Monday, March 31, 2014

The Fool versus the Wise

The fool says in his heart, "there is no God." Psalm 14:1-3. We, the wise says it loud and clear to the wake the wide world up: "There is no God." Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

More Religious Freedom to Believe More Lies and Deceptions

"The storms of life remind us to take shelter on the loving arm of our Savior." Phil Star, April 1, 2014. On the contrary, if, in the beginning God knew exactly what he was doing, we would have no need of the Savior. Consider God said to Adam and Eve: LOVE THEY NEIGHBOR. Then He regretted that he had made man on this earth and it grieved Him at His heart. Genesis 6:6. Then He said to Noah: FUCK THY NEIGHBOR. SAVE INSTEAD THE ANIMALS. Genesis 7:2. Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Heroic Lives

Thanks to our sick system of education, our young men and young women out of our sick schools, sick colleges, and sick universities have neither the taste, nor the guts, nor the gumption to live heroic lives for the growth and development of our country. Bertrand Russell explained: Heroic lives are inspired by heroic ambitions, and the young man who thinks there is nothing important to be done is pretty sure to do nothing important. For my part, as a senior citizen, and the "Father of Atheism" in the Philippines, I said it before, I say it again: old age, like any other age, is the time to struggle for Filipino decency to spread throughout our country. Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#

The Sick and the Insane Resurrection of the the Dead

"The Resurrection is the very heart and soul of Christianity. Without the Resurrection, Christianity collapses. It’s the standing and falling point of the faith. Therefore, to deny the Resurrection is to cease to be Christian. You might pick up bits and pieces of Christianity here and there, and you might follow Jesus as a wise spiritual teacher, but without the Resurrection the whole thing falls apart." - - - Fr. Robert Barron

Oh My dear Fr. Robert Barron - please read your bible: - When Jesus arrives in Bethany, he finds that Lazarus is dead and has already been in his tomb for four days. He meets first with Martha and Mary in turn. Martha laments that Jesus did not arrive soon enough to heal her brother and Jesus replies with the well-known statement, "I am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes in Me shall live, even if he dies. And everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die in eternity". Next encountering Mary, Jesus is moved by her sorrow. The narrator here gives the famous simple phrase, "Jesus wept". In the presence of a crowd of Jewish mourners, Jesus comes to the tomb. Over the objections of Martha, Jesus has them roll the stone away from the entrance to the tomb and says a prayer. He then calls Lazarus to come out and Lazarus does so, still wrapped in his grave-cloths. Jesus then calls for someone to remove the grave-cloths. The narrative ends with the statement that many of the witnesses to this event "believed in him." Others are said to report the events to the religious authorities in Jerusalem. Now I ask: can any of you sick bible-believers or theologically-inspired faithfools, please explain: If heaven were already such a happy place, a wonderful paradise for the good souls of the dead, why would Jesus resurrect dead Lazarus back to life once more to live in this world of sin, decadence, crime, deviltry, indeed, a corrupt world infested with fear, ignorance, hate, and war as inspired by those who are spiritually stuck with religious freedom? Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Religious Freedom is an oxymoron

"A cruel kindness," or "make haste slowly," are contradictory words or simply an "oxymoron." "Religious freedom " is another oxymoron. Religion has more done harm than good, largely by sanctifying conservatism and adhesion to ancient traditional habits such as the tolerance of lies, deception, delusions, hatred, war, misery, insanity, and poverty; especially poverty of the worst kind - the poverty of the mind and heart otherwise more referred as being "religious." Religious freedom should never be encouraged; on the contrary, it is be a crime; a crime against humanity. The Supreme Court justices of the Philippines, by putting the RH Bill under suspended animation are all, as devout Catholics, enjoying "religious freedom". There’s simply no reason to give religion special deference when it comes to rights, liberty, or freedom, especially while religious people continue to reject the rights, liberty, and freedom of non-believers. Indeed, religion is a form of enslaving a person's freedom. Religious freedom is not only evil, but is an oxymoron. Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#

