Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Power of Fear

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man. Bertrand Russell I entirely agree. I would like to add, however, that sadly, in our schools, colleges, and universities, we were taught to believe not in the power of thinking but to have faith only in the power of believing. It is otherwise more known as "free will." Especially to obey God's Will whom we pray to daily to lead us not into temptation. And also that we may pray to Mary, Mother of God, to "pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, amen." In the meantime, I ask: when both God and his Mother Mary endlessly praying to each other, they are out to accomplish WHAT? Poch Suzara

Monday, May 23, 2011

What If I am Wrong as an Atheist

I was born an atheist. I shall die an atheist. Now what if it turns out that I am wrong? What if God does exists. Well, I have no objection, no qualms about it, whatsoever.

My problem would be if God turns out to be a Catholic, or Christian, or a Jew, a Muslim, or a Hindu, or a Tao, or what have you. I will never believe or have faith in such a mindless, heartless, and indeed - a good for nothing God - a worthless supernatural being.

Never, I will I ever love, worship, and adore a God created by men in their own silly image and silly likeness. All the great men and decent women I have met in world history never bothered to create such a silly monster called "God." Poch Suzara

Friday, May 20, 2011

Public Office, Teachers, and Professors

Public office is the last refuge of the incompetent. Teachers in school, professors in college are those who have been intellectually crippled. They are no longer able to learn any deeper or higher. All, however, are the corrupt result of the corrupt system of education in the Philippines. Poch Suzara

Life and Death

"I believe that when I die I shall rot, and nothing of my ego will survive. I am not young, and I love life. But I should scorn to shiver with terror at the thought of annihilation. Happiness is none the less true happiness because it must come to an end, nor do thought and love lose their value because they are not everlasting." So wrote Bertrand Russell. As for me, I accept the fact that, right after birth, I began to live in a dying body, and that I am now at the end of my life - short, and brief, and fleeting as life is. I should wish, however, to die without fear. Indeed, those who fear death, fear life. Well, never, should we ever ignore the fact that we only live once; but if we live freely, nobly, fearlessly, and thoughtfully - once is more than enough. In the meantime, a God who creates humans only to live briefly and then perish quickly is a God not worth believing nor respecting. Poch Suzara

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Confucius and My School Mates

Ordinary minds talk about people. Average minds talk about events. Great minds talk about ideas. Confucius... I entirely agree. And I feel sad each time I meet my former classmates or schoolmates. They went on to acquire college degrees after I was expelled out of La Salle high school. This was some 60 years ago. Though I managed to enroll in the greatest of all universities - it is but a collection of books. I am happily still enrolled in that university today... Each time, however, I see my former classmates in public or meet them in a private gathering - they prove to me that they are more at ease and comfortable if we only easily talk about people and events... They feel rather sinful if not threatened when I try to talk to them about the power of ideas! Poch Suzara

Truth as a Bigger Crap

Richard Belzer defines The Big Lie, in his book UFOs, JFK, and Elvis: Conspiracies You Don't Have To Be Crazy To Believe, this way: "If you tell a lie that's big enough, and you tell it often enough, people will believe you are telling the truth, even when what you are saying is total crap."

I entirely agree. If, however, we are repeatedly told the truth a thousand times, it becomes a bigger crap. In the first place, the truth does not exist. We are still searching for the truth. It is endless. The search of the truth, however, is man's most noble of profession. Poch Suzara

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Christianity in the Philippines

Christianity in the Philippines, since the 16th century, has exactly been like the Manila Cathedral in this already 21st century. Nothing but a monument to human stupidity.

Indeed, thanks to Christianity, we Filipinos have been taught nothing but to be afraid; especially of darkness - moral or physical. Fear has been at the foundation
of our way of life. We have been taught to believe that we will lack something if we have nothing to fear. Indeed, we fear nothing more than having nothing to fear.

Via its thousands of schools, colleges, and universities - Christianity has successfully troubled the Filipino minds and hearts. That is why we Filipinos would readily believe everything and examine nothing. Poch Suzara

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Simple versus the Complex

Intelligent individuals can often simplify the complex. The frightened religious moron is more likely to complexify the simple. It is, in this way, that the frightened religious moron often has the excuse to understand nothing, but be gullible enough to believe everything. Poch

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dark Ages in the Philippines

There was a time when every single man, woman, and child in this wide world believed, loved, and had total faith God. Historians refer to it as the DARK AGES. It lasted for 1,000 years - from the 5th to the 15th century. Notice, however, how the DARK AGES still shines very brightly in the Philippines! The only Catholic country in Asia since the 16th century. Indeed, today, in this already 21st century, every Pinoy and Pinay, especially as they are the products of schools, colleges, and universities - have all been frightened to believe that for all that is wrong with the Filipino as a people; and, for all that is wrong with the Philippines as a nation - we must never blame divinity or deviltry or Christianity. We must only blame our misguided Free Will and that if there is anything utterly worthless in this world - it is the struggle for self-respect as a people, and to earn dignity as a nation - especially in the here and now terrestrially. Indeed, that there is only that better life to come after death in a better world with God in heaven! Thus, in the Philippines, as the Sick Man of Asia, we still live in the Dark Ages. To think that among the Sick Man of Asia are the college-educated Pinoys and Pinays, with PhDs to boot, so happy and proud of the fact that 99 per cent of the population of the Philippines still believe, love, and worship the same old God so famous during the Dark Ages. Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Saturday, May 14, 2011

