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this RH debate is getting to me

you probably all know by now that i am against the RH Law. i do not appreciate its disregard for one’s conscience and some of its guiding principles. now that it is being argued in the Supreme Court, almost everyone can see who sides with who. even if the judges say that they are merely asking questions, we all understand where each justice leans. and because of this, there lies the question of the objectivity of the judges — pro or anti.

my views and reasons are both secular and religious. but most of all because i am Catholic.

i can’t recall my reversion story ever posted here. but now that i have rediscovered Catholicism, what a TRUE Catholic believes and does, not just “being good” and “being nice to others” and “not being judgmental” with other people’s views, i am even humbled by how little i know about the richness of the faith.

hindi mahirap intindihin ang lohika ng Katoliko. mahirap lang itong isabuhay dahil napakataas ng hinihingi ng pagiging tunay na Katoliko. gaano kataas? “Be Perfect!” Mt. 5:48

if you think you are persecuted because you are Christian, try persecution holding on to true Catholicism. not your own version of Catholicism (nudge nudge C4RH, nominal Catholics). we are accused of being overly dogmatic, close-minded, irrational, and intolerant. the only thing in my mind, however, is that after learning all these truths from Catholic teaching, people don’t understand things completely. people sometimes don’t get to sense the bigger picture as i do in the light of real Catholic teaching.

and these things get misinterpreted into narrow-mindedness. and because of this, the RH Law oral arguments tend to hurt me… how people twist things so we look like fanatics who are disconnected with reality. and sometimes, some free-thinking individuals see this as a danger, a threat, and diminishes our credibility.

yeah. it’s another rambling-about entry today.

the unpopular position

yup. i’m taking the side of the Chief Justice.

again, i think this is a part of me that would always root for the underdog. clearly, the Chief Justice being an ally of the former president GMA, with a highly controversial ‘midnight appointment,’ it would be easy to judge him to be guilty. i mean hindi pa ba obvious na andiyan siya sa Supreme Court to persecute the current president and protect the ex-president?

but the Supreme Court affirmed his appointment was legal. sure, this court has made some controversial decisions which i do not agree with but this is what the Supreme Court is all about — it is meant to be the final word in everything that is of the law.

some would call defense lawyer Karen Jimeno a ‘balimbing’ (one who easily switches alliances) but in an interview, she explained her position why she is now defending Corona whereas she was one of the complainants to the SC about Corona’s midnight appointment. her answer was simple: it was decided by the SC and she submits to the authority of the SC. that settled the complaint and that was that.

i, too, submit to the SC’s decisions. because i no longer trust in any institution in the government except the Supreme Court. Magpatuloy magbasa the unpopular position