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Friday, May 20, 2011

I SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SUPPORTER OF R.H. BILL BUT...

On Sunday 8:45Pm Philippine time GMA News TV will air RH Bill Grand Debate…There will be panel from different sides of the issue. This is our opportunity to hear some of the gray areas we been wanting to hear and inquire about this very controversial issue as to which are better alternatives and is there really a population problem, is this really the solution to the current financial strain our nation face, or they are just throwing pearls on the pig pen.
   Just look at the irony of that the Catholic Church and the Philippine Government both at certain point agree on some sort of family planning...the only issue I can see in their disagreement is the process or methodology. RH Bill supporter want to implement the choice of using contraceptives while the Priest want natural method. 
   Now the irony again is that both CAN CLAIM to be Pro-Life. Just look at the wasted life of Children from parents who can't support them...who are more likely to end up on the streets and obviously more prone to be criminals or law breakers in milder sense. When you want to guarantee a better life then you are Pro-Life. 
   What I don't understand is, why call it like abortion already or against the Law of God to use contraceptives? Without the meeting of egg and sperm cells, there is no human life form. If you say that is already preventing life then that is also what you are doing with natural method, you are also avoiding having babies? On the area of planning a family I don't see any need for argument but clarification. I have written my blog regarding the conception of life attested in the Bible...
   Now both party are using scare tactics...be excommunicated if you don't obey your church leaders or lesser food at your table for great increase of mouth to feed. 
    Back to methodology, just how do celibate catholic priest able to teach their followers "the natural" ways? And why does RH Bill supporter sporadically give condoms for free? Is the problem here multiplication or divisions? The issue here is health. Then why does it seems we are not facing the issue as a health issue? Is there really a problem of population explosion or exploitation?
  Will there also be a shortage of work force in the future if this bill gets implemented? Up to now I am not getting the point why they try to tie-up this issue with Sexually transmitted diseases. Using condoms may prevent the spread of Herpes or HIV but that is within the realm of marital fidelity or teen age sex for that matter. What we should look here is the health of the mother after giving birth more than once or twice, the proper spacing of having children, and the proper nourishment of both parent and child. Most couple especially the young ones enter a relationship unprepared. I think this issue must be given to the church. Church form our values....    
   I NEVER SEE POPULATION AS A PROBLEM SINCE THEN. God gives and take life. Just look how many have died from the recent earthquake? So I am not taking the issue on that stand-point. I leave that prerogative of giving and taking life to God. 
   What I like about the RH Bill in fairness is the term "choice" which the catholic church strictly does not offer. The option of spouses to add, minus, deduct, or multiply. Now since you are giving choices, you now have the obligation to educate the people of the consequences. Sometimes our freedom of choice is being abused. 
   Tell them, "Okey Juan dela Cruz, since you have more children then you work double time." BUT "we can solve that problem if you wear this rubber or swallow this pill..."
   Now we are adults here so we can talk a little more mature. Sex is a wonderful gift from God...it is a natural thing from all living things. We all had that urge to reproduce or copulate. But the law of economics is telling us the significance of "supply and demand". Now married couple does not have that vow of abstinence so we expect maybe an average of 2 to 3 session per week on busy bodies and among the poor unemployed couple an average of 2 to 3 session per day. Eh, most poor families in remote areas does not have television to distract their attention. And when you get horny, you have no time to think about RH Bill or Pro-Life. The solution? Make them busy….which is perhaps not workable at this time since we are not generating more jobs.
   What scares me about this bill is the opportunity for corruptions. Let's buy condom Mr. Speaker of the House for the amount of Billions plus incentives to our officials, my cousin is dealer of contraceptives so let us bid for her... etc etc etc...Aren't we raking away the national budget for another shortage of supply? What supply? Supply of cash for other more important projects...like building cemetery for dying Overseas Filipino Workers; who because of poverty have to accept being a drug courier just to leave our Motherland or be prostituted by their bosses. How much does a pack of pills cost against a pack of pencils to be utilized by our young people for their education? 
   Then again the problem is not really population control. But moral issues. I agree with the catholics that this bill seems to promote immorality and promiscuity because of the improper presentation and misinterpretation by its critics. I think sex without any legal impediments should be upheld. I did not say marriage because people have so distorted the real meaning of it since they invented the church ceremony. Marriage ceremony is just a ritual added. In Genesis the first book of the Bible most couple did not observe that practice.  During Ancient time, when to couple have agreed into a relationship, that is already binding and sacred. They don't need priest or the government but just personal covenant of two lovers. Oppps, that would be another issue….
   As I was saying, SEX should be treated as SACRED. Why sacred? Because the act of making love have the possibility of creating another LIFE. And when you speak of LIFE it comes from GOD. But when this added life becomes a burden, it does not come from God any more…we are told to be responsible. God did not order evil to multiply, He want obedient people like Noah to multiply with a responsibility. Did you get the point of the FLOOD during Noah’s time? He is controlling the overspreading of evil people….
   Gandhi once said something like this: The world is sufficient for man’s need but never for man’s greed
   Reproductive Health Bill like any other man made ordinances is guaranteed to have its flaw...so we need a grand debate to resolve the hindrances and hopefully end up with the best solution BUT I think seeking the solution according to the wisdom of God is always the BEST.

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