Wednesday, October 11, 2006

While having conversation with one of my student, I purposely mentioned that I'm a person who doesn't have a religion. She was surprised and asked me "what kind of human being are you?". I'm not surprised to see her reaction, as I knew a lot of people are ignorant about atheism. They were born with religion in their mouth, specially in this country where Jesus H. Christ is ubiquitous, you can see him on the road, in the park, in the mall, in school, in every house. Who am I to blame these gullible people that believe whatever Velarde, Eddie Villanueva or their local parish priest told them? they are just product of this damaged theocratic nation.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


1. birds of the same feathers, are the same birds
2. do not do unto others what you can't do
3. an apple a day is not an apple at night
4. when the cat is away the mouse is alone
5. if others can do it, don't help
6. tell me who ur friends are and i'll tell u mine
7. early to bed and early to rise makes you sleepy in
the afternoon
8. ang ilog na tahimik ay malalim, ang ilog na
maingay may naglalaba

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The "Fools"

I like this video, when I first saw it in the Now let's see who these fools are as referred by the Bible.

The fool hath said in his heart, "there is no God". They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

Psalms 14:1

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Heaven's here on earth

I came across Tracy Chapman in 1990, when a street urchin sold me his Crossroad album, though it was the least popular album she made. During those days of punk rock when everyone was listening to the Smiths, U2 and the Housemartins, over NU 107, Tracy went unnoticed in the Philippines, not until her popular song Fast Car. I like Tracy Chapman a lot because she makes you think about life, the agony and joy of living and the reason why you are here. I remember listening to her tape over and over during those devastating times when I broke up with my girlfriend in 1990, and it helps! my favorite lines during those times goes something like,

I'm gonna love myself
More than anyone else
I'm gonna treat me right
I'm gonna make you say
That you love me first
And you'll be the one with the most to lose tonight
This time

This time
I won't let my emotions rule my life
This time
I'm gonna keep my heart looked safe inside
This time
I'm gonna be my own best friend
This time
I'm gonna be the one

After two years, I met my wife, Weng.

Though I have a fair collection of her songs, one song really stands out because it speaks true of what I believe. I think all the happiness we are looking for can be found here on earth and in our lifetime, if we will just try to find it.

Heaven's Here on Earth
by Tracy Chapman

You can look to the stars in search of the answers
Look for God and life on distant planets
Have your faith in the ever after
While each of us holds inside the map to the labyrinth
And heaven's here on earth

We are the spirit the collective conscience
We create the pain and the suffering and the beauty in this world

Heaven's here on earth
In our faith in humankind
In our respect for what is earthly
In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

I've seen and met angels wearing the disguise
Of ordinary people leading ordinary lives
Filled with love, compassion, forgiveness and sacrifice

Heaven's in our hearts
In our faith in humankind
In our respect for what is earthly
In our unfaltering belief in peace and love and understanding

Look around
Believe in what you see
The kingdom is at hand
The promised land is at your feet
We can and will become what we aspire to be

If Heaven's here on earth
If we have faith in humankind
And respect for what is earthly
And an unfaltering belief that truth is divinity
And heaven's here on earth

I've seen spirits
I've met angels
Touched creations beautiful and wondrous
I've been places where I question all I think I know
But I believe, I believe, I believe this could be heaven
We are born inside the gates with the power to create life
And to take it away
The world is our temple
The world is our church
Heaven's here on earth

If we have faith in human kind
And respect for what is earthly
And an unfaltering belief
In peace and love and understanding
This could be heaven here on earth

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Friday, May 19, 2006

As Da Vinci Code is nearing premiere, it provokes widespread protest around the globe. Conservative christian groups in Southeast Asia tried their best in court to prevent it from being shown in theaters, fortunately court rulings didn't favor them. Here in Philippines, I find it absurd to rate it as for adults only where the only reason is that only adults can discern what is fiction and what is not, I can't see the logic behind. Many fictional movies are shown where kids are allowed to watch it, pushing religion classes and integrating "xtian living" in GMRC books of school children are allowed, that is clearly pushing fictional Jesus to young minds. And, it is far more dangerous than letting them watch the Da Vinci Code. By integrating religion in our school system, these kids are forced to believe that Jesus and superhuman above the sky is the cause of all living this on earth, that Jesus rose from the dead and fly up to the heavens, and if you just only make a wish he will grant it. Does it sound more fictional than the Da Vinci Code?, in the end this young children will grow up and tell the same story to their offspring and grandchildren and in turn the next generation will pass it on to the next when it then becomes a "fact".

As long as Jesus and his group remains proven to exist, this thing about Da Vinci Code, the Holy Grail, the Knights Templar remains a FICTION and there is no reason for everyone to get upset.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

With what happened to ULTRA today, I just can't help making comments about it. I always despise watching noontime shows, especially the one that promotes mendicacy, like Wowowee. ABS-CBN uses this kind of shows to increase their rating while taking advantage of the ignorance and poverty of the masses. A lot of people went there to get prices hoping it can help them ease a bit of their poverty. Many poor Filipinos believe in luck and easy money, thanks to the Catholic church and other religious orgs promoting mendicacy and help of god through luck, his creation ended up killing each other. As Willie Revillame puts it, "I went to church and thank God for using me to bring happiness to the people". At the end of his statement he said "but I don't know why this happened".

Relatives of the victims should not just rely on promises of burial help of ABS-CBN and its pretty people sharing their grief, they should file a case and put an end to this kind of shows.