Saturday, March 30, 2013

If Only Jesus Bothered to Resurrect

I said it before, I say it again: If Jesus only bothered to resurrect the dead minds and dead hearts of his apostles; his friends and relatives; his neighbors; and specially the dead minds and dead hearts of the women and children in his community; and, indeed, resurrected the dead minds and dead hearts behind the Roman Empire - no one, but no one would have bothered to get Jesus crucified dead on a piece of wood some 2,000 years ago. Sadly, in this already 21st century, we Filipinos in the Philippines - because of our own dead minds and dead hearts - otherwise more known as "faith in Jesus," we still yearly mourn the death of Jesus, crucified on a piece of wood, some 2,000 years ago in a foreign land populated not by Filipinos, but by the Jews otherwise more known as the CHOSEN PEOPLE OF GOD. Hijos de tootie-frootie y patooties - GISING NA TAYO MGA PINOY! Even the Jews have learned to become great as a THINKING and a RESPONSIBLE people. They do not waste precious time and precious energy believing that Jesus, the Savior of the world, has ever SAVED them or saved any other people in this world for that matter. Poch Suzara

Thinking by Walking

All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking. Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher For my part, right after breakfast, I walk a mile every day of the year. That's where I do most of my thinking via questioning - everything - for the purpose of my writing, if not re-writing. In the meantime, I said it before, I say it again: In this life, we shall never find the truth; that is what makes life tragic. But to stop searching for the truth makes life even more tragic. No doubt, finding the truth is like finding a drop of truth in the ocean. It is, however, precisely what gives meaning and significance to the whole existence of the ocean. Poch Suzara, Atheist

Spirituality has more to do with Asking More Questions

“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.” M. Scot Peck, Psychiatrist, author of ROAD LESS TRAVELED For my part, I said it before, I say it again: seek answers to your questions, but never belittle the power of formulating better kinds of questions. Otherwise gullibility takes over to support mediocrity - a horror that insures the survival of Christianity. More questions are always more valuable than the ready-made answers. Indeed, to stop asking questions is to stop thinking thereby constraining the power of one's spiritual life. “The truth,” wrote Bertrand Russell, “is a shining goddess, always veiled, always distant, never wholly approachable, but worthy of all the devotion the human spirit is capable.” Poch Suzara Facebook# twitter# Google#

Friday, March 29, 2013

Shroud of Turin in Violation of the Commandment

God's 2nd Commandment: Thou shalt not make for thyself any graven image having also weighed a lot of evidences on the shroud there is one simple fact that leads me to not believe it is a burial cloth of the image of Christ, setting all the science and proofs aside. The simple fact that I just cannot get my head around God violating the second commandment. If we are not to make any images or perceived likenesses of God why would He and then do contrary to His own Law and violate it? Poch Suzara

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thinking versus Believing

Education in the Philippines, especially during the formative years in grade school, has always been and still is mostly about the business of silly believing via silly praying; hardly about intelligent knowing via intelligent thinking for the sake of more and deeper learning as a life time adventure. Indeed, in the Philippines, schools are places where they teach you how to save your silly soul for the glory of Jesus up there. It has nothing to do with how to develop the power of your mind, and how to cultivate the beauty of your heart for the glory of your country down here. If, however, you have desires to learn how to recognize the existence of things that are bigger, taller, and greater than you are - such as your family, your country, and indeed, the whole of humanity - never, but never will you learn them by going school; especially schools own and operated by the Catholic church! There are more than 1,200 of such Catholic schools, colleges, and universities established all over the Philippines - the only Catholic country in Asia. I, myself, some 60 years ago, enrolled at De La Salle university - our learning was mostly about daily praying; specially praying daily to: "St. John Baptist De La Salle, pray for us, and live Jesus in our hearts forever." And also, to faithfully follow what the holy bible says in John 2:15: "Love not the Philippines, neither the things that are in the Philippines. If any Filipino love the Philippines, the love of God is not in him." Thus, the arrest, incarceration, and death by public execution of our Jose Rizal! Finally, happily, and constructively, I got expelled out of high school. Today, in my home library, at 77 years old, I am still learning and educating myself. Especially, by reading so-called "bad books" taught me in school never to read because it might endanger losing my soul. That I will only offend God If I dare to entertain the usefulness of my precious mind to think; especially as a life time adventure! Indeed, that it is sin for me to be aware of the lies and deceptions that's keeping us poor and obedient as a people, and to foreign investors why we must only remain subservient as a nation! Poch Suzara

