Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bishop threatens Aquino with excommunication over birth control

I applaud Pres. P-Noy for standing firm regarding the artificial birth control issue.  We need a good population control policy.  This is very clear.  I was in the Philippines recently and it is obvious that our country is over populated.  This is what makes our countrymen poor.  Our resources are overextended, our land is being destroyed by overpopulation.  What we don't need are catholic priests controlling our government.  Remember the principle of separating church from the state?

Bishop Nereo Odchimar of Tandag, Surigao del Sur, the current CBCP president said "Well, being the President of all, you must consider the position of the Catholic Church because we are approaching these issues from the moral aspect like the unborn..." I guess it is more moral to rape young boys and girls and then be not punished for it and then cover it up as in the case of some Irish Catholic priests in the news lately. Consider that it is the pope himself who failed to punish these paedophiles back in the day.  In a twisted way, these priests think it is not moral or even evil for women to consider their rights to reproductive health. Women should just have one child after the other, regardless of what they want, and god will provide for these children. As in the child below:

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The good Bishop also said that "it is ironic that the (International Rice Research Institute) is in the Philippines but we are importing rice from Vietnam which was ravaged by the Vietnam war. Vietnam is exporting rice to the Philippines."  In making this statement he should not forget that Vietnam is not a catholic country and they don't have meddling catholic priests telling their president how to run their country.




So true. Very well said Cathy. I'm sure that this is a difficult time for the President to weigh priorities but his firm decision is just exactly what the country needs to bring back it's old glory.

sonali said...
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o0jopak0o said...

well the church said that its untrue about the excomunication but opposing with the rh bill is true

Savita said...
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Global Citizen said...

Very interesting to read your post. As a regular visitor to the Philippines I was amazed at the resistance to the Birth Control issue, and the leaflet I was given on a visit to the Manila Cathedral condemning the bill absolutely astounded me.

Your comment about theVietnamese rice importation is a valid one and a good point. Getting slightly off topic it was partly the meddelling of the Catholic Diem regime that led to the peoples uprising in South Vietnam that then partly in turn led to the Vietnam (merican) War itself....but thats a whole other story. Love your blog. Thanks

Global Citizen

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Cathy said...

It's crazy but this is just getting worst. Last week I read that in Ayala Alabang, people need a doctor's presciption to buy condoms! Actually, it is criminal to prevent people from buying condoms!