Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Congressman of God or Congressman of the Philippine Government?

It was shocking to listen to the league of Congressmen like Manny Pacquiao and Pablo Garcia do the interpellation against the RH Bill. They have been quoting and quoting God and the Bible and religion and the Catholic faith to prove the RH Bill proponents wrong. And, with a stroke of devilish art, cut the crap out of the RH Bill proponents saying: "You are allergic to God" or, "you need to face excommunication".

Well, the actions of these anti-RH Bill legislators reflects well those of their constituencies to the point of "punching pro-RH bill supporters" and calling the latter stupid. But who's stupid, anyway?

Worse, these God- and Bible-quoting blabbers seem to have a different God and a Bible or are ignorant on what they are talking about. Kung sabagay, little knowledge is dangerous, di ba Manang Brenda? Otherwise, they would have learned that the real God listens to reasons, gives due process, and does not judge easily. If they read the Bible that they are quoting, they could have found out in Genesis Chapter 3 that after Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, God asked: "Where are you?" Adam replied that he is naked so he hid but God said: “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” -- meaning, the real Biblical God, albeit all-knowing, still listens to reasons. Hence, if the Biblical God listens to reasons and the anti-RH supporters say they consider God as their model and that they follow their God, then they must have a different God.

But of course, whoever or whatever one's God is is nobody's concern and is not the issue. The issue here is the RH Bill particularly on whether it should be passed or not. And since passing it involves a legal process, then let that process go. And since those who will approve it are legislators elected by the people of the Philippines, then let these legislators act as legislators of the Philippines. If they wanted to act as legislators of the Catholic Church or their God whoever it is, then they have no business in the Congress because the Congress is for the passage of laws of men and not of God. As Jesus the Christ clearly puts it: Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's.

Ano Tikboy, malinaw ba?

1 comment:

doy said...

Jay, tama ka. Matagal ng umaaktong mga panginoon ng mga kani-kailang kaharian itong mga Tongresman. Kung baga, mga buhay na PATRON na patuloy na nagsasamantala at umaabuso sa kabila ng matiding karalitaan dinaranas ng kanilang mga constotuencies. Sila ang sagka o pumipigil sa modernisasyon at kaunlaran ng ating bayan habang nagtatago at nagkukubli sa ngalan ng diyos at moralidad para patuloy na maghari at magkamal ng yaman at kapangyarihan...