The Nature of Evil: Knowledge and Ignorance

Before I begin, I want to ask our dear readers a simple question: What is evil? Or rather, what is your idea of evil? Of course, I am well aware that the word “evil” itself is subjective. Essentially, each and every one of us has a different idea on how to define “evil”. Considering that […]

The origins of morality, the glue that binds human societies

Jumping off from Hector Gamboa’s excellent piece Evolution-based Morality? Don’t Pick Up the Soap!, I thought I’d share my own readings on the controversial subject of the origins of morality. In his book The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, Jonathan Haidt makes a case for the way morality arose […]

Evolution-based Morality? Don’t Pick Up the Soap!

So it appears that my last post has struck a nerve amongst a few readers, whom I suspect are atheists. That’s not really surprising as I have encountered so many atheists in the past who account morality to evolution. For these folks, at least the ones I have encountered, they do not subscribe to universal […]

The Philippines: A Nation Of Misguided Morals

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~Edmund Burke The above quote implies that evil prevails when good people fail to take action. In all my years, I have noticed that many Filipinos don’t only condition themselves to not act against evil but to also not care about it when […]

Virtues And The Filipino Mindset And Why They Don’t Mix Well

Many Filipinos often pride themselves with the idea that the values of old in the Philippines continue to endure. Some people even openly scoff at Western countries, saying that their “liberated” ways has somehow ruined them. But then again, if these people are as decadent as some Filipinos say they are then why is it […]

To All Muslims Who May Want To Read This

Okay, before we continue (if you even bother to read this at all), I’d like to make one thing clear: I do NOT hate you. I have nothing against you or your family. You have every right to live on this country as do I and my family. We are cousins after all, are we […]

The whole point of sex is reproduction, not the pleasure that comes with it

We need to clear up something in order for the ‘debate’ on the use of contraceptives to progress. In today’s modern societies, sex has been made out to be the be-all-end-all recreational activity to the point that Philippine Senator Pia Cayetano pushed hard to enshrine a woman’s “right” to “satisfying sex” in reproductive health legislation. […]

Rosaries and Rabbits

After the Philippines has been blessed by the visit of the much beloved Pope Francis, the supreme pontiff left the Filipinos with so much inspiration for hope and compassion. Included in his message is the call for all Catholic parents to be responsible. The Pope reminded the Filipino Catholics not to breed “like rabbits” and […]