Ten Commandments of the Modern World: A guide for Filipino Freethinkers

Lady Gaga’s concert in the Philippines has sparked a new controversy on whether Catholic teaching on the four last things–death, heaven, hell, and purgatory–still makes sense on the modern world.  It appears, however, that modern Atheistic Western Civilization cannot make its own values; it only proposes an idea opposite to what the Catholic Church teaches, as we can deduce from the ideas espoused by the Filipino Freethinkers.  The Church proclaims the light of the world who is Christ.  The Filipino Freethinkers proclaim the shadow of that Light.  So the Filipino Freethinkers can do nothing but object to the Ten Commandments, and in doing so they form their own Ten Commandments:

  1. There is no God.  Science has explained everything.  I define what is right and wrong for me, and I don’t care what is right and wrong for you.  As long as we don’t hurt each other, everything is fine.
  2. You can use the name of God in vain and make fun of him.  He does not exist anyway.  (Insert blasphemy here).  The right to freedom of expression is protected by the Constitution.
  3. Sunday is just one of the days in the week.  Sunday is not the time for going to mass but for shopping or playing sports or watching concerts.
  4. We honor our hominid ancestors via evolution and we thank Darwin for breaking our bonds with Adam and Eve.  Mother and father are discriminatory labels.  That should be parent 1 or parent 2, since both parents may be of the same sex.  Actually, the proper term should be couples, because couples does not imply a child.  Marriage is only for sexual union, and a child is an unnecessary burden which can be avoided through contraception and abortion.
  5. The aim of each human being is to live life to the fullest.  Those who live an unsatisfactory life do not have the reason to live, so they must be killed.  Thus, abortion, suicide, and euthanasia are ok, especially for the unborn, the infirm, disabled, the disfigured, and other useless members of the society.
  6. Marriage is not a sacrament but a contract between two parties, which can be revoked anytime.  Adultery, concubinage, and fornication are  natural relationships like marriage.  Homosexuality, pedophilia, bestiality, and necrophilia should not be discriminated by bigots.
  7. There is no such thing as private property and fruits of personal labor.  The government owns everything and I am the government.
  8. It is ok to lie in order to protect one’s self-interest.
  9. I want your wife.  I want your husband.
  10. I want whatever you have.

About Quirino M. Sugon Jr
Theoretical Physicist in Manila Observatory

7 Responses to Ten Commandments of the Modern World: A guide for Filipino Freethinkers

  1. Pingback: Ten Commandments of the Modern World: A guide for Filipino Freethinkers « Quirino Sugon Jr.

  2. Hmm. As far as properly representing the views of the average member of FF, I’d say that’s a D; the first three, at least, is within the ballpark of accuracy, but as you hit 7 to 10, the views are laughably inaccurate. Some of us members are actually married, and hold our marriage vows just as highly as those who believe in God, for starters.

    I’ll clue you in on what motivates many of us, although I can never really be speaking for anybody except myself: the Enlightenment values of seeking the truth wherever it may lead, and the humanist values of seeking the alleviation of unnecessary suffering through the use of reason or logic, that’s what motivates many of us, and we oppose the Church only when we believe that it obscures the truth, or prolongs suffering unnecessarily by insisting that its dogma be followed in a secular society.

    If you decided to engage the FF in a good-faith discussion on these matters, I’m sure you’ll find that you and we are in agreement on so many of the essentials. Really. We seek the truth the same way you do, just a shame we come to such different conclusions.

  3. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    Mike Aquino,

    I am glad you still hold on to your marriage vows.

  4. Thank you. We’re both ADMU alumni, btw (AB Comm ’95) so your office is right next door to our department.

  5. Quirino M. Sugon Jr says:

    Hi Mike,

    Your welcome. I’m BS Ps ’97. I see the Mass Comm Bldg. But I heard it is haunted by ghosts.

  6. Josemaria says:

    @micketymoc

    Another Church-Bashing Comment Right?

    Like your Blog Posts?

  7. trulyfreethinker says:

    @micketymoc

    I believe in sharing wives, so I’m the true free thinker, not you

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