According to Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, “God’s words first.” Specifically, “God only expects man and woman to be together and to be legally married, only if they so are in love with each other,” Pacquiao reportedly insisted. Who can argue with that? For people like Pacquiao, there is nothing to debate. His source-of-truth is absolute.
Sometimes I envy people like Pacquiao. Not having much of an intellectual landscape to work with is like being in a cushy dead-end job. You just need to keep your head down, do what you are told, and wait for the clock to strike five every day. In Pacquiao’s case, check out time for him is when his “creator” takes him back. Until then, he simply sits back and does what he’s told.
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You wonder then what life means for people who are singularly fixated on some sort of reward — or punishment — after death on the basis of a piece of literature written two thousand years ago that promises all of that and then offers nothing to the living. You wonder too about Pacquiao — pound for pound best fighter in the world that he is. Why even bother, Manny? What’s the point in being the champ if we are all pretty much toast after our time on this Earth anyway? Why work so hard? For that matter, why bother with the big house, the Cayenne, the Hermes bags for mommy, and the facelifts for the missus?
In the bigger scheme of things, nothing matters beyond God’s word, right Manny? That makes it a lot more simple. No amount of Hermes bags and fights won in the ring will distinguish you from the rest of us in the eyes of God. For that matter, ultimately, even your opinion about same sex marriage will not matter. Because God’s got it all figured out. That’s good news for people like you who refuse to think yet are quick to throw a punch. That latter part needs a bit of figuring out. But I’m sure God will figure that one out for you as well. You just need to sit around and pray and the answer will surely come.
So why bother?
Why bother running for Congress when God’s word — and not man’s law — is really all that matters? Why preach to the “unsaved” when God’s will — and not man’s will to be (or not be) converted — will ultimately prevail anyway? God’s got it all planned out. Why would what you say, think, or believe in change all that strategic brilliance? Under such a regime of Godly oversight what a boxing champ worth tens of millions of dollars says can’t be any weightier than what a fishball vendor worth no more than the tsinelas he is standing on has to say about pretty much anything. In that sense, one’s gotta wonder about the rather quaint mega-attention given to what you, Manny, have to say about a topic that even a fruit vendor at the palengke around the corner can wax poetic about. Doesn’t that irony bug you, Manny? Oh yeah, I forgot. You can’t be bothered to think about that. God’s got it all figured out for you.
benign0 is the Webmaster of GetRealPhilippines.com.
22 Replies to “Manny Pacquiao’s got same-sex marriage figured out”
UNLIKE! u don’t know anything about God, U don’t know anything about the Bible. U don’t even understand what you’re writing. Pity U. Keep on fighting with the truth Manny!
I know more about the Ramayana though, which predates your Bible.
Does it really matters who came first? What matters is what will happen in the end.
There is no such thing as a supernatural being who’s in charge of everything. If there really is, how come he has not showed up? Or better still how come he does not leave an address? All we hear are ridiculous claims by some people who think they have that privilege of communicating directly to these invisible bossman. The bible you say? Just figure it out. Just because of that talking snake, man suddenly became a defective product that has to survive in a world littered with the forces of evil. The truth is we are our own destiny and nobody can claim credit except us ourselves and not that mythical supernatural.
So long as he sticks to the likes of Chavit Singson, whatever Pacquiao says about God and the Bible are just about as sharp as a bowling ball and just as dense.
Wow Benign, somebody must have shit in your cornflakes this morning! I am not religious but I don’t think I want to challenge what may or may not be true! Thinking God! On the other hand I think Organized religion is the cause of the better half of the worlds woes! Just saying bro!
Try watching his game show. He’s become Mike Velarde.
sa game show ni pacman ay pinipili lang niya ang bibigyan dahil ang nakita kong binigyan niya ay yung tao na nakita ko noon sa news ….hindi sya nagbibigay,, kumikita pa sya ng pera dahil sa mga adbertiser niya …alam na ninyo ngayon ay hindi na maganda na manood ng mga news at telesere sa MGA ESTASYON NG TV NG PINAS DAHIL PURO NALANG PAAWA ANG NAKIKITA MO SA TV GAYA NG TELESERYE pag humina ang rating ang susunod na estorya ay gugulpihin ang bida para kaawaan ng mga na nu nuod …puro nalang gulpihan ,child abuse ,gulpi sa asawa ,kaliwaan ,kabit ,mag lalaki na kabit ng mga matandang babae .yan ba ang maganda halimbawa na dapat nating gayahin ng mga tao ..lalo na angmag artista na papalait palit ng asawa at anak ng anak na ibatiba ang ama. kaya ginagaya ng mga tao dahil sila ang pasimuno ng kawalang hiyaan ..
The whole wealth thing is weird. My family were close friends for decades with a Mennonite bishop and his wife; we kids considered them an extra set of grandparents, and they were two of the kindest, most ethically-upright, and respectable people I’ve ever known. And they owned a small motorhome, a Mercedes, a huge Chrysler sedan, and a BMW motorcycle. Go figure.
