Monday, 24 August 2015

Bakit Kaya May Mga Taong Plastik?

Thanks to the slew of sexually related scandals courtesy of their eldest son, Josh, the Duggars have been labeled as Big Hypocrites.

The Duggars are the stars of the TLC show, 19 Kids and Counting. This is a reality TV show that is meant to be the opposite of " Keeping Up With The Kardashians." The family espouses strong Christian values. They have strong views on morality and are against premarital sex, adultery, materialism, abortion, contraceptions and even same sex marriage.

They adhere to strict courtship, where all dates are chaperoned. Even the first kiss of the couple is on the altar, mismo

Really admirable, di ba?

I loved their show! I loved seeing this wholesome family on TV. It was refreshing to see Christian values going mainstream. Past tense.

Imagine my disappointment when the show was finally cancelled after  recent news of Josh's ASHLEY MADISON scandal.

Josh posted this on their family website...

“I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife.”

Now...I won't cast any more stones. Plenty have been thrown at Josh during these past few days. I believe that people sin and every time I pray the apostle's creed, I proclaim that I believe in forgiveness of sins.

However, it's a different story when the people involved are so public and loud about their moral and religious stance.

Josh and the whole family has been capitalizing on their Christian beliefs through the show, endorsements and speaking engagements. In fact, Josh worked in Washington as a lobbyist for a conservative group, Family Research Council.  

Haaaay...there are so many people who are active and so vocal in church. Pero at home, they are like the devil-incarnate!

Bakit kaya may mga plastik sa mundo!

A couple of days ago, I heard of a staunch believer suggesting abortion. This is the same believer who forces her family to go to church. The same believer who preaches that wives must forgive their husbands unconditionally for any infidelity.

I  also know of a girl who once told me that talking about money is cringeworthy. CRINGEWORTHY! I respected her view then because she is Buddhist. She told me that in her family, they don't really discuss materialism blatantly. So, I stopped talking about the role of money in the context of my depression at that time. 

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Then fast forward to now, she messaged me that she is short on funds and asked me to promote her workshops.  And while she was planning her wedding,  she also explicitly asked me about my Tinghun and wedding budget.

For those who know me, they can tell you that I am the most supportive person ever. I promote business endeavors of random individuals, who I wish to help. But isn't it strange to promote someone who once told me that I was "cringeworthy" for talking about how money couldn't seem to make me happy?!

Cringeworthy is such a strong word di ba?  How can one not identify that her action is exactly the same thing she once used to classify as cringeworthy?

Sometimes, people use religion to make themselves feel superior.

I am not perfect. I never once claimed that I am.  In fact, I also feel bad out when I find myself judging  people. Sometimes, I just can't help it especially if I really hate the other person.

I don't preach and I don't ask people to lead straight lives. It is not my place to do that. I just comfort and show compassion to people who need it. 

My principle is simple...

Good words and good deeds create positivity that gets passed around.

I try to avoid people who are boastful of being righteous and loud in their judgement.  

Bakit kaya may mga taong ganito sa mundo??? 

Mga friends, if feel nyo na plastic narin ako, tapunan ako na basura ha. Please ha! Tao lang ako. Minsan nakakalimot din!



1 comment:

  1. I am in shock with thought of abortion coming from a devout Christian.

    What is happening?

    But I guess - some people are compelled to give out a good *facade* to hide what is real.