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The Iglesia ni Cristo Religion Will Eventually Self-Destruct

t will only be a matter of time before the Iglesia ni Cristo (INC), founded by Felix Manalo over a hundred years ago eventually destroys itself. Like All organized religions, it stands on shaky ground depending solely on the faith of its followers to keep it going. And once that faith begins to waiver, it is the beginning of the end for that religion.

Because at their core, organized religions—like Christianity or Islam appear to be nothing more than scams. Religions demand obedience and fidelity from their flock who support them monetarily in exchange for the promise of some “heavenly reward” in the afterlife. Conveniently, the reward will be received ONLY after the person dies—when he or she can no longer come back to challenge the church’s doctrines or demand a refund of all their donations.

With regards to the INC’s theology, some have branded it a cult due to its unorthodox views about the divinity of both Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, as well as Manalo’s claim that he is the last messenger God will send to earth. However, in its effort to recruit more followers from mainstream Christian religions worldwide, the INC oftentimes deemphasizes those radical doctrines in order to appear more mainstream.

And taking a cue from older, established religions like the Roman Catholic Church, the INC has built grand cathedrals of worship to awe both followers and non-followers alike, and thereby “legitimize” it’s standing as an institution of substance.

Unfortunately the current schism in the INC exposes the fact that like all religions, it is run by imperfect humans who can become blinded by wealth and power. Highfaluting theological doctrines and majestic palaces are then passed over by greed, envy, and lust for power. Like the former Soviet Union which eventually imploded because its underlying Marxist-Leninist ideology was no longer relevant, so too will the INC (and eventually all other religions) suffer a similar fate. Because, as we stated earlier, they are at their core nothing but cleaver scams that deliver nothing in exchange for something.

Former Beatle John Lennon asked us to imagine a world with no religion back in 1971 when he released his hit song “Imagine.” Now 44 years later we realize if that had indeed been the case, then there would be no Al Qaida, no ISIS, and no Abu Sayyaf today. There would also be no need to pass a Bangsamoro Basic Law for Mindanao, and the twin towers in New York would likely still be standing. And the world would be a better place for everyone. Published 7/25/2015


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Doesn’t anyone find it a bit strange that the former mayor of Makati does not seem to have the backing of that city’s business community? Makati after all is the country’s premiere business district. Most major Philippine corporations are headquartered there. And for someone who has won election after election, whose wife also served as mayor, and whose son is the current mayor, the city’s business community seems totally disengaged ... Published 7/22/2015


What the Heck is the Problem with Filipino Voters?

Mar Roxas, who gave up his presidential aspirations in 2010 to make way for then presidential aspirant Benigno Aquino Jr., says he might be willing to give way again for frontrunner Grace Poe. The question Pinoy voters should be asking is if Roxas is so willing to give way to others, maybe he’s not that interested in running for president. At this time more than ever, the country needs ... Published 7/16/2015


Local Officials, You Are Only Temporary Stewards of the Lands You Govern

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Will Same-Sex Marriage Ever Happen in the Philippines?

The United States Supreme Court has finally put its stamp of approval on same-sex unions. This following similar actions by governments in many other first-world democracies around the globe. The high court agreed with the argument that marriage is a very important institution in society. And to deny it to a certain group simply because of their sexual ... Published 6/27/2015


Who Should be the Next President of the Philippines?

Make no mistake, the next elections will be one of the most important—if not the most important—elections the country will ever have. Never since the Philippines gained self-determination in 1946 has it faced such an existential threat from a hostile foreign country as it now faces from China. Published 6/23/2015
Pope’s Encyclical May Finally Get Filipinos to Change their Evil Environmental Ways

Pope Francis is about to issue an encyclical on climate change. The 200-page papal letter to Catholic bishops worldwide warns of "unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem" by the end of this century unless drastic changes are made to avert it. This encyclical could not have come any sooner for the Philippines. Published 6/12/2015
Congress Wants Gloria Arroyo on House Arrest, Seriously?

When President Benigno Aquino III, wasn’t looking (he was in Japan), the House of Representatives quickly passed a resolution urging the Sandiganbayan court to allow house arrest for detained Pampanga Representative and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Published 6/12/2015
Grace Poe for Philippine President? Not So Fast!

She is photogenic, carries herself well, and Filipinos all seem to love her. The question to ask though is whether the well-liked lady senator is ready to be the next president? Filipinos it seems have a penchant for electing young “celebrities” with zero experience into positions of power, then simply hope for the best with “bahala na ang Dios.” Published 6/7/2015
Filipinos Need to Stand Tall In the Face of Chinese Aggression

President Aquino made the right move by going to Japan to bolster Philippine-Japanese cooperation. While he might be “preaching to the choir” as far as the Japanese are concerned, he nonetheless needs to communicate the graveness of the situation the Philippines currently faces. Published 6/2/2015
Rodrigo Duterte Must Never Become President of the Philippines

After consistently maintaining that he had no intentions to seek higher office, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hinted that he might actually make a run for the presidency. There was no mention of those lofty intentions that most candidates for president parrot when they make that fateful announcement. Published 5/29/2015
How Filipinos Can Stop China Now

The future of Filipinos will be nothing like their past. Each and every Filipino must realize this. The proverbial lackadaisical “Juan Tamad” lying under a guava tree in an idyllic Amorsolo painting-like setting will no longer exist. Instead a new reality like that of ancient Sparta or modern-day Israel will pervade. China is growing stronger every day and they are quickly turning into an aggressive, tyrannical power. Published 5/23/2015
Pacman's Gamble

The world now knows that while training for his May 2 “Fight of the Century” with undefeated world welterweight boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao suffered a shoulder injury. According to his trainer, Freddie Roach, this mishap occurred on April 4 in a sparring session when he threw a right hook and his arm “got entangled with those of his sparring partner”. Published 5/17/2015

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