Black Nazarene procession starts as devotees swell to 500,000

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MANILA, Philippines — The procession of the Black Nazarene to Quiapo Church in Manila has started, nearly two hours after the 6 a.m. mass officiated by Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle at the Quirino Grandstand Wednesday.

Barefoot devotees clad in maroon shirts, waving handkerchiefs in the air, shouted “viva” as the mass drew to a close and the life-sized sculpture of Jesus Christ was brought down from the stage.

The crowd of 160,000 early in the day ballooned to some 500,000 according to police deployed in the area.

Devotees, as part of their “panata” or vow, will carry the Black Nazarene from Rizal Park to Quiapo Church. Considered miraculous by many Catholics, the statue will pass through an elaborate route through the city of Manila.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4C2SFYIH52Y2KR7QPZPHJO2XQQ sl1

    I respect the belief of everybody but this type of tradition must be stopped as this does nothing good but to hurt devotees along the way. I don’t think God will be pleased with this type of devotion, why not just help our less fortunate Filipinos and the gov’t do a better job for our country. Doing pleasant things will please God but not this type of procession, the church must do something to correct this tradition  unless the church wanted this tradition to continue for her own benefits thus inviting tragic accident to happen in the near future.

    • batangpaslit

      wise commentary

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMETJPLQYHRUZTKIADETEYTGXE Mario

      Tough luck ! and too little, too late. This motherhood statement had been repeated a million times since time immemorial.

    • http://twitter.com/IrwinTot Irwin

      Wow You should set up your own Religion if you know God’s thinking. “I don’t think God will be pleased with this type of devotion” WOW just WOW

  • Magsasaka

     ang pagiging panatiko ay nakakapatay at nakakamatay, remember pagoda tragedy at colgante bridge tragedy

    • batangpaslit

      pagoda procession, from a biblical point of view, is demonic worship.

      • Magsasaka

        correct

      • BLITZKRIEG166

        ETO PA 2 TADO AT OGAG……

      • Magsasaka

        mas ogag ang mga taong katulad mo, mga taong nangamatay sa pagoda tragedy sa naga na kahit overloaded na ay itinuloy nila ang okasyon sa paniniwalang hindi sila lulubog, para sa iyong kaalaman ang mga ogag na katulad mo defied all logic and reasoning.

      • marionics

        di ba sa bocaue yung pagoda tragedy?

      • Magsasaka

        oo sa bocaue pagoda yon yong sa colgante bridge sa naga overloading din dahil sa fanaticism

      • marionics

        aaaaah yung sa naga e 1972 pa nangyari. yung sa bocaue lang yung naabutan ko pre he he. but i get your meaning.

  • Platypus09

    Catholicism rules, no matter what..

    • batangpaslit

      is Catholicism synonymous to belief in the Person of Jesus Christ
      or
      Catholicism is identified to teachings contrary to the Scriptures?

    • Cruxofthematter

      Yes Catholicism conquers, it divides, it subjugates, it oppresses with its doctrines of excommunication and universal church doctrine (nothing is far from the truth). It controls like puppets governments according to its whims and maintains the big bank of Vatican – which recently has been put under investigation for its links to international money laundering. Yes, the Roman Empire is alive and well and it is alive in the Catholic church. The titles of the Caesars are carried by today’s popes – PX – Pont Max. Just as they worshipped the emperor before, now they say the Pope is infallible. Nothing is a much bigger lie. Yes Catholicism rules, while the people suffer. Look at the nations that are Catholic and you see corruption. Yes Catholicism is tyranny. Those who oppose it it will run after with its Jesuits and its Inquisition. No wonder Pope John Paul had to apologize to the Jews for conniving with Hitler during WW!!. You like that?

  • xrisp

    Doon na lang po natin tingnan sa hangganan naghahati sa tao sa pananaw ng Diyos ang ating kapwa: ang taong marunong magmahal at ang taong di-marunong magmahal. Ang paghuhusga sa kapwa na hindi naman po natin batid ang kanilang kalooban ay hindi po naaayon sa larangan ng pagmamahal.

