Beware of churches. (Cuidado com igrejas).
Beware of religions (Cuidado com religiões).
Most of all, beware of the people behind churches and religions.
here is nothing wrong in believing in a Supreme Being, in the Supreme Architect of the Universe. I feel very comfortable with the belief that a Supreme Being has drawn an intelligent design for our Universe. A simple and naive nonsense is, at least for me, to believe that such Supreme Being needs the interference of men (priests, pastors, high-priests, elders, apostles, prophets, seventies, deacons, etc…) to keep in touch with the humankind, especially when you take in consideration the fact that the organizations created by men to try to keep in touch with our Creator, churches and religions, have, so far (até aqui), made so many mistakes. Two examples: Islamism and Catholicism + all its thousands of sects.
The Catholic Church, fortunately, as centuries went by, became a civilized and (a little more) updated organization. Sadly, its doctrine is based on dogmas, and that is dangerous. Anyway, the good news is that it has not burned Jews, Protestants, scientists and even its own members, in bonfires, for centuries. Unfortunately, Brazilians still have to put up with the attitudes of some of its parallel organizations such as CNBB, but we are not so stupid anymore and I believe that, in a few years, CNBB’s opinion will not be worth more than a penny.
What really frightens me is to know that, according to the Vatican, the number of Muslims in the world has already surpassed the numbers of Christians. Can you imagine living under a theocracy ruled by Ayatollahs?
Despite the appreciation that our government seems to have towards Muslim dictatorships, it is imperative to say that their leaders are still living in the tenth century of the Christian era. They are a menace to the whole humankind and even to themselves. Can you imagine Brazilian Muslim MDs extirpating the clitoris of our wives and daughters? This is just an example of what such “religion” still practices in the 21st century, not to mention the implantation of silicone-like containers, in young women, filled with extremely powerful liquid explosives, with the purpose of exploding airplanes, for example. (See what happened two weeks ago (April 2010) in Moscow).
Now, a simple question: what, for Christ’s sake, is our flying president doing when he pays (unnecessary and very expensive) visits to theocracies such as Iran, and bellicose muslin places like Libya (a dictatorship) and the Gaza Strip (a launching rocket facility shielded by millions of pacific Muslims)?
What kind of message is our flying president trying to convey when he visits the tomb of one of the icons of corruption in the world, the deceased Palestinian “leader”, Yasser Arafat, and refuses to visit the tomb of a true hero like Theodor Herzl?
Maybe you do not know who Theodor Herzl was, but the flying president of Brazil should know very well.
Unfortunately, as He, Himself, says, he has never read one single book. It is difficult to believe that, and I do not believe it. Nevertheless, I am inclined to believe that he really does not know anything about Theodor Herzl.
For your information, Theodor Herzl was the father of modern political Zionism.
On the other hand, Yasser Arafat was one of the most corrupt leaders of the twentieth century and a very dangerous terrorist. Just for you to have an idea of his sense of accountability: He was the person who received all the donations made by Arabs from all over the world. All donations were made in his name. He did not have a private bank account for his expenses. He had bank accounts in his name, and those accounts were the repository of all the money the Arab world donated to the Palestinians. When you become aware of such facts, it is easy to understand where ideas such as the one that came up with something referred to, in Brazil, as mensalão might have come from.
As I was saying before, our flying president chose to pay a visit to the tomb of a renowned corrupt terrorist and in a most naïve way refused to visit the tomb of the man that helped create one of the most important trade partners of Brazil, namely, Israel.
I bet that you have a fantastic communication device in your pocket. I also bet that many of us are not aware that most of the technology behind cellular communication systems is produced in Israel.
o finish my text for today, I would like to pay an insignificant but honest tribute to the man whose tomb our flying president did not have time to visit, by mentioning a sentence very dear to Theodor Herzl: shaná abaha be Yerushalaim.
Have an excellent week and do not postpone the beginning of your English course, if you are not fluent in it yet. Remember the words of Alvin Toffler in 1970: in the twenty first century, someone who is not able to speak English and to use a computer will be considered an illiterate person. Can you live with that?
Have an excellent week.