Priests, nuns, pastors, and other religious entities always preach about helping the poor and those in need, feeding the hungry, helping the sick, etc. Most will also tell you that contraceptives and other modern methods of family planning are bad, even ‘evil’, because life is precious and that every person deserves to be born – and we’re not talking about abortion here but the conception of the child.
That’s already a given – yet do they always practice what they preach?
Well, the contraception thing is irrelevant to most of them because they have made the vow of chastity and don’t get married or have relationships. As for the feeding the poor, helping the sick, etc., many are doing that but considering the huge number of homeless people and kids living in the streets, sadly, they can only do as much.
There’s this poignant photo of a group of street kids sleeping on the foreground while a group of nuns pass by.
It is not right to judge the nuns based on this photo alone because they have surely helped the poor and the needy but the striking contrast between them and these street kids has gotten the attention of netizens.
“There goes those people who are against family planning and contraceptives. Mind if I make a suggestion? Donate the money that you ask from church people and give it to them,” a netizen commented.
Others were more passionate.
“Let’s play the blame game.
–Kasalanan nila Sister, madre sila! Di man lang nilingunan!! And etc.
–Kasalanan ng gobyerno yan! Di man lang nila binigyan ng pansin ang mga ganyan!!
–Kasalanan ng mga magulang nila yan!! Alam ng wala ng mapapakain, anak pa ng anak.
So with all the blames, did we manage to held these people? Yes? No! So instead of blaming why not start helping in your own little ways. Di naman nakakatulong yung mga debate nyo dito kung kaninong kasalanan to. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, yes. Pero kelangan ba talaga magmurahan, magsabihan ng bobo, walang sense at tanga para lang masmapush mo na mas may point ka?
There’s too much hate in this world already. Wag na kayong magambag,” wrote another.
But others think the nuns were unfairly judged.
“Larawan lamang ito. Ganyan din ang ginawa kay hesukristo, sinabihan siyang kalaban ng simbahan at ipinako sa krus. Bakit ang bilis nating humusga ng hindi natin nalalaman ang tunay na nangyayari? Kayo ba ay may naitulong sa mga bata na ito bukod sa pag-hampas ng mga salita sa mga madre/pari at sa simbahang katolika? Kapayapaan sa lahat,” one netizen commented.
But many think the religious ones should change their views…
“Dapat hindi sila against sa family planning contraceptives kasi tingnan niyo naman, ang raming bata sa kalye, wala man lang silang magawa dito kundi ipagdasal lang? Hindi naman kusang nahuhulog ang tinapay sa langit. kailangan din nang gawa. namamalimos nayung nga bata, kawawa naman sa murang edad. kaya naman sana kung anong move nang gobyerno, wag puro kontra nang kontra😞😞,” another suggested.
What do you think?