    • batangpaslit

      hayaan natin ang Banal na Aklat ang maghusga sa ating pananampalataya at gawa kung tama o hindi kung sangayon sa nasulat

      ang tunay na pagmamahal ay nagtuturo sa tamang landas kung paano mag bigay pugay sa tunay na buhay na DIOS ng sanlibutan

      • xrisp

        Ang tunay na pagmamahal ay walang galit na ipinapadama sa kanyang kapatid. The Bible is not only meant for information but most importantly for one’s transformation. Batid ba natin ang nasa kalooban ng mga taong sumasama diyan sa procession? Tanging ang Diyos lamang ang nakakaalam ng nilalaman at hangarin ng mga puso ng taong mga iyan.

      • http://twitter.com/IrwinTot Irwin

        ang gusto ko sanang humusga sa akin ay ang Panginoong Diyos at hindi kung alin mang aklat kahit pa bibliya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    There are true devotees here: giving thanks and/ or asking for salvation/ favor from the Lord.
    There are also pickpockets, snatchers, and the like.
    There are also fake fanatatics who believe their sins will be erased by joining the procession.
    There are also psychos who think a piece of the nazarne rope mixed with water can make them strong, or if mixed w/ corn will make their roosters unbeatable.

    • batangpaslit

      acknowledged…

  • Platypus09

    These are true devotees, no matter what others say..!!

    • batangpaslit

      true devotees must investigate how to worship correctly the true Living GOD in a true manner

      • BLITZKRIEG166

        hoy ogag buhay kapa paslit…ingat ka baka sunduin kana ni satanas mamaya

  • browndarwinian

    “In any case, why would you suppose that God values belief above [being]
    a good man, [being] honest, [being] kind [add to that, being environmentally friendly and picking up your own trash]. Isn’t that more important
    than belief? What’s so special about belief?” – R Dawkins

    • batangpaslit

      a person with correct belief, directs him or her to be a good man or woman
      if i believe that throwing trash indiscriminately is wrong, i won’t do it
      if i believe that being a law abiding citizen creates a just society, i would obey the law
      if i believe in GOD, to properly worship Him, i must know how what pleases Him.
      correct belief, repeating myself, leads to correct deeds

    • http://twitter.com/IrwinTot Irwin

      “Fundamentalism is another problem. I mean, Dawkins in a way is almost a fundamentalist himself, of another kind.” – Peter Higgs(physicist who suggested the existence of the Higgs-Boson)

      • browndarwinian

        “Somebody who is a fundamentalist is incapable of changing his mind. I will change my mind the very moment somebody comes up with any evidence whatsoever that there’s any god.” – R Dawkins

      • jin2012

        Evidence:  proof of God is in biblical prophecy.

        Dawkins never knew that.

  • batangpaslit

    why are the people worshipping a wooden idol—a false god?a god, carved out from wood with human image, with ears but could not hear?with feet but could not walk; with eyes but could not see?why are Filipinos worsipping a graven image of god carved out from log, which shavings are thrown into the garbage, or used as firewooda god made by man misrepresenting the image of the true Living GOD who desires to be worship in spirit and in truththe Scriptures say GOD must be worship in the spirit and in truth. Jesus Christ is the Truth.true Christians do not walk by sight, but walks by faith

    • BLITZKRIEG166

      ETO PA ISANG TADO AT OGAG

    • http://twitter.com/IrwinTot Irwin

      how bout crippled Christians, how will they walk LoL?

      • Cruxofthematter

        Havent you heard of a crutch? There is a crutch for the brain too. You may need one.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NV25ZPWMBDYFXEYR3AWQ43ZS5E Hein S

    GULLIBLE Filipinos praying to a BLOCK OF WOOD.

    • BLITZKRIEG166

      TADO KA

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    Like what the authorities warning beforehand, physically unfit should not join this wild feast including mentally FIT. 

  • Platypus09

    What would the born-again Christians say about these outpouring of passion towards Balck Nazarene?

    Whatever works for these devotees, who are we to say otherwise?

    Miracles that they believe in could happen to them do make a difference.

    This is the only way to show to the entire world that Catholicism rules in the Philippines.

