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A powerful earthquake killed at least 93 people in the Philippines Tuesday as it generated landslides that buried homes, triggered terrified stampedes and destroyed historic churches. AFP


CEBU CITY, Philippines — Devotees wept after a deadly earthquake Tuesday rocked the birthplace of Catholicism in the Philippines, badly damaging the country’s oldest church and leaving other historic places of worship in ruins.

Ten churches, some of which have crucial links to the earliest moments of the Spanish colonial and Catholic conquest in the 1500s, were damaged as the 7.2-magnitude quake struck the central islands of Cebu and Bohol.

“It is like part of the body of our country has been destroyed,” Michael Charleston “Xiao” Chua, a history lecturer at De La Salle University in Manila, told AFP.

He said the damage was particularly painful because the Philippines had already lost so many of its cultural treasures to war, typhoons, earthquakes and poverty-driven neglect.

In Cebu, shocked devotees said prayers as they gathered in front of the Basilica Minore de Santo Niño (Basilica of the Child Jesus), the oldest church in the Philippines and home to one of the country’s most important religious icons.

The limestone bell tower of the church, the latest version of which was built in 1735, was destroyed in the quake.

“I wanted to seek sanctuary here but it turns out the church was damaged,” Fraulein Muntag, 32, a mother of two, told AFP as she wept and prayed the rosary at the site.

 

Vigil at damaged home of Catholicism

Muntag was among 100 people who had gathered amid aftershocks around the damaged belfry in the late afternoon, with candles lit in vigil.

Cebu is regarded as the birthplace of Catholicism in the Philippines because it was there that Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, sailing for Spain, arrived in 1521.

He converted a friendly local chief and his wife to Catholicism, making them the first Christian Filipinos. To mark their conversion, he gave them a statue of the infant Jesus.

The statue is kept in the Basilica and the people of Cebu, whose patron saint is the infant Jesus, continue to venerate the icon.

The Spaniards went on to rule the Philippines until the late 1800s, and the country became majority Catholic over that time.

A guard stands beside the ruins of Basilica Minore del Santo Nino bell tower following a 7.1-magnitude quake in Cebu. AFP

The Philippines has since remained the Church’s most important outpost in Asia, with Catholics making up nearly 80 percent of the country’s 100 million people.

Another two popular churches in Cebu, built in 1860 and 1909, were damaged on Tuesday.

On neighboring Bohol island, seven churches dating back centuries and also holding huge importance for Catholics were in tatters.

The ceiling of the Our Lady of the Assumption church, built in the 1800s and reputed to have a well which gives miraculous water, was caved in.

The facade and bell tower of the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, which dates back to the 1700s, had crumbled.

It was built from stones of coral, quarried from the sea and reputedly plastered together using the white of a million eggs, according to historical records.

And the 17th-Century San Pedro church, known for its ornately painted ceiling, was entirely caved in, as if a giant fist had punched it from above.

The quake killed at least 93 people, according to authorities. However there were no reports of casualties inside the churches as they were mostly empty when the tremor hit in the morning of a public holiday.

The National Commission on Culture and the Arts issued a statement declaring they would “rescue and later, rehabilitate, damaged heritage structures,” particularly the churches.

“(But) the psychological and emotional damage is very substantial. It seems to be the more difficult thing to repair,” Maris Diokno, a commission member and head of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, told AFP.

Chua also noted that while the structures might be restored, the beautiful frescoes, murals and decorations that once covered many of the church walls and ceilings were gone forever, Chua said.

“What is truly lost are the paintings. The paintings can never be recovered,” he said.

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  • huewei

    kawawa naman. pero sampol lang yan na talagang malapit na ang paghuhukom, imagine ilang simbahan yan kahit centuries old pa yan nagiba it means hindi pala naaayon sa kalooban ng Dios ang ginagawa nilang pagsamba sa kanya.

    • txtman

      STUPID COMMENT
      ___ THOSE STRUCTURES WERE BUILT
      ___ BEFORE THE USE OF MODERN MATERIALS
      ___ AND MODERN BUILDING PLANS
      ___ HELLOOOO??????
      PITIFUL

    • gisingpinas

      Wala pang structural engr noon. Imagine mo puti ng itlog inihalo sa palitada wala pa kc semento noon. At kasama rin mga ninuno mo sa pag gawa nyan at isa pa lang relihiyon noon.

  • PurpleDaisy13

    Time to rely on on human cooperation and human wisdom to help aid humanity in the future against natural disasters.

    Not a “bible” that denies the power of humanity and an angry “diyos” that destroys church buildings because of unworthy worshipers who don’t pray enough.

    • Mickey Mao aka Chairman Mouse

      You are resurrected, Purple. I thought you’re dead. Look at topolcats, he is now reduced to being a mainstay of the Global Times and Xinhua tabloids. Go there now, quick, before I rock your butt with intensity 8 kick.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        What happened to your profile? Looks like you’ve been promoted by China. China is proud of you.

      • Mickey Mao aka Chairman Mouse

        Of course. Our motherland is very proud of me. In fact, in due time, I would become a “princeling” too. I was promoted and had a lateral transfer from the “50 Cent Party” of Second Artillery Division under the opium contaminated leadership of Maj Gen Luo Yuan to “60 Cent Party” of the Unit 61938 under the corrupt and SARS contaminated leadership of Xi Jinping. How about you? Look at topolcats. He is now a “full time permanent” hired by the “50 Cent Party” at Global Times. However, topolcats cannot go and post comment here as his balls are still on his neck because of the American Pivot to Asia. He is now being targetted by the patriotic Philippinos who exposed his IP address. Topolcats is planning to be based permanently in hell….err….in Guandong to continue his chop-suey type of comments in Global Times.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        That’s a wonderful story.

        However, your job is to participate in articles related to Chinese-Philippines conflicts. You are in the wrong forum.

      • Mickey Mao aka Chairman Mouse

        Exactly. This piece of article must be dedicated to Philippinos hit by this tragedy. However, I am at lost why a 50 Cent Party members like you and me roam around in this forum which is totally irrelevant in how we bully the Filipin. As a han chinese, there is a tinge of decency that remains in me. Your toxic presence in this forum blows me away and the reason why you are here and why you are laughing at the miseries of the Filipin people is beyond me and beyond everybody else’s comprehension.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “the miseries of the Filipin people is beyond me and beyond everybody else’s comprehension.”

        If you don’t read their bible, then you will not have the understanding in the god they are worshiping Mao. You cannot immerse yourself in the stories that non-Filipino authors 2000 years ago have invented that they are mentally living in.

        Let us review the violence, the crimes, and the miseries of what their god had already done against mankind Mao:

        “The LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” – Genesis 6:7

        Thus, whatever your Chinese rulers have done in the past that resulted in the deaths of many in China is no comparison to the executions that their god had done during the time of Noah which resulted in the deaths of ALL men, women, children, babies, and animals ALL around the world Mao:

        “Every living thing that moved on land perished–birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.” – Genesis 7:21

        And since you pretend to be Chinese, you probably don’t know that their god had declared war against mankind once again and plans to kill ALL men, women, children, babies, and animals ALL around the world on the coming day of judgment Mao.

