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The INC Delusion

Posted in Gulo ng buhay with tags , , , , , , on Agosto 29, 2015 by Blue Dela Kanluran

The biggest piece of news for the day is the vigil/rally that members of the Iglesia ni Cristo held on EDSA last night. The mass of people was so immense that it caused a gridlock in Manila’s busiest high-ways; trapping people on the road.

This is causing so much controversy online that it’s almost impossible for people not to get passionate on either side. Personally, I’ve always been averse to religious groups demonstrating on behalf of their faith, especially when it hampers the lives of people who don’t have a stake in what the group is fighting for.

Now, living in Manila for 25 years has made me numb to the inane need for the faithful to proclaim their beliefs – mostly I just ignore them – as do most other people. But, the INC take their shenanigans to a completely different level that ignoring them is just impossible.

The group already has an infamous reputation for helping form the political culture of the country through their practice of bloc voting, which they of course deny. It’s, however, displays like this “vigil” that prove what most people already suspect about the group and its members – they just do whatever they’re told.

Granted, I do say that anyone referring to a faith-based system of belief for guidance on EVERY aspect of daily life have no ability to think for themselves. But, to the credit of other religions there’s at least an attempt at trying to understand the issues confronting its members. No such attempt is ever made with the INC, and it’s given its members a warped understanding of reality – or an even more warped version of reality anyway.

The main point of contention stems from the purpose of the rally. A few days ago some ex-ministers of the church filed a complaint with the DOJ about mis-treatment from current ministers.

As its their directive to investigate complaints filed with them, the DOJ went about its job…which is wrong apparently.

Most of the rallyists claim that the investigation is a violation of the separation of Church and State and that the government should leave the internal politics of the INC alone. This not only betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of Separation of Church and State, it also displays how idiotic people can get en masse.

FIrst of all, yes the Separation of Church and State is a concept that supposedly prevents religious institutions from exerting influence over government to prevent the corruption and prejudice of European monarchies in the past. Likewise, governments can’t dictate what its citizens should believe.

The reason why this case is NOT a Separation issue is because THIS IS NOT A MATTER OF FAITH! It’s one person lodging a criminal complaint against someone else. This literally happens everyday. The only reason this is an issue is because the defendant is an INC official and he wants the charges dropped.

This is one of the most blatant examples of corruption in recent memory, and the biggest tragedy is all the people at that rally are more than happy to oblige. But, the most brain dead thing about the whole issue is how the members actually try to defend this idiocy.

There have been some attempts to liken this protest to the People Power Revolution

Not even close

The problems with this are obvious. People Power is about defending human rights from a dictator after years of censorship and oppression. The INC rally came together because they got a text massage to go there.

The location of the protests doesn’t even make sense. The DOJ is on Padre Faura, Malacanang is in San Miguel; Why the hell are you protesting on EDSA? This all reeks of nothing more than using the masses to exert pressure on the DOJ.

It’s sickening, stupid, and corrupt. This is the definition of herd mentality and the very reason why democracy continues to fail in this country. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, religion dulls the mind and the world will be better off the sooner it’s gone.


Hong Kong Quest

Posted in Gulo ng buhay with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Pebrero 15, 2011 by Blue Dela Kanluran

Big news in the shadows today. Hong Kong will beginning its 25-day inquest into the August 23 Philippine hostage crisis. You know, that little incident where eight Chinese nationals were killed by an insane, poor excuse for a man, dip-shit police officer Rolando Mendoza.

After which the government conducted an investigation forming a special panel called the IIRC (I forget what it’s an acronym for) to find who was at fault and recommend appropriate punishments. Headed by DOJ Secretary De Lima, they kinda did their job recommending a lot of people to be punished from the DILG secretarie(s) all the way to PNP privates.

And it seemed like justice would be served but the President and his legal team got in the way and made adjustments to the first report. And by adjustments I mean completely dribbled it down making most everyone that mattered on that list safe from prejudice. It was a blatant fucking shield, there wasn’t any transparency in that, they were covering each others assess in the old as time tradition of cronyism. I know it, you know it, and Hong Kong sure as hell knows it.

That’s why their doing this inquest. More than a hundred witnesses were requested to testify including survivors, victim’s families, Hong Kong coronaries and Philippine officials. When they first invited the officials involved both the President and the DOJ secretary quickly expressed that those invited were not compelled to participate in the inquest and can deny invitation if they so desire. Pressing the option to the point that it was no mystery what they wanted those invited to do.

All of the Philippines officials denied the invitation. They really care about justice don’t they. To add insult to insult and injury De Lima stated that even if the inquest in Hong Kong provides findings different from the IIRC the IIRC version will be the one that will be held as true in the Philippines.

That’s a new one. I didn’t think truth could vary in political territories. And I’m not talking about cosmoligal, metaphysical, socio-religio mumbo jumbo. I’m talking simple bare-faced, blatant who’s accountable truth.

We really should put that bastard Mendoza in the history books, so we could spit on the dust from his bones for the next sixty years. And not the sissy fluid spit either, the phlegmy, yellowing, virus-filled loogie ones.