The Human Body

"In cancer," wrote Bertrand Russell, "a group of cells engages in a career of imperialism, but, in bringing the rest of the body to death, it decrees also its own extinction." Well, about the 20 billion kinds of germs, bacteria, and viruses existing inside our body during birth? We are told the human body is God’s greatest gift to man. How wonderful. Sadly, however, the human body at birth, grows, gets old and it dies. The human body is eventually killed by those deadly little microscopic creatures - all bereft of moral values - deadly little creatures living inside our body as a housing facilities but gifted too with free will on this earth for the glory of God in heaven. It is, in this sense, that I ask: have any you ever met any one who has been blessed by God? Blessed how? Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Friday, March 28, 2014

Faith is always Wrong

Faith is never right as it is always wrong. Faith is never useful as it is always useless. The very first thing faith does is to kill the human curiosity; indeed, to kill the spirit of inquiry that is much needed for our intellectual growth as a people and for our scientific development as a nation. Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#

Only in the Philippines

There are far more public toilets facilities existing in the Philippines than there are in any other country in the world. Shamelessly, however, they are more known not as public toilet facilities, but known as streets and side streets. In the meantime, millions of college-educated men and women in our country are so proud of the historical fact that we are famous in the world as the only Catholic country in Asia since the 16th century. Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Thursday, March 27, 2014

God, the Father, and God the Son, Jesus

Here are some of the great attributes the theologians have taught us to believe about God, the Father. God is almighty, eternal, holy, immortal, immense, immutable, infinite, ineffable, incomprehensible, invisible, just, loving, merciful, most high, most wise, omnipotent, omniscient,omnipresent, patient, perfect, provident, true, and supreme. But then again, take a good look at the real God as He is depicted in the Old Testament: "I form the light and create darkness: I make peace and create evil: I the Lord do these things." Isaiah 45:7, Judges 9:23, 1 Sam 16:14. Here, also, are some of the great attributes the theologians have taught us to believe about the Son of God Jesus: Jesus is strength, merciful, presence, charisma, tenderness, kindness, compassionate, humble, loving, as He is our Savior. But then again, take a good look at the real Jesus as He is depicted in the New Testament: " If any man come to me and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and sisters, and brethren, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:26, see also Matt. 10:34-37 For my part, I said it before, I say it again: religion is all based on lies, deceptions, and degradation. It teaches us to make a mockery of this life because we must only entertain the fear of death. Thus, if we were mindless, heartless, homeless, jobless, and landless - the better our chances after death to gain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God and Jesus. In the meantime, organized religion is the biggest, most profitable, always legally tax free business in any poor and backward country like in the Philippines - the only Catholic country in Asia since the 16th century. Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Jesus, King of the Jews, and David. King of Israel

"For I have done your bidding, I have slain mine enemies in your name. I have put women and children to death in your honor. I have caused great pain among them, for your glory." King David of Israel in Psalms 5:4-10 in the Old Testament. Now listen to Jesus, King of the Jews in the New Testament: "But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them for me." Luke 19:27. But here is more from Jesus who makes King David look like a childish piker: "If any man come to me and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:26 I ask: are such verses examples of the Word of God known as the truth revealed in the holy bible? Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Biggest Genocide in Human History

The biggest genocide in human history did not happen in Nazi Germany under Hitler; but on American soil under Jesus. More than 100 MILLION native Indians were slaughtered. They lost their health and wealth - beliefs, culture, natural resources and homeland. Indeed, God bless America - the land of the free and the home of the brave. Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#

We Atheists Die not in Grace, but in Disgrace of the Lord

We atheists do not die in the grace of the Lord. On the contrary, we die in disgrace of the Lord. When we atheists die, we die sober and not drunk with lies. We atheists do not care for life after death. We would rather try to leave this world a better place than we found it. No doubt, to die is bitter; but the idea of having lived for no reason at all is even more bitter to contemplate... Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Word ATHEIST

I am told that we atheists should avoid identifying ourselves in public as atheists because most Filipino believers find the word "atheist:" as something dirty, vulgar, and evil. That we must only identify ourselves as HUMANIST or as FREETHINKER. Well, for my part, I am an ATHEIST and if you do not like the word ATHEIST - then you can always go fuck yourself. Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#