In the Philippines

In the Philippines, via schools, colleges, and universities - teach that the only way we can make God joyous and happy up there is by making ourselves poor, stupid, and miserable down here. It is otherwise more known as having "faith in God." Poch Suzara

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I love and Repect Animals

"I think I could turn and live with the animals, they are so placid and self contained; I stand and look at them long and long. They do not sweat and whine about their condition; They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins;
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God; Not one is dissatisfied-not one is demented with the mania of owning things; Not one kneels to another, nor his kind that lived thousands of years ago; Not one is responsible or industrious over the whole earth." Walt Whitman

For my part, I love and respect animals on land and in the sea - they have no army or navy or Air Force to go to war against each other for truth, justice, democracy, and the animal way of life. Poch Suzara

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Criminal versus the Insane

If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament he would be a criminal. If he would strictly follow the teachings of the New, he would be insane. Robert G. Ingersoll... This is right on target. And if I may add, in the schools, colleges, and universities owned and operated by the Catholic church - we Filipinos have been and still are being frightened to believe and to follow the teachings of the holy bible. That is why, life in general in this poor and backward country of ours - we must compete to be the criminal or we end up to be the victim of the criminals; especially as we also have been educated to believe that God loves the Filipinos and loves the Philippines even more being the only Christian country in Asia since 500 years ago! Poch Suzara

Sunday, May 08, 2011

I love and respect Atheism

Atheism is not something dreadful or insane, but precisely delightful and sane. After all, if God wanted us to believe in him from birth to death He would see to it that as we are born - coming out of mother's womb - not crying, but rather singing the Ave maria or praying the holy rosary, or even shouting "God Blessed America," not to mention already circumcised as circumcision as with Abraham was having a covenant with God. But then again, if God wanted us to believe in his existence, he should have already made mom's egg and Dad's sperm even before it met each other already baptized as Catholics. Poch Suzara

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Imagine by John Lennon

Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today... Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace... You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world... You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will live as one If I may add, imagine during our formative years in school we learn more, much more about the beauty of having intelligent imagination than there is to having faith in stupid indoctrination! Poch Suzara

Thursday, May 05, 2011

My New Book

My new book - THE FAILURE OF EDUCATION UNDER THE SUCCESS OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE PHILIPPINES will soon to be published overseas. I have hopes of giving free copies
for our congressmen, senators, directors of the Department of Education, major newspaper editors; and, indeed, to De La Salle University professors.

Here are 238 pages of photos - evidences that prove our failure as a people and our failure as a nation under the traditional success of Christian values and beliefs in the Philippines - the only Christian country in Asia since the 16th century. Poch Suzara

Tuesday, May 03, 2011


We rave about corruption here and there and everywhere in our sick society. Corruption in government and private industries. Corruption in the military and in the priesthood industry. We hardly notice, however, where the seeds of corruption come from. It comes from our schools, colleges, and universities where they teach corrupt values and corrupt beliefs. We are, indeed, the products of a corrupt system of education. It’s the easiest thing to corrupt people. Take normal boys and girls during formative years in school and teach them to believe the following: . To believe that we are all guilty of sin until we have no more pride, dignity, and self-respect. . To believe that faith is always better than reason and that daily prayer is the daily solution to daily problems. . To believe that the saints of God are more worthy of emulation than to spread the ideals of human brotherhood. . To believe that it is needless to improve social conditions because there is a better life to come after death with God in heaven. . To believe that it is needless to save our minds and hearts for the kingdom of man as what is crucial is to save our souls for the next life in the kingdom of God. . To believe that the voice of the people is the voice of God. . To believe that the revealed truths need not be revealed as such truths are far beyond human understanding. . To believe that to love God’s mother up there is far more precious than to love our own mother and grandmothers down here. . To believe that God will always provide for those who are good, even if they were good for nothing. . To believe that pain, suffering, misery, poverty, and squalor are paths toward eternal happiness up there. Never mind the importance of the growth and maturity of our nation down here. . To believe that success in life can only be measured in terms of money. Never mind where the money comes from as long as we have plenty of it. . To believe finally, that no matter what sin or crime we commit, as long as we continue to believe and have faith, there will always be available from God at any time the forgiveness of sin and crime. Do this to millions of children in school and we have the ideal Christians. We also have criminals. A person who longer respects himself can no longer respect anything. One who does not love himself, cannot love anything. If he hates himself, he hates the world. It is in our system of education where we learn our sense of worthlessness and our unspeakable burden of sin; where the stage is set for corruption as a way of life. Indeed, the real cause of corruption in our sick society is not due to lack of discipline. On the contrary, it is discipline based upon sick values and sick beliefs. Owing to our system of education, we learned to have no faith in the best of the Filipino capacity to think. We do not love our country nor do we love fellow-Filipinos. We only love what makes for the Filipino incapacity especially as inspired by silly divinity always in cahoots with deviltry. We certainly live under a culture of corruption. The worst of it is the corruption of human intelligence. Corruption by education is certainly keeping the Filipino poor spiritually as a people and keeping the Philippines bankrupt morally as a nation. Poch Suzara