Kunin ka na sana ni Lord…

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I’m not a religious person…but I believe that there is a God.  I believe that there is an after-life.  I believe that it is my responsibility to follow the “Golden Rule.” With those in mind, I believe everything falls into place.  I think it’s a simple rule to live by, right?

Do I mean that whoever believes otherwise is wrong?  Of course not. It’s what I believe, and I’m just stating that fact.

So what’s the point of this article?   Well, some people–especially the “religious” types–have a beef with what I just said. For some reason, I give an impression that I’m either an atheist or the third Anti-Christ.

Consider this conversation with an acquaintance.  Note that this tone of conversation has happened to me three times in this lifetime.

Pare, have you found Jesus yet?”

“What? I didn’t know I was supposed to find him.  I must have missed the memo.” I was being sarcastic but he didn’t have a clue (yes, I know I stole the line from “Forrest Gump”, paki’ mo?).  And then I would go, “I have no plans to ‘find’ him. Can we drop the subject?”

“But how are you going to be accepted in the Kingdom of God if you don’t accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior?”

“Look, pare: I believe there’s a God.  I try not to do bad things to my fellow men.  I try to abide by the ten commandments…which, last time I checked, accepting Jesus as a personal savior isn’t one of them.  So, you see, I don’t need a personal savior…but that’s just me.  Again, can we drop the subject?”

And this would go on…and on…in circles.  Him trying to convince me of his beliefs.  This must be what hell would be like if I died (of sheer boredom) at that moment.

And then I would say something like, “Look, If I ask you if I could put grated cheese on your Jollibee spaghetti and you said ‘No.’  Wouldn’t you be pissed if I put some anyway?Well, that’s kinda what you’re doing to me: you’re putting grated cheese on my Jollibee spaghetti when I already said I don’t want any.”

And then it would end with something like, “I would pray for you, pare.” Wow. Salamat, ha?

Bubuli

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Comments

  1. Tom says:

    You should appreciate a friend that cares for your spiritual well being. It’s not enough that you believe there is a God. You should consider evangelizing and tell people what this belief has done for your life. I have utmost admiration for people who barring embarassment go out of their way to encourage people to look at their own spirituality and reflect. What’s a few minutes of your life to listen instead of rebuffing your friend. Like your friend, Bubuli – I’ll also pray for you. :-)

  2. Jojo says:

    You cartoon is very telling Bubuli – kawawa ka naman. You’d rather hang yourself that listen to a friend talk about God? tsk tsk. Ano ka ba?! Peace.

  3. Chief says:

    Well, some people–especially the “religious” types–have a beef with what I just said. For some reason, I give an impression that I’m either an atheist or the third Anti-Christ.

    No Bubuli you are not among the two you just mentioned..you are just one pathetic ignorant A-hole just like i have mentioned to your previous Article..if you may call it..

    but still i find it amusing and ironic reading your piece..it really makes me smile ..why? probably out of boredom or probably i just simply wanted to be amused..you should write a joke article or perhaps just post your picture on the web so we, your ‘ AVID READERS” will have something to Laugh at..and being agnostic , an atheist or the third Anti-Christ.? far out Dude..

  4. Danny says:

    i agree, meron ibang mga ‘kapatid’ dyan can’t take a hint. most feel superior about their faith and oftentimes use these evangelizing opportunities to flaunt their supposed ‘right path’ to salvation. give me a break.

  5. tralala says:

    Kawawa ka naman because you believe that you got all you need to have with what you believe. You are right with what you believe but its not all, kulang pa kasi sabi ni Jesus in John 14:6 ” I am the Way,the Truth and the Life, no one comes to the Father except by Me” so, you must have Jesus unless you dont believe in Him or has no plans to go to heaven. ayou should be thankful for that someone who wanted you to know Jesus, the source of life, peace and joy in these troubled world.

  6. happy says:

    paano ka kaya kun kunin ka ni Lord mamaya. saan ka kaya pupunta, heaven or hell? ano sa tingin mo???

  7. naning says:

    Actually, you are religious but not spiritual. Religious people are those who does those that you mentioned ( golden rule, ten commandments etc…) to gain Gods favor. Spirituals are those who depended on the Lord Jesus saving grace for their righteousness.

  8. Chief says:

    Hey guys! probably Bubuli realy does believe in the Lord after all ..say Drug lord? Hueteng Lord? Lord of Pranings?

  9. […] For some bizarre reason I have very little or almost-zero tolerance against “simpleng mayabang” persons. Maybe because I, myself, am an arrogant a-hole. I never try to hide it, though. Um, yeah, that didn’t really support my side of the argument, ‘no? Moving on…There’s a very fine line between being humble and just being simpleng mayabang. Fortunately, most Filipinos are equipped with radars to tell the difference. If you find yourself having that lack of ability…well…i guess I can just pray for you, then? […]

  10. Batman says:

    I agree with you Bubuli.. even though many of your stupid readers can’t even understand what your pointing out.. they are all stack with their stupid shit-hole blah blah blah… I’m not an anti-Christ but i think following his 10 commandments is much better than following those priest or religious sect that is being used by our gay politicians..

  11. Datu Puti says:

    I can’t believe I missed this. Abrahamic religion is the biggest sham ever! How can you have an omnipotent, omniscient, and pure and good that allows the existence of evil and suffering.

  12. reb_el z. says:

    so ma moms said to me, “see, we had a drought, and when the church ask ask to pray for rain, it rained a lot, and we had flooding…showed how many people prayed!”

    i don’t believe there’s a god…i don’t believe there is good or evil…and as much as i’d like to admit it, there is crispy creme and there’s doughnut

  13. Munti says:

    Basta ako basa na lang ako ng teachings nina Dali Lama, Ghandi, Buhdda, at ilang chinese,also Kung Fu (he),mas nakakatulong pa sa everyday life than that story 2007 years ago.

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  15. beatrice says:

    i would probably react the same way as bubuli.as long as u believe in god (in whatever forms or shapes) and practice this:‘you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ and ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

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