My Ancestors

I am told that since my parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents where all faithful and devout Catholics I should be ashamed of myself as I am a publicly declared atheist. On the contrary, I am most proud of myself. My parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents wasted years of their lives with daily prayers to Jesus with no results whatsoever. For us children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren now to carry on with the same old daily prayers to Jesus has got to be something of a traditional stupidity at best; or, at worst, traditional insanity. I said it before, I say it again. We should all be the brightened masters, and not the frightened victims, - of Christianity. Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#

Public Schools Only

In order to promote and to expand democracy in our society there should be no such thing as the existence of private schools teaching children of the nation how to love the saints of divinity up there. There should only be the existence of public schools teaching all the children of the nation how to love in uniformity our country down here. Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Thursday, March 20, 2014

What Revealed Truth

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you... Matt. 7:7... We are told that the truth has already been revealed in the bible. If this were so, why impose the truth on anybody? If this, however, were not the case, why bother to ask for the truth, to seek for the truth, and to knock for the truth? Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#

Only in the Philippines

Via schools, colleges, and universities - we Filipinos are the only people in the whole of Asia who have been taught to believe and to have faith in a God who will forgive us of our crimes; and to believe and to have faith also in the Son of God Jesus who will forgive us of our sins. Thus, committing sins as a people, and committing crimes as a nation pretty much describe life in general in the Philippines - the only Maka-dios (God-inspired and the only maka-Jesus (Jesus-inspired) country in the whole of Asia since the 16th century. Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

There is NO Life After Death According to the Bible

"As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more." - Job 7:9 - "The dead know not anything, neither have they any more a reward for the memory of then is forgotten." Eccl. 9:5 - These verses are simply admitting that all of our loved-ones - our dead spouses, dead children, dead parents, dead grandparents, dead friends and associates, dead teachers, dead professors, and dead mentors have all been consumed and vanished away buried and gone. The same fate awaits each and everyone of us. We atheists are realistic. We now know that when we die, we die sober, and not drunk with lies! Poch Suzara

Monday, March 17, 2014

Is God really Existing Here, there. and Everywhere

"Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you." James 4:8... I ask: isn't this the highest level of ridiculosity; if not the lowest form of ludicrosity? What's the purpose of getting close to God since God is already existing here, existing there, and existing everywhere already close to you? Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Friday, March 14, 2014

Life in General in the Philippines

The Philippines is neither a land of decency nor prosperity. She is only a nation of poverty, social insanity, and political stupidity. All due to, if not because of, - the history behind the wealth, power, glory, and authority more known as Christianity. Indeed, the Philippines is the only Christian country in Asia since the 16th century. It is, in this way, that daily life in the Philippines can be characterized as the daily struggle to be the maka-dios (God-inspired) criminal or be the victim of the maka-dios (God-inspired) criminals. Poch Suzara

