School Wars

Today, I stumbled upon a blog entry that documented a school paper war wherein members of one old Catholic school (School A) dissed the members of another (School B) for supporting the RH Bill. They said that School B was anti-poor and whatnot.

And all I thought was… “Here we go again, just like Jesuits vs. Dominicans in the 1800’s. We’re supposed to have gone a long way from the time of Rizal, but it seems to me that nothing has truly changed.”

Luckily, the author of the blog post was a bit more just in stating personal opinion. But since we’re on the subject…

School A was going on about how School B was dividing the church. I thought, “Well, technically, the fact that you have made yourselves into different sects is as much a division of the church as anything you are claiming.”

I seriously hope that they’d consider, even for a moment, ACCOUNTABILITY. You could comment all you want on being anti-poor, but when you get put on the spot to make RESPONSIBLE decisions that will affect your life and the lives of others, let’s see just how many of these “supporters” pass the test with flying colors.

Last night, I saw an expose on ABS-CBN’s xXx where they arrested an abortionist. It was mentioned in the program that a lot of the visitors of this abortionist were in their teens (15-16-years old).

These groups can argue all they want about what constitutes as an abortifacient, but nothing is more abortive than abortion itself. And that abortion was likely caused by misinformation, because it seems to me that some groups feel that members of the society are not entitled to the knowledge they deserve.

This is more than school spirit. This is about bringing the present and future generations up to speed  with what they seriously NEED to know.

And please don’t spout crap on how you can handle hormones or temptation or evil just like that. We are, after all, only human. –And the irony is that some of the people who give fervent support for School A’s stance are, I know for a fact, quite the hypocrites. There is a word for that: it’s called nagmamalinis.

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2 thoughts on “School Wars

    • It makes me think of the ending of Watchmen. Is it really worth it to unite the people against a common enemy, if it brings about peace for the greater good of the country?… The thing is, the so-called common enemy (RH Bill) they are working to brainwash us against doesn’t even bring about the “greater good” if it does become hated. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.

      With that said, should we turn against the religion? Should that be the common enemy?

      Here’s a quote from Sen. Miriam Santiago on Twitter:
      “The word of the cleric is not the word of God. It is the word of a man who has studied the word of God.”

      I couldn’t agree with her more. They’re still human, last time I checked.

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