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Separation of Church and State - A Farce, Fraud, and a Ceremony - in the Philippines

Jesus said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” Mark 12:17 In the Philippines, however, we never had a Caesar, and if we did, such a Caesar has always been under God as God has the kingdom and power and glory more known as the priesthood industry in the Philippines - the land blessed (conquered) by Christianity in the 16th century Consider the Philippine Constitution, the supreme law of the land. It begins with the words: "We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society, and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and a regime of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution." How could the State separate away from the church since the church has dominion over the State? Indeed, the laws of the land are a State issue. But the church and its priesthood industry have the right and the privilege to meddle with the laws of the land such as the RH Bill? Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…but if one were an atheist in the Philippines - he has neither the right nor the privilege to be a member of Congress. In fact, from the lowest of school teachers to the highest of college professors, from the lowest court judges to the highest Supreme court judges, and indeed, from the lowest to the highest State government officials - all are much well-established in religion: all have been raised and educated in schools, colleges, and universities own and operated by the Church in the Philippines - the only Catholic country in Asia since the 16th century. Listen carefully to this verse written in God's holy bible - paraphrased: "love not the (Philippines) or the things that are in the (Philippines). If Filipinos love the (Philippines) the love of God is not in them. 1 John 2:15 We Filipinos have been educated to render not to fellow Filipinos existing in poverty. We must only render to the Church by imploring the aid of the God Almighty. What is powerful in the Philippines is not the freedom of the people, by the people, and for the people; but the freedom of religion, by religion, and for religion. There is no nothing mentioned in the Constitution regarding the FREEDOM FROM RELIGION. But both the Church and the State always in cahoots together - promote religion In the meantime, in this already 21st century, we Filipinos are still trying to build a just and Filipino society; still trying to establish a Government that shall embody Filipino ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure for ourselves and for our posterity, the blessings of independence and democracy under the rule of law and a government of truth, justice, freedom, love, equality, and peace, - but the Church with the power of religion have never allowed it because it will put the God business in the Philippines out of business. Thus, the Separation between State and Church in the Philippines has always been and still is a farce, a fraud, and a ceremony! Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Friday, March 22, 2013

What Happens to my Body and Brain when I Die

Question: If energy is neither created nor destroyed, what happens to the energy within our bodies and brains when we die? My answer: in death, our energy, no longer bundled up as a human body - will be scattered back in nature as nature, always evolving, never ceases to be in the business of birth, growth, decay, and death. It is otherwise more known as existence! It is, in this way, that we will always be a part of energy in nature forever. As to what our scattered energies will bundled up if at all as a new body of existence next time - not even God knows! Poch Suzara

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Evils of Christianity

My Dearest Et Al, A psuedop-scientist writes: “Humankind cannot abide the terror of mortality without the promise of immortality, I have argued in the past. In the absence of religion human society sinks into depressive torpor. Secular society therefore is an oxymoron, for the death of religion leads quickly enough to the death of society itself.” I ask: how true is this in China today? The Chinese people have been irreligious since the 11th century? Or take the then USSR – a so-called atheistic nation that eventually crumbled but only because after dumping Christianity, the USSR replaced Christianity with another religion called “communism.” Indeed, Communism, a religion, just like Christianity, advocates a religious way of life on the basis of irrational dogma. It has a sacred history, a Messiah, and a priesthood. The history of the struggle of Christianity against communism was not a struggle of GOOD against EVIL; but a struggle of EVIL against EVIL. In any case, EVIL won! In the meantime, our world view has been deranged by myths imposed upon us by Christianity. For my part, I refuse to believe that centuries before Christianity arrived, we Filipinos were living in a dying society deprived of Christian teachings, values and beliefs. In fact, all that is messy in our country today comes from the evils of Christian religion. Indeed, up to this day and age, we Filipinos still believe that religion has only to do with what is "prayable" and "forgivable." Hardly with what is "thinkable and workable." I ask: What ever happened to our historical sense of growth as a decent people and to our historical sense of development as a decent nation? A billion Filipinos have already lived and died in this only Christian country in Asia since the 16th century. They are now enjoying a better life with God in the next world. So what? Indeed, even if there were a better life to come after death, is that enough reason for us Filipinos to make a mockery of this life in this country of ours after birth? I said it before, I say it again: Christianity has always been and still is based on sacred phooey, priestly gooey, and holy chopsuey. It continues to twist our minds with ignorance as a people; and, continues to distort our hearts with fear as a nation. And until we dump the evils of Christianity out of our country, indeed, out of our traditional way of life, the evils that we Filipinos - the Sick Man of Asia - have accomplished since in the 16th century, we will only continue to accomplish more of the same evils in the centuries to come. The many poor will get poorer; only the few rich will get richer. In the meantime, poverty in the Philippines is of the worst kind: the poverty of the Filipino minds and hearts. It is time to wake up. Enough is enough. In this already 21st century, among Asian nations, in the race to achieve the higher standard of living and thinking, our blessed by God Philippines, the only Christian country in Asia, has been and still is only circling viciously as a loser pretending to be a winner. Cheers! Poch Suzara Atheist# Google# Twitter# Facebook#