        Their god is a threat to the world and all of mankind…plain and simple Mao. But if you don’t believe in their god and their god’s judgment day….then you’re safe Mao.

        Why? Because that’s what the non-Filipino creators and inventors of the “bible” 2000 years ago do not want….you to lose faith in their stories and inventions written on paper.

  • gisingpinas

    Build new church and let lives keep going on.

  • PurpleDaisy13

    I’m sorry but it appears “your” god does not protect and defend his own “god’s house” or his own house of worship from the collapsing and crumbling damage caused by his own work of generating “earthquakes”.

    Or perhaps, “your” god simply doesn’t exist.

    Now is the time for all humans to wake up and work together instead of praying unproductively and uselessly together hoping for magical powers of a god to protect holy buildings from collapsing and crumbling.

    • txtman

      THAT IS YOUR OPINION
      ____ I GUESS YOUR HAPPY
      ____ SINCE YOU ARE AN ATHEIST
      ____ YOU ARE HAPPY RIGHT????
      ____ AM I RIGHT????
      .
      BEING AN ATHEIST
      ___ GIVES YOU THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE, RIGHT??
      ___YOU ARE HAPPY RIGHT
      ___ IN YOUR DREAMS
      PITIFUL

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “SINCE YOU ARE AN ATHEIST”

        Wrong.

        I never said I was an Atheist txtman…I only confess that you cannot prove “your” god exists txtman.

        Just look at that holy building built for the purpose of worshiping “your” god. Are you going to blame god-fearing worshipers for not giving enough MONEY to help “pay” for the maintenance of “your” god’s house?

        Or shall you arrogantly admit that “your” god created the world and the stars in just one week, but can’t keep a single holy building you built from sweat and money from falling into ruins txtman?

        hhahahahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • txtman

        I SEE…..
        SO YOU MUST BE AN IGLESIA NI MANALO MEMBER
        ___ OR A PROSTESTANT MINISTER THEN, RIGHT?????
        .
        INENG, BASAHIN MO ULIT ANG BIBLIA
        ___ NAKASAAD DOON
        ___ WALANG PERMANENTE
        ___ WALANG INDESTRUCTIBLE DITO SA BALAT NG LUPA
        ____ GETS MO???
        .
        SINONG GOD BA SINASABI MO????
        ___ MAKES ME WONDER
        ___ WHO MAKES ALL THOSE PROMISES FOR YOU
        ___ IM SURE MAY SUNGAY YUN
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHA

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “SO YOU MUST BE AN IGLESIA NI MANALO MEMBER”

        So you mean to say…Catholics and Iglesia ni Cristo members do not share the same “christian” beliefs txtman?

        How can that be if Catholics and INC members both worship the same jesus and god txtman? Couldn’t they both go up the ladder and ask jesus or god to resolve their difference to help clear up any and all of their arguments?

        Or is it simply because “your” gods do not exist and cannot be immediately contacted by either “christian” administration?

        hhahahahahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

        What else would you like to reveal to our readers about your “jesus” and your “god” that your mamma and daddy made you believe in as a child txtman?

        hhahahahahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

      • txtman

        NO CATHOLIC & IGLESIA NI MANALO ARE DIFFERENT
        .
        IGLESIA NI MANALO BELIEVED THAT JESUS
        ___ IS JUST A SIMPLE MAN
        ___ JUST LIKE THE MUSLIMS DO
        ___ THEREFORE IGLESIA ARE NOT CHRISTIANS
        ___ COZ CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST
        .
        MY GOD IS MY GOD
        ___ AND YOUR GOD (if you have any) IS YOUR GOD
        ___ SO, YOU’RE SAYING THAT YOUR GOD IS THE REAL ONE???
        ___ CAN YOU INTRODUCE US TO HIM/HER/IT???
        ___ MAYBE YOUR GOD, IS SOO GOOD THEN
        ___ THAT YOU CAN ABLE TO TALKED TO HIM/HER/IT DIRECTLY???
        ___ WHAT IS HIS/HER/IT CONTACT # OR EMAIL ADD???
        ___ COMMON DON’T BE SHY
        .
        COMMON, WHO IS YOUR GOD???
        ___ WHO KNOWS, WE MIGHT BELIEVE YOU
        ___ OR ARE YOU SOOOO ASHAMED TO EVEN MENTION
        ___ THE NAME OF YOUR GOD????
        AHAHAHAHA
        PITIFUL

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “NO CATHOLIC & IGLESIA NI MANALO ARE DIFFERENT”

        Catholics and Iglesia ni Cristo are both “christians”…brothers and sisters in the same faith who read the same bible created by the Roman Empire.

        Such differences are unnecessary txtman for “your” gods are one of the same….”your” god always listens to you, and “your” god loves his children as christians always insist.

        Just pray and ask “your” god to stop this nonsense of differences and clear up your misunderstandings txtman. Aren’t you a christian with privileges to contact your god through your jesus? Doesn’t your jesus and your god realize that you are fighting amongst yourselves as “christians” txtman?

        Or does “your” god not care…or not even exist?

        hahahahahahahahhHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

        Just give up txtman, “your” god is man-made and made-up by strangers, old men who invented “your” god from 2000 years ago who don’t even know Tagalog, Visayan, or Illocano….you’re not from the Middle East txtman, so stop pretending.

        The bible wasn’t meant for you.

        hahahahahahahahhHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

      • txtman

        SEE, YOU CAN’T EVEN ANSWER THE BASIC QUESTION
        ___ WHO IS YOUR GOD????
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHA
        .
        AGAIN, CHRISTIANS BELIEVE THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST
        ___ IGLESIA NI MANALO DON’T
        ___ THAT MAKES THEM LIKE THE MUSLIMS
        ___ HINDI SILA CHRISTIANS IN SHORT.
        .
        AGAIN COMING FROM YOUR MOUTH
        ___ LOCALLY MADE YANG DIYOS MO
        ___ NAGSASALITA NG TAGALOG, ILOCANO, VISAYA
        ___ THEN YOU MIGHT BE AN IGLESIA NI MANALO???
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHA
        .
        ___ KUNG HINDI TAO ANG NAG-INTRODUCE
        ___ SA IYO NG GOD MO
        ___ EH SINO????
        ___ THE PIGS & COWS IN YOUR BARN????
        ___ REALLYYYY?????
        ___ PANG-CIRCUS KA INENG
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHA
        .
        OR YUNG MANYAK
        __NA PINATALSIK NG CHURCH OF CHRIST
        __ NA NAGTATAG NA SARILI NIYANG CHURCH IN 1914??
        .
        SINO ULIT GOD MO????
        ___ WHY CAN’T YOU ANSWER IT????
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHAHA

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “SEE, YOU CAN’T EVEN ANSWER THE BASIC QUESTION”

        Why does that matter to you txtman?

