Friday, April 26, 2013

Filthy Rich Filipinos and Filthy Poor Filipinos

Oh Elsa, my Dear Elsa, The worst kind of poverty is the poverty of the mind and heart. On the other hand, the greatest of wealth is mental health. I am sad for you. You seem to believe, at your age today, that for as long as we have faith in God, it does not matter whether we are ruled by lies as a people, and dominated by deceptions as a nation. My dear, I asked it before, I ask it again: Have you ever met a Filipino who got to be FILTHY RICH for believing that God is BAD? So how come millions upon millions of Filipinos are FILTHY POOR and yet they all believe that God is GOOD? Cheers! and Take care! Poch Suzara

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jesus on Earth as he is in Heaven

My dear Elsa "About that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?” Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said,“I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven." Matt 18:1-3 Notice in the bible Jesus does not bother to explain where or on which galaxy is the Kingdom of God located. A galaxy contains an average of 400 billion stars and planets. And there are billions of such galaxies existing out there. More to the point, after death, like misguided children, by what mode of transportation do we embark on in order to travel to heaven? Again, Jesus never told any one how to do so! For my part, after I am dead, and somehow I will find myself in a place known as the"kingdom of God" this is the very first thing I will do - look for my father, brother, uncles, aunts, my maternal and paternal grandparents, cousins. Then I will look for my friends and associates, and classmates in school. But most of all, I would love to meet with Bertrand Russell, Jose Rizal, Will Durant, Madlyn O'Hair, Voltaire, Robert Ingersoll, Thomas Paine, Karl Marx, Buddha, Thomas Jefferson, Socrates, indeed, Carl Sagan, and all of the great men and women who brought enlightenment into the human mind on this earth. Otherwise, if these relatives, friends, associates, mentors and teachers of mine are not in the kingdom of God - I say: to hell with this worthless kingdom! I'd rather be in hell! Indeed, I have enough of Jesus up to my neck on this earth; for me to be with Jesus once again and this time in heaven, I say: - NO WAY JOSE - OVER MY DEAD BODY! Cheers! Poch Suzara

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

God created our Congressmen and Senators in the Philippines

My dear Bodjie, God as the designer of man raises more problems than it solves: who designed the Designer? In the meantime, the bible says: “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground: for out of it was thou taken: for dust art thou and unto dust shalt thou return.” Genesis 3:19 Well, if God designed man in his own image and likeness, and man is made of dust, then God must be made of Supernatural Dust himself. For my part, I refuse to believe, love, worship, and adore such a weird Dust be it someone unknown even if more referred to as supernatural, celestial, universal, extra-terrestrial or Jesuitical. Really Bodjie, can you truly believe in the existence of a creator who created the congressmen and senators of the legislative branch of the Philippine government? c.c. Senator Rene Saguisag - Poch Suzara

Monday, April 22, 2013

Is there Power in Prayer

My Dear Blanca, Thanks for writing. Yes, I have no right to pray to God since I do not believe in his existence... But the issue is: what about those millions upon millions of Pinoys and Pinays who believe in God and have not STOPPED praying to God because their prayers have not, as yet, been answered?Indeed, the majority of us Filipinos continue to live as the VICTIMS, as the employees; and not as the MASTERS, as the employers in our own country - the only Catholic country in Asia since the 16th century... Blanca, I asked it before, I ask it again: - Have you ever heard of a Filipino who got to be FILTHY RICH for believing that God is BAD? Well, how come millions of Filipinos are FILTHY POOR for believing that God is GOOD? Poch Suzara

The Easiest and the Hardest thing to Learn

"The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn." ― Bertrand Russell The easiest thing to learn in life is to believe in God. It does not require any level of intelligence. No effort is needed. All that is necessary to believe in God is to live a life of fear and hate of this world. - Poch Suzara

