Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Atheism: The misuse of God's name

Greetings! We in the third world country are known to be strong believers of God but we are unknowingly an atheist country without an atheist idealism. We, as part of a nation that is struggling to stand ground in a rich Asian continent, have been exposed in the different faces of poverty. There is always the question, why are we poor? Why are we struggling that we had the resources that we needed? Those are the questions often asked by the people of our nation both rich and poor. I have interviewed one guy, I asked him: Do you have a job sir? he said: No. How about your wife? he said: Yes, she washes other peoples laundry. How many kids do you have sir? he said: Four(4). I told him straight to the point that, "and that would be the reason why you are struggling". He told me: No, it's just God. He gave us this life and he wants us to live this kind of life. I told him: Then what about those people who belong to the middle class up to the upper class? He answered: That's what God wanted them to be. We have been forsaken by God. That is the reason why we are poor. As I noticed that he was getting annoyed in me asking so much question about their situation, I walked away and made some reflections of my own. If God loves us then why are there poor? Why are we not in the same class? The answer lies on our belief about God. We are using the name God in a different context which I think violates one of his commandments which is "Never use the name of the Lord thy God in vain". I again, interviewed another citizen. I asked him the same questions and the answers are just the same. Then I asked him some additional questions. I asked: When do you plan to work? He answered: I don't know. Let God decide when. I again asked: If ever your were given a work, where and what kind of work do you want? He answered: I wanna be a manager of a company. I asked: Are you a college graduate sir? He answered: No, I'm a high school undergraduate. I asked: May I know why you haven't finished your high school? He answered: I don't want to go to school. And I ended up the discussion with a nice thank you and a smile.
I just realized that they are not doing anything for the good of their selves. Poverty is about the incapability of an individual to choose the most important things to provide themselves a standard living. In short, poverty is only to the people who are lazy enough to provide themselves something to eat. As the elections ended in a fashionable way, I say even our president cannot solve poverty. I do believe that he is capable of leading the country but poverty is unsolvable unless the people does something that could get them out of poverty line. The president can provide us with pile of programs but without the cooperation of people to apply the teachings that were provided in those programs, poverty is far beyond solvable.
Blaming God for all the fortunes that even these people themselves are incapable of doing something right is a big mistake. There is a saying that says, "Do your best and God will do the rest". Those people's that I have interviewed made a big violation in God's writings. Good day!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

NBA Finals 2010: My Personal Review

Greetings! NBA finals is coming up! Game 1 will be played tomorrow in Los Angeles. This would be an exciting rematch between two teams that had revived the sleeping rivalry that they had over the years. Two years ago, the Boston Celtics won the championship and let L.A. have a taste of defeat due to lack of experience of some of the key players. Although Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher had already won 4 championships together in a Laker uniform. They still have to polish some of their players that later on became the key to their championship run in 2009 and defeated the Orlando Magic. One of these players whose game improved after that disappointing loss to the Boston Celtics two years ago is Pau Gasol. This year, he again has to prove himself that he is a legitimate support to superstar Kobe Bryant. He had proved it last year by outplaying Orlando's Dwight Howard. Making play after play, he had proved himself a champion and he also had wrong the people who had wronged him. He had wowed those people who criticized his game. This year, I am looking forward to him outplaying Kevin Garnett. According to www.NBA.com, Lakers are better this time than they were two years ago. The Celtics on the other hand still has to prove themselves that they could still do it. With James Posey, Sam Cassell and PJ Brown gone, they have to rely on their young and new guns. We had witnessed how Nate Robinson can change to pace of the game from the bench, Sheed on his terrific defense on Dwight Howard, Big baby Davis proving everybody that even though undersized, he can still compete with bigger guys and lastly, Rajon Rondo turned from a regular point guard into an all-star point guard that is capable of having triple doubles of his own.
I am very excited for the game 1 tomorrow. I'm sure that it would be a very physical game between the two teams. And again, as we all expected, Kobe Bryant will again display his greatness in this grueling best of seven NBA Finals game. I'm again expecting to see that "smack-down" attitude that the Celtics possesses according to Coach Phil Jackson. I loot for the Lakers this year. I do believe on their capability to win. They have won the Championship last year so winning it again this year wouldn't be a burden but expect the Celtics to give them a hard time winning games.
That would be all guys. Good day! Don't forget to watch the NBA Finals tomorrow :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Everything Happens For A Reason and Vacation Sickness

Greetings! After all these delay, I was able to write back again. Imagine being sick for a week and not to mention not being able to take a bath for a week. If any of you would wonder if how sick I was. Well, I was really sick. I suffered from UTI(Urinary Track Infection), my pus cells is above the limit so I was in danger of being hospitalized. Good thing I wasn't brought there. I just stayed at home and had the timely rest that I need. I even wasn't able to show up for our company's User Acceptance Test where the company is going to accept the software that we made for them. I even asked my friend to upload my PHP site in a domain for me because I was too sick to handle a computer. My sight would go round and round immediately if I would look at the screen of my computer. What a vacation I got. Plus the addition of our ever noisy grandmother who just kept on talking even up to the times that you wanted to lay your head in the pillow and all you have to hear is her annoying voice. GGGRRRR! Even having difficulty in eating a meal because my tooth felt something like it's going to give in. I also vomit a lot. And lastly, nothing beats the taste of hard rock tablets.
Anyway, I do really believe in the notion "Everything Happens For A Reason". When I come to think about it. I just realized that the day before I got sick, I was in a good shape. Then on the day that I got sick I suddenly go from 100% to 10%. It was like my energy has been drained from me. The day before I got sick, I even had a nice game of starcraft and before that I had made the time to go to the mall. Then suddenly my body gives up. Then when I got home I just realized of how sick I was. My body temperature went up to 39.4 degrees. With the sickness I had I just can't stop thinking of how did I got sick? Then this optimism stroke me. Everything Happens For A Reason. Well, I truly believe in that notion said by my father to me. For me, God doesn't want us to suffer for nothing. Every suffering has its own opposite and equivalent reaction. One of my theories is that something good is installed for me in the future and that so God gave me this suffering. Well, I'm okay now, I am slowly recovering from the aftershock of my sickness and so everything would be alright.
Everything just went out of place when I got sick. My facebook account is in idle. My blogger account is in idle too. My social life is in idle too. When I got sick, I was so worried about my grades. I don't know why I started to worry about them. When I calculated them they just totaled to 81%. I lack 1% to reach the cut-off grade. It scared me that I am already in my fourth year then I would be forced to shift. But I changed that notion and set my mind in it's positive state. I stayed positive that they would reconsider my grade and remain as a CS student until I graduate. And I just realized by now that ever since I started to live a positive life. Good things happen to me even though I still got those hard moments and yet my optimism just kicks in and it just made me feel good. A year already passed since I been starting to live this kind of lifestyle. The slide was I became more carefree and happy-go-lucky than before. I was always overdue in my budget. I easily lost track in my money and I got fatter. I was unaware that living an optimistic life requires you to adjust too. I am slowly adjusting to it as of the moment. My body is back to it's normal not-so-fate-not-so-thin figure. I am starting to save money. And my budgeting powers is back. I am so ready for the next challenge that I am going to face. The next semester! Wish me luck guys! God Bless and Good day!