Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Iglesia ni Cristo: Marcos babies goose-stepping to the front of the line | The Society of Honor by Joe America
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Well, I tell you, it is a funny way to run a religion, one that calls itself Christian, where compassion and goodness of heart is generally expected to rule one’s value system. You know, mercy and compassion, as that other Christian, the Pope of the Catholic Church, put it.
The Iglesia ni Cristo rulers . . . er, sorry . . . leaders claim their cause (which is mainly to get the Secretary of the Department of Justice to butt out of their affairs) is a matter of separation of church and state. Well, that is a matter for the courts to sort out, it seems to me. I don’t understand what realm of civility calls for storm troopers.
The leaders claim it is an internal affair. The criminal complaint was filed by a non-member of the church. He used to be a member, but now he is not. By definition, it is not an internal affair.
The good Secretary De Lima is supposed to do, what, exactly? Ignore the law that says she must enforce the law, because the entitled leaders of the Church are exercising their impunity and have the storm troopers with which to do it?
Do you know what the Iglesia ni Cristo leaders say about the traffic jams? “Blame it on our enemies.”
Ah, that would be the State’s representatives then. Their enemy is the Philippines.
To me, this is very simple.
And it is, at the root, very tragic.
It is tragic that the leaders of the Iglesia ni Cristo church would choose war, not peace, in the name of God. This is an ISIS mentality. It is tragic that they hold they are above the law, for whatever sorry justification they can muster up. It is tragic that innocent people will likely be hurt.
Secretary Roxas set forth clear guidelines: maximum tolerance within the laws to preserve the well-being of others.
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