Matter In Existence Composed of NOTHING

"Atoms are mainly empty space. Matter is composed chiefly - of nothing ... Atoms are composed of only three kinds of elementary particles - protons, neutrons and electrons... means modern physics and chemistry have reduced the complexity of the sensible world to astonishing simplicity: three units put together in different patterns make essentially - everything!" Carl Sagan "The more we learn, the less we know; every advance reveals new mysteries and new uncertainties; the molecules disclosed the atom, the atom discloses the electron, the electron discloses the quantum, and the quantum defies and overleaps all our categories and all our laws. Education is a moulting of dogmas, a progress in the art of doubt. Our instruments, we perceive, are bound up with matter, and our senses are bound up with mind; it is through these mists that we "flakes on the water," would understand the ocean." Will Durant "We found that matter, in modern science, has lost its solidity and substantiality; it has become a mere ghost haunting the scenes of its former splendor. In pursuit of something that could be treated as substantial, physicists analyzed ordinary matter into molecules, molecules into atoms, atoms into electrons and protons. There, for a few years, analysis found a resting place. But now electrons and protons themselves are dissolved into a system of radiations by Heisenberg, and into a system of waves by Schrodinger - the two theories amount mathematically to much of the same thing. And these are not wild metaphysical speculations; they are sober mathematical calculations, accepted by a great majority of experts." Bertrand Russell Education is a lifetime adventure; and if there is, after death, a next life in a next world, it would only make sense if it means for us more learning via endless studying! To be with God and his son Jesus in heaven already full of angels after death for the rest of eternity is boring, monotonous, silly, childish, stupid, and insane! If there were existing a big library of books in heaven, I'd be happy to end up in heaven; even if there were no Gods up there! Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Weird Holy Bible

Anything existing in this world begins as something NEW then it becomes OLD. The existence of the holy bible is such a weird book: it begins with the OLD testament; then it becomes the NEW testament. If I were one of God's inspired authors of the holy bible, I will not write: IN THE BEGINNING to begin the OLD testament; instead, I will write IN THE BEGINNING precisely to begin the NEW testament! Now here's something more ticklish about the holy bible: According to the bible God has no beginning and no end. God is from "everlasting to everlasting." (Psa 90:2). So when John wrote: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1 - John was revealing exactly WHAT in the beginning of WHAT, in WHAT, and for WHAT? Hijos de tootie-frootie y patooties. Please wake up and read your bible! Poch Suzara

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

From Erection to Resurrection

"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6 "Give us your children for the first 7 years of its life and we will give you Filipinos." Jesuit motto. During our formative years in school - we were never taught HOW to think; only WHAT to believe. Thus, instead of education to be a healthy nation populated by readers, thinkers, and leaders; we are only a people of sick prayers, sick believers, sick followers, boxers, singers and dancers; not to mention sick lawyers as sick lawmakers. In the meantime, millions of Filipinos now living and working in some 198 countries around the world. They are more known as "employees." When, however, foreigners are living and working in the Philippines, they are more known as our "employers." Poch Suzara

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Sick Religion Behind the Sick Man of Asia

Indeed, if our system of education made sense at all, we Filipinos should be ahead of everyone else in Asia today. Enjoying neither damnation nor salvation, but enjoying scientific growth and technological development of Filipino civilization. Unfortunately, due to our sick system of education, in this already 21st century, we Filipinos are still busy arguing back and forth whether Jesus, some 2,000 years ago, died on the cross to remedy the past sins of the Jews; or, resurrected back to life to remedy the future sins of the Filipinos in the Philippines - the only Jesus-freak country in the whole of Asia since the 16th century! I asked it before, I ask it again: after 400 years of Catholicism in order to straighten the mess out of the Filipino minds and hearts in this only Catholic country in Asia, how come even the Philippines, already a Republic, is only proud of itself as a nation of Catholics. As with me, for the sake of dignity and self-respect, I decided to walk out of the Catholic church. I no longer have need to love a great divinity. I have, instead, learned to love something bigger, taller, and greater: - the existence of my family, my country, and the whole of humanity on this earth globally. Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Saturday, April 13, 2013