        When one thing for sure is that “your” god doesn’t exist.

        The only thing people need to do is look at that photo and your holy building forsaken by “your” own god. “Your” god is evil txtman….he lied to you.

        And if you can’t accept that…then the authors of “your” bible from 2000 years ago, lied to you on paper….

        Either way, “your” god doesn’t exist txtman.

        hhahahahahahahahaahhHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA

      • txtman

        RE: your god doesn’t exist
        .
        EH ALAM MO PALA HINDI NAG-EEXIST???
        ___ SINONG GOD ANG NAG-EEXIST????
        ___ SABI MO YOUR GOD IS THE ONE???
        ___ ANO NGA NAME?????
        ___ BAKIT AYAW MO SABIHIN?????
        ___ COMMON, GIVE US THE INFO
        ___ HINDI BA YAN ANG LIKE MO- TO BE INFORMED???
        ___ PARA NAMAN MAKAJOIN KAMI DYAN, HINDI BA?????
        .
        BAKIT AYAW MO ISHARE YANG GOD MO????
        ___ MAKASARILI HA????
        ___ OR GUSTO MO LANG SULOHIN?????
        ___ KAYO HA?????
        ___ HHHMMMMMM, GUSTO NINYO KAYONG DALAWA
        ___ LANG NG GOD MO?????
        ___ ANO GINAGAWA NINYO?????
        ___ AHAHAHAHA
        .
        HINDI RIN SINABI NG TAO YAN GOD MO, DI BA????
        ___ SINO NAGSABI SA INYO????
        ___ THE PIGS & THE COWS???
        ___ OR THE APES & THE SNAILS???
        ___ O KAYA NAMAN, THE STONES & THE TREES???
        ___ O BAKA SINABI NG BRAIN MO????
        ___ PERO KUNG SINABI NG BRAIN MO, EH DI BA TAO KA?????
        ___ NOT UNLESS ISA KANG CLUELESS????
        .
        THE WAY YOU TALK ALAM KO NA KUNG SINO KA
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHA

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “BAKIT AYAW MO ISHARE YANG GOD MO?”

        Why do you insist that I worship a “god” txtman? I’ve never given you any proof have I?

        hhhahaahahahahhHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        But here you are, a god-fearing christian “DUWAG”…afraid to anger “your” god almighty and yet he toppled and knocked over your holy building txtman.

        What did you to deserve such punishment txtman?

        hhhahaahahahahhHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        How will you kick “your” god’s a$$ now for ruining what you have constructed on behalf of him and for hurting and causing the deaths of dozens of Filipinos txtman?

        hhhahaahahahahhHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • txtman

        RE; why do you insist that I worship a “god”
        .
        ANO DAW???????
        ____ HINDI BA KASASABI MO LANG NA
        ____ “I never say I was an atheist”?????????
        ____ TAPOS KANINA YOU HAVE A GOD???
        .
        TAPOS NGAYON, NO GOD??????
        AHAHAHAHA
        .
        ETO ANG MALUPIT
        ____ PINAGSISIGAWAN NI PURPLE YUM
        ____NA HINDI DAW TOTOO ANG GOD NG MGA CATHOLICS
        ____ EH, SINO NGA ANG TOTOO???
        .
        NGAYON NAHIHIYA NAMAN SABIHIN NI PURPLE YUM KUNG SINO????
        ___ QUESTION: EH ANO PURPOSE MO THEN
        ___ PARA MAGSABI NA OUR GOD IS NOT REAL?????
        .
        WALA LANG???
        ___ PARA NAGKULANGOT KA LANG????
        ___ PITIFUL
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHA
        .
        DID YOU KNOW
        ___ NAKASAAD SA BIBLIA
        ___ LALABAS MGA NILALANG NA TULAD MO????
        .
        YOU ARE A BIG FAKE
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHA

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: HINDI BA KASASABI MO LANG NA “I never say I was an atheist”

        That’s what happens when you are isolated in the Philippines with a limited education about the entire world txtman.

        Are you telling us that you are not educated in what Humanists, Agnostics, Free-thinkers, etc…are txtman?

        Atheists aren’t the only people in this world who don’t believe that “your” god exists txtman. There are more groups in the world that are beginning to learn that “your” bible is man-made, made-up, and so is “your” god.

        hhahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHA

        re: “EH ANO PURPOSE MO THEN
        ___ PARA MAGSABI NA OUR GOD IS NOT REAL?”

        My purpose is for you to be honest and true to yourself as a human being.

        Your mamma and daddy raised you to believe in “their” god. You don’t want to disappoint your parents or the people around you, so you play along believing that “their” god exists – so you force yourself to believe “their” god is real making “your” god exist in your head.

        And yet, you have “no” proof that “your” god exists and you KNOW that “your” bible was written by man who have the capacity to imagine and create a god that you could believe in…

        But you cannot admit to being honest to yourself and to everyone that you know there is no god who could be so cruel and evil as to destroying your holy buildings and killing dozens of innocent Filipinos today.

        Including the one’s “your” god executed…men, women, children, and babies….Do you remember the story of Noah and “your” god’s evil anger in murdering and executing the entire World txtman?

        “wala kang laban txtman…” give up…txtman, “your” god doesn’t exist.

      • txtman

        RE: are you telling us that you are not educated in what is humanists, agnostics, free thinkers, etc?????
        .
        ANO DAW????????
        ___ SO PURPLE YUM IS SAYING
        ___ THAT IF YOU DON’T AGREE WITH THEM
        ___ YOU ARE UNEDUCATED?????
        ___ REALLYYYYYYYY?????
        ___ ARE you telling us that you are not educated in what is Christians, muslims etc.
        ___ GETS MO????
        ___ PITIFUL
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
        .
        RE: Atheist aren’t the only people in this world who don’t believe that your god exist?????
        ___ ANO DAW????
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHA
        ___ DID YOU KNOW
        ___ THAT CATHOLICS aren’t the only people in the world who don’t believe that your beliefs are true
        ___ GETS MO?????
        .
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHAHA

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “THAT IF YOU DON’T AGREE WITH THEM
        ___ YOU ARE UNEDUCATED?”

        No…it is apparent that you only thought that “Athiests” were the only people that didn’t believe in “your” god. That’s why you thought I was either an Atheist or some other god-fearing “DUWAG” worshiper like yourself.

        You never realized so many other groups like Humanists, Agnostics, Freethinkers, and other groups ALSO do not believe in “your” man-made god.

        hhahahahahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        Now, there’s nothing you can do txtman…because it is easier to tear down your non-existent god because everyone knows that “your” bible was written by MAN, not a god.

