Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Jesus Contradiction

Crucified on the cross, Jesus cried out: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34

Now Luke himself reports earlier on the same Jesus who said: “But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them for me.” Luke 19:27

Now which is which: Jesus slaying his enemies? Or enemies slaying Jesus? If Jesus possessed the miraculous power to raise the dead back to life, what was all that deadly drama about getting himself crucified dead on a cross? How did Jesus forgive himself as he obviously knew not what he was doing? Poch Suzara

Messages in the Bible Made me an Atheist

Consistency in the Bible is a consistency of holy baloney. Even the canonized Gospel writers were inconsistent against each other. The Gospel of Matthew tells us that Jesus was an aristocrat descended from David via Solomon. The Gospel of Luke tells us that Jesus was from much more humble stock. The Gospel of mark says that Jesus was born to a poor carpenter. At his birth, Jesus was visited by kings according to Matthew, but according to Luke, he was visited by shepherds. Jesus, according to the bible was born in Bethlehem, but he is usually referred to as Jesus of Nazareth. At his death, according to the Gospels of mark and Matthew, the last words of Jesus were: “My God, my God, why hast forsaken me?” But according to Luke, Jesus said: “Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit.” And in John, Jesus simply said, “It is finished.” The bible repeatedly exhorts readers to fear God. Fear God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. “Blessed is everyone that feareth the Lord. As the Lord’s Prayer states, God’s will should “be done on earth as it is in heaven.” In the meantime, fear is at the foundation of our insane society, In fact, we Filipinos are the fearful and the frightened Sick Man of Asia. For my part, I thank the gods, for they inspired me to properly read the bible. Reading the bible has been the most potent force for me to grow up and to move out of my Catholicism into the rationality of agnosticism and finally to the sanity of atheism. After all, religion encourages stupidity and the promotion of a sick society. Poch Suzara

Life on Earth

Life on earth may be expensive, but it includes a free ride around the sun once a year. Any one who tells you that there is no such thing as a free lunch, that there is nothing free in this world can only be the view of a dumbstruck moron who has always been deprived of the greatest of freedom – the freedom of free thought. Poch Suzara

God’s Gift

According to the Gideon bible, “Yes, thanks be to God for his indescribable gift.” 2 Cor. 9:15.

According to the Catholic bible, “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” 2 Cor. 9:15.

I ask: which or what gift from God? Could we really be that religiously moronic to thank God for anything that is “indescribable,” or for something that is “unspeakable?”

Consider in terms of eternity, human life on this earth is but a wink of an eye, a flash in the pan, a split of a second long! Poch Suzara

Human Senses

We have not only five senses, but actually more than just the sense of seeing, smelling, hearing, touching, and tasting. We also have the sense of balance, temperature, acceleration, and indeed, the sense of victory, and the sense of losing in defeat. Leave it to science – she will eventually discover more senses in human nature than what silly religion has thoughtlessly preached during these past centuries - that God with five senses made man with five senses in his own image and likeness. Poch Suzara

Social Progress

Progress in society has always involved the elimination of lies and falsehoods. Ours have never been a society in progress because it has always been and still is stuck with lies and falsehoods.

Consider the lies that not a Fellow-Filipino born in the Philippines, but only a Jewish fellow born in a foreign land some 2,000 years ago will transform our land one day from poverty, depravity, and misery into a nation of peace and joys, human decency, and prosperity. Poch Suzara

The Philippines

The Philippines is a nation of diverse religious beliefs/non-beliefs. ... Msgr. Achilles Dakay, spokesperson of the Archdiocese of Cebu. Now I wonder if Msgr. Achilles Dakay ever wondered how come the Philippines has always been a land where there was and still is only one kind of believer of the Multiplication Table? Even before Christianity arrived to conquer the Filipinos 400 years ago; nay, even thousands of years before Christ was born – there never was different religious sects based upon different interpretation of the Multiplication Table. The believers of 2 plus 2 equals 4 never hated nor killed each other to death. The religious morons do so everywhere and all the time as a matter of diverse religious beliefs or non-beliefs. Poch Suzara

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Moses Writing His own Death and Burial

Can any of you really believe in the truth of this biblical hogwash? Moses writing his own death and burial?

“The Lord buried him in a valley in Moab, opposite the town of Bethpeor, but to this day no one knows the exact place of his burial.” (Deuteronomy 34:6)

To think that this is the same Moses who wrote about Joshua commanding the sun to stop? The same Moses who parted the Red Sea? The same Moses earlier who told his generals: “Now, therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known a man by lying with him; but all women-children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.”