On Death and How to Stay Dead

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely be the single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.- Steve Jobs “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 nonetheless true happiness because it must come to an end, nor do thought and love lose their value because they are not everlasting. Many a man has borne himself proudly on the scaffold; surely the same pride should teach us to think truly about man's place in the world. Even if the open windows of science at first make us shiver after the cosy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own.” - Bertrand Russell What if it is for life's sake that we must die? In truth we are not individuals; and it is because we think ourselves such that death seems unforgivable. We are temporary organs of the race, cells in the body of life; we die and drop away that life may remain young and strong. If we were to live forever, growth would be stifled, and youth would find no room on earth. Death, like style, is the removal of rubbish, the excision of the superfluous. In the midst of death life renews itself immortally. - Will Durant “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” - Mark Twain This is, perhaps, the essence of atheistic grief and also the essence of atheistic hope. To understand that death is the end of existence and that it is inevitable, but to live as if it is not. To refuse to be resigned to death even as we refuse to deny its permanence - we must nevertheless care for all that is not yet dead on our planet. At any rate, after my own death, if I shall have to be with God in hell, or to be with the Devil in heaven, or to be with Jesus and his disciples like my grade school and high school teachers in La Salle, like Bro. Eduardo Manalo of Iglesia Ni Cristo, Bro. Mike Velarde of El Shaddai, Bro. Eddie Villanueva of Jesus is Lord Church, or Pastor Apollo Quiboloy of the Restorationist Christian Church, etc in Purgatoy, I say - no way, Jose. Over my dead body. I'd rather stay buried in the cemetery with my precious books forever and ever till the end of time and space.- Poch Suzara

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Lead us Not into Temptation Baloney

Every day millions of Catholics pray to a Catholic God to "lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." As the losers in the fight against temptation and evil, however, Catholics have no other recourse but to pray also to Mary, the Catholic Mother of God, to pray for us Catholic sinners, now and at the hour of our Catholic death, amen." For my part, I am most proud to have walked out of the Catholic church ever since my La Salle teachers in high school also told me to GET out of their Catholic FREE WILL classrooms. My intellectual evolution was far more precious than the free temptation of playing the FREE WILL games with a silly Catholic Divinity. Poch Suzara

The Pleasures on Earth as it is in Heaven

"The pleasures of earth cannot be compared to the joys of heaven." Philippine Star, Apr. 10, 2013 Heaven must be a place for those who are faithfully insane. Especially when they look back at their dead bodies buried on earth rotting and being eaten away by worms and maggots that in turn are also being eaten away by bacteria, germs, and viruses. In the meantime, I ask: if the greatest pleasure on earth is the joy of intellectual understanding - how is it possible that the greatest pleasure in heaven is the joy of spiritual flicky-flating. Poch Suzara

The 7 Last Words of Jesus dying on the Cross

Christ Jesus died on the Cross to redeem mankind, to save us from our sins because of his love for men, women, and children. As recorded in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John in the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ was mocked, scorned, and tortured in the praetorium. He carried his cross up the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem to Calvary, was nailed to the Cross and hung between two common criminals, and suffered an indescribable end, recalled by the Church on Good Friday of Holy Week. Here are his Seven Words, the last seven expressions of Jesus Christ on the Cross recorded in Scripture. THE FIRST WORD "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." Gospel of Luke 23:34 THE SECOND WORD "Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise." Gospel of Luke 23:43 THE THIRD WORD "Jesus said to his mother: "Woman, this is your son." Then he said to the disciple: "This is your mother." Gospel of John 19:26-27 THE FOURTH WORD "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34 THE FIFTH WORD "I thirst." Gospel of John 19:28 THE SIXTH WORD When Jesus had received the wine, he said,"It is finished;" and he bowed his head and handed over the spirit. Gospel of John 19:30 THE SEVENTH WORD Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit." Gospel of Luke 23:46 After hearing these last seven words from his dying Son Jesus crucified half-naked on the cross, God said: "Oh my dear son Jesus, for Christ's sake, grow up! You are such a cry-baby! What's the drama all about your dying on the cross since you never stayed dead to begin with? On the 3rd day, you will resurrect back to life from death? So what are you being so melodramatic about?" As a matter of fact, what exactly have you finished, as you said: "IT IS FINISHED!" Didn't you, a while back, promised to return? Poch Suzara

Evil Triumphant in the Philippines

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.” Edmund Burke In the Philippines, there is no such thing as good men; and if there were, they are only busy believing that they are good by committing the greatest of crimes - the crime of silence. Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The Results of our Daily Prayers