        And most importantly, you have no proof other than your DUWAG-self and your fear of your god-fearing-duwag parents, your god-fearing-duwag friends and “hell” invented by the authors of your “bible” 2000 years ago.

        hhahahahahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • txtman

        RE: it is apparent that you only thought that atheist were the people that didn’t believe in your god???
        .
        ANO DAW????????
        ___ DID I SAY THAT???
        ___ REALLYYYY????
        ___ WHERE KO SINABI?????
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHA
        INENG, KUNG ILILISTA KO LAHAT-LAHAT
        ___NA HINDI NANINIWALA
        ___SA GOD NAMIN AABUTIN TAYO NG SIYAM-SIYAM
        .
        IKAW LANG NAMAN NAG-ASSUME YANG IDEA NA YAN
        ___ PATHETIC ARGUMENT
        ___ AHAHAHAHA
        ___ PITIFUL
        .
        MATANONG KITA, INENG
        ___ SIGE NGA
        ___ SAAN GALING YANG IDEA ABOUT ATHEIST, AGNOSTICS, HUMANIST???
        ___ HINDI BA IMBENTO YAN NG TAO???????
        ___ ANO, HINDI BA????
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHAHA
        .
        BAKA NAMAN MAY ALAM KA NA
        ___ HINDI PA ALAM NG KASALUKUYANG SENSIYA???
        ___ OR BAKA NAMAN SINULAT NG MGA PIGS & COWS??
        ___ OR THE STAR & THE MOON???
        ___ O DI KAYA, THE SPIDERS & THE MAGGOTS????
        .
        SO HINDI BA MAN-MADE IDEAS DIN MGA YAN?????
        ___ HINDI KAMO??????
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHAHA
        ___ PURPLE YUM
        ___ DO YOU KNOW THE WORD BRAIN?????
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHAHA

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “DID I SAY THAT?”

        You don’t have to say that txtman, you insinuated that:

        First you thought I was INC, then when I admitted that there is no proof in a god, you tried to trap me as being associated with the only non-religious people you knew: Athiests

        re: “SAAN GALING YANG IDEA ABOUT ATHEIST, AGNOSTICS, HUMANIST???___ HINDI BA IMBENTO YAN NG TAO?”

        Yes, they are invented by man.

        But you miss the point. They don’t event gods that don’t exist like “your” god that was invented by non-Filipino authors 2000 years ago from the Middle East.

        hhahahahahahaahahhHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

        Just give up txtman, everyone is laughing at you now because you believe in a man-made god that plans to kill all the men, women, children, and babies in this world, just like “your” god ALREADY killed all the men, women, children, and babies by drowning everyone during the time of Noah.

        Essentially, the non-Filipino authors of your bible messed up by inventing not a god, but a mass murderer of mankind.

        And yet you worship and fear this mass-murderer that is “your” god txtman.

        hhahahahahahahahHAHAHAHAHHAHAAHHA

      • txtman

        AHAHAHAHAHAHA
        ____ EVERYBODY IS LAUGHING NGA, ANO???
        ____ DO I CARE?????
        ____ DO WE CARE????
        ____ ARE YOU SURE, THEY ARE LAUGHING AT ME???
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHAHA.
        .
        NAKAKATAWA KA
        ___ YOU DESPISE OUR GOD SO MUCH
        ___ NA SABI MO DAHIL GAWA LANG NG TAO???
        .
        HOW ABOUT YOUR BELIEFS???
        ___ GAWA NG APES & MONKEYS????
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHAHA
        MASKI MAGLUPASAY KA DYAN
        ___ IT IS OUR CHOICE TO BELIEVE IN GOD
        ___ KUNG AYAW MO, EH DI WAG
        ___ PINIPILIT KA BA NAMIN???
        ___ OR GUSTO MONG PILITIN KA
        ___ KAYA KA NAGPAPAPASIN????
        .
        KUNG DUMADAMI MEMBERS NINYO, EH DI WELL & GOOD
        ___ GOOD LUCK
        ___ PITIFUL
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHA
        .
        NAKAKATAWA KA
        MAKAPAG-BREAKFAST NA NGA
        IT’S YOUR CHOICE, IT’S MY CHOICE
        SO PAKIALAM MO?????
        AHAHAHAHA
        PITIFUL

      • PurpleDaisy13

        “re: “EVERYBODY IS LAUGHING NGA, ANO???
        ____ DO I CARE?????
        ____ DO WE CARE????
        ____ ARE YOU SURE, THEY ARE LAUGHING AT ME???”

        Yes, they are all laughing at you, “your” god, and “your” bible invented and created by man 2000 years ago txtman.

        Would you like us to remind you of the “evil” and the massive crimes “your” god has committed and admitted against mankind and Humanity?

        “The LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” – Genesis 6:7

        Sadly, “your” god is responsible for the deaths of millions upon millions of innocent men, women, children, and babies in this world during the time of Noah txtman:

        “Every living thing that moved on land perished–birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind.” – Genesis 7:21

        Thus, only a “fabricated” god invented and made-up by non-Filipino authors 2000 years ago who forgot that his character was supposed to represent a “loving and good” god, could create such major mistakes and errors in the man-made bible txtman.

        So Yes, they are all laughing at you, “your” god, and “your” bible invented and created by man 2000 years ago txtman.

        hhhahahahahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Mickey Mao aka Chairman Mouse

      As a lowly Philippino-chinese, you are expected to abide by the rules written by our ever glorious dear leader and commie gangster saint Mao Zedong.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        Mao, apparently you are confused and shall not get paid.

        This is not an article over Scarborough Shoal. Please visit the appropriate forums under “Global Nation”.

    • Caching

      praying is fine as long as actions are made and productivity comes along.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “praying is fine as long as actions are made and productivity”

        Praying is for beggars katching ching. Productivity is accomplished by not begging, and truly “working”.

      • Caching

        I’m not a religious person, but can you please enlighten me on how praying are for beggars? Your argument befuddles me.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “how praying are for beggars”

        Beggars ask to receive things for free Prayers ask to receive things for free

        Do you see the connection Katching Ching?

      • txtman

        WRONG
        ___ YOU DON’T PRAY
        ___ BECAUSE YOU NEED SOMETHING
        ___ YOU CAN PRAY TO SAY THANK YOU
        ___ YOU CAN PRAY TO SAY PRAISES TO GOD.
        .
        RE: beggars ask to receive things for free
        WRONG
        ___ IT IS NOT FREE TO LOST YOUR DIGNITY
        ___ IT IS NOT FREE TO BE TAUNTED, TO BE MOCK, TO BE INSULTED, DEGRADED just like what your doing purple yum
        .
        IF YOU CONSIDER THAT AS FREE
        ___ I AM MORE THAN WILLING TO GIVE YOU THE SAME
        THINGS
        ___ PROVIDED, YOU WILL TAKE THE SHOES OF THAT BEGGAR
        .
        LUMABAS DIN ANG TUNAY MONG KULAY
        ___ MATAPOBRE TO THE MAX
        ___ AND YET, PINAGYAYABANG MONG EDUCATED KA???
        ___ TAMA KA NGA , ANG GALING-GALING
        ___NGA NG GOD MO
        PWEEEEEE
        PITIFUL

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “YOU DON’T PRAY
        ___ BECAUSE YOU NEED SOMETHING
        ___ YOU CAN PRAY TO SAY THANK YOU
        ___ YOU CAN PRAY TO SAY PRAISES TO GOD.”