    • Cruxofthematter

      Yes, Catholicism rules this country. For 300 years, the Spanish taught us to obey it. And  so they killed Rizal. Yes, Catholicism has conquered this country and we still have not waken up. This country is ruined by Catholicism. If we were spared the doctrine of purgatory, we should have been less corrupt but the doctrine itself promotes corruption because even God can be bought with offerings to move a soul from purgatory. What a doctrine from hell. Now this worship of an image. People rationalize it as devotion, respect. I wonder if we give the respect to our dead relatives. Do we parade our dead relatives and wipe our kerchiefs in their images? No we don’t. Why? Because we dont worship them. But this one, and the thousands of ‘saints’, oh my, what an idolatry. This is the zenith of idolatry.

      • http://twitter.com/IrwinTot Irwin

        wow ZENITH!

      • Cruxofthematter

         wow Philippines

  • BLITZKRIEG166

    Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, (Our Father Jesus Nazarene,)

  • ConstructiveMediaCritics

    THE CATHOLIC FAITH TO GOD LIKE THAT IS JUST A SYMBOLICAL UNITY TO GOD AND JESUS CHRIST IN HEAVEN……THOSE DEVOTEE IS NOT HAVING FAITH IN THE STATUE OF BLACK NAZARENE BUT IT IS A SYMBOLICAL OF UNITY IN FAITH TO JESUS… 

    KEEP FAITH TO GOD THRU JESUS IN HEAVEN…

    GOD AND JESUS AND MOTHER MARY LIGHTS AND MIRACLES, LIGHTS AND BLESS YOU ALL…

    • Cruxofthematter

      Question Amigo, so if you remove the statue, where is the faith? Would it still stand? Or is this just hypocrisy? I tell you, many have made a Panata with that statue and the statue IS THE MIRACULOUS thing and now your belief is in deep trouble.

      • http://twitter.com/IrwinTot Irwin

        The reason that we correct is because we love. LoL

      • Cruxofthematter

        The reason that we love is that He loved. To those who can take this saying would a blessing be. However, for those who abuse it, the heart of stone yields no further fruit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    Ano po ba ang prenoposisyon dito yong image ng black nazarene o yong mga tao na nakasakay sa sa karo. A fanatinism which going to wrong of road! I remember Sec. Jesse a devotee of Mama Mary (in the name of Mama Penafrancia) he do the tradisional tough procession but he put it in his whole way of living and daily life style. A devotee is not just for a certain date of fiesta but its a daily basis commitment how you live, how you talk, how you belong as part in soceity. A devotee is more than what you believe-in, its more than the faith what you have in mind and what you learn and hear from other…. its a self development for your spiritual well-being at the time you understand and up to the time your death. I urge people to read repeatedly the New Testament to understand the WORD OF LIFE.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/5TENDBNOVQRJEKFPV76D2N4XUM Socorro

      Let them express their faith in their own way and we will let you do yours with your faith. Respect is the key word here, let us respect each other’s ways and remember that we are in a democratic country with a right to our own religion.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    GLORY TO THE FATHER, TO THE SON AND HOLY SPIRIT….please say this in your thoughts… every day many times whatever you do, where ever you go, where ever you are…. and you will notice the difference in your life.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    As OFW this is the only I pray ……which now I share it to you.

    • http://twitter.com/IrwinTot Irwin

      anu raw? Siguro sa London ka OFW kung saan nag originate ang English language.

      • Cruxofthematter

         English started in London? Check again. Ever heard of goggle?

  • maypakialamako

    why do these catholic-haters keep on insisting that we catholics worship  a wood or statue?! the statue of the black nazarene is just a representation of jesus, and jesus not the wood is the one we worship. just like how we respect or salute the philippine flag. we do not salute or respect  just a piece of fabric, we respect what it symbolizes and represents… gets nyo mga gunggung?!

    • jin2012

      Do you know what Catholic means?  It is from the Latin word Catholicus which means universal.

      Now, do you know what venerate means?  It is from the Latin word veneratus, it means worship.

      • maypakialamako

        isa pa tong gunggung. ang layo ng arguement mo!

      • Cruxofthematter

        Who hath appointed thee to be our judge? Facts, not opinions weigh the matter. 300 years under the Spanish Catholicism and still never learned the lesson? What a waste. What a real gunggung.

      • http://twitter.com/IrwinTot Irwin

        another statement full of LOVE. I want to belong to your church na talagang punong puno ng Love.

