Friday, August 30, 2013

Why I Stopped Praying Years Ago

Whatever you ask in prayer, if you have faith, you will receive it. Matt. 21:22 Mark 11:24 What a lot of holy crap! As a faithful Catholic during high school, I used to pray to the Lord to grant us sane congressmen and sane senators to keep our government honest, efficient, and sane - my prayers were always ignored by the Lord Jesus - the Savior of the Philippines! Poch Suzara

Health - the Greatest of Wealth

Ignorance and fanaticism are forever hungry and need feeding. Clarence Darrow, American Lawyer The worst kind of poverty is the poverty of the mind. On the other hand, the greatest of wealth is health; especially mental health. There is nothing more precious in this world than enlightenment of the human mind to develop with the freedom of thought under the power of knowledge. To me, as a Filipino unbeliever, I say that the poorest people are those who faithfully believe that they are the intelligent masters of religion. On the contrary, I say, they are the frightened victims of the sick mess. Far more tragic than those who are jobless, hopeless, and homeless is the greatest of tragedy in the Philippines: those who are mindless and heartless; specially as they are the senseless products of the sick system under Catholic education in the Philippines. Poch Suzara, Filipino Unbeliever

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Blaming the Americans, WHY NOT?

Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate. Bertrand Russell I asked: how could America be the Home of the Brave and the Land of the Free when Americans have always been, at their best, the leader of capitalism via the sacred principles of liberty in world history? Poch Suzara

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Power of Stupidity as Inspired by the power of Theology

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians, like the religious morons that they are, persuade themselves that they found it. Theologians even have the gall to tell us that the black cat that they found is comprised of Cat, the Father; Cat, the Son; and cat, the holy Ghost. Hijos de tootie-frootie y patooties, CONIO! We are even told that we must not only have faith in the findings of the theologians, but we must also always keep the faith! Especially blind faith! Poch Suzara

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Our Criminals in Congress and the Insane in the Senate

"If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane." Robert G. Ingersoll In the Philippines, the only Christian country in Asia, even if we do not seriously read the bible from cover to cover, we nevertheless follow, not only the teachings of the Old Testament, but also, especially, follow the teachings of the New Testament. Thus, we are famous as the Sick Man of Asia specially the criminals in Congress and the insane in the Senate! Poch Suzara

Monday, August 26, 2013

Please read Seriously Your Bible

August 27, 2013 Dear Bob Gabuna, "Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 “But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.” Matthew 5:39 Hijos de tootie-frootie y patooties, CONIO! I asked it before, I ask it again: What is so noble about turning the other cheek, if one knows that each time he does so, he is piling up greater heavenly rewards, while the one who strikes him is earning his reward in hell? In the meantime, listen to the famous Filipino bible preachers - Rev. Apollo Quiboloy, Rev. Eddie Villanueva, Rev. Eli Soriano, Rev. Mike Velarde, Rev. Eddie Manalo, and Rev. Tagle - the Archbishop of Manila - all admit on TV and in radio stations - making no bones about God as the panacea; and His son Jesus - the one and only Savior of the Filipinos. They spend their entire sermons saying that if we only "turn back to God" all of our troubles as a people, and all of our problems as a nation will vanish forever into thin air. There was a time, indeed, throughout the world, when every one "turn back to God" and to His Son Jesus for everything. Historians refer to it as the DARK AGES. Cheers! Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google# Atheist#

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Opnions are Worthless unless they accord with the facts

Opinion is the only thing known to science that can be created out of nothing. Compared to facts, however, an opinion is worthless unless it accords with the facts. We are often told that everybody has a right to his or to her own opinion. This is not true. One does not have the right to an opinion at all. You are not entitled to an opinion on anything unless you have thoroughly studied all aspects, indeed, every facet of the issue in question. In fact, as soon as you are thoroughly familiar with the issue in question, then you are entitled to your own honest opinion. Otherwise, if you were totally ignorant of the the nature of the issue in question, you have no right to have an opinion. In the meantime, millions upon millions of Filipinos have the opinion that the truth has already been revealed in the bible. This is not true. Millions upon millions of Filipinos do not bother the read the bible from cover to cover. It contains not the revealed truth, but the revealed lies and deceptions. Otherwise, there should be need to have 57 different versions of the bible sold in bookstores today! Poch Suzara Facebook# Atheist# Google# Twitter#

