Archive | November, 2012

CBCP endorses Breaking Dawn Part 2. Whut?

29 Nov


come on… 3 and 3.5 out of 5 for technical and moral ratings, respectively, is an endorsement? recommending the book and the movie because of its positive aspects could be an endorsement… but who in his right mind would endorse something because it was bad?

let me get this straight: the CBCP CINEMA recommends the book and the movie because of the positive traits it presents in both media. it DOES NOT, however, tell you to believe in vampires and werewolves or engage in necrophilia. i just have to sigh in frustration how some people see the movie review as an all-out endorsement of everything that is in the movie and how these people can reduce things in such ways!

would you stop yourself going to a restaurant that serves good food, is budget-friendly, and has courteous staff just because you don’t like an item on their menu that you don’t even order?

how could people react in such ways and yet be more understanding of movies like The Mistress, and A Secret Affair? hay nako, nakaka-inis!

ang tanong ko lang, what’s wrong with endorsing something because it has elements that promotes “the value of marriage, the need to protect life in the womb and the importance of family.”?

what is so wrong with that?

my personal conclusion is those that hate on this “endorsement” are one or a combination of these types of people:

1. Pro-RH
2. people who hate Twilight
3. anti-Catholic/CBCP
4. people who have no particular opinion and just go with whatever is trending/popular… the bandwagon.
5. people who know too little but write/talk too much

among other things.

while i can disagree with the movie review on the “seamless overlapping of real action and CGIs that audience can easily get lost inside the fantasy world,” and the plot and story itself. i cannot, for the life of me, say that the endorsement of CBCP CINEMA for the positive traits present in the movie to be wrong!

why are people so angry about this “endorsement” really? is family no longer important? do we now undervalue marriage? (why do we even prepare for weddings in such a grand manner if we do not value marriage?!) is life in the womb not important? how are these things wrong such that CBCP CINEMA is taking all the flak for having “endorsed” the good side of Breaking Dawn Part 2?

again, a sigh of frustration.


Don’t force your niqab on us, Joey Ramirez

14 Nov

I think this should work both ways.

If Joey Ramirez believes that the CBCP is forcing the Faith down everyone’s neck, then why should he force his own beliefs down faithful Catholics’?

Again, what is the RH Bill for? Does this give the people the power of choice? Does that power not exist today?

If CBCP is truly forcing their own morality and view on contraception on the people, then CBCP should be rallying against Durex, Trust, and other contraception companies. But the fact is they are not. The CBCP and Catholics do not go in front of a 7-eleven or MiniStop and burn the condoms they are selling inside the stores and start calling the people inside “immoral”. So what is this “forcing your niqab on us” thing?

If the CBCP starts calling for the burning of condoms and pills from a legitimate store, then I will definitely join Joey Ramirez and shout to the high heavens against CBCP. However, this is not the case! You even see ads and posters and commercials on modern family planning and contraception. Is CBCP forcing their morality here?

In the current state of things, people are free to choose to use contraceptives or not. Do not be swayed into thinking that the RH Bill is necessary to give you the power of choice.

In my opinion, Joey Ramirez tries to paint things differently from what they really are. If we remain in status quo today, then Joey and I will be free to choose and follow our own beliefs. There isn’t any argument. But once the RH Bill is enacted, guess who is at a disadvantage?

Is it really CBCP forcing the faith on the government or the government forcing itself against religious beliefs? Reality check.