here's fact the catholic church is as dumb as they can be.
despite the fact that time & again injuries, robbery, chaos,
traffic & sometimes death occur they still parade the Black Nazarene
in Quiapo. Everyone knew this for a fact, but the stupid church
will rely on goverment units & hospital to take care of it.
basta ang sa simbahan,"bahala kayo dyan kailangan namin ang
mga mananalig". kung batikusin at pakialaman nila ang gobierno,
ganun ganun na lang pero itong malinawa pa sa sikat ng araw na
sila lang ang may control, they don't f#&king do anything but
just let the chaos happen year after year.
i mean why let the procession continue when it's always in chaos.
can't devotees just prayer beside the black nazarene sa loob ng
simbahan? does the church really think the lord is happy with the
procession while injuries & death is the result?
malakiong kagaguhan ng simbahan katoliko ang kaguluhang ito.
Those who are sinners and apart from the church are normally devotees of this ritual. A lot are also desperate for solutions; like a cure or some miracle and they flock to the shrine for comfort and resolution. But to tell you the Truth, nobody is forcing or promoting the devotion. Perhaps the idea is to let the "faithful" decide.
Not everyone would have the same quality of faith. Some need to show it publicly. Some need to get hurt to feel pardon from sins. It is each one according to his faith.
But Jesus implies that the greater the faith, the less amount of proof or show needed, "More blessed are those who do not see but believe." The Faithful must be like a child who is obedient and easy to teach. Jesus shows us the way, and we need to follow his examples. Mind you, his examples are not totally the cross and passion. Rather Jesus taught his disciples love of God and neighbor that took him 3 years of Earth life to implant in their hearts. Caring for the sick, listening to those in need, teaching the ignorant, feeding the hungry and water for the thirsty, these are the examples all Christians ought to emulate. Well, literally being crucified and flogged until you bleed is not what Christianity is about compared to the virtues of Christ which is Love, Truth and Faithfulness (HOLINESS or SINLESSNESS) under extreme pressure.
Edited by jacuzzi, 17 April 2011 - 11:21 AM.