Sunday, February 08, 2004
Just finished watching "The History of England" in BBC and I was surprised to know how religion shaped this country and influenced its leaders, from King Henry, King Edward, Queen Mary to Queen Elizabeth that leads to unimaginable torture, sex, murder, deception, etc.. and this all came from their belief in the Bible and religious denomination. I begin to think about the Philippines and wonder if we too are worsely shaped by religion? I believe we are. There are many questions that need to be answered, why is crime rate in Phils. is so high ? why is our leaders corrupt? why do we lack respect for nature? why is prostitution, pornography and incest prevalent? and many more. This, despite being a dominant and sole Christian country in Southeast Asia. I believe there is a connection between religion and our current situation. This is what I want to find out and prove. Then, maybe I can write a book about it ;-). If anyone knows any materials and related literatures that can support my claim, feel free to e-mail me. I would gladly appreciate it.