What a bunch of child-molesters, sex fucking blessed by the Lord maniacs! Poch Suzara

Saturday, December 20, 2008

John Galt

Declared in his famous speech: - The world will change when you are ready to pronounce this oath: I swear by my Life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for the sake of mine. John Galt, the fictitious character that he was in one of Ian Rand’s novel, must have been selfish, greedy, stupid, and insane, indeed, an economic moron.

I bet he could not afford to take his oath to his cook in the kitchen, to his butler in the room, to his chauffer in the automobile, to his secretary in the office, to his waiter in the restaurant. Not to mention to his pilot flying the plane.

As a matter of economic fact, John Galt is the type of a man that usually ends up as the CEO of top corporations – the wealthy criminals in the corporate world who, for the sake of profit, would even destroy this world, our world.

In the meantime, because of men like John Galt in charge of American corporations – America as a corporation is wealthy, but as a nation she is quite unhealthy. Poch Suzara


Corruption in the government agencies, corruption in the business sectors, corruption in the church, corruption in the AFP-PNP, corruption in the justice system, corruption in the prison system, etc. Nothing however can compare to the corruption in the system of education in the Philippines. They are places where corruption is born, fed, baptized, and blessed by God. In the meantime, only in the Philippines: for every crisis, there is always an opportunity; especially for the politicians in the government to be greedy, and selfish; and for the priesthood industry of the church to be stupid, and insane. Indeed, always ready to forgive the sins and the crimes of our stupid politicians. Poch Suzara

The Rich and the Famous

According to the rich and famous of our sick society the government must never interfere with church matters; but the church, if it sees fit, can always interfere with government matters. In other words, for love of country, to hell with democracy. However, for love of divinity, let’s embrace theocracy. Unfortunately, God is never omni-present; only always omni-absent. Poch Suzara

Good Tree

A good tree cannot produce bad fruit. A bad tree cannot produce good fruit. Whatever the case may be, if only God can make a tree, why make bad trees and then declare that it was “good?” Poch Suzara

Decent Education

Millions of minds are distorted and hearts twisted with false beliefs during the formative years in school. All for the sake of having faith in the Lord, if not to believe that there is a better world to come after death with God in heaven. I ask: what reasons have we to blame each other for the historical fact that we are the Sick Man of Asia living in an insane society? It seems so translucent that decent growth as a people and decent development as a nation can only be the results of a decent system of education. Poch Suzara


Those who live with untruths live in spiritual poverty. Freedom is still the greatest reward we acquire when we seek the truth. “Seek ye first the good things of the mind,” Bacon admonishes us, “and the rest will either be supplied, or its loss will not be felt.” The truth will not make us rich and famous, but it will make us free and precious.

Paradoxically, we Filipinos enjoy freedom, especially the freedom to enjoy religious delusions in cahoots with political illusions. Poch Suzara


The first law of ecology tells us that everything is connected to everything else. Over-population means over-exploitation of nature and the destruction of nature as it affects all other parts, including ourselves as we are part of nature. Not to mention including the destruction of our habitat - the blue planet earth - the only home we got. Poch Suzara

The Power of Thought

To believe that thoughtfulness is a form of bitterness against life is utter foolishness, if not downright childishness.

Never belittle the power of thought. There is nothing quite like it in all of nature.

Confucius said: “Man differs from an animal only by a little. Most men throw that little away.” Well, my dear reader, that little has only to do with the power of thought. Poch Suzara


As a little boy at home and in school, I used to pray everyday to God to lead me not into temptation.

How I wished then that a God existed out there who had more to do with my life under reconstruction, and not a life escaping away from silly temptation. Indeed, a God to lead me not towards meaningless vacillation, futility, timidity, and self-destruction, but only towards human perfection carrying out the advancement for human civilization. Poch Suzara

Religious Morons

Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Jesuits, declared: “I am mere dung.”
John Calvin, famous theologian, declared: “We are all made of mud.”
Moses in the bible wrote: “Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”

It is glaringly obvious, if not alarmingly translucent, that these religious morons utterly ignored what we were all taught in school to believe – that God created man in his own image and likeness. Well, if that were true, and we are all made of dung, mud, and dust, then God must be made of dung, mud, and dust too.

Now why should we love, worship, and adore dung, mud, or dust, indeed, why should we have faith in such a supernatural garbage? Poch Suzara

Silly Religion

Religion has had thousands of years to change and improve the quality of human life on this earth. It has miserably failed and will continue to fail. Simply because religion has no basis in reality.

It is time for human intelligence to take over. Happily, with the newly-elected President Barack Obama of the USA - human intelligence has taken over the American way of life in the United States of America. Hopefully, as other countries will catch on, human intelligence will eventually transform the whole world too.