Prayers never bring anything . . . They may bring solace to the sap, the bigot, the ignorant, the aboriginal, and the lazy - but it is the same as asking Santa Claus to bring you something for Xmas. - - - W. C. Fields Praying is like rocking chair - it will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere. - - - Gypsy Rose Lee Prayer is like a pump in an empty well, it makes a lot of noise, but brings no water. - - - Lemuel K. Washburn When you talk to God, it is called "praying." When God talks to you, it is called "hallucinating." Our culture of corruption comes mostly from God leading us always into temptation despite our daily prayer to God to "lead us not into temptation." The Son of God Jesus, crucified on the cross, prayed out loud: "MY GOD, MY GOD WHY HAS THOU FORSAKEN ME?" I can hear God replying: Oh Jesus, for Christ's sake - grow up! You are such a cry-baby! In the meantime, after all of our prayers to God daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly since the 16th century - these are the results in this already 21st century Philippines: homelessness, joblessness, mindlessness, poverty, misery, economic perversity, social insanity, political stupidity, corruption, lies, and deceptions - all for the greater glory of Jesus on earth as he is in heaven. Not to mention more than 1,200 schools, colleges, and universities blessed, own and operated by the Catholic church tax-free that continue to teach us to love that God is love but he needs money!t.- - - Poch Suzara

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Mediocrity Behind Divinity

In the Philippines, in order to succeed in the world of trade and commerce one must be greedy, selfish, stupid, corrupt, and insane. Not to mention one must always be inspired by a silly divinity. In the meantime, some men are born mediocre. Some men achieve a reputation for mediocrity, specially as the hope to be successful as a corrupt politician one day. A lot of men, however, have been frightened into mediocrity. Specially as they are products of education during the formative years in Catholic schools. Poch Suzara

Friday, April 05, 2013

Oh God, My dear God, please Wake Up!

"Each person has his place in God's service, and only God deserves the glory." Philippine Star, April 6, 2013 Oh God, my dear God, as you are already a God, and have been a God since the days of Adam and Eve, do you really need more service from the millions of poor Filipinos today already faithfully serving you daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly? I ask: What are you a God for? Why do you still need glory and for what? Come on God, isn't it time for you to WAKE UP and start behaving like a real honest-to-goodness kind and loving God? Poch Suzara

Monday, April 01, 2013

Social Ills in the Philippines

May 9,2014 Phil Daily Inquirer Letter to the Editors Dear Sirs: When one person has faith in a grand delusion, it is called insanity. When millions of people have faith in a grand delusion, like in the Philippines, it is called Christianity. There was a time when every man, woman, and child in this world believed in the existence of God - loved, adored, obeyed, and had faith in God. Historians refer to it as the Dark Ages. It lasted for a thousand years - from the 5th to the 15th century. During this time, however, no one dared to think; no one dared to bring enlightenment to the human mind. Everybody loved only God in heaven up there; especially by hating one another on this earth down here. Today, 99 million Filipinos out of 100 million believe in the existence of God, love God, obey God, worship God, and adore God. We still live in the Dark Ages; though it is referred to as "social ills." But according to the Catholic Bishops - God and only God can remedy the ills of our sick society. We must only pray. If nothing happens, we must pray harder. If nothing still happens, it is because we do not know how to pray! At any rate, no matter what happens, we must never question God's divine plan for the Philippines - a country for poor Filipinos, but more so for the rich foreigners - our employers. Our investors. Indeed, our Saviors! No doubt, social ills are a historical reality in our country. Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle described such horrors as: "The tombs of hunger, unemployment, homelessness, violence, discrimination, injustice and corruption." If I may add, the tombs also more known as schools, colleges, and universities: The breeding grounds for having faith in social insanity and political stupidity. Otherwise less referred to as "corruption by education" in our poor and backward only Christian country in Asia since the 16th century. In the meantime, the new Vicar of Christ - "Pope Francis used his first Easter Sunday address to call for peace in the world." It is incredible, how Pope Francis, the sole representative of the Son of God Jesus, ignores the clear message from Jesus as written by inspired authors of God in the holy bible: “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household. Anyone who loves their father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves their son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me." Matt. 10:34-37 I said it before, I say it again: The troubles in our world begin with the troubles in the human family. Now listen carefully to Jesus, preaching as the savior of our troubled world. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whosoever does not carry his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:26-27 For my part, I am a humanist. This means that I am an atheist who cares. I rest my case. Cheers! Poch Suzara Pasay City