      • Cruxofthematter

        No, don’t join our church. Not interested with cynics. Go ahead, ridicule, for just as the He was ridiculed when He corrected the Jews of His day so would people like you mock.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

         the latin word veneratus maybe the origin of the word venerate but it is now used to express respect and not worship, meaning of words evolve in time, , ,

      • jin2012

        The meaning to man may have “changed” for some, but to God, the meaning is the same.

        The word “veneration” etymology
        Originated 15th century, from the latin word venerationem, venerari, which means WORSHIP.

        VENERATION (to bow down to, to serving,  respect, special act of honor) = venerationem, venerari, veneratus, adorabis, neque coles = WORSHIP

        In the LATIN VULGATE BIBLE – the official bible of the Catholic Church for over 1000 years (400AD – 1530AD)

        Here is an example

        Exodus 20:5 (Latin Vulgate Bible of the Catholic Church)
        NON ADORABIS ea NEQUE COLES ego sum Dominus Deus tuus fortis zelotes visitans iniquitatem patrum in filiis in tertiam et quartam generationem eorum qui oderunt me

        Exodus 20:5 (Revised Standard Version CATHOLIC EDITION)
        5 You shall not BOW DOWN to them [or serve] OR WORSHIP them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, 

        Google Translate Latin to English
        shall NOT BOW DOWN to them, nor SERVE them: I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

        Here is another example:

        1 Chronicles 29:18 (1 Paralipomenon)
        Domine Deus Abraham et Isaac et Israhel patrum nostrorum custodi in aeternum hanc voluntatem cordis eorum et semper in VENERATIONEM tui mens ista permaneat

        Google Translate Latin to English
        O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the will of their heart and let this mind remain always for the WORSHIP of your

    • Cruxofthematter

      If we hated, then we are nothing. The reason that we correct is because we love. It saddens us to see our fellowmen following this carved wood, the rest of which must have been long ago used for firewood. If this is veneration, why do we direct our prayer to it believing it can heal hence the sea of followers? Do we believe our flag can heal so we respect it equally the same? This grand procession is a grand deception. And the greatest deception one can commit is the deception of himself and for that we cannot hate but weep inside, hence the intensity of our cry for you to listen and take heed. When?

      • maypakialamako

        gunggung ka nga. di mo pa rin ma-gets yung analogy!

      • Cruxofthematter

        Justify it as an analogy, the command from God is simple and yet you make your own way around God’s ways – thou shalt not BOW down before them (Exodus 20). And the 3 men of God in Daniel 3 would not bow down before Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image (this should be worth more respect than wood, wouldn’t it be?). They were thrown into the furnace but they said before that that they will never bow neither kneel down before that image even out of respect. Now, what does the devotees of the Nazarene do? They fight life and limb just to get to the wood to get their kerchiefs touched. What a simple kind of respect, is that it? Now sino ang gunggung? Sino ngayon ang hindi maka gets? Simple, yet we complicate things. Like as if we can buy God with our efforts, as in purgatory another doctrine coming straight from the pits of hell.

      • http://twitter.com/IrwinTot Irwin

        wow this statement sounds full of love. dumami ang kauri ng mamang ito siguradong the world will be a happier place FULL OF LOVE. “The reason that we correct is because we love.” – sabi ng matalinong tao above.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

         ETO NA NAMAN ang bible quoters na MAY UTAK NA  “mas banal kami kesa sa inyo” GAYA NG MGA PARISEO SA TEMPLO na TINUTUYA NG MGA PUBLIKANO

      • Cruxofthematter

         How did you ever come to know of a publican and a Pharisee? The Priest? How did the priest get it? The bishop? Ultimately where?

      • Cruxofthematter

        In the statue, you respect the wood or the person and then how come you don’t listen to His words in the Bible and yet say that you respect Him through the wood? You respect the fabric or the country? So do stand in attention when you see a small flag at the windscreen of the vehicle? Di ka maka gets kasi dini deceive mo sarili mo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_U62PHGMKO4RK7BLMC4ACA4EG5A EREC

    This is more than faith but this expression of faith can be easily manipulate by opportunist people, like politicians, DAMASO & ESKRIBAS. I suggest give each one of them a New Testament a Pilipino translation for more wide understanding. Im not codemning this people its their freedom to express their way of fait that there is God and Jesus Christ was sent by God through HOLY SPIRIT and born by the Virgen.

  • Petrus_Romanus

    To the Quiapo Priest:  IT IS IDOLATRY, you are teaching your flock to sin!!!