Probably the most succinct I’ve heard from you yet. “Cada uno en su sitio” (each one in his place), as my grandmother would say. This boxer and his family are hardly pinnacles of style, much less intellecto-moral compasses.
ang religion ngayon ay negosyo na,,kung titingnan natin ay marami na ang yumaman dito gaya ni mike velarde at mga born again christian ,kaya ginagaya nito ni pacman dahil gusto pa niya na yumaman pa dahil maraming mga utouto na pinoy .kung talagang maka dios sya bakit hangang ngayon ay kasama parin niya si singson na huweteng king natinaraydor si estrada para masolo niya ang huweteng..tamana ang pakitang tao plastik ka maysipak ang ulo mo dahil kusto ninyo ng pamilia mo na parati na makita sa news at tv …kung talagang maka dios siya ay alam siguro niya ang sinabi ni jesus sa isa niyang apostoles na iwan mo ang yaman mo at ipamigay sa tao at sumama ka sa akin ..kaya bang niyang gawin ito …mga naniniwa kay mike velarde itanong ninyo kay mike bakit sya yumayaman ..kasalanan ito dahil sabi ng dios ay huwag mo gamitin ang pangalan ko sa sa panloloko…
ang hirap ke pacman ay mayaman ay wala parin tigil namagpayaman .hindi pa nakontento sa kanyang yaman ngayon gusto pang mag maike vilarde para makahakot ng pera.dahil si mike velarde ay hindi mayaman noon pero ngayon ay millionaryo na may helekopter na sya na pang hakot ng pera tuwing tapos ng prayer meeting nila marami ang makasalanan na tao na naniniwala sa kanya kaya naglalagay ng pera sa dios at ang pikser ay si mike velarde .kung talagang hindi para pera ang ginagawa ni pacman bakit kasama parin niya si singson na huweteng king na traydor kay estrada para masolo niya ang huweteng ??puro na lang pakitang tao si pacman …ang biblia ay mahirap maintindihan dahil marami itong kahulogan .gaya ng basa ng mga eglisya ni cristo mga born again chistian mga seven day advantis,mga methothish ..gaya si pacman ng mga ito na pinipili nila ang sasabihin ng salita ng dios para paniwaalaan sila ha!! mike the more you give the more you receive …ano yan lagay sa dios …marami ang mga makasalanan na tao kaya naniniwala sila at naghahanap sila ng kung anoanong religion na ang akala nila mapapatawad sila sa mga kasalanan na hindi binabago ang ugali …gaya ng taong kagagaling lang sa simbahang pagdating sa bahay ay mura ng mura dahil hindi niya nagustuhan ang nangyari sa bahay…reron naman na nagsisimba na sa loob ng simbahan ay text ng text ,yung iba ay natutulog yung iba ay usapan ng usanpan ng katabi sa simbahan …yungiba ay isinaasama ang mga anak at pinababayaan na iyak ng iyak hindi manlang ilabas dahil nakakabulabog sa mga tao sa simbahan..may mga babae na suot ang uso na daamit na labas na ang dibdib hindi manlang takpan pag nasaloob ng simbahan..tapos mangungumunyon na pa
Pero wala namang ginagawang ganoon is Pacman.
God’s is you. This is why you get hurt when they contradict your religious belief.
If homosexual â€œmarriageâ€ is universally accepted as the present step in sexual â€œfreedom,â€ what logical arguments can be used to stop the next steps of incest, pedophilia, bestiality, and other forms of unnatural behavior? Indeed, radical elements of certain â€œavant gardeâ€ subcultures are already advocating such aberrations.
The railroading of same-sex â€œmarriageâ€ on the American people makes increasingly clear what homosexual activist Paul Varnell wrote in the Chicago Free Press:
“The gay movement, whether we acknowledge it or not, is not a civil rights movement, not even a sexual liberation movement, but a moral revolution aimed at changing people’s view of homosexuality.” -TPF
Is that quote supposed to be controversial? The abolitionist movement was a moral revolution aimed at changing people’s view of blacks.
Not to offend benign0 here, but why is the prevalent assumption that Manny Pacquiao didn’t think his views through?
You know what Benigno, I know you back from your trolling Peyups days. And I would say that Pacquiao has gazillion times more intellectual landscape than you. You know that your boring articles will never be swallowed by people, so now you make Pacquiao as your cow because yeah — people are interested with him.
Why bother? The thing is Manny Pacquiao has the power and authority to really make changes, but you – you are nothing and you’re not even doing anything to contribute to that. Puro lang kayo criticisms, wala naman kayong ginagawa talaga. Kayo ang magpakatotoo!!
Yup. Manny influence really improving the country. Just look at May 2010 elections.
I wonder if you will say otherwise when you are already in your death bed…may God have mercy and grace upon you despite of your erratic views…
King James Version (KJV)
53 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.
2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, that did seek God.
3 Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my people as they eat bread: they have not called upon God.
5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee: thou hast put them to shame, because God hath despised them.
6 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.
Bull’s Eye! Whoever wrote this article, even you are in the bible, that 2000 year old article you were referring to.