious morons started to frighten us to have faith in God. Today as grown-ups, in God’s name and for his glory in heaven, whether we are Christians or Jews or Muslims - we are even willing to destroy our home planet earth just to prove how right is our own religion and how wrong the other's religion. Indeed, religion encourages cruelty, stupidity, and insanity. If we were all atheists as we were all born atheists – we can all learn to live in peace on earth and goodwill to all men. Poch Suzara

Bible Lessons

There is nothing in the bible that says Jesus was a Catholic or a Lutheran or a Baptist or a Methodist or a Presbyterian or a Mormon, etc. In fact, Jesus was a devout Jew. But then again, if Jesus was the Son of God and Jesus was a Jew, then God must be a Jew too. Here, however, is something else to think about. Jesus died for our sins. Jesus must be proud of Filipinos. After all, we Filipinos are the most corrupt sinners in all of Asia. We never stop to commit sins and crimes and thus we also never stop to add more meaning to the Jesus martyrdom. As far as latest chosen people of God are concerned the Filipinos are in. The Jews are out. Poch Suzara

Jesus Said

“Man does not live by bread alone.” In the Philippines, however, we hardly have bread. More than 70 per cent of our population live on $2.00 a day. The rest live on sin and crime, indeed, by greed, graft, and corruption. In order, however, to remedy the ills of our sick economy, we export Filipino workers abroad. More than 15,000,000 of our PEOPLE have already found a better standard of living and thinking having already migrated to 169 countries around the world. If we could only export sick teachers and professors, sick government officials, sick theologians, sick evangelists, and sick criminals not yet sentenced to prison in this faith-soaked republic. Aside from bread, let us begin to entertain other values that make for the good life under a growing and developing civilization right here in our own beloved country. Poch Suzara

Luke 19:27

In Luke 19:27, Jesus said: “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them for me.” Indeed, If Jesus were alive today he would be an American and could be as great as president George W. Bush of the United States of America. Poch Suzara

World History in Brief

In the history of world, there never was a war declared by atheists on other atheists for not believing in God. In fact, if peace on earth and goodwill to all men will ever become a historical reality one day, it will be due to, if not the result of, - the spread of atheism throughout the world.
In the meantime, I have yet to hear of atheists who invented, manufactured, and sold weapons of mass of destruction anywhere in the world. Poch Suzara

Human Dignity in Hinduism

Human dignity rests on the assumption that human life is, in some way, significant. Indeed, significant to what is clear and natural down here, and not significant because of what is vague and supernatural out there.
A Hindu has greater opportunities to enjoy human dignity than a Christian. Hinduism maintains no creeds or doctrines. It is more of a way of life. It grows, changes, and assimilates when it meets new and fresh ideas. It does not resist, attack, or convert. In Hinduism, no one is right or wrong; each is simply on a different level of consciousness. In Hinduism, life’s common purpose is not to be right or prove others wrong, but to help one another to deepen one’s respect for life on this only home we have called “earth.”. Poch Suzara

The Power of Christianity

The power of the priesthood industry comes not from God. It comes from the human ignorance supported by the horror of fear, if not the terror of guilt. Indeed, fear of eternal punishment; and, guilt of the Original Sin. As if we humans originated anything in this world to begin with.
In the meantime, if only Jesus had resurrected not himself from the dead, but resurrected instead the dead minds and dead hearts of his apostles and followers and disciples comprising his dead community, we Filipino Christians would probably be enjoying today social sanity with health and wealth in the Philippines. Poch Suzara


I am having a lively debate with a bible lover at present. He admits that the holy bible is the greatest book he has ever read. He admits, however, that he does not understand a great many portions written in the book.
Well, I have myself read and studied bible contents and messages for some 15 years. I have had problems too understanding some of the things written in the bible. Instead of admitting my ignorance as something of a divine wisdom, I submitted bible contents and messages into deeper scrutiny and then threw my bible out the window. Why not? After all, the bible should be as simple to understand as the Multiplication Table – the perfect model of truth which is precise and certain and free from all temporal dross. The bible, however, is a compilation of trashy, incoherent, confabulated, incredible tales, poems, sagas, and pieces of dramas. It is full of hatred, murder, greed, selfishness, falsehoods, lust, sadism and masochism, absurdities, inconsistencies, contradictions, stupidities, and cruelties written by superstitious primitives. No doubt, there is something for everyone in the bible. Indeed, nothing is missing in the bible; except the most priceless of values: - the growth and development of the human intelligence. Especially the kind that should lead to intellectual potency; not psychological stagnancy.