        Wrong.

        You include thanks and praises to “your” god because you are taught how to kiss a$$ and “sip-sip” to “your” god txtman.

        “mwaaaaahh mwaaahhhh mwaaahhhhh”

        Otherwise, if you don’t “sip-sip” and praise “your” god, you believe that he is less likely to let you in “heaven” for free.

        You don’t fool anyone here txtman…praying is for beggars like you.

        hhahaahahahHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA

        Do you see how the Dictator of North Korea brainwashes and threatens all of his citizens to kiss a$$ and “sip-sip” to him?

        “your” god created and invented by authors 2000 years ago want you to behave the same way towards “your” god txtman… kiss a$$ and “sip-sip” or BE PUNISHED for ETERNITY.

        “Your” god was invented to be just another communist Dictator txtman…and you chose to be a part of his communist nation because you fear “your” god as a “DUWAG”

        hhahaahahahHAHHAHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHA

      • txtman

        WRONG
        ___ WE ARE TAUGHT
        ___ TO DO GOOD
        ___ TO DO THE RIGHT THING
        ___ TO BE KIND SPECIALLY TO THE POOR
        DO YOU CALL THAT KISSING A$$???????
        AHAHAHAHAHA
        .
        NAKAKATAWA KA TALAGA
        ___ SO IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE
        ___ IN ANY FORM OF GOD
        ___ EH ANO NGA PINAPANIWALAAN MO????
        .
        HINDI KA ATHEIST???
        ___ EH ANO KA NGA????
        ___ PINAGSISIGAWAN MO NA
        ___ THAT YOU ARE SO INTELLIGENT
        ___ PERO HINDI MO ALAM KUNG ANO KA?????
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHA

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “SO IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE
        ___ IN ANY FORM OF GOD
        ___ EH ANO NGA PINAPANIWALAAN MO?”

        Simple. I believe in what can be proven txtman.

        Can you “prove” that your god exists txtman? No

        hhaahahahahahhHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

        And yet you “pray” and “beg” like a beggar to “your” god that doesn’t even exist.

        That’s gotta be the worst beggar ever.

        hhaahahahahahhHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

        Why don’t you stop “begging” and start “doing”?

        That’s part of why there is so much poverty in the Philippines…..more and more pray and pray…eventually they get lazy hoping for magic from “your” god to bless them for free because they keep “asking” “asking” asking”…”praying” “praying” “Praying”…like a bunch of beggars like yourself txtman.

        hhahhahahahahahhahHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

        Instead of “working” hard, earning a good living, and being productive members of society, you’ve wasted your time “praying” for free products and free blessings to fall upon you as gifts from “your” god. But it never happens.

        The next thing you know…”your” god destroys your holy churches and kills dozens of people.

        Weeks later, you’re back in the same dumb cycle of “praying” “begging” “praying” “begging” for “your” god to magically levitate the blocks and debri on their own so it could help rebuild your church that “your” god destroyed.

        That won’t work txtman….it will take money, funding, workers, loans, and people who can loan the money and hard workers, people, and humans to start reconstruction –
        not a man-made “god” invented by non-Filipinos 2000 years ago.

        hhahhahahahahahhahHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

      • txtman

        RE: can you prove that your god exist????
        .
        ANO DAW????
        ___ ANO NAMAN ANG OBLIGASYON KUNG
        ___ PATUNAYAN SA IYO ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF GOD??
        ___ THAT IS YOUR PROBLEM
        ___ KUNG AYAW MONG MANIWALA EH HINDI
        ___ THAT IS NOT MY PROBLEM
        .
        ALAM MO INENG
        ___ KUNG GUSTO MO MAKIPAGSE—X
        ___ SA KAPWA MO LALAKWE
        ___ CHOICE MO YAN
        BAKIT KA MAGAGALIT SA CHURCH???
        NAGULAT SA SINABI KO???
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHAHA
        .
        HAYAAN MO LAHAT NAMAN NG TAO MAMAMATAY
        ___ SO ANTAY-ANTAY KA NA LANG
        ___ LAPIT KA NA RIN MAWALA
        ___ AHAHAHAHAHA
        ___ KUNG TAMA KA NGA OR MALI???
        ___ HOPEFULLY, TAMA KA NGA
        ___ AT KUNG TAMA KA???
        ___ ANONG MANGYAYARI SA IYO???
        ___ PLOK!
        ___ WALA LANG
        ___ PARA KA LANG UTOT NA SUMIGAW SA MUNDO
        ___ HINDI BA????
        GREAT!!!
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: ” PATUNAYAN SA IYO ABOUT THE EXISTENCE OF GOD??
        ___ THAT IS YOUR PROBLEM”

        Wrong.

        That is your problem txtman.

        If you cannot prove that “your” god exists, then everything you say and brag about “your” god and “your” bible is absolute “HYPOCRISY”.

        And a major embarrassment to you and your inner integrity. That is if you have any integrity to begin with txtman.

        You’re essentially a walking LIAR to yourself and a deceptive LIAR to everyone you arrogantly advertise and market “your” god to txtman.

        hhahaahahahahahhHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • hkpnay

      PurpleDaisy13 whether you believe it or not Jesus loves you and died for you…am sure you’re an educated person and being so respect for others beliefs is expected of you

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “Jesus loves you”

        hkpnay, I do not know jesus; he’s also dead by now.

        I am also not from the Middle East or have blood-related relatives from the Middle East 2000 years ago.

        Thus, jesus would not have known me either nor do I profess to be a part of the “chosen” people of “your” god hkpnay:

        “But He will say, I tell you, I don’t know you or where you’re from. Get away from Me, all you workers of unrighteousness!'” – Luke 13:27

        Are you from the Middle East or have blood-related relatives of Hebrew descent khpnay? Or are you a Filipino?

        hkpnay, please do not violate “your” god’s laws. No man is allowed to carry the burden of sins for another man hkpnay. Didn’t you know this?

        “The one who sins is the one who will die.” – Ezekiel 18:4

        Besides, your jesus died because he committed crimes against his own Jewish religion of Judaism while the Roman Empire carried out his execution to satisfy the Jews request. You can’t carry the burdens of sins for others, especially if you don’t even know a person that had not yet even existed…

        Do you understand what you are trying to advertise and market to us here hkpnay or are you just acting as a “robotic repeater” for your religious leaders?

