Based on the constitution, the Philippines is a secular country. This means that the country has no official religion, thus there is the constitutional basis of the separation between the Church and the State. However, it cannot be denied that the Philippines is a country dominated by Catholics and its other denominations.
It is hard for a Filipino to declare that they are leaving their religious institution as it is seen as a taboo. Leaving their religion is usually equated to going to the dark side of morality or fighting against the Lord.
One netizen, however, is not afraid to face all the backlash she might face as she bravely proclaims that she will not come back to her religion, which is Roman Catholicism.
Netizen Maria Roces, who was baptized as a Catholic since birth, said in her open letter that she had enough of priests and other religious figures always criticizing the government. She also said that she had enough of the Catholic Church using the house of God as a venue for political rallies.
She was presumably talking about how Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III used a Church to forward his criticism to the Duterte administration.
Maria also believes that a lot of Filipino Catholics are slowly losing their faith because of the priests’ political actions.
Is she also against the concept of God? Maria clarified that she still has a strong faith in her Lord. However, she cannot bear to be affiliated with the Catholic Church.
Read her whole open letter:
“Now i don’t consider my self to be affiliated to any religion. I was a baptized Catholic since birth, pero sa ginagawa ng mga paring to, ikinakahiya ko sila at nawalan na ko ng respeto,” she said.
Disclaimer: i still have strong faith to god, don’t get me wrong. Walang nagbago don, but not with the people who pretend to be in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are the ravening wolves.
P.s: kung may nakakabasa mang pari nito, alam niyo kung bakit pakonti ng pakonti ang umaattend ng mass? Dahil yon sa inyo! Pati homily ginagawa niyong political venue! Ilang beses na ko naka attend ng mass before na kulang nalang gawin niyong rally party ang homily. FYI: hindi lahat ng Katoliko ay sumasangayon sa political beliefs niyo! Nakakasuka yang ginagawa niyo! Kaya kami nagsisimba para manalangin ng taimtim, hindi para pakinggan yang mga pinaglalaban niyo!! Pati ang diyos kinaladkad niyo. Anong klaseng kaluluwa meron kayo?!
Thou shalt not take the name of the lord thy god in vain diba? Elementary palang tinuro na yan. Pero kaya ang tataas ng mga pinagaralan niyong mga pari, simpleng utos ng diyos di niyo masunod? E dapat lang talaga hindi kayo sundin ng mga tao.”
House of God? The Catholic church being ruined by PRIESTitutes.I'm a Catholic and I condemn these idiots.
Posted by VOVph on Wednesday, July 25, 2018