“Restore or build new churches ? P100 M needed” reported by “The Philippine Star” on October 17, 2013. This is in connection with the destruction of 10 historic catholic buildings 2 days ago by earthquake in Cebu City and Bohol, Philippines.
What do you think?
Will it be better to build a new church instead, to the exclusion of the present established churches because of failure to perform the duties pertaining to the “true church”?
Why waste time, efforts, and money, including your spirit, for such established alleged churches?
Also, the report is impliedly suggesting for raising of P100 million. Again, the monetary side of the issue just like the issue on pork barrel, which is being suspected of assisting the “wallets” of Congressmen and Senators instead of assisting the development of the country.
Logically, in all probabilities, the restoration or rebuilding of these Roman Catholic buildings would again be using the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, including the names of Mother Mary and all the saints. Also, it will, in all probabilities, utilize the same names, substantially saying that the money will be used to buy “tickets” for believers to go to heaven.
What was done actually by this alleged “church”, why these 10 Roman Catholic historic buildings became history caused not by any human hand? Is the destruction not enough manifestation of a violent objection of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in using their names in vain?
When the Creator destroys His creation, something is wrong with the creation. Just like when a writer commits mistakes on grammars and logic in his writings, his tendency is to re-write to make it better and correct.
If the buildings were destroyed by the Creator, why bother to restore or rebuild them?
Trixie Cruz-Angeles of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) was quoted saying, “We still have to find out if we’re going to restore or save the ruin”. What? Who are her companions when she said “we”? Are they going to spend government money for purposes of “finding out”?
With all due respect, does she know that her statement could mean spending government funds outside its purposes, if separation of church and the state be considered by the Commission and Audit?
Wake up and please think it over. Please be guided.