        Try to avoid using this tactic of trying to soften others through emotional statements in the future hkpnay…it doesn’t work anymore.

        The bible is an open book and the entire world can read all your contradictions in this new world of Information and Technology.

      • hkpnay

        i can see that you derive much pleasure doing these kinds of comments, peace na lang sa iyo…

      • Bulakenyo Ako

        Hes a self professed atheist..Communism is there way of life and they never accept nor believe in Divine intervention or any religion.Leave him in peace and I hope he also do the same thing with his neighbor.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “Communism is there way of life and they never accept nor believe in Divine intervention or any religion”

        Ironically, a god-fearing “DUWAG” like you doesn’t seem to even realize that you are a servant for a Communist Dictator already.

        Aren’t you ordered by your holy Communist Dictator with the following commandment Bulakenyo?….

        “Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;” – Deuteronomy 6:14

        In other words, you’re a hypocrite Bulakenyo. You criticize Communism and yet “you” are a Communist, and your sole Communist leader is a “jealous” god who only wants you to “love” and “obey” him:

        “for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land.” – Deuteronomy 6:15

        Go ahead and confirm those passages in “your” own bible Bulakenyo…because you don’t know what you’re talking about.

        hahhahaahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • Bulakenyo Ako

        You love hurling personal criticism to people/group whom you never even met once in your whole life yet when one harmless fact statement regarding a true govt system is already turning yourself into a real you – an egoistic hypocrite angry individual.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “You love to hurl personal criticism to people/group whom you never even met once in your whole life yet when….”

        Sounds like you didn’t acquire a thorough education Bulakenyo. What happened to your punctuations?….All you’ve done was create one single run-on sentence filled with nonsense.

        Nobody truly understands what you are trying to say accept to make an attempt to respond as a spoiled, disgruntled “crybaby” who can’t defend the words written in his own bible Bulakenyo.

        hhahahahahahahahHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “i can see that you derive much pleasure doing these kinds of comments”

        I can see that you have pleasure trying to make people believe that jesus is still alive and that he committed suicide for people in the future to make us all weep and feel guilty for ourselves.

        However, you missed the part that “your” jesus didn’t die for anyone. He died because he committed a crime against his religious leaders and had been executed by the Roman Empire as his punishment.

        Moreover, you forget to use your common sense in that every man that bleeds loses blood and oxygen to the brain.

        Thus, all the memories (including family, friends, rules, commandments, etc.) and understanding of one’s self stored in ones brain in the form of a vast network of chemicals, neurons, and dendrites all cease to function.

        In other words, “your” jesus who died long ago would have no capacity to remember himself, his god, his mother, his father…and would be absolutely clueless to know me, you, or anyone else in his future – that’s the result of being brain dead when you’re dead hkpnay. Is this understood?

  • PagpagLasangPino-cchio

    Wow, this is an act of God !! Repent of your sins and kneel before your God and ask for forgiveness !! Th e Lord has punished your worship of idolatry , materialism and greed. Th e time to kneel before the Lord and recognize HIs power !!

  • ako_to

    OMG! PurpleDaisy13..I’m sick and tired of your senseless thoughts, hypocrisy, and extreme point of views. Remember how you lambasted the Philippine claims of sovereignty over West PH Sea? That we are a nation of dogs to the US?. Then now here you go again ridiculing the Filipino’s belief in their religion and faith. To tell you, I have not so utterly mad at some people until they cross the line of disrespecting the Filipino’s faith. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS PurpleDaisy13 IS BASED IN THE US, so lets forgive her arrogance and uber duper intellect tone. She / He / IT doesn’t know or have any idea how an ordinary Filipino’s faith keeps them empowered to see life (one that is painted in poverty, hardship, hopelessness etc) in a whole new positive way. Praying is reflection of one’s inner self, so you’ll be able to prepare what might come ahead, hence I wouldn’t classify it as being “unproductive” per se.

    Please give respect to whichever belief anyone or anybody have in their lives – much more to those affected. Marami sa kanila mahirap at ordinaryong mamayan lang. DI tulad mo na nabubuhay sa kasaganaan jan sa US. Oh by the way, anything that can’t seen nor felt means that they don’t exist.

    • PurpleDaisy13

      Okay, here’s your chance to defend yourself, ako_to.

      Where was your god when the holy buildings came crumbling down and dozens of innocent Filipinos died?

      If he created everything, why did “your” god create AND allow this 7.2 magnitude earthquake to kill innocent god-fearing worshipers in bohol and cebu?

      And don’t answer us with your opinion…please use your magical power of prayer and get the real answer from “your” god through your mediator, jesus. “your” god is all knowing, all powerful, and truly loves his people….now PROVE it ako_to.

      • Dugung Kalabaw

        The Omnipotent God is not a micro manager. What is the point of creating life if everything is already willed and staged by (same) God?

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “The Omnipotent God is not a micro manager”

        “your” god created everything,

        “your” god is everywhere.
        “your” god has no beginning.
        “your” god has no end.
        “your” god can jump anywhere into the future or the past and back.

        “your” god created time.

        Thus, “your” god does more than “Micro Manage”, he created and manages time at speeds beyond “nano management” and “pico management” Kalabaw.

        Do you still want to try to downplay “your” god’s lack of powers Kalabaw?

      • Dugung Kalabaw

        I’m not sure what you are saying now.

        Are you accepting now that there is God who created everything albeit a micro manager or Has lack of power?

        Please make up your mind.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “I’m not sure what you are saying now.”

        Of course you don’t know Kalabaw.

        You’re not sure because you tried to downplay “your” god that was fabricated by men 2000 years ago with ink on cheap paper.

        How could you attempt to limit “your” god from micro managing when the inventors and creators of “your” god had the intentions and purpose to try to convince everyone that “your” god can do anything and everything including the impossible…

        Are you inexperienced and unfamiliar in writing stories and books while discussing the attributes and properties of the characters in these works of fiction and fantasy Kalabaw?

        If not, please try it sometime Kalabaw.

        Perhaps you can create and invent a better god than doesn’t kill the entire population of Earth like the authors did in “your” bible 2000 years ago Kalabaw.

        Besides, we are all confident that you are much smarter and wiser than any man 2000 years ago and would include our modern discoveries of DNA and the many planets light years away in which “your” bible had no clue about.

      • Dugung Kalabaw

        I am asking you direct question and you have not answered it. Stop dancing around it, and be honest..

      • Dugung Kalabaw

        Sorry but have to go now. But I must say how disappointed I a with your responses…you talk has lots of ‘borloloys’ which are really nothing just for ‘pasikat’.. Maybe next time.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        My response has been provided above.

        Obviously, some people are not in your time-zone Kalabaw, so don’t always expect immediate responses. Besides, you need to go back to school and improve your English comprehension skills since your response had already been answered the first time but you failed to comprehend Kalabaw.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “I am asking you direct question and you have not answered it.”

