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Home Sections The Daily B.R.E.A.D. Can We Attribute the Homeland’s Desolation, Destitution, Chaos, Filth, Stench, Etc., Etc., to the Filipinos’ Lack of Spirituality?
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Written by Bobby M. Reyes   
Monday, 19 October 2009 09:26


Part Three of a Series on the “Biblical Vision About the Philippines

 

They said they, too, have seen the extreme destitution there and the chaos and the filth . . . and smelled the stench, when they visited the Motherland . . . – Jesse Jose

 

T hus Barako Kape-drinking and hard-hitting columnist Jesse Jose described the Philippines after his recent visit – even before the latest natural calamities occurred. The recent tropical depressions (even if they were not the super-strong typhoons) compounded the situation and made the bad turn into worse. And the worst is yet to come.

 

Editor’s Notes: To read Mr. Jose’s recent series

 on the Philippines, please click on these links:

 

Philippines, my Philippines, the Land of “Wawa We”

 

Philippines, my Philippines . . . the Land of “WaWa We” (Part II)

 

Final Chapter: “Philippines, my Philippines, the Land of ‘WaWa We’”

 


In Part One of this series,
A Biblical Vision Says the Philippines Will Lie in Fallow until 2016 and then Filipinos Will Build New Cities on Hills, this writer described the probable reasons why it appears that God is punishing the Filipino people – in spite of my self-serving and slanted claim that they are the “Chosen People for the 21st century:”

 

The Lord gives his chosen people a chance to cleanse themselves and purge their society of evil practices and corrupt leaders at the end of every Biblical generation. Ergo, 1946 + 40 = 1986. But the Filipino people wasted their chance for redemption and many of their leaders continued on their corrupt existence and their subservience to their false gods.

 

The Biblical ‘Babylon’ is interpreted to mean the ‘Imperial Manila,’ which is the hotbed of corruption and center of influence-peddling, human-rights abuses and the false gods of materialism, illegal drugs, gambling, sex and politics.”

 

Pundits and wags recently made fun of a photo that showed Philippine President Gloria (“Ate Glo”) Macapagal-Arroyo (PGMA) clasping her hands in prayer after she received Holy Communion in church. PGMA’s reverential photo was posted online along with a snapshot of dog doing the same pose and simple questions like “who is more spiritual?” or “whom can you trust more?” were asked on the Internet.

 

And speaking again of “Ate Glo,” I wrote in my “Unsolicited Advice” column last March this article,

Is Gloria Arroyo a Pharisee of a President?

 

The problem with the matter of spirituality and the Filipino is that many in the Catholic-majority Philippines mistake holiness with just receiving Holy Communion daily (if possible), going to church on Sundays and holidays of obligation, giving donations to the Roman Catholic Church of the Philippines (RCCP) and upon committing sins or even criminal acts, going to confession and reciting for instance 10 Our Fathers and 10 Holy Marys for, and as, penance.

 

As I said in this article, Why Not All Filipino Catholics Are Christians,   “The Philippines continues to be a poor country in spite of its image as the only Catholic country in Asia. Why? The RCCP, as led by the CBCP prelates, continues to be part of The Imperial Manila and the Vested Establishment. In short, the Catholic prelates never really understood the teaching of Jesus Christ that his kingdom is not of this world and that to be a Christian is to renounce worldly goods and desires.”

 

Many non-Filipino Catholics and foreign Christian friends of the Philippines ask in bewilderment why the supposed “only Catholic country in Asia” is now probably the second-most corrupt country in Asia and where more-than 100,000 child prostitutes – aside from hundreds of thousands of poor Filipino women – ply the oldest trade in its national capital – among other social cancers in the Filipino homeland?

 

How Catholic – or Christian – Filipinos are when sex videos continue to be the most-popular DVDs in their land? And where hundreds of thousands of illegal abortions happen? There are approximately half-a-million estimated aborted fetuses in the Philippines per annum, as described in this article, The Great Filipino Holocaust Continues under the Arroyo Dispensation

 

SEX TOURISM. If Senator Revilla is really that obsessed about sex, perhaps he can put that to good use.  Instead of going after Kho’s sex videos and disclaiming in Congress that the women in those videos are victims, he should go after those foreign pedophiles that come to the Philippines as tourists solely for the purpose of having sex with children. – Columnist Jesse Jose

Thus, Jesse Jose mentioned in his earlier column about the Dr. Kho sex videos and the sex trade in the Philippines.

 

Editor’s Notes: To read more of Jesse Jose’s take on

Sen. Bong Revilla and the Dr. Kho porno films,

please click on this link,

 Why Do Filipinos Talk About the Kho-Halili Sex Video Instead of Foreign Pedophiles, the “Abortion Doctors” and the Arroyo Corruption Scandals?

 

 

P erhaps, the desolation, destitution, chaos, filth, stench, etceteras, etc., can be attributed to the Filipinos’ lack of spirituality. Is God punishing the Filipino homeland because the national capital and its suburbia have become the modern-day version of Sodom and (Ate) Glo-morrah, oops Gomorrah?


Though the righteous fall seven times, and rise again; the wicked are overthrown by calamity – Proverbs 24:16


Maybe Ka Jesse Jose and/or our Poet-pundit Fred Burce Bunao can answer these questions about the Filipino spirituality or lack of it in their typical irreverent ways of writing about social cancers. And also, what say you, Dear Readers?

 

Editor's Note: To read Part II of this series, please click on this hyperlink:

Some People Are No Longer Laughing at “A Biblical Vision of the Philippines”  # # #


 




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