Like I said somewhere, I live in Payatas. It’s one place where most people have claimed every space, even sidewalks and parts of the street, for shelter. It’s a place where National building codes do not apply. The 45 square-meter open space that I’ve maintained in front of my house is considerably extravagant. I have the space not walled around nor properly fenced. Small children are free to run around in my front yard next to their usual playground which is the narrow street.
I am not what many people would consider religious. One time, a group of Born Again Christians asked to use my open space for bible study on weekends. I thought it nice that the youths should hear about God once in a while. Maybe it will help to keep them away from troubles like drugs, petty crimes and gang wars. And so it came to that.
Like I said, I am not what many people would consider religious. I rarely went to church for quite a long time now. However, I do view Sunday Mass in TV once in a while. Also, there are nights I stayed late, viewing shows like the 700 Club. In church or in TV, one has no opportunity to comment or to speak. I guess there are times that people need only to listen and to think about it, and they are the times.
A Bible meeting is different. In there, there is always time for people to participate. I like the part when I can ask question or speak out my mind. Anyway, in the end my Born Again brothers ceased to show up. I guess some of my ideas might have been shocking to them or they seemed unsure how to deal with them. And probably they had realized I’ll be converting all them instead of them converting me if they did not run away.
God is the strongest or he is not God. What cannot be defended is weak and must be false.
God has not been pushed out of people’s homes or pushed into tiny corners of homes. For example, if there is something bad in TV, it is not the TV that is evil but man – Movie and Television Review and Classification Board probably at fault in this case. Like the air gun that I hanged in my wall, it is no more evil than the knives I keep in my kitchen. What are in my humble bookshelves must be all by God. He owns the whole Universe.
[I did not tell them that I have actually hidden away others like Penthouse, Playboy and some VCDs that I’ve kept so I never needed ridiculous things like Viagra or Korean bugs! And they did not make me a rapist nor a philanderer.]
Man should not play God or be like God. God is omnipotent therefore he is good and he is also bad. Maybe they mean that man should play only the good sides of God and stay away from the bad side of him. What man has done that God has not done or cannot do? Nothing. He is all capable or he is not omnipotent yet and God.
God is Wrathful and Cruel. But, I think, how man views God is matter of standpoint and viewpoint. Let’s take him as wrathful and cruel. But, would not that be God the Just and the Merciful viewed from another angle? If so, then where should man position himself? Like, how should man feel about Sodom and Gomorrah?
God the Warrior and the Warmonger. He is waging a war out there. Among in his arsenal is biological warfare: Aids, Herpes, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and many more. Maybe man should make it easy for casualties out there. But instead of disarming God I think man should be on with God, extinction to all Erectus!
[If Aids was discovered during the time of Adolph Hitler, probably we had people thrown into incinerators alive. Aids is said to be from green monkeys (and affects only Homo erectus). Homo sapiens are immune to them, check your genes, folks.]
If you’re one of those hit, don’t be sour at me, brothers. I’m just telling what I think is true and I am not the cause of suffering. If one cannot re-produce, for example, because of his or her abuse, there’s only the self to blame. And one should be thankful it’s only that serious. If one is now dying of Aids or the likes, honest, I wish I can make things easy. We can only pray and hope against hope.
But, what about the innocents? Is the sin of the fathers also a sin of their families to include the unborn? Like, the conspiracy of Adam and Eve is also conspiracy of all mankind? Toddlers and unborn as automatic sinners?
Maybe somebody had got it wrongly passed on, wrongly stated or wrongly translated. Maybe it should be: that ‘the sin of the father also brings sufferings to his family, too, to include the unborn.’
Anyway, God is God and he does what he wants or he is not God. Like Christ had stated it, that His will be done on Earth as well as it is in the world of Spirits.