In the meantime, silly religion, silly as it has been as it is still silly, might as well step aside and let human intelligence reign supreme globally. It is the only way we can save our planet earth. Poch Suzara

Saint Clement of Alexandria

Just like the many other moronic saints of the Lord, St. Clement of Alexandria, who was another moron, wrote: “Every woman should be filled with shame by the thought that she is a woman.” Well, Even other saintly priests say: “Woman is the confusion of man, an insatiable beast, a continuous anxiety, and incessant warfare, a daily ruin, a house of tempest, and a hindrance to devotion.”
What is even more moronic, however, is that a lot of the tuti-fruties and patuties famous in our sick society would like to end up as moronic lady saints too with the Lord in heaven. Poch Suzara

Dr. Harold J. Sala on There is Nothing Free in the World

This superstitious primitive, the famous bible preacher that he is, obviously displayed shameless ignorance while writing that there is nothing free in the world. He elaborates. He says that there are some laws as old as humankind, and one of them bears repeating: “There is nothing free in the world.” Philippine Star, Nov. 23, 20O6 Dr. Sala, you are such a religious hypocrite? How about the free ride we get everyday on earth as it rotates daily on its own axis traveling at 1037 miles per hour? What about the free ride we get as the earth orbits around the sun yearly traveling at the speed of 60,067 miles per hour? And what about the free ride we get as our earth together with the solar system going around the Milky Way Galaxy traveling at the speed of 486,600 miles per hour? It takes about 200 to 250 million years to orbit once around the Milky Way Galaxy. All for free. No charge for the cosmic ride. Poch Suzara

Friends of Jesus

“Our dearest friend is but a shadow compared to Jesus.” Phil Star Nov. 24, 2008.
Jesus had the power to perform miracles, and yet, crucified on the cross, he cried out loud: “My God, My God, why has thou forsaken me?” Well, never mind God His Father on a rescue mission. But where in hell were the dear friends of Jesus, the apostles, on his side? Poch Suzara

The Problems of the World

It begins with the family with children born unwanted and unloved - the accidental product of sexual pleasure. Indeed, it is foolish to imagine married or even un-married couples entertaining the propagation of the human race while enjoying the pleasures of sexual orgasm. How do parents love their sons or daughters not of their free choice, but only nature’s decree?
The problems of the world get even more complicated with stupid religion wedded to stupid politics. Both derail the family into believing that their responsibility as humans is not to cultivate common human decency, but only to have faith in divinity via human misery at worst, and social insanity at its best. Poch Suzara

It is Good

In the Philippine Star today, ( Nov. 26, 2008 ), the sick message reads: “Don’t despair because of evil; God will have the last word.”
Oh God, what we need from you is not your last word, but to make good your creation when you yourself saw in the beginning that “it was good.” Poch Suzara

The Trouble with the Bible

The trouble with the bible is that none of the inspired authors bothered to read together the bible when it was completed as a finished published product. Otherwise, if they did, they would have found each other shocked with the contradictions, inconsistencies, obscenities, atrocities, and absurdities that fill more than half in what is written in the bible. I have a sneaky suspicion even God did not read the bible for final approval. In fact, I think the devil also did not read it too for his disapproval. Poch Suzara

The Filipino

“No one stands as tall as a Christian on his knees.” Phil Star Nov. 28.2008.
Still the faithful Christians since Christianity arrived in the Philippines in the 17th century, the poor Filipino is still on his knees praying daily to God to “give us this day our daily bread,” and to “lead us not into temptation,” in this 21st century. Poch Suzara