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Noah's Catholic Ark

There are two conflicting versions of Noah's Ark story. In Genesis, chapter 7 verse 2, it says save ( seven animals) of every kind. In chapter 6 verse19, it says save ( two animals ) of every sort. In each, duration of the flood is also different. Chapter 7 says 150 days - five months; chapter 8 says ten months before the mountain tops were seen. There is no explanation as to where the water proceeded after the flood inundated the whole earth. How did Noah and his wife and three sons and their wives ( only 8 people ) managed to build the Ark? There were yet no carpentry tools invented: hammer, nail, circular saw, ruler, etc. According to biblical scholars, the Ark measured 450 feet by 78 feet by 43 feet. The size of a US aircraft carrier as such constructed by 1,000 engineers and workers with materials and navigational instruments purchased from some 100 different US manufacturers. Where did Noah catch and how did he transport to load on board two or seven kinds of every living creature? Did he go to Australia for kangaroos? To Borneo for orangutans? To Indonesia for komodo dragons? To China for pandas? To Africa for rhinoceros? To the Amazon River for anaconda giant snakes? To antartica for penguin? To the arctic for polar bears? How did Noah catch the ancestors of our politicians in government today - the crocodiles? And as the creationists believe that men and dinosaurs walked the earth at the same time, how many species of dinosaurs were dragged on board the Ark: Brontosaurus, tyrannosaurus rex, apatosaurus, allosaurus, parasaurolophus, protoceratops, triceratops, velociraptors, and hundreds more? Those giant carnivorous and/or herbivorous creatures weighed as much as 20 to 40 tons each and stood 50 to 100 feet tall. According to scientific estimates, to save the living creatures Noah had to capture and bring on board at least 25,000 species of birds, 15, 000 species of mammals, 6,000 species of reptiles, 2,500 species of amphibians, and more than a million species of insects. The other problem too was how to feed and water them, and more problematical - how to accommodate animals that can survive living only in the desert heat, or can survive living only in freezing temperature, or can live only in the rain forest. Too bad too that Noah never knew about the deadly mosquito – the carriers of deadly diseases not worth saving in the Ark. Though he bothered saving the crocodiles and the turtles that were already amphibious anyway. And also, since nothing is impossible with God there was no Need for Noah to save the living creatures of the sea, rivers, and lakes. God drowned them all to death! Except of course the crocodiles. They survived and evolved to be the corrupt congressmen and senators of the Philippine government. There was also the manure factor - how to clean out their stalls and of course the biggest headache of all - how to keep the hungry carnivores from killing and eating each other. Something that should tell us that the Noah flood story is a lot of biblical hokum, if not mythological bankum. In the New Testament, God's command to people was: "Love thy neighbor." In the Old Testament, however, God's command to Noah was: "To hell with thy neighbors. Save instead the animals." Among them was the devil in the shape of a talking serpent -"the more subtile than any beast of the field that the Lord had made." Poch Suzara

Monday, March 10, 2014

Jesus is the Light of Which World

I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life. John 8:12... "My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders... But now my kingdom is from another place." John 18:36... Oh Jesus, my dear Jesus, you are the Savior of which world? You are the light of what world? And what happened to your servants in the other world to prevent your arrest by the Jewish leaders in this world? And crucified on the cross, why would you cry out loud: MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAST FORSAKEN ME?" Matt. 27:46... You were forsaken by God which or what God? Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#

Thursday, March 06, 2014

God is Big Enough to care for the Smallest Needs

Poverty in the Philippines is not only due to our sick government with its sick system of corruption; but mostly due to a sick system of education. Indeed, we are all born ignorant, not corrupt. We are made corrupt by education. Schools, colleges, and universities in the Philippines are places where we learn to love not our country, to love not our family, to love not humanity down here; but only to love a silly divinity up there! Listen to Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano, hoping to run for president, in the 2016 general elections: "I want to be president of this country some day. I think I can do something great for God and our people." All of our past presidents were MAKA-DIOS and MAKA-JESUS. They already did something great for God and for our people. Look at the results: We have not a government of the people, by the people, and for the people; but only a government of the corrupt, by the corrupt, and for the corrupt all enjoying the forgiveness of sins from Jesus on earth as He is in heaven; and, enjoying the pardon of crimes from God Almighty. I said it before, I say it again: it is time to reverse our destructive values. Instead of asking what we can do for God, we should start asking: what can God do for us? For my part, as I am an atheist, in all of my 77 years on life in this world, I have yet to meet a religious moron who has done something great for God! After all, God has the power, the kingdom, and the glory. We Filipinos have nothing! In the meantime, here are silly words published in the Philippine Star today, May 15, 2014: "God is big enough to care for the smallest needs." Couldn't we be more honest as a people and more truthful as a nation? We are still the only Catholic country in Asia since the 16th century. So how come: Life in general in the Philippines, due mainly to religious insanity always in cahoots with political insanity as generated by poverty - can only be characterized as the daily competition to be the sick criminal; or, be the victim of the sick criminals. Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

The Hatred of the World

"If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you." "If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. "Remember the word that I said to you, 'A slave is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also"... John 15:19... Oh God, my dear God, I asked you before, I ask you again: what the fuck are a really an all-knowing and all-mighty and all-loving God for? God, are you really that sick as you are obviously a sick God? Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#