    Listen instead to the very words from God found in your very own Catholic Bible, IDOLATRY WILL PREVENT YOU from inheriting the Kingdom of God!!!!

    [ALL FROM the Revised Standard Version CATHOLIC EDITION]

    Galatians 5
    19 Now the works of the flesh are plain: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit, 21 envy,[b] drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 

    Exodus 20
    4 “You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

    Leviticus 26
    26 “You shall make for yourselves no idols and erect no graven image or pillar, and you shall not set up a figured stone in your land, to bow down to them; for I am the Lord your God. 2 You shall keep my sabbaths and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

    1 John 5
    21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols.

    Isaiah 42
    I am the Lord [YaHWeH], that is my name;  my glory I give to no other,  nor my praise to graven images.

    Ezekiel 14
    6 “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God [YaHWeH]: Repent and turn away from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations.

    1 Corinthians 10
    14 Therefore, my beloved, shun the worship of idols…….. 20 No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be partners with demons.

    Psalm 115
    4 Their idols are silver and gold,    the work of men’s hands. 5 They have mouths, but do not speak;    eyes, but do not see. 6 They have ears, but do not hear;    noses, but do not smell.7  They have hands, but do not feel;    feet, but do not walk;    and they do not make a sound in their throat. 8 Those who make them are like them;    so are all who trust in them.

    Ezekiel 37
    23 They shall not defile themselves any more with their idols and their detestable things, or with any of their transgressions; but I will save them from all the backslidings in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them; and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

    1 Corinthians 6
    9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the immoral,[b] nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,[c][d] 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God.

    ——————————–
    To the Catholic Priests, a warning to you from our Lord Jesus Christ:

    Matthew 5 (Jesus speaks)
    17 “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them but to fulfil them.[a] 18 For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. 19 Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

    • BLITZKRIEG166

      hoy petrus ogag ka din ano…..sumakay kana lang ng jeep at mamigay ng sobre. waaaahhh

      • Petrus_Romanus

        You can read the Bible for yourself. 

      • BLITZKRIEG166

        ogag, ikaw naman unawain mo ang binasa mo. ano gusto nyo mga P.I. nyo mag salita kayo ng negatibo. tatahimik na lang ako. bastusan ang gusto nyo eh sige… 

      • Cruxofthematter

         No meat, just vain accusations. The Word cannot be silenced, sorry blitzy…You can continue with your empty clanging like an empty tincan but the Word will continue.

      • BLITZKRIEG166

        pa english-english kappa dyan, ogag kapa din boy kahit ano mangyari, isang malaking OGAG !!! mag abot kana lang ng sobre sa jeep boy……..kikita kapa, waaaaaaah.

      • boypalabobo

        Read the Parable of the Sower (Matthew 13).  Alamin mo kung ano ang ibig sabihin ng turo ni Kristo dun.

      • BLITZKRIEG166

        o eto pa isang sumawsaw abay OGAG din eh…

      • BLITZKRIEG166

        yan ang mali sa inyo…hilig nyo makisawsaw…manahimik na lang kayo at wag makialam sa tradisyon ng ibang relihiyon ng hindi kayo nasasabihan ng OGAG…….

      • Petrus_Romanus

        We are doing what has been commanded by Christ.  If you don’t want to listen to his words.  Your choice. I leave you with this:

        John 10:27 (Jesus speaks) My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.

      • boypalabobo

        So ayaw mong makining sa turo ni Kristo?  Malinaw ang sagot mo.

      • Cruxofthematter

        Sino ba ngayon ang stupid – ang puro comment at walang content or yung nagtuturo na kung sana sundin ay may maikuha na rin sana?

      • jin2012

        99% of what was written came from your own Catholic Bible.  Why are you so angry at God’s words?

      • BLITZKRIEG166

        ay naku naki sawsaw pa eh…..o eto ka OGAG

      • boypalabobo

        So ayaw mong makining sa turo ni Kristo?  Malinaw ang sagot mo.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/5TENDBNOVQRJEKFPV76D2N4XUM Socorro

      I beg to disagree, this is not idolatry, this is just a simple expression of faith by Filipinos. Let us express their faith in their own way, let us respect each other’s belief and traditions. That is what God wants from all of us, to respect