        Kalabaw, If you still could not grasp the answer from my response above to your question about “your” god lacking power, then your English comprehension skills are very poor.

        However, I will repeat the answer for your limited understanding of the English language Kalabaw.

        I accept that “your” god was invented and created by MAN 2000 years ago, and I accept that the non-Filipino authors of “your” bible had the intention to invent an all powerful god that could do everything and not be limited by your feeble restriction of micro-managing Kalabaw.

        Are you going to play stupid and dance around that Kalabaw, or shall you finally comprehend my repeated answer in compressed version?

        Now it’s time for you to be honest Kalabaw.

        If god created everything, controls everything, knows everything, planned everything, and knew how and when everything would happen….would that mean that your god has some form of responsibility for generating this earthquake that has killed many Filipinos and church buildings?

        There is only one true answer Kalabaw, let us see if you’re smart or deceptive.

      • dominic romero

        isang kang kahihiyan! di ka pilipino! wag ka dito lumayas ka! ang paniniwalang pilipino ay paniniwala sa diyos sa ANUMANG pangyayari, sa ligaya o pait ng buhay! kung hindi mo kayang lamunin ang ganitong paniniwalang ganito…hindi ka tunay na pilipino!

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “ang paniniwalang pilipino ay paniniwala sa diyos sa ANUMANG pangyayari”

        I am sorry dominic romero, but there is nothing you can do to prove that “your” god exists. But if you insist that “your” god does exist, “eh di siya nga ang may kasalanan sa lindol na ito”

        So you better tell “your” evil god to stop killing Filipinos dominic romero. Otherwise, more people will stop giving contributions to your “sacrificial” money pot.

        “Gets mo or bo bo?”

        hhahahaahahahhHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

        By the way, why don’t you get some sleep…you look like you have insomnia, too busy making use of your green wifebeater.

        hhahahaahahahhHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

        re: “hindi ka tunay na pilipino!”

        And what do you know about being a real Filipino and a real man Dominic Romero. Jose Rizal had an education, and yet all you’re earning is P5k a month?

        Isn’t the following a statement that came from you regarding the inability to afford an iPhone Dominic?

        “$99 baka naman pagdating d2 eh PHP 30K na yan.. sweldo ko na yan ng buong 6 months..” – Dominic Romero

        You’re not a real Filipino, you’re an uneducated, poor, and lazy a$$ bum “pulubi” struggling to earn only enough to pay for your internet access connection right now.

        “pasensyia na lang Dominic Romero, pero wala kang ‘class'” to define real Filipinos. However, you are qualified to define what “poverty” means for Filipinos like you.

        hahahahahahHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • frudo

        kung hindi ka naniniwala sa Dios na pinaniniwalaan nila so be it, walang pipilit sayo na maniwala ka, kung iba man ang paniniwala mo, ok lang no problem, pero yun insultuhin mo ang belief nila? natural magagalit sila sayo, kaya nagkakagulo sa mundo eh dahil sa di pagrespeto sa paniniwala, kultura, kaugalian ng iba, If he created everything, why did “your” god create AND allow this 7.2 magnitude earthquake to kill innocent god-fearing worshipers in bohol and cebu? yun tanong mo na yan, walang makakasagot nyan, at kung may makasagot man sigurado naman na hindi mo papaniwalaan, kaya mabuti pa na igalang nalang natin ang paniniwala nila, ako ginagalang ko ang paniniwala ng bawat isa, at hindi ko lang gusto ay yun paniniwala mo or paniniwala nila ay ipipilit na paniwalaan ko or paniwalaan ng lahat, God bless sa lahat ng nilalang sa mundo.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “yun tanong mo na yan, walang makakasagot nyan”

        Exactly, because “your” god does not exist frudo.

        re: “God bless sa lahat ng nilalang sa mundo.”

        So you think you could be slick and sneaky by trying to end your worthless response as if you have a “god” that exists and blesses people frudo?

        Because the only thing “your” god did to bohol and cebu was the complete opposite by murdering innocent Filipinos like he did murdering the entire population of the Earth including ALL the men, women, children, and babies during the time of Noah:

        “Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth” – Genesis 7:23

        Go ahead frudo, please confirm that your god had already murdered all of mankind as written in “your” bible by your “evil” god. Genesis 7:23

        And you think such act of serious crime against entire humanity is worthy of respect frudo? Think again….with a functional brain.

      • frudo

        re;Exactly, because “your” god does not exist frudo.
        yun ang paniniwala mo, kung ang paniniwala mo na ang Dios ay di nag eexist, its up to you, paniniwala mo yun,
        at di ko rin pakikialaman ang paniniwala mo kung ano meron ka, kanya kanya tayo ng pinaniniwalaan, at mahalaga yun paniniwala ko ay di ka naapektuhan, kung naapektuhan ka sa paniniwala ko sa Dios ko,yun ang problema, pero walang kahit anong paliwanag mo ang makakapagpabago ng paniniwala ko sa Dios ko, ikaw sino pinaniniwalaan mo? naniniwala ka ba sa Dios, or may Dios ka ba?

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “yun ang paniniwala mo, kung ang paniniwala mo na ang Dios ay di nag eexist, its up to you, paniniwala mo yun”

        translation: “that is what you believe, if you believe that God does not exist, its up to you, it’s what you believe”

        frudo, stop trying to sound smart. All you’ve done was make circular logic. Everyone knows that what “I” believe is “my” belief and it is up to “me” with what I believe.

        Is that the extent of your education frudo? It’s like saying, what “I” eat is “my” food and it is up to “me” with what I eat. “ang style mo bulok, nakakahiya”

        re: “pero walang kahit anong paliwanag mo ang makakapagpabago ng paniniwala ko sa Dios ko”

        translation: “but not even your belief will change my belief of my god”

        That really depends on how much free-active brain cells you have left frudo.

        If you choose to be ignorant and try to block out that of which shall set you free from a man-made book of fairytales and nonsense, you will stop believing in “your” evil god that profess to be a mass-murderer during the time of Noah.

        Have you read “your” entire bible frudo? Did this passage concern you about the “evil” attributes of “your” own god frudo:

        “So the LORD said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created–and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground–for I regret that I have made them.” – Genesis 6:7

        Or do you choose to continue to LIE to yourself believing that “your” bible NEVER said that “your” god could, would, or has slaughtered, killed, tortured, and drowned the entire population of the World? And that includes men, women, children, and innocent BABIES.

        re: “ikaw sino pinaniniwalaan mo? naniniwala ka ba sa Dios, or may Dios ka ba?”

        I believe in gods, extraterrestrial entities, advanced civilizations that can prove that they exist.

        What about you? You only believe in a single communist god invented and created through ink and cheap paper by non-Filipino men 2000 years ago that can’t prove that he exists today?

        Unfortunately, “your” god failed to prove his existence and you can’t prove “your” god exists either.

