Ok, I’m back with yet another reason to point and laugh at the buffoonery of politicians and religious leaders alike here in the good ‘ole Failippines. This time, it’s based on one of the longest running gag reels of Failippines culture and law…
Yep! This is now back in the spotlight after the latest polls show that at least 60% of Filipinos are in favor of having a divorce law in the Philippines. Now, for the uneducated, the Failippines is the ONLY country in the world (aside from the Vatican) that does not have a divorce law. This is largely (aww hell, COMPLETELY) because of the Church. Over the centuries, they’ve removed most of the Filipino common sense and replaced it with programming to blindly follow whatever the Church wants them to believe.
So what’s the problem now, Kaine? What’s your beef? We all knew this crap anyways!
Yep…but it gets fun, as it always does, when the CBCP (the big boss of churches here in PH) gets their knickers all bunched up whenever there’s a hint that they’re losing control of their mindless minions. In this case, as mentioned, a survey was done that resulted in a majority of Filipinos in favor of divorce. This then prompted some politicians to publicly “mull over options” to bring the topic of divorce up for debate in congress (read: talk about whether to talk about it..then table it…then bury it in peat moss for 20 years…then dig it up and throw it away).
As you can imagine, any such “progressive” statements have gotten the CBCP all riled up, with the spokesman for the CBCP even telling the politicians to ignore the will of the people because it is not the will of God! Really? I have yet to see any fiery bush or hear any booming voice from the clouds command that divorce is taboo. In fact, the only voices saying that it’s a bad thing is the Church. You know..the same guys that only have sex when they rape little boys?
But why does the title have the word “Hypocrisy” in it? You’re off topic! Naw…I haven’t gotten to the fun part yet!
In response to a politician pointing out that the Philippines is failing its own people by not having a divorce law, the CBCP had this to come back with:
“Why then would one want divorce if legal separation, annulment and declarations of nullity are juridical options already available?”
“divorce allows an already married person to have another go at it, despite failing at the first.”
If indeed a spouse proves not only to be overbearing but oppressive and cruel, there are already sufficient provisions in the Family Code, specifically those that provide for the legal separation of the spouses, and, in some cases, even annulment of voidable marriages.
So…what you’re saying is…you’re against divorce as a WORD, but not in it’s action since you’re just fine with the overpriced, prohibitive measures already in place. You’re not against couples breaking up, you just want to make sure everyone and their brother makes bank in the process.
More succinctly, the CBCP doesn’t give a shit about the people, or what the people want. You hide behind a stupid book that, even 2,000 years ago, was abusive, unfair, and full of shit. This begs the question…since the Church can’t be bothered to adapt to the people’s needs, do the people still need the Church?
My answer, of course, is no. I have no time or patience for ignorant idiots that live in a fairy tale.Published in