The Philippines’ catholic church VS. RH Bill: It’s not always about eternal damnation, you know?

Spotted at the ritzy Catholic church where mom is a loyal subject:

I really can’t understand the machinations of the Catholic Church when it comes to issues about reproductive health and population control. Based on latest NSO records, there are about 94.1M Filipinos in 2010 — and steadily growing by the minute! For as long as I can remember: the government has been steadily pushing for reforms in our population control laws and widespread info dissemination on family planning. “Trying” being the operative word, since not one of these efforts and suggested family planning methods have ever been successful. For one, majority of the politicians in this country have their balls tightly gripped by the omni-present Catholic Church. During the election last year, no one dared touch the population problem, fearing that the mere words like “condom”, “safe sex” and “family planning” will reduce their chances of winning and worse, send their souls on a one-way ticket to hell.

Lest I be turned into a pillar a salt, it is the truth. I wonder if these so-called proponents of Anti-RH Bill have ever been inside one of Manila’s slums. One thing that you will usually see in any of Manila’s slums are the half-naked kids, some even as young as two years old, running, their nose filled with snot, dirty, smelly and at times, hungry littering the streets and even asking for spare change. Meanwhile, you will see their mom, usually as young as 25 years old but had the miserable demeanor of a 47 year old. What is heartbreaking sometimes is that this woman usually had no job, or so does her husband — and at times pregnant with their nth child. They know nothing about family planning, or use of condoms or reproductive health, first because there are no resources available for them and second, because being strict Catholics, they don’t want to risk eternal damnation by using family planning methods.

Don’t get me wrong, I am born a Catholic–but I am smart enough to realize that there are teachings in the Holy Book that should NOT be read literally. And the brilliant thing with the local church is that when things don’t go their way, they threaten people with eternal damnation. Last time I checked, we are no longer with 17th Century Philippines and Padre Damaso is no longer the head of the Catholic Church.

What I find sad is the reality that the Philippines is not capable of supporting a big population. We don’t have the means and the money to send all these kids to school and to give them a good education. Majority of leaders in this country are morons masquerading as politicians and know shit about proper legislation that will arrest the growing poverty in the country. Meanwhile, a brilliant plan like the RH Bill comes up and people are threatened by the church NOT to support it cos “it’s against the teachings of the Church”. Unless the Church has concrete measures to arrest the growing population (aside from teaching people to CONTROL their urges, hey people…don’t you know how hard it is to do that?) I think they should just support the proponents of the bill. And as long as the bill doesn’t allow abortion (which is BAR NONE–a BIG SIN) then I don’t think we are harming the life of an urborn child in any way possible).

Well. I do hope my mom won’t get to read this post, I mean: she will definitely ask me to repent my sin or God forbid–ask her church care group to pray for my soul.

2 thoughts on “The Philippines’ catholic church VS. RH Bill: It’s not always about eternal damnation, you know?

  1. “MANY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED BECAUSE OF IGNORANCE”
    BEFORE YOU SAY SOMETHING KNOW THE FOUNDER OF RH BILL AND EXAMINE IF THEY ARE REALLY FOR THE POOR! KNOW THEIR WORDS!!!

    MARGARET SANGER -FOUNDER OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD
    IN HER OWN WORDS “THE MOST MERCIFUL THING THAT A LARGE FAMILY DOES TO ONE OF ITS INFANT MEMBERS IS TO KILL IT.” MARGARET SANGER, WOMEN AND THE NEW RACE
    (Eugenics Publ. Co., 1920, 1923) ON BLACKS, IMMIGRANTS AND INDIGENTS:
    “…HUMAN WEEDS,’ ‘RECKLESS BREEDERS,’ ‘SPAWNING… HUMAN BEINGS WHO NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN BORN.” MARGARET SANGER, PIVOT OF CIVILIZATION, REFERRING TO IMMIGRANTS
    AND POOR PEOPLE”
    ON ADULTERY: A WOMAN’S PHYSICAL SATISFACTION WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANY MARRIAGE VOW, SANGER BELIEVED. BIRTH CONTROL IN AMERICA, P. 11

    These are just some words I’ve taken from her speech. Know her by then you will know who are really working for the poor. Know the word of Malcolm Potts:
    Malcolm Potts, Director of the International Planned Parenthood Potts once said that “Abortion is an essential element in human fertility control…The combination of abortion contraception is the combination which all human communities always used to control their fertility.” Potts then pushed the abortion agenda and cited the urgent need for the country TO ENACT THE CONTROVERSIAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OR FAMILY PLANNING BILL WHICH HAS BEEN PENDING IN CONGRESS for the past eight years due to strong opposition from the CATHOLIC CHURCH AND ITS SUPPORTERS.“…unless you are able to offer the poorest living on about $1 a day the choices they deserve, then people will be poorer, you will be importing food, you will (be) more like Somalia than like Thailand,” Potts warned.
    POTTS, A “SUPPOSED POPULATION EXPERT” from the Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability of the University of California, “PRACTICES AND PROMOTES ABORTION WHICH IS ILLEGAL IN THE PHILIPPINES.” “In 1972, (Potts) was the first physician to promote the technique of uterine manual vacuum aspiration.

    Then who are the killers? Is it the Church?
    SINCE 1971, PARENTAL PARENTHOOD FEDERATION OF AMERICA (PPFA) HAS BEEN WORKING WITH PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES AND IS EXPANDING FAST, WITH PROGRAMS SUCH AS THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROGRAM FOR STREET CHILDREN AND YO! LEAD, WHICH ARE DEDICATED TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PEER EDUCATION AND PEER LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS FOR UNDERSERVED AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH IN AREAS LIKE METRO MANILA. PPFA WORKS TO IMPROVE CONTRACEPTIVE USE AMONG ADOLESCENTS AND YOUTH THROUGH PEER EDUCATION AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS, AND REDUCE THE RATE OF MATERNAL DEATH AND DISABILITY BY INCREASING ACCESS TO COMPREHENSIVE AND QUALITY POST-ABORTION SERVICES. i

    If you are really Catholic. You are Christian! your have the name Christ ian. Know CHRIST AND MARGARET SANGER AND MALCOLM POTTS!!!!!!! COMPARE THEM.

    • I respect your opinion. Now please respect mine. This is my blog after all. 🙂
      Thank you for visiting and peace to us all!

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