Why have Filipinos become bolder in insulting others? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:52

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths…” (2 Timothy 4:3-4, the Holy Bible).

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WHY HAVE FILIPINOS BECOME BOLDER IN INSULTING AND PROFANING OTHERS? At present and perhaps even years from now, Filipinos are, and would be, continuing to exhibit bad manners and wrong conduct, something that we already took note of in 2013: “I don’t know, but I am now nauseous about the ever-increasing boldness of many of our countrymen in posting biting and insulting comments, particularly in social networking sites like Facebook, against almost everyone.

“Can someone tell me, please, what has happened to our people? How come we  have become so brave in being brutal, rash, discourteous, irreverent, profane, and outright libelous in talking about our fellow Filipinos?

“It is as if there is no one anymore who still has good manners and right conduct. It seems everyone has found a sudden freedom to assault just anyone they fancy, and act as if they are the only ones who are good and correct. Why has this happened?”

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CHANGES ARE ONLY FOR THE EVIL THAT GOD FORBID: This reminds me of a  Facebook post which reads: “When  Rev. Joe Wright was asked to open the new session of theKansas Senate, everyone was expecting the usual generalities, but this was what they heard: `Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.

“We know Your Word says, `Woe to those who call evil good’, but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

“We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot anti-abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self-esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition.

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“SEARCH US, O GOD!”: “We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!’

“The response was immediate. A number of legislators walked out during the prayer in protest. In six short weeks, Central Christian Church, where Rev. Wright is pastor, logged more than 5,000 phone calls with only 47 of those calls responding negatively. The church is now receiving international requests for copies of this prayer from India, Africa and Korea.

“Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, `The Rest of the Story,’ and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord’s help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and whole-heartedly become our desire so that we again can be called: ‘one nation under God’…”

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