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God’s laws and the Keynesian agenda AN OUTSIDERS VIEW Ken Fuller 05/31/2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

God’s laws and the Keynesian agenda

AN OUTSIDERS VIEW
Ken Fuller
05/31/2011
For the outsider, the Philippines is sometimes confusing.
For example, a few weeks ago Manny Pacquiao was paid a reported $20 million for chasing another man around a boxing ring for 36 minutes. No, no, that’s not what I have trouble comprehending (although, now I think about it…). The thing that really has me beat is what happened later.

On May 14, Pacquiao attended a “thanksgiving Mass” at Quiapo church. Here, Monsignor Clemente Ignacio told him to prepare for the forthcoming scrap in the House of Representatives over the Reproductive Health bill, which he would be expected to oppose. Congressman Pacquiao duly vowed compliance, saying the bill was “against God’s laws.”

For me, confusion reigns on several counts here. Firstly, I was under the impression that the Catholic Church’s opposition to contraception was, rather than “God’s law,” the result of a papal encyclical called Humanae Vitae issued as recently as 1968. It turns out, in fact, that many of the claims made for God have really been the responsibility of the Vatican. The doctrine of papal infallibility, for example, saw the light of day as recently as 1870, in Vatican I. It was the Council of Trent (1545-1563) that decided that the Bible and church tradition (e.g. dogmas concerning the virginity of Mary) were equally authoritative. But I digress….... MORE

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