Religion

A Philosophical panorama

I must admit, that I sometimes miss the forum debates, I can still recall the times when I’ve been battling with my philosophical inputs. Ok so here’s a question at the forum “Is Morality and the Law separate or not? Does the law dictates morality?”

So my take on it is that morality has always been objective for me. There is this universal understanding of “right” and “wrong” and that the laws are governed by it. A good sample would be the 10 commandments, wherein we have general laws based on that set of objective morals.

While others believe in subjective morality, depending on their cultural background, they tend to modify these sets of moral depending on circumstances, like I can steal money because I need to feed my family, but this does not change the fact that stealing will be stealing, killing someone is still murder, regardless of human capability.

About the question if the law dictates morality? For me this is a big NO, I see that there is a hierarchy where Morals come to be at the top, followed by Human Laws, and it’s not going to be in reverse way. (Law to Morality) There were controversial laws like abortion, same sex marriage, euthanasia which are being passed and accepted by other countries…though these may be existing, but that does not mean I have to do an abortion just because the law permits it. The existing laws does not define who I am, or the choices I will make. I will be governed by morals as dictated by conscience.

Pure Evil Talks from A to Z

Got this from a blog site I stumbled upon, and so here’s my a-z list, as my year-ender post for 2012! See you next year!

A. If you could get away with one murder in your lifetime without any legal, social, or emotional repercussions, would you kill someone?

No, I don’t think I had that criminal tendency.

B. What is your first thought when you receive a compliment in your blog, are you excited for the idea of someone from potentially the other side of the world wanting to talk to you or fearful that someone will criticize you?

It is always exciting to get to know people with different culture, even geographical locations…for as long as he/she keeps me interested.

C. Have you ever looked down on someone because you thought your religious views were superior?

Never. Respect begets respect.

D. Would you rather know everything the universe has to offer but in exchange lose all emotions or remain the way you are now?

Remain the way I am now. 

E. If you could live and be healthy without sleeping or eating/drinking, which would you cut out of your life?

Hmm could be sleeping, so I could eat and drink all night. 😛

F. If you could take on the exact body and form of anyone else on Earth, who would it be?

No one, just the same body as I have now. No more adjustments, no more disappointments, since I’m used to it.

G. Would you rather burn or freeze to death?

Freeze to death.

H. If it meant it would solve all world hunger, war, disease and bigotry, would you spend the rest of eternity in Hell?

No, I don’t believe in Hell, nor had been there.

I. Was the first crush in your life something you had or something someone had on you?

Hmm something I had. I was 6 that time.

J. Could you live without having sex ever (again) in exchange for eternal youth?

Eternal youth. I can always touch myself anyways. LOL

K. Have you ever watched a full length pornographic movie?

I did, character’s name is Liza.

L. The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

The Beatles.

M. If you could have the ability to manipulate matter or energy, which would you choose?

Matter.

N. What was the worst nightmare you ever had?

End of days kind of scenes.

O. Would you rather spend one year with your one true love just to never see them again or the rest of your life with second best?

One year with one true love. I never settle for anything less.

P. All the sequels/remakes/adaptations/rip-offs in movies nowadays, good or bad?

Bad. I hate remakes, it means lack of creative inputs so I will just redo the old ones.

Q. Would you rather be dirt poor and emotionally fulfilled in life or be rich beyond imagination and emotionally dissatisfied for life?

Poor and emotionally fulfilled. I can always find ways to survive, being emotionally happy is something I cannot find elsewhere, nor get an alternative.

R. Do you have any (secret) feelings of bigotry to any group of people?

Yes to religious bigots. Kayo na ang maliligtas! (Only your group will be saved)

S. Would you rather be the only person in the world that can read minds or have everyone else in the world be able to read minds except for your own?

Domination so its the first one. But if I want a chaotic world, then that’s the second option.

T. If everyone in the world would automatically only know one language, which language would you choose?

Body language where kisses and hugs can suffice.

U. If you were old enough and not in a situation where it would be inappropriate, would you sleep with one of your (past) school teachers/professors?

Big yes!

V. A world without religion, good, bad, neutral?

A world without religion is close to impossible, people will worship stones, woods or anything. I think its bad.

W. The men’s rights movement, legitimate cause or laughable, and why?

The fact that there is such thing as men’s rights movement, could mean that something is not polished on our current gender rights. So their claim is legitimate, people regardless of gender, must be equal in all aspects.

