Thursday, January 15, 2015

Oh My Dear Pope Francis

"One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people's faith, one cannot make fun of faith," he said. "There is a limit. Every religion has its dignity ... in freedom of expression there are limits." Pope Francis . . . Oh my dear Pope Francis, are you then saying that a mentally sick teacher has the freedom to teach children to believe in his sick religion; but the children, with neither the emotional capacity nor the intellectual ability to question such teachings should also have no right or no freedom to ridicule such religious nonsense when they grow up? For my part, I believe in a religion that believes in freedom. Especially in the freedom of speech. Any time I have to accept a religion that won't allow me the freedom to fight for my freedom to think, I say to hell with that silly religion. . . . Oh my dear Pope Francis, a lot of my friends, relatives, and associates are shocked by my reputation as the Father of Atheism in the Philippines. I must say, however, that as soon as I see Bro. Eli Soriano, Bro. Apollo Quiboloy, Bro. Mike Velarde, Bro. Eddie Villanueva, Bro. Bo Sanchez, Bro. Eduardo Manalo of Iglesia Ni Cristo, the catholic bishops, and the heads of the Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Baptist, Methodist, Mormon, Unitarian, Anglican, Lutheran, Evangelical church, including the heads of the Islam religion, the heads of Judaism, etc. - all stop insulting, if not always making fun of each other's faith, nay, insulting each other's religious beliefs - then I will also once again begin to believe in the existence of God - specially if such a God begins to be not always omni-absent; but only always omnipresent! Poch Suzara Twitter# Facebook# Google#


Ken said...

Poch, why do you want the religious Filipinos to quit behaving in their own unique ways? What could be possibly wrong with different religions making fun of each other's faith? They provide high entertainment value, and they give everybody involved in them a sense of dignity and high moral purpose. They get to wear their tiaras, don their ecclesiastical robes, and march in impressive processions. The material universe doesn't care about this foolishness, not even a bit. So what's wrong with having a little bit of fun at the expense of the other bits of protoplasm? Blessings! Ken Sidadayaw

Poch Suzara said...

Ken, the price is too dear to pay: the mindless surrender of the self via the mutilation of the intellect. Ken, we need to cultivate our intellect via education in order to grow up as a decent people and to develop as a decent nation! Cheers! Poch Suzara