The Power of the Intellect

The intellectual activity of one man with a backbone can do more for the world than a thousand religious crackpots can do with a wishbone. Poch Suzara

My Greatest Pleasure in Life

My great pleasure in life has always been about thinking what my college-educated friends, relatives, and associates say that I must never, ever think about. That I must only believe! In other words - always be proud of human stupidity especially as it is perpetually encouraged by a divinity, if not inspired by eternity. Poch Suzara

Saturday, August 24, 2013

We Atheists Believe in Something Greater than Divinity

We atheists do not believe in the existence of a Divinity. We believe in the existence of something greater - our country and our family - especially to love, to save, and to develop our minds and hearts for the sake of our own precious sense of humanity. Poch Suzara

Oh Jesus, My Dear Jesus


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Why I Love, Respect, and Admire my teacher - Bertrand Russell

"I think we ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt. I shouldn't wish people dogmatically to believe any philosophy, not even mine." Bertrand Russell "The desire to understand the world and the desire to reform it are two great engines of progress, without which human society would stand still and retrogress." Bertrand Russell For my part, as an atheist, my atheism came not before, but after a great measure of doubt inextricably mixed together with my taste to question everything via the habit of reading. I must admit, however, that if, after having been expelled out of La Salle high school, I was not fortunate enough to have discovered the works of Bertrand Russell, today I would just be like another frightened Sick Man of Asia. Indeed, just another silly sap frightened with beliefs than I should be studying the works of great men and great women who, with the power of thought, brought more light into this world where nature has only brought the horrors of darkness. Poch Suzara Twitter# Google# Atheist# Facebook#


Ken, As you may have noticed the title of my Blogspot is THOUGHTS TO PROVOKE YOUR THOUGHTS. As a La Salle high school expelled student of some 65 years ago, I am most proud as I seem to have succeeded in rattling up your intellectual complacency; especially as you are a college-educated reader of my Blogspot. Thanks much and please keep up the good reviews. I always enjoy reading your critical analysis. I am most flattered. Poch Suzara

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Do I Believe in the Existence of Hell

I am often asked: if I believe in the existence of hell? Yes,I do; especially the hell in the Philippines. It is more known as schools, colleges, and universities. Most of them are owned, operated, and managed by the Catholic church. It is where poverty of the Filipinos comes from; especially poverty of the worst kind - the poverty of the mind and heart! It includes the state University - university of the Philippines. Its professors are all products during their formative years under Catholic so-called "education." Poch Suzara Facebook# Google# Twitter# Atheist#

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Sick Children of Jesus in the Philippines

But Jesus called them to him, saying, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it." Luke 18:16-17) In the Philippines, such sick children of Jesus are the sick followers of Rev. Apollo Quiboloy, Rev. Mike Velarde, Rev. Eli Soriano, Rev. Eddie Villanueva, Rev. Eddie Manalo, the Catholic bishops; and, of course those more referred to as "your Honor" - the sick congressmen and sick senators keeping the Filipino famous throughout the world as the Sick Children of Asia. It is asked: where do such sick children in the Philippines come from? Where else if not from sick parents, sick grandparents, sick great grandparents, etc - all products not of wisdom and knowledge, but products of stupid religion as taught in schools, colleges, and universities. Mostly own and operated by the Catholic church and its affiliates in the Philippines - the only christian country in Asia since the 16th century. Poch Suzara Twitter# Google# Atheist# Facebook#

The Insane Sick Man of Asia

If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane. Robert Green Ingersoll It never occurs to the insane Sick Man of Asia that hospitals need not exist anywhere in the Philippines. If only had the Son of God Jesus, with power to perform miracles, instead of curing diseases temporarily, cured diseases permanently. How? By making diseases not infectious, but health contagious. Hijos de tootie-frootie y patooties CONIO! Gising na,mga ULOL! Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Atheist# Google#

Monday, August 19, 2013

An Interview with God

If you were to have an interview with God what would you ask him? "Oh God, my dear God, during these past centuries - what the fuck have you been a God for?" Don't you have far more important things to do other than just to exist here, to exist there, and to exist everywhere for nothing? Why do you only attend to the needs of those who are already dead or dying; and, at the same time you totally ignore those who are poorly and miserably and painfully LIVING on this earth that you supposedly created?" "Oh God, my dear God, are you really that silly, petty, greedy, worthless, and insane?" Are you really that proud of yourself knowing that only the religiously frightened morons believe, love, worship, and have faith in you? Poch Suzara, Atheist Google# Twitter# Atheist# Facebook#

Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Filipino is Worth THINKING for

"The Filipino is worth dying for!” Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino. Look at us Filipinos, the religious morons that we all are - getting only more famous Sick Children of Asia, - Filipinos killed Ninoy Aquino. For my part, I said it before, I say it again: the Filipino is worth THINKING for; specially for the future generations to come. May they be spared of the same old traditional hogwash values - such as believing that dying for a silly divinity is more sacred than thinking intelligently for love of our country. Especially in the here and now! In the meantime, I quote my hero - Jose Rizal: "My sole wish is to do what is possible, what is necessary, what is in my hands. I have glimpsed a little light, and I believe it is my duty to show it to my countrymen. . . . I would like the Filipino people to become worthy, noble, honorable; for a people who makes itself despicable for its cowardice or vices exposes itself to abuses and vexations." Indeed, as a Filipino myself, and as an atheist, I have no wish to be dying for the Filipino. I'd rather be thinking for the filipino; specially for the Filipino in great need of self-respect as a people and in greater need of dignity as a nation. Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mahatma Gandhi and God in the Philippines

"There are more people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread." Mahatma Gandhi Oh Gandhi, my dear Mahatma Gandhi, I have good news you. In the Philippines, the only Catholic country in Asia since the 16th century, God always appears to millions of Filipinos in the form of a Savior always forgiving them of their sins and their crimes; specially, forgiving the corrupt politicians running the Philippine government! Poch Suzara Twitter# Google# Facebook# Atheist#

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Three Groups of Atheists in the Philippines

There are three groups of Atheists in the Philippines. The first group say that I am the "father of Atheism." The second group say that I am the "grandfather of atheism." The third group, my favorite group - they say I am the "Pope" of Atheism in the Philippines. All of the above, I must admit, I consider as childish nonsense. What, however, I am most proud about, most thrilled to confirm, and most excited to acknowledge is the fact that Atheism today is a worldwide movement without followers, without frightened victims. Indeed, we atheists are all leaders! We are answerable to no one except to the beauty and necessity of human decency spreading globally for the sake of world peace and harmony. Indeed, imagine this world, our world no longer busy loving a silly divinity up there by hating and killing each other like silly damned faithfools down here. I said it before, I say it again: forget divinity. Let us only love and attend to the needs of humanity. Let us leave this world one day a better place than how we found it. Not in the material, but in the humanitarian - sense. Otherwise, we would have no reason to have lived at all. Poch Suzara Twitter@ Atheist# Google# Facebook#

