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‘Above Faith’ VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 10/21/2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

‘Above Faith’

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Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
10/21/2010
No less than the holder of the highest public office in the country, in tenure wherefore of awesome governing power all over the land and likewise in command of all available personnel and possible means to execute not only the laws of the Philippines but also his official options as well as personal preferences, was described or identified as someone “Above Faith.”

This is not only an announcement that is highly dangerous but also downright frightful to people in general under such a faith-less leadership.

Among other things, when someone is said be “Above Faith,” this means that the individual concerned may say publicly correct statements but with dishonestly in the private context, may pronounce externally acceptable plans, programs and projects, yet deliberately entertains vicious or vitiated thoughts about them.

Worse, it is an imputation that does not simply mean that someone is without God but in effect even above divinity — if any. It is already perilous when an atheist relates with others who have a given faith they live with and morals they subscribe to. It is very much worst and risky when someone is not only godless also devoid of morality..... MORE

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