X. You can eliminate one of your five senses to substantially strengthen the others, which one and would you do it?

Strengthen sense of sight, eliminate sense of smell. I had a phase wherein I always get colds, and felt that my nose isn’t working anymore, so yeah I’m trained for it. 😛

Y. Do looks mean anything to you? Don’t lie, could you fall in love with someone you thought was ugly?

Liking someone who is not my type, sure. Waking up everyday in bed, with that someone — No. I should have fallen in love that much with that guy before it happens.

Z. Can you understand the mindset and logic used by the opposite spiritual opinion? Example: an atheist understanding the belief in a higher power and vice versa.

I believe I can. We can control the way we think, and the things we believe in, even for a moment.

Katie and Tom, separate ways?

Yes we all heard about it, after 6 years of marriage, Katie and Tom are filing a divorce.

A lot of speculations on what possibly caused it, and this religion or belief just came into the picture.

Is it really because of scientology? Or they are just two different individuals falling out of love now? I feel saddened that even the most finest couple in the world are putting their relationship into rocks. Love is indeed that mysterious and such a roller coaster. What’s your two cents?

Gotta go go go

thursday. este friday morning we had two days of training –> as trainor hehe funny. and today we’ll be having the examination for our agents. medyo pag night shift ka nga lito ka kung anong day na ba tlaga :P. we were doing this to check their progress and to reflect if they learn something from us. sana hehe.

nothing really much to tell today, same oh same, night shift pa rin and same ordinary support. right now were having some laughtrip in the team, nakakatawa lang but its good cuz were having some fun at least khit na dami jobs diba. ill be posting my entry on Brewskie’s Q&A portion, ehem mga sagot ko lang naman to hehe.

Can the existence of God be proven?
– YES, READ D BIBLE, LISTEN TO YOUR CONSCIENCE. COMMANDS CANT EXIST W/O THE HIGHER AUTHORITY. I ASK MYSELF, SO WHO IS IT THAT COMMANDS US TO BEHAVE MORALLY? THATS GOD.
What is God like?
– HE IS IN SPIRIT FORM. (IF THE QUESTION IS ABOUT THE FACE OF GOD) GOD IS KNOWN IN OUR SOUL, AS WE YIELD OURSELVES TO HIM AND HIS COMMANDMENTS.
Where did God come from?
– HE IS THE ALPHA AND THE OMEGA. THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THERE WAS NO TIME.
How do you explain the “Trinity?
– AS WHAT MOST OF CATHOLICS EXPLAINED THAT TRINITY IS THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY GHOST.
Does evil really exist, or is it just relative?
– EVIL IS RELATIVE TO GOOD, NEITHER GOOD NOR EVIL COULD EXIST W/O BOTH EXISTING SIMUTANEOUSLY.
Why does a loving God allow so much evil?
– NOT ALLOWING, BUT TOO MUCH EVIL IS THE RESULT OF THE CHOICES PPL MADE –> DEVIATING FROM WHAT IS GOOD.
But what about disasters and accidents that are no ones fault?
– HMM, ITS NOT ABOUT WHO’S FAULT, BUT THE MORE IMPORTANT QUESTION SHUD BE, WHAT FOR?
Are all religions just different paths to the same God?
– NOPE. NOT UNLESS U PERTAIN TO RELIGIOUS SECTS AND NOT “RELIGION” PER SE. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE ANTICHRIST GROUPS CLAIMING THAT THEY ARE BELIEVERS.
What about those who have never heard the gospel?
– THEY WILL BE JUDGED ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS <–ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE.
Is reincarnation possible?
– I AM NOT AWARE THAT THERE IS A PART IN THE BIBLE ABOUT A PERSON REINCARNATED. BUT THERE IS A STORY BOUT RISING FROM THE DEAD.
Can life after death be proven?
– FOR THOSE WHO EXPERIENCE IT, YES THAT CAN BE PROVEN.
Is there a literal hell?
– YUP THERE IS. IT IS DESCRIBED IN THE BIBLE AS A PLACE OF FIRE.
Can we know the future?
– WE CAN ANTICIPATE THE FUTURE, BUT CANNOT FORETELL ALL THE DETAILS ON WHATS GONNA HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE
Are we near the end of the world?
– WE ARE IN THE BEGINNING PHASE OF OUR LAST DAYS…
Which is the best, or “one true church?”
– THE CHURCH THAT HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY JESUS YEARS AGO.
Why do Christians sometimes sin?
– NOT JUST SOMETIMES…..AS HUMAN BEING, ITS OUR NATURE TO BE SINNED.