Far Greater than Happiness is the Joy of Understanding

Far greater than the pursuit of happiness is the discovery of joy; especially the greatest of all joys - the joy of understanding the beauty and the power of human knowledge that has brought us out of ancient superstitious primitivism into the world of science and technology more referred to today as modernism... Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

MY KIND OF WOMAN

My kind of woman has long ago ceased wasting time searching for her identity; she has been, instead, utilizing her energies by cultivating for herself and for others – human dignity. She has examined her own life and found it worth living. She has done away with fears and superstitions by developing for herself the capacity for critical thinking. My kind of woman is in love, always in love with the power of thought. My kind of woman has already accomplished great wealth; she has found it in mental health. She is no longer pre-occupied with material possessions by amassing more riches on a daily basis. She would rather be creative for her own family and her own life with human consciousness. She embraces the values of her own thoughts and those of others who enjoy the power to think. She is not afraid of change; neither does she fear making mistakes. She knows that we are all entitled to make mistakes anyway. But as she is always on the side of flexibility, which encourages the growth of her own personality, she values ends, not means. She knows where she came from; she knows where she is at present; and more important, she knows where she is going. In the meantime, she does not care to believe. She wants to know. Aside from being transformed, my kind of woman would rather be more informed. She is not a woman of childish and silly prayer; on the contrary, she is an intelligent and an avid reader. My kind of woman is, indeed, a rarity. She thinks it quite dreary to meet bright young men and women wasting away their precious talents and abilities struggling only to achieve financial stability at the expense of intellectual maturity. She has duly recognized the fact that, in the end, no matter how much money one has amassed, no amount of money can buy intelligence for the fool, or buy admiration for the coward, or even buy love for the loveless. Indeed, my kind of woman considers it quite pathetic for moneyed individuals not to be involved in the business of scientific knowledge and its diffusion. She appreciates deeply that the good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. My kind of woman thinks it impossible to love or be loved while one is living in fear. In the contrary, love has a basis in courage as love promotes the growth and stability of one’s identity. Love has nothing to do with childish dependency, nor has it anything to do with abandoning self-reliance. Indeed, my kind of woman thinks that there is nothing admirable about being poor in spirit. On the contrary, she says, we should all strive to become rich in spirit. Those who are rich in spirit are always eager to learn, to explore, and to discover the power of knowledge. Those who are rich spirit need not be blessed; for theirs is the kingdom of love, beauty, knowledge, and the joys of life. My kind of woman therefore has set aside the prospect of gaining eternal happiness after death. She would rather share constructive ideas and hard work needed to improve the human conditions right here and now on this earth. The only miracle she recognizes as worthy of believing is the miracle that comes from the power of the human mind and human heart. My kind of woman is strong in character and quite independent in her ways of thinking. She is sensible because she has learned to embrace within the orbit of her concerns the interest of her own society in particular and those of mankind in general. Human poverty moves here, human suffering affects her, and human squalor bothers her – deeply. Indeed, my kind of woman is no longer a superstitious primitive; she embraces as she cares for the happiness of the human race! In the meantime, she recognizes the fact that there is no such thing as security in this life. To believe otherwise is nothing but superstition. My kind of woman is a humanist. She cherishes the cultural and intellectual viewpoint that affirms, not denies, the power of the human spirit to determine, to express, and to attain what is truly great of human beings: to be creative, joyous, and free. To have confidence in fellow-human beings which is the foundation of civilization. My kind of woman believes that the greatest tragedy in life is not the truth that we are poor; on the contrary, we are poor because we are not searching for the truth. Indeed, she says, the greatest failures in life are those who have been living with the wrong answers to questions that they themselves have not even asked. The worst kind of poverty is the poverty of the mind. And heart. And so, my kind of woman enjoy the best of wealth, the wealth that comes from mental health for in them contains treasures far beyond the human imagination. I love and respect my kind of woman. She has freed herself from the tyranny of prejudice and distortions due to a narrow view. She is a lovely woman. She shines with femininity as she radiates with rationality as she is always at home with veracity. My kind of woman is happy because she cares about this world. Our world. She is a great woman – one who has the courage to create human beauty in this world where nature has only put divine stupidity. Poch Suzara Facebook# Twitter# Google#

comment:

Poch,

When did you write this wonderful piece? How long ago, and what are the feedbacks? You've a great analytic mind.