        Wake up frudo…stop being ignorant and I shall welcome you to reality here on planet Earth.

      • frudo

        do you know my God,? baka hindi mo kilala,? kaya nga sinasabi ko sayo na kung ano man paniniwala ng iba wag mo ng pakialaman kasi iba iba nga tayo ng paniniwala. so bakit hindi mo ipakilala dito sa forum ang gods mo, at baka sakaling magbago ako ng paniniwala, kung mapapatunayan mo nga sakin na nag eexist ang gods mo, now prove it, its your turn,

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “do you know my God,?”

        “Your” god is described in “your” bible frudo. Anyone from any religion or non-religion in the entire world could read the passages describing the acts that “your” god did to know what your god has done frudo. “anong akala mo, ikaw lang?”

        In fact, this is the crime against humanity that your god did during the time of Noah as written in your bible:

        “So the LORD said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created–and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground–for I regret that I have made them.” – Genesis 6:7

        Did you know that “your” evil god did this frudo?

        Just give up already frudo. “palpak ang mga authors ng biblia mo”

      • frudo

        hindi mo nga kilala ang Dios ko kaya nga sabi ko sayo eh iba iba tayo ng paniniwala, how about you? di mo pa pinapakilala dito sa forum yun gods mo, sino sino ba sila? nag eexist ba sila? prove it here now purpledaisy, does your gods exist? nose bleed ako sa you sa english hehehe. peace.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “hindi mo nga kilala ang Dios ko kaya nga sabi ko sayo eh iba iba tayo ng paniniwala”

        Perhaps you are confused frudo. Although you are not fond of churches especially Iglesia ni Cristo as you have admitted here from your previous posts…

        “TAX ALL CHURCHES, INC NI MANALO, QUIBOLOY, JIL, ECLEO, AT MARAMI PANG IBA, KUNG KURAKUTIN MAN NG GOBYERNO ANG TAX, DI NA YUN KASALANAN NG MGA TAX PAYER AT LEAST NAGBAYAD SILA NG TAX,” – frudo

        …you still say the following:

        “condolence sa lahat ng namatay sa lindol sa bohol at cebu.. God bless us all!” – frudo

        Thus, you still subscribe to the god written in the “holy bible” created and invented by the Roman Empire frudo. There is no need to LIE to US frudo…you are a “christian” despite being separated from churches and you should be well aware of the crime against humanity that YOUR god has committed:

        “So the LORD said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created–and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground–for I regret that I have made them.” – Genesis 6:7

        You cannot hide from your hypocrisy frudo.

      • frudo

        still hindi mo pa rin pinapakilala ang gods mo dito at di mo pa rin mai prove kung nageexist nga ang mga pinaniniwalaan mo, anong sorce ng paniniwala mo anong libro? sino mga author? kailan isinulat? para nman magsearch din ako at mapatunayan ko na tama ka at mali ang karamihan, di mo nga kilala ang Dios ko kasi ako lang nakakakilala sa Dios ko, at wala akong relihiyon.kung hindi mo kaya na ipakilala ang mga gods mo at mapatunayan na nag eexist nga sila, wala ka rin pinagka iba sa kanila, give up also purple daisy you can not prove that your gods does exist.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “still hindi mo pa rin pinapakilala ang gods mo dito”

        Thanks for admitting your defeat frudo.

        And since you can’t understand English very well, you should e-mail the following statement I had made earlier to someone you know who understand English very well so you can comprehend why I don’t have any reason to prove that a god exists:

        “I believe in gods, extraterrestrial entities, advanced civilizations that can prove that they exist.” – purpledaisy

        re: “di mo nga kilala ang Dios ko kasi ako lang nakakakilala sa Dios ko, at wala akong relihiyon.”

        translation: “you don’t know my god because only I know my god, and I don’t have a religion”

        Apparently frudo, you don’t know what you’re talking about now. Part of having your own Religion is believing in a god or deity, and here you have already admitted that only you know your own god all in the same posting.

        Thus, you have contradicted yourself frudo – “palpak”

        Where did you get your education? From the streets of dirt roads?

      • frudo

        re:

        “I believe in gods(anong klaseng dios sila), extraterrestrial entities, advanced civilizations that can prove that they exist.” – purpledaisy
        bakit di mo masagot ng derecho ang tanong ko since na sinasbi mo sa forum na nabasa ko minsan na hindi ka atheist so it means na naniniwala ka sa dios. so ano at sino ang dios mo? pakilala mo nman. excited na ko malaman eh,

      • PurpleDaisy13

        re: “excited na ko malaman eh”

        I believe in gods, extraterrestrial entities, and advanced civilizations that can prove that they exist. However, there have been no reports of any “god” that has come forward to prove their existence.

        Now, tell us how excited you are frudo….How has your DIY (do-it-yourself) god been working for you frudo?

      • frudo

        re;
        I believe in gods, extraterrestrial entities, and advanced civilizations that can prove that they exist. However, there have been no reports of any “god” that has come forward to prove their existence. naniniwala ka rin pala sa mga walang pang prove na nageexist,

    • me

      hwag patulan ang mga chinese trolls. may bayad mga yan kada comment. ikaw naman masasayang ang oras.

      • PurpleDaisy13

        ako_to tells us that I’m based in the USA, not china.

        “walang maniniwala sayo me”

        Are you jealous because I’m in the States me? “inggit ka ba?”

        hhahahahahahaahHHAHAHAHAHA

  • Hey_Dudes

    I hope these churches were not use by the obispos to hang Team Patay and Team Buhay banners remember RH Law?

  • PurpleDaisy13

    re: “Praying is reflection of one’s inner self, so you’ll be able to prepare what might come ahead, hence I wouldn’t classify it as being “unproductive” per se.”

    ako_to, stop making up your own meaning of prayer. You want us all to believe that praying serves as a mirror for ourselves? What kind of nonsense is that ako_to?

    god-fearing worshipers use Prayer as a method of communication, not as a vanity mirror so you can know yourself better. Go make an appointment with your religious leader so you can stop fabricating new meaning and powers of prayer.

    re: “Oh by the way, anything that can’t seen nor felt means that they don’t exist.”

    Wrong.

    Anything that can’t be seen nor felt DOES not mean that they don’t exist.

    For example, the forces between two magnets cannot be seen by the human eye, but I can feel the forces when I hold two magnets close to each other.

    Infrared lights cannot be seen or felt by the human eye, but I can use other methods or devices such as a video camera to see the infrared flashing taking place behind my remote control.

    I cannot see your brain just by looking at you, but doctors can give you an MRI scan so we can see the entire structure of your brain in high detail.

    Would you like to tell us what device or method we can all use to detect or measure spirits and souls? Or would you like to discuss more nonsense ako_to?

  • Olibo

    My sympathy for these people, victims of calamity. If only those 10 billion pork scams remained intact, those affected area could be rebuilt and victims recovered very quickly.



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