RH Bill cannot solve all our problems, but it will help many. I pray for it to be passed.
I agree with your whole point about preventing pornography and promiscuity but you need careful of what you say about RH Bill, or else you might be saying blasphemy. Did you actually read the Bible?
Only once did God say be fruitful and multiply, and we forget the command that comes after it; rule over the creation. Look at the meaning of “rule” it means manage, if we can’t manage what we create, we’re disobeying God.
Then after that, sex is purely described as holy union of a man and woman. And it’s even shown in the Song of Solomon that a married couple can freely enjoy sex and eroticism with each other. In 1st Corinthians 5 it says that “Do not deprive each other.” God actually says that if your spouse wants sex, you should give it because your body is not yours alone but also your spouse’s.
It’s been said in Corinthians that a woman is the glory of man, and you can see in Proverbs 31 that a wife is a greatest treasure that a man can have. Yes, wives are blessings. But what does 1st Corinthians 7 says? It says that it’s better to be single and serve the Lord, (but marry if urged to.)
Children are blessings, that you get through a spouse, but it’s better to have no children if it’s hindering your service for God. And what does Paul say? “The family is the first ministry.” Family first.
Sex is beautiful, not sinful inside marriage and not only for reproduction but for the holy union of a male and female, reflecting the glory of God. It’s long been distorted not only by promiscuity, fornication and adultery but by other religions sects as they view it as as sinful union with a woman even in marriage, only necessary to for procreation.
So let me summarize my two points:
1. Sex in marriage is wonderful, sacred and private. It’s holy and shouldn’t be tainted with malicious or worldly content.
2. Contraceptives can enable married couple to freely enjoy sex and at the same time manage their families
Then are contraceptives okay? Not all the time. I repeat, not all the time. It’s not for non-married people. Also the notion that couples marry just because of the sex and not to honor God through raising a family is a sin(case of foreign countries) Ephesians chapter 4 tells us that we must always be with the Holy Spirit.
Also, though I strongly say that the RH bill is not against God, it’s not enough to cure our country. There are many more to do, but RH Bill can improve the Filipino family.
P.S. Poor people indeed have the right to have as many children as they like. But those children have the right for healthy food, homes, education and safe environment. It’s hypocrisy to say that contraceptives are evil yet condemn mislead children for indulging in drugs and illegal activities instead of school. Parents have no right to have children if they cannot give them their rights.
-Dancel T., UP Diliman.-
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posting here a comment by Frank from NY, Wall Street posted here: http://2010presidentiables.wordpress.com/2009/12/19/presidentiables-as-of-mid-november-2008/#comment-4175
You know, I have been living in the US for over 30 years and I am still waiting until the Philippines becomes a “First World” country. I have been to Europe like Spain-Italy, Africa, and China.
I cannot believe how they perceive and think of Filipinos. I almost got involve with a physical fight when they said Filipinos are DUMB and STUPID! Yes, they said Filipinos are stupid and dumb! This one hurts me because it reflects on every Filipino people who are living outside of the Philippines. “I’ve been to your country; your country is full of thieves and corruption in your government! Too many beggars, street people living in shanties along the river and using the river as their own bathroom”. I rather go to Thailand or Malaysia than go to your dirty country”.
I can go on and on… I cannot believe that this is how the world perceives us. I told my wife, this one starts from the top. If the Philippines have good leaders in the past and our country is prosperous, we will not hear this kind of comments.
Now, I do not know every presidential candidate, all I know on what I heard in the news. Going through and reading all the blogs, I became curious and did my research on every candidates and what they represents.