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dear Catholic Bishops

I should wish to share with you words from a psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, author of THE ROAD LESS TRAVEL. It is a bit about psychiatry at its best on top of Christianity at its worst: “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.” Well, in our sick society today, if we question the evils of corruption, we find that corruption is not a political or a legal or a medical issue. Corruption is a moral issue. During these past centuries under Christian authority, hasn’t it been your sole responsibility to shepherd the flock, to be in charge of the teachings of moral values? Especially to establish self-respect and human dignity as the foundation of a healthy and a sane society? Why is it that after 400 years of Christianity solidly established in this country, tens of millions of Filipinos in this 21st century continue to experience interior emptiness, still thirsting for some form of spirituality? No doubt, we still have deep faith in the holy Trinity known as the “Father,” “Son,” and “Holy Spirit,” but in our race to achieve a higher standard of living as a people, and to accomplish a higher standard of thinking as a nation – where is the Holy Trinity on our side as our “Creator,” “Redeemer,” and the “Sustainer?” For my part, as a humanist, I embrace morality as one of the greatest of human values. Not, however, superstitious morality. I do not do good because there is a greater power out there who will reward me for my goodness after death. On the contrary, I do good precisely because of what’s higher and greater than me, namely, - my family, my country, and indeed, this planet earth as the home of humanity. I duly recognize that there is little difference between the goals of the Christians and the humanists. We both value helping others. But as a humanist I am drawn to this goal out of unselfish love and empathy – which arises from education in rationality. As a humanist my goal in life is to try and spread the virtues of felicity via intellectual growth and maturity. Indeed, to keep ignited the torch of enlightenment. To see things now as they will seem forever, - “in the light of eternity.” The Christian, however, is driven to it out of fear for his own eternal welfare. For the Christian, helping others is not an end in itself, but only a means of saving himself from damnation. As a humanist I realize that I could be mistaken about what is best for my fellow-Filipinos; so I am willing to listen to criticism. I am willing to have my ideas torn apart and will listen to the power of reason. The Christian, however, cannot admit that his ideas of right and wrong might be mistaken, because to doubt would imperil his immortal soul. He must have faith in Christian doctrines – out of fear of eternal torture if he does not. He must be anti-intellectual in order to maintain his faith – out of fear of torture if he does not. And he must never doubt that his action is correct – again out of fear of torture if he does not. What is happening to us, I ask? Why is it that we Filipinos do not, and cannot as yet enjoy social unity, moral sanity, and political maturity in our own country? We only continue to be a people of childish followers; hardly a nation of intelligent thinkers as leaders. Why is it that in this day and age, under your moral guidance and inspiration, we Filipinos only continue to believe that human life is but a defect, and that we must only live our lives seeking not reconstruction, but only obliteration! My dear bishops, as citizens of our country, isn’t it time for you to take a deeper look at our spiritually poor and morally bankrupt nation - the Philippines - the only Christian country in Asia since 400 years ago? No doubt, Christianity has been a great success. But what has been a greater success, however, is the Filipino way of life. We are still faithful to a higher power out there, but paying for it at a expensive price down here: the horrors of spiritual corruption, moral degradation, economic stagnation, political delusion, educational deception, not to mention the lack of national health, hygiene, and sanitation in our country everywhere! In the final analysis, I say it again: it is time for us Filipinos to stop fooling around with our silly “free will” for the sake of heavenly salvation. We should, instead, begin to believe and have faith in our intelligent “good will,” especially for one another for the sake of promoting in our country - civilization? Yours sincerely, Poch Suzara Chairman Center for Inquiry, Philippines December 13, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Letter to the Editor

Dear Sir:

Mr. Alexander L. Lacson’s piece OUR ENEMY ( PDI, Nov. 30, 2008 ) is another reflection of why we are the Sick Man of Asia.
He says that during the Spanish time, the face of our enemy was very clear. It was the Spanish conquerors and the rulers of our country. They used force and violence against our people, raped our women, stole our gold and spices, exploited our natural resources.

But today, Mr. Lacson says, our enemy is the “trapo” in government – the mayor, the governor, the congressman, the Cabinet secretary or department undersecretary, the president, the senators, etc.

I ask: aren’t those leaders in our government products of La Salle, Ateneo, University of Santo Thomas, Letran, San Beda, Mirian college, Assumption college, Asian Institute of management, etc. etc. including the University of the Philippines that produces men like a Marcos - a Jesus-loving, God-fearing Filipino leader?

Indeed, in this poor and backward country, we are all born ignorant, not stupid and corrupt. We are made stupid and corrupt by education.

Millions of minds are distorted and hearts twisted with false beliefs during the formative years in school. All for the sake of having faith in the next world to come, and to have faith also in the next country to go to in order to earn a decent living. What keeps us Filipinos stupid and corrupt? Isn’t it glaringly obvious that decent growth as a people and decent development as a nation can only be the result of a decent system of education?

A decent life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. It has nothing to do with prayers to God to give us this day our daily bread, and to lead us not into temptation? Isn’t it tragic enough that we Filipinos are winners in the rat-race for eternal salvation, but are poor losers in the race for human civilization under a better system of education?

To teach Filipino children in school to reach for fantasy solutions to real life problems is the worst possible training Filipino children can have for their outreach toward emotional growth and intellectual maturity – indeed, for love of fellow-citizens and for love of country.

The success of Christianity in the Philippines is our one and only real enemy. Its basic teachings in the schools, colleges, and universities have always shaped the Filipino mind and molded the Filipino heart to live faithfully as the poor victims, but never as the healthy masters of religion in our own country.

If there is purpose to life that purpose must be that we should leave this world a little better than we are born into it, especially in the humanitarian sense, or there is little reason for our having lived.

Yours sincerely,
Poch Suzara
Center for Inquiry, Philippines
Dec. 2, 2008