The Joy of Understanding

"For those who understand, no explanation is necessary. For those who refuse to understand, no explanation is possible." unknown As for me, I understand, and since there is more, much more to understand, I'd rather enjoy the greatest joy in life: the joy of understanding. Poch Suzara

Jesus Found in Every Nipa Hut in the Philippines

In every Nipa Hut erected by the millions of poor Filipinos in the Philippines, there is, displayed inside such huts, the painting or a picture or a little statue of Jesus crucified on the cross. There is, however, no such housing horror erected in Israel - the land where Jesus was born. Indeed, there are no such huts as Nipa huts erected by poor Jews anywhere in Israel. In the meantime, we still have high hopes that one day soon in the centuries to come, we Filipinos will no longer be known as the Sick Man of Asia, but more so as the "Chosen People of God." Poch Suzara

Monday, March 18, 2013

We Pray To Whom and for What

Since the Pope is already the Vicar of Christ - the Son of God - the creator of heaven and earth and the galaxies - when the Pope ask us to pray for him - to whom should we address our prayers to and to pray for what since the Pope is already the sole representative of God on this earth? Is there anything written in the bible where Jesus himself also asked his apostles, his followers and disciples - to pray for him? Pray to whom and to pray for what? Jesus was already a God, wasn't he? I said it before, say it again: to believe in the power of prayer is like believing in a God up there who will alter His Divine Plan formulated centuries ago to conform to the needs of our free will in this 21st century down here. Again, Filipinos praying is equivalent to believing that the Philippines is governed by a God who changes his mind if we Filipinos, with daily prayer, would only ask God to do so. Here, however, is something even more ticklish: We are told again, again, and again - that if we want to seriously solve our problems as a people or to seriously solve our troubles as a nation - we must only pray. If, however, nothing happens, we must only pray more and and pray harder and harder. And if nothing still happens, we are told that it is only because we do not know how to pray! In the meantime, Filipinos in school are taught how to pray. It is the best way to teach Filipinos how to seek fantasy solutions to real problems. But then again, if God were all-knowing, all-responsive, and all-loving why should God be bothered with daily silly prayers? The encouragement of prayer promotes selfishness. People pray for what that they refuse to think and to labor for. Prayer also undermines the power of human intelligence. Prayer causes a weakening of self-reliance and a corresponding deterioration of character. In fact, daily prayers are among the most effective causes that keep us Filipinos poor spiritually, backward morally, impoverished economically, insane politically, and religiously sick historically. With already daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and centuries of prayers, If I were the Pope, I would be talking, not praying to God. I would seriously tell God to assist me as the head of 1.2 billion Catholics to straighten out the mess in this world; specially the mess in the Philippines - the only Catholic country in Asia since the 16th century. Indeed, I will ask God to face the responsibility that our world has always been in a mess because, instead of coming to earth HIMSELF, he sent his only begotten Son Jesus - who had neither the guts nor the gumption to give birth to peace, stability, tranquility, harmony, and indeed sanity - globally. In the meantime, the question I asked decades ago, I still am asking today: Is there hope for our country? Yes, there is hope but only with courageous leaders as they produce courageous thinkers? Never, but never shall we ever begin to grow as a thinking people, or as a thinking nation - with childish, nay, with mindless prayers! Poch Suzara