Best regards always,
Julia Carreon
March 16, 2017

Monday, March 03, 2014

The Creative Brain of Man

"I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything"... Nikola Tesla... Oh my dear Tesla, you are right on target: within my thoughts to provoke your thoughts of others, I too forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything, not to mention also I forget sex ... Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Ordinary, Average, and Great Minds

Ordinary minds and average minds believe a lot. Great minds think a lot and they do not even think alike. Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Smile, God Loves You

"All-powerful, merciful, wise, and just is God in whom we trust." Philippine Star, March 3, 2014... Sign in big bold letters posted everywhere in our sick society: "Smile, God loves you."... At the same time, however, found also everywhere in our sick schools, sick colleges, and sick universities - places where via a sick system of education we are taught to believe that for as long as we are MAKA-DIOS or MAKA-JESUS there is nothing sick about us as a people and that there is nothing sick about us as a nation. Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#

THERE IS NO HELL, NO ADAM and EVE, says Pope Francis

There Is No Hell Fire; Adam & Eve Not Real – Pope Francis Exposes One man who is out to open many old “secrets” in the Catholic church is Pope Francis. Some of the beliefs that are held in the church but contrary to the loving nature of God are now being set aside by the Pope who was recently named The Man of The Year by TIME Magazine. Pope Francis 1 There Is No Hell Fire; Adam & Eve Not Real – Pope Francis Exposes In his latest revelations, Pope Francis said: “Through humility, soul searching, and prayerful contemplation we have gained a new understanding of certain dogmas. The church no longer believes in a literal hell where people suffer. This doctrine is incompatible with the infinite love of God. God is not a judge but a friend and a lover of humanity. God seeks not to condemn but only to embrace. Like the fable of Adam and Eve, we see hell as a literary device. Hell is merely a metaphor for the isolated soul, which like all souls ultimately will be united in love with God.” In a shocking speech that is reverberating across the world, Pope Francis declared that: “All religions are true, because they are true in the hearts of all those who believe in them. What other kind of truth is there? In the past, the church has been harsh on those it deemed morally wrong or sinful. Today, we no longer judge. Like a loving father, we never condemn our children. Our church is big enough for heterosexuals and homosexuals, for the pro-life and the pro-choice! For conservatives and liberals, even communists are welcome and have joined us. We all love and worship the same God.” In the last six months, Catholic cardinals, bishops and theologians have been deliberating in the Vatican City, in discussing the future of the church and redefining long-held Catholic doctrines and dogmas. The Third Vatican Council, is the largest and most important since the Second Vatican Council was concluded in 1962. Pope Francis convened the new council to “finally finish the work of the Second Vatican Council.” The Third Vatican Council concluded with Pope Francis announcing that… Catholicism is now a “modern and reasonable religion, which has undergone evolutionary changes. The time has come to abandon all intolerance. We must recognize that religious truth evolves and changes. Truth is not absolute or set in stone. Even atheists acknowledge the divine. Through acts of love and charity the atheist acknowledges God as well, and redeems his own soul, becoming an active participant in the redemption of humanity.” One statement in the Pope’s speech has sent traditionalists into a fit of confusion and hysteria… “God is changing and evolving as we are, For God lives in us and in our hearts. When we spread love and kindness in the world, we touch our own divinity and recognize it. The Bible is a beautiful holy book, but like all great and ancient works, some passages are outdated. Some even call for intolerance or judgement. The time has come to see these verses as later interpolations, contrary to the message of love and truth, which otherwise radiates through scripture. In accordance with our new understanding, we will begin to ordain women as cardinals, bishops and priests. In the future, it is my hope that we will have a woman pope one day. Let no door be closed to women that is open to men!” A few cardinals in the Catholic church are against Pope Francis’ latest declarations. Watch out for the report. Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#