Thursday, October 29, 2009
Another sad thing is the laxity of some politicians running the city. Some of them are to be blamed for the upsurge of new settlers because they welcomed them with open arms and even encouraged them to stay for good. In addition, stories running around coffee shops about the politicians being "bought" to serve as "protectors" to these new settlers. A clear indication of sloppiness when it comes to standing out for the real Baguioans. Their self interest is overwhelming in favor of elections.
As for the so called Christians... many of the younger generation are somewhat disappointed because some of their priests, pastors, ministers, brothers etc are so busy debating on who has the better faith and interpretation of the holy bible or criticizing each others practice or belief. Time will come that when they will look over their shoulders, all they can see are themselves and an empty church because most of their believers have converted to another religion.
Also, having too many religious organizations in one faith is actually causing more trouble to a family or clan or tribe than these priests, pastors or ministers can imagine. There was this story where a clan that was close to each other eventually hated each other. Reason? Each family accepted different religious organization. In one reunion, the food was prepared on the table and it was time to eat. The trouble began on a simple quest... who will lead the prayer? Just imagine all the Christian organizations present and the host is a Catholic. When the host started to make the sign of the cross, one said he will instead lead the prayer then another said they will lead the prayer, another said it is not their practice to pray every mealtime, another said their pastor is better than their pastor, then one belittled the priests then one said their minister has a good meal prayer, sigh... YOU BE THE JUDGE. While Christians and Catholics fight over the flocks on who has the better interpretation and practice of the holy bible, other religions such as Islam, Atheism and Scientology are advancing in a scale no one has ever imagined possible.
Here is the ever famous video:
MUSLIM DEMOGRAPHICS (10,936,639 views)
Whether we like it or not, the political leaders of Baguio city are the proper authorities to solve this issue, so put your vote in good use. Otherwise, there is a possibility that Cordillerans will bring back the old practices to protect themselves, their livelihood and their land.
Posted by Thinking Out Loud at 7:16 PM