Larry Henares, during his stint in the Philippine Daily Inquirer as daily columnist of Make My Day, had the widest readership in the country. He is a graduate of Ateneo de Manila and the University of the Philippines. He was an Eisenhower Fellow in the USA, an official guest of Great Britain, Israel, Germany, the People’s Republic of China, Indonesia, Soviet Union, and an official representative to conferences abroad. Recently, I learned something new about him. He was, apparently, the co-owner of UNTV Channel 37 (his son Atom was the “official” owner).
Make My Day is now a prime time television program, of course hosted by Larry Henares himself, and of course, where else would it be aired? From Monday to Friday, every 8pm, he endeavors to “make our day” with his program. Well, Mr. Henares, last Sunday, you made my day. Continue reading
Truth hurts. Truth stings. Yes, truth can hurt your feelings.
The word fool is mentioned in the King James Version of the Bible 258 times. Apparently sensitive people aren’t aware that hurtful words are being used by God.
No less than our Lord Jesus Christ used them:
Matthew 23:17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?
One might say, but that is Christ, he sees the heart of men. So of course he can judge and say that rightfully. Well OK, but that just proves the word fool isn’t evil per se. It’s just that it can only be used by God.
But then again, Paul used hurtful words as well:
Acts 13:10 And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
One of the forumers argued that Paul is an apostle and has authority to say that.
OK, so Christ and Apostles can say that. Continue reading
Are there religions that literally slays men? Here is an example:
Some groups who claim to be Christian have burnt people at the stake for disagreeing with them or being of another belief, i.e., Muslim, genuine (true) Christian, Jew, etc. Let’s look at some examples: One, Bruno Giordano championed the Copernican system of astronomy which placed the Sun, not the Earth, at the centre of the Solar System. He opposed the stultifying authority of the church and refused to recant his philosophical beliefs throughout his eight years of imprisonment by the Venetian and Roman Catholic Inquisitions and finally was burnt at the stake for saying the earth went around the sun. (source – Giordano Bruno: The Forgotten Philosopher by John J. Kessler, Ph.D., Ch.E)
(Courtesy of Iris89 the Preacher)Here’s another one. Remember that in the medieval period, the Catholic Church formulated the doctrine of Holy Inquisition, that will order all those who will refuse to convert to be put in chains, locked in dark abyss, burnt at stake, or tortured to death. In The Foreign Post March 16-22, Pope John Paul II asked for forgiveness from the sins of the Church, referred to the Crusaders, who burned 300,000 people on the stake (Spain only) in the Inquisition. But their Inquisition was not limited to Spain only. In total, they have slain and imprisoned more than thousands of families who refused to join Roman Catholicism. Continue reading