Saturday, August 10, 2013

My Dear Ex-Senator Rene Saguisag

August 9,2013 My Dear Ex-Senator Rene Saguisag, When the foreigners arrived in the 16th century, we had the land, and they had the bible. Today in the 21st century, we Filipinos have the bible and the foreigners own not only most of our land, but are also the owners of schools, colleges, and universities in the Philippines. Not to mention the media. Such commercial enterprises continue to teach us Filipinos to be proud of our Christian faith. Especially for as long as we do not bother to read what’s precisely written n the bible. A book written not by Filipinos but written by foreigners – the Jews – the “elect,” God’s “chosen people.” My dear Ex-Senator, I ask: have you ever wondered why we Filipinos feel so proud and lucky to be employed by foreigners right here in our own country? If not feel even more proud and luckier to be employed in foreign countries? In the meantime, a great number of poverty-stricken jobless Filipinos nevertheless feel so blessed by God as the bible declares: “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the land." Also, "For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow." Or even more socially disastrous, the bible warns - "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge." On the contrary, when a Christian allows one kind of fear to dominate him, he soon comes to be dominated by other kinds of fear also. Listen to our own Jose Rizal - arrested, incarcerated, and publicly executed for writing two books that shook the foundation of Christianity in the Philippines. He stressed the worth of the Filipino. He emphasized the fact that human dignity is a person’s worth, that which makes him stand above all other creatures. In his exchange of ideas on human rights and freedom with Fr. Pablo Pastells, Rizal said: “ Man’s dignity is precious to him. He carries within him a feeling of importance, a regard for his value and worth. When man ceases to value his dignity as a human being, he ceases to be a man. He forgets that nothing, indeed, is more excellent than humanity. . . Deprive a man of his dignity, and you not only deprive him of his moral stamina, but you also render him useless even to those who want to make use of him. . .Man in his self-respect; take it away from him and he becomes a corpse.” There is, indeed, something feeble, if not despicable, about a Filipino who cannot live his life unless sustained by the belief in deadly superstitions. Such as - one need not bother with poverty, disease, and population growth because God will provide. Or, that "blessed are those who are poor in spirit. They shall inherit the kingdom of God in heaven." Or, blessed are the Old and the New Testament in the Philippines because they inspire the arrival of more foreign investment! It is time for us Filipinos to be receptive to the values of science and scientific way of thinking, and technology. Such values should help us extricate ourselves out of poverty by generating our intellectual growth as a decent people, and development as a decent nation. It is also time to realize that we have been educated to be amenable to more of the same blind faith in the Christian way of life. It has, indeed, turned out to be our worst enemy: faith kills the mind before other diseases kill the body. Faith is just another sacred word we have been taught to employ to justify a lazy mentality, rationalize our lack of creativity, if not to maintain and to support the ways of our sick society. So deeply rooted in the teachings of Christianity. The test of a true religion, however, has nothing to do with a holy book, or how Old or New are its Testaments. It has nothing to do with prayer rally part 1, 2, and part 3. It has nothing to do with bombastic preachings delivered by real estate brokers devouring financial offerings from blind and ignorant Jesus followers. It has nothing to do with a pie in the sky or an ally in the sky. On the contrary, a true religion should generate human love and compassion in the here and now that binds the human society together as one precious human life. Indeed, a true religion does not inspire stupidity or insecurity; neither does it encourage running away from the problems of human society; especially by solving its problems with silly charity. Indeed, a true religion knows full well that the truth hurts, but knows even more that lies and deceptions are far more damaging and can last for a thousand years. As for me, an atheist, what have I to offer fellow-Filipinos in this religiously sick country of ours? Only one thing creative as it is constructive: I offer you the courage to take back what was stolen away from you during formative years in school - the most priceless treasure in the world – your precious mind and precious hearts as Filipinos! In this way, we need no longer waste our time loving a foreign God up out there, and wasting more time by hating one another for the greater glory of such a God down here! Indeed, we need to remedy the ills of our sick society not only by intellectual revolution, but the evolution of our precious minds and hearts; specially to learn to become proud thinking Filipinos. To be proud of our women. To be proud of our children. to be proud of our government. Indeed, to be proud of the one and only country we were all born into - our beloved Philippines! The aim of Christian education in the Philippines has always been about the pursuit of learning for the "Greater Glory of God." Here, however, is how the bible describes God and the glory of his temper and his tantrum: "I will sweep away everything in all your land," says the LORD. "I will sweep away both people and animals alike. Even the birds of the air and the fish in the sea will die. I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble, along with the rest of humanity," says the LORD. "I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship. I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests, so that even the memory of them will disappear. For they go up to their roofs and bow to the sun, moon, and stars. They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, too. So now I will destroy them! And I will destroy those who used to worship me but now no longer do.They no longer ask for the LORD's guidance or seek my blessings." (Zephaniah 1:2-6) Today, throughout the Christian world, except in the Philippines - Christianity is tearing itself apart externally as it is collapsing internally. Today, throughout the Christian world, except in the Philippines, priestly authority and priestly respect exist no more or have been sensibly diminished. Today, throughout the Christian world, except in the Philippines, the superstructure of ecclesiastical privilege is tottering. Its fall is inevitable as its foundation has largely been based upon sacred lies and holy deceptions both evils always at home with corruption. It is time to educate ourselves to establish right here on our land a sane and a healthy society. It is time we promote in our country nothing but the beauty of common Filipino decency. It is also time to read properly and thoroughly the bible. In this way, as we begin to learn and understand just exactly how destructive bible messages have been and still are as a lot of holy hogwash as ever. I said it before, I say it again: it is time for us Filipinos to begin to rock the Christian boat; but preferably to sink it out of our precious minds and hearts - forever! Cheers! Poch Suzara Atheist# Twitter# Google# Facebook#

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

The Corrupt System of Catholic Education in the Philippines

Corruption comes from a corrupt system of Catholic education which leads to poverty? But the worst kind of poverty is the poverty of the mind. Such poverty is what Catholicism is all about. The spread of poverty keeps the Catholic priesthood industry insured with more wealth, power, and glory; especially in the Philippines - the only Catholic country in Asia since the 16th century. Poch Suzara