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Hope for the future,despair of the present

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hope for the future,despair of the present

The youth is the hope of the future but the despair of the present”, so quipped my Jesuit friend, the late Fr. Guido Arguelles, S.J.

Party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino for the youth may have retracted his proposed bill banning religious celebrations and symbolism in public offices with a “wow-mali” due to a wave of protesting howls even from his own colleagues in the Kabataan party-list, but there remains a disturbing swirl in my mind. It makes some quarters, especially conservatives, wary and worried about the state of our youth today.

From what inspiration or model in contemporary philosophy or sociology the youthful congressman is sourcing his queer thoughts on a “God-ban in all government offices” remains to be exposed. It could be a sociological paradigm of an overly democratic, all fair, all square approach to equality in practically every human activity including religion. The American pattern could easily lend an exemplary hand to the youthful mind as the American government banned all prayers in all public schools and public offices..... MORE

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