After Five Centuries

After five centuries of spiritual guidance derived from bible lessons, we Filipinos are still praying daily to God to “lead us not into temptation.” As we are already successful sinners, isn’t it time to pray to God to lead us now into health and sanitation? One of the most painful facts about life in general in the Philippines is that the majority of Filipinos still believe in God’s ancient command: “Be fruitful and multiply.” Today, however, if we Filipinos do not alter those words with “be truthful and dignify,” we are on the way to national suicide. Poch Suzara

Atheism at the Foundation of Science

As a matter of historical fact, Atheism is the one and only religion that has always played a major part in the foundation of science. The other great religions of the world have only been too busy hating and fighting each other; especially on how to impede the advancement of science, especially in Jesus's name on earth and for his glory in heaven. Poch Suzara

The Most Expensive

The most expensive thing you can own in this world is a closed mind. The prize paid for it is too costly: the mindless surrender of the self via the mutilation of the intellect. The intellect precisely that brings about the achievement of self-respect and dignity. Poch Suzara

Fear and Wisdom

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. Bertrand Russell
But the bible says: For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. Ecc. 1:18.
For my part, after I am dead, and I meet the creator, and he will ask me if I brought along with me the bible, I shall simply reply that I threw it out my holy window while I was still alive and kicking back on earth. Poch Suzara

Family Values in the Bible

Those who refuse to read bible verses because such verses contradict each other are no better off than those who can’t read at all. Here, however, are a few verses among the many more on the art of gracious living by way of family values as written in the bible: Moses commanded his army: “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known a man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have no known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. Numbers 31:15-18 Joshua commanded the sun to stop in the sky for the sole purpose of allowing him the time to slaughter more of his enemies, the Amorites. Josh. 10:12-15 God plays favorites. He chooses one people to be God’s Chosen to the neglect of all the others. Genesis 26. God could split the Red Sea for his Chosen people to get away from the Egyptian army. God who could manipulate the weather in order to send the great flood that drowned all his children save for Noah’s family because human life has become so evil God needed to destroy it. Genesis 7. God commands: “Thou shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall yet eat.” Leviticus 26:29 God commands: “thou shalt eat it as barley bakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight. Ezekial 4:12 God said: “Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces.” Malachi 2:3 God said: “I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.” God is a spirit. John 4:4. No man hadth seen God at any time. John 1:18. And the Lord appeared unto him. (Isaac). Gen. 26:2 God sent the angel of death across the land of Egypt to murder the firstborn males in every Egyptian household in order to facilitate the release of the chosen people. Exodus God says to Hosea, Go, take thee a wife of whoredom and children of whoredom. Hosea 1:2; 3:1-3 God is the father of the whole human family. Mary was his daughter who gave birth to Jesus. Jesus therefore was the son and grandson of God. In the meantime, God is not the author of confusion. 1 Cor. 14:33. God admits that “I create the light and create darkness; I make peace and create evil: I the Lord do these things.” Is. 45:7 (see also Judges 9:23) God says things in the Old Testament only to be repeated in the New Testament: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” Ps 22:1 God “sent me to thy master and to speak to thee these words? Hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, that they may eat their own dung, and drink their own piss with you?” Is.36:12 God inspired his authors to write about Melchisedec in the Old and in the New Testament. A king of Salem, priest of the most high, without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually. Heb. 7:1-3. Now where is Melchisedec? How come nobody among the bible readers do not bother to find out more about this bible weird character? Heb. 7: 1-3 God says: “The lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the hemorrhoids, and with the scab, and the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.” Deut. 28:27 Mediocrity at best, stupidity at worst approved as a revealed truth: “For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.” Ecc.1:18. And due to the religious hogwash as claimed in the bible - I threw my bible out my holy window. Ever since then, I ceased praying to God to lead me not into temptation. I would rather lead my own way in this life devoid of religious illusions or biblical delusions, and to hell with the rat-race called “eternal salvation.” In the meantime, No knowledge can be discovered by reading the sacred writings of some inspired bare-assed, half starved, protein-deficient, illiterate Jews wandering around in a desert in a nomadic tribe, hallucinating from the oppressive conditions and climate in which they tried to eke out an existence. Poch Suzara