Friday, December 24, 2010

We, the Poor Pinoys

The vast majority of Pinoys are, indeed, a hard working people. That is, of course, if hard working means exactly the same thing as hard praying. Indeed, we Pinoys attach more reliability by praying than we appreciate the values of working.

After all, in our schools, colleges, and universities - we were taught to believe, indeed, never lose faith in the Word of God written in the holy bible like: "Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you; for everyone that asketh, receiveth' and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened."

Sadly, however, as the only Christian country in Asia since the 16th century, the vast majority of poor Pinoys are still waiting and waiting for the results of their hard prayers said hourly, daily, nightly, weekly, monthly, and yearly!

In the meantime, we consume without producing. We are spending without earning. We are praying without working. Instead of struggling creatively against foreigners, we would rather compete against each other to achieve more of the same old nothing.

What a waste of precious time as a people. What a waste of precious energy as a nation. We Pinoys are still stuck with silly prayers behind a silly theology. At this point in time of Philippine history - we should have already grown as a people with science and should have already developed as a nation with technology. Poch Suzara


dong_cayote said...

Well buddy I tend to look at it this way. At least the Philippines is NOT a predominantly Muslim country. Christianity at least went through a Reformation and will probably continue to be reformed in the years to come (God willing) Islam has yet to experience this from my understanding. So maybe it's not so bad after all? Who cares really? It's great to know evolution and natural selection and all that good stuff but the truth is nobody really knows why we're here.

Poch Suzara said...

I entirely agree with you that nobody really knows why we are here. We do know, however, that if a God created man in his own own image and likeness, that God has got to be a sort of a supernatural monster. Consider this fact: The day we are born is the day we begin to live in a dying body. What kind of a creator is that if not a supernatural, idiotic, cruel monster! Poch Suzara

Anonymous said...

"..went through a Reformation.."

Christianity can do all the reforming that it wants but still will not prove the existence of its god. Reformation created the Protestant churches. Did that leave the Catholic Church unreformed?

"A single pair of hands working is a lot better than a thousand pairs in prayer."


Anonymous said...

I discovered this blog today. Thank you, Mr. Suzara.

carlo guevarra said...

I have a new blog to read from now on. Keep it coming Mr. Suzara! =)