Thursday, May 11, 2006

Wrong Impression and the Da Vinci Code

Yesterday, Press Secretary Eduardo Ermita urged the MTRCB to take a look at its rules and ban the showing of the controversial movie, the Da Vinci Code. His reason: it is blasphemous and might imprint wrong ideas on Catholics.

Is Ermita joking?

It is very clear in Article III of the 1987 Constitution that freedom of religion is respected. And the freedom of religion, according to a textbook, is defined as the freedom to believe or not to believe. In simple terms, Manong Ed, bahala ang mga manonood kung maniniwala sila sa movie o hindi. Tsaka very clear naman na fiction lang ang movie, di ba?


Teka, mukhang concerned itong si Ermita sa sensibilities ng iba with regards religion. But is he on the right track?

When Gloria in the Palace admitted she called a Comelec official during the period that it is morally unsound to do so, di ba nag-imprint din iyon ng wrong ideas sa Catholic, sa Pilipinas at sa mga Pilipino? Has he ever heard the remark that the Philippine president is a cheater and a liar?

Second, when Gloria in the Palace invoked the name of God as the one who installed her in the office, yet she admitted she called Comelec official during the period that it is morally unsound to do so, di ba nag-imprint din iyon ng wrong ideas sa Catholic, sa Pilipinas at sa mga Pilipino?

Third, when Gloria in the Palace claimed that she won fair and square, yet she admitted she called Comelec official during the period that it is morally unsound to do so, di ba nag-imprint din iyon ng wrong ideas sa Catholic, sa Pilipinas at sa mga Pilipino?

Kaya nga minsan naiisip ko, ba't di pa kaya ideklarang excomulgado itong si Gloria in the Palace? Dahil ba meron din ang Catholic Church na share sa leglized gambling? So paano pa masasabing maganda ang image ng mga katoliko?

Also, when the mouth of the Catholic Church remained shut during the times that the Filipinos need moral guidance expecially during the turbulent Hello Garci Days, di kaya medyo negative na ang image ng mga katoliko?

Next, look at Raul Gonzalez. Isn't he a shame for the Philippines and the Filipinos? His job is to give justice and not to open his mouth like a machine gun. Bakit di siya tinatanggal?

And look at you Mr. Ermita. Why make pakialam sa showing ng mga movies? Are you the MTRCB? Do your job as press secretary not an MTRCB buddy. Encroaching on others' job might create a negative impression on the Catholics, the Philippines and the Filipinos.

1 comment:

ellen said...

It's a good thing the CBCP did not take the bait of Ermita.