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.

Lady Gaga: What’s in a name

A name stands for the person: what he is and what he will be.  That is why the Catholic  Church encourage parents to adopt Christian names, usually a saint’s name, so that will be like that saint someday.  If you name your son as Stephen, you hope that he will be like St. Stephen, the first martyr who effected the conversion of Saul into Paul, the Apostle of the Gentiles.  If you name your son John, he will be like the beloved Apostle closest to the Heart of Christ.  Name changes are significant because it is a change of mission: Abram to Abraham, Sarai to Sarah, and Simon to Peter.  When Cardinal Ratzinger became Pope, he changed his name to Benedict XVI because of his new mission.

So what does this leave us with Lady Gaga?  Mary is always known as “Our Lady” with a accompanying identifier, such as Our Lady of Fatima, Our Lady of Lourdes, etc.  ”Gaga” means you are completely crazy with something.  For the case of Lady Gaga, her being is an antithesis to our Lady.  Our Lady is clothed.  Lady Gaga is nude.  Our Lady is humble.  Lady Gaga seeks fame and fortune and everything that goes with it.  Our Lady magnifies the Lord.  Lady Gaga magnifies the Devil and blasphemes God.

Lady Gaga’s original name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta and attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart.  May the Sacred Heart of Jesus have mercy on her soul, even though she made a mockery of His Sacred Heart.  May the nuns of the Society of the Sacred Heart pray for her conversion, even though she made a mockery of their veil.  May St. Stephen pray for her soul, whom I believed she already sold to the Devil, as evidenced by her ritual blood sacrifice of herself in one of her concerts.  May that blood of Christ cut her chains to Satan, so that she may offer her life in martyrdom for God.  May St. John pray for her soul that she may hear in the silence of her heart, amidst the screams and shouts, the soft whispering sound of the Sacred Heart beating, awaiting for her love.  May her guardian angel pray for her together with all the angelic hosts–Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels.  This we ask through Christ our Lord.  Amen.