The Greater Tragedy

March 20, 2013 Philippine Daily Inquirer Letter to the Editors Dear Sirs: Several groups last Friday mourned the death of Kristel Tejada - a student at the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila. She reportedly committed suicide after being forced to file for a leave of absence due to financial constraints. Indeed, death by suicide of poor students is a great tragedy within the system of education in our country. What, however, is the greater tragedy is the death of the minds and hearts of millions of student enrolled in schools, colleges, and universities - that are more of COMMERCIAL enterprises than they should be government-sponsored free EDUCATIONAL institutions. Our senators can afford to give millions of pesos as Christmas gifts to each other; or, our congressmen can afford to support their mistresses; or our politicians have millions to run for office and if they win they steal from the government even more millions - why couldn't our government not take total control and support free education in our country? As commercial enterprises - schools, colleges, and universities are places where we Filipinos learn how to be corrupt; how to cheat and lie; how to be greedy, selfish, lethargic, and insane. Hardly, however, are they places where we learn how to become creative men and thinking women; indeed, learn how to become productive and useful citizens for the growth and development of our country. In the Philippines, we are all born ignorant, not corrupt. The corruption that's endemic, pandemic, diabolic, and ecclesiastic in our corrupt society comes from a corrupt system of education! In this already 21st century, it is time for us Filipinos to wake up. Education is not a voyage of credibility via mendacity. It is a voyage of veracity via discovery! Sincerely, Poch Suzara San Lorenzo Village, Makati city

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Why the World is in a Mess

"The world is in a mess because God sent his only begotten son. He should have come himself!" Robert Byrne . . . My Dear Robert Byrne - This was not a possible mission because God was much too busy having an endless hot love affair with the Virgin Mary when He had to time to be fucking around with the existence of the devil.... In the meantime, how was it possible for the existence of more than 3,000 years of Judaism; the existence of more than 2,000 years of Christianity, and the existence of more than 1,300 years of Islam to have straightened the mess out of this world when such great religions of this world have always been and still are what the mess in this world is all about? Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

The Silly Prayer Behind the Power of Prayer

"If you pray for rain long enough, it eventually does fall. If you pray for floodwaters to abate, they eventually do. The same happens in the absence of prayers." Steve Allen The existence of hospitals prove that prayers are utterly useless. As a matter of fact, if prayers work, we must pray harder for more hospitals to be established in the Philippines. Especially mental hospitals to house the Sick Man of Asia always habitually at ease with anything prayable; but hardly comfortable with anything thinkable and workable. Poch Suzara

I Envy the Muslims

I envy the Muslims. They are legally allowed to have 4 wives. It must be more fun to be married to 4 women who are not Catholics. Poch Suzara

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Education - the Greatest Tragedy in the Philippines

“Faced with the difficulty of not being able to pay her tuition, a 16-year old female freshman at the University of the Philippines-Manila has reportedly poisoned herself.” - Newsdesk Asia. This, indeed, is a great tragedy. But let us begin to look at the much greater tragedy: all of our schools, colleges, and universities, especially those owned by the Catholic church - are NOT educational institutions; on the contrary, they are COMMERCIAL enterprises. I said it before, I say it again: In the Philippines, we are all born ignorant; not corrupt. We are made corrupt by education! And due to corruption being endemic here, pandemic there, and satanic everywhere in the Philippines, the only kind of freedom we Filipinos enjoy is the freedom to enjoy mediocrity, endlessly! Poch Suzara

My prayer when I was a little boy in school

"Dear God, please take care of my papa and mama, my lolo and lola, sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends; and yes please also take care of me and my dog. Oh, please take care of yourself too, God. If anything happens to you, we're all gonna be in deep shit." Poch Suzara

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Mindless Surrender of the Self

I am told that since I am an atheist, I must be suffering from some kind of psychological conflict and therefore at the same time, I must be such a miserable fellow living a life without joy; a life devoid of love; totally deprived of meaning. Well, as an atheist, I find, on the contrary, that to label atheism as some sort of a mental aberration is a feeble, almost laughable attempt to evade the issue of truth and falsehood. The religious man or better said the superstitious man buys his beliefs at too dear a price: the mindless surrender of the self via the mutilation of the intellect. Thus, religious beliefs encourages stupidity, embraces insanity; not to mention welcomes anything idiotic politically or worst - accepts anything silly and infantile theologically. The religious sap who attempts to defeat atheism by degrading truth to childish emotionalism only reveals that they have nothing but contempt for those of us who have the courage to think; indeed, those of us who are never afraid to question traditional beliefs or worthless social and political values. Poch Suzara

We Shall Never Find God

"The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it. It is not disbelief that is dangerous to our society; it is belief." George Bernard Shaw For my part, I said it before I say it again: We shall never find God in this life; and that is what makes life tragic. But to keep on searching for God - that makes life even more tragic. After all, even if we find God - so what? Nothing will change. Everything will remain the same. The birth, growth, death, and decay of all living things will be the same as usual. Poverty, human misery, social and political insanity will remain the same in world history. To think that I myself have wasted precious years out of my precious life in search of God! For others, however, to tell me that God will meet with me but only after my death - is to me the lowest of absurdity, if it is not the highest of ridiculosity! The holy bible agrees with me: "The dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward for the memory of them is forgotten." Eccl. 9:5 Poch Suzara

Meet with God as I am Atheist

After my death and it will turn out that I shall be meet with God, as an atheist - what then? Well, I will only ask God one simple question: "God, are you a Catholic? And if you are a Catholic, have you ever been Jesuitic?" Poch Suzara

I am Proud to be a Failure in our Sick Society

One would think that the lies, deception, graft, and corruption are the evils that should be remedied in schools, colleges, and universities. But how can that be when, to begin with, schools, colleges, and universities are commercial enterprises; hardly educational institutions. In the meantime, for getting expelled out of high school and have never taken a college course I am known to be a failure in life. Well, academically incapacitated to play a role in the lies, deceptions, graft, and corruption that's keeping sick our sick society - I am most happy and proud to be a failure in life. Poch Suzara

Rotten Product of Education

Behind every fortune is a crime. Behind every crime is a woman's behind. Indeed, in this world of lies and deceptions, graft and corruption - damned if you do, damned if you do not. And to think we are all the same product of "education" in schools, colleges, and universities. Poch Suzara

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Poch Suzara - Insulting, Indecent, and Insane

In this world, our world, just because I am not afraid of death, but friendly with life, with beauty, with love, with laughter, with friendship, and make this place a beauty to live in with the rest of humanity in my mind and heart - I am known to be not only insulting and indecent as a man but also a failure, if not insane as a human being! In the meantime, I repeat: many profound thoughts or great ideas have been lost because men and women who had them were afraid to get kicked out of school, threatened, laughed at, fired from office, punished, jailed, or even be condemned into hell-fire for all eternity for entertaining such great thoughts! These horrors have been the fate of most of the great men and great in the history of the world. They changed and improved the ways of the world. Without them, the human race today would be existing like superstitious primitives. Today in this already 21st century, in the Philippines, we still continue to be poor and backward. In our schools, colleges, and universities - we are still educated to believe that to become frightened believers is far more pleasing to God than we if learn to come intelligent and courageous thinkers! Indeed, always afraid of criticisms, we Filipinos would rather say nothing, do nothing, and think of nothing. We leave everything to God as we have always been assured that God will always provide! Poch Suzara

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Atheist Dead and All Dressed up

I am told that a dead atheist is all dressed up but has nowhere to go. For my part, I arrived into this world naked just like the God who created me in his own image and likeness. Well, After I am a dead atheist, do any of you have high hopes that in meeting with God, I should be naked and not dressed up at all? Poch Suzara

Philippine Political Dynasties

In the inside of galaxies are the existence of black holes and white holes. In the inside and outside of Philippines political dynasties are the loopholes, rigmaroles, and the assholes. Poch Suzara

Fear and Ignorance and God

To surrender to ignorance and call it faith in God is really saying the same thing. . . Indeed, the Existence of God depends upon the existence of fear and ignorance: the fear of change and the ignorance of not knowing how to change. . . In the meantime, it is much easier to live in fear and ignorance than it is to live with courage and intelligence. The Catholic church has survived during these past 2,000 years because it has been easier for her to exist by spreading fear and ignorance and refer to it as the love of God. . . Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Religion is the Only Business

Religion is the only business in the world where its customers are never right; in fact, always wrong. Especially since they have to pay for their sins; and they wish to save expenses while buying a seat in the kingdom of heaven to be with Jesus. Poch Suzara

Old Age - for Senator Rene Saguisag

Old age is not the time to wallow in the same old fear and ignorance; on the contrary, old age is the time to expose the lies, deceptions, graft, and corruption more known in the Philippines as "education." Indeed, education that taught us to contribute not to human civilization, but only to believe and to always have faith in divine revelation for the sake of winning eternal salvation; even if it means at the prize of social stagnation as inspired by political putrefaction. Not to mention ill-health and lack of sanitation. Poch Suzara

Separation of State and Church a Farce in the Philippines

The separation of State and Church in the Philippines has always been a farce, a fraud, and a ceremony. How could the State separate away from the church since the church owns the State? In fact, from the lowest court officials up to the Supreme court officials, and the lowest to the highest State officials are all educated products of schools,colleges, and universities own and operated by the church in the Philippines. Poch Suzara