Friday, March 20, 2009

Philippines: Religion and Corruption

I am proud to be Catholic although I am not religious at all. But, we are quite conscious of how our decisions and actions are affected by our religion.

Filipinos are too moral conscious that we value family ties, friendly gestures, religious feasts, and other faith-related traditions. I don't complain at all but I somehow find these overdone and overpractised. We were taught that faith does not guarantee salvation but by actions alone. So,this makes me a little lenient about traditions.

But, what is quite depressing about this truth, and about us Filipinos is that our country is ranked as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. Now, I wonder where is our religion bring us? I however agree with the Catholic bishop that only reform of beliefs-by-action and by fear of the Lord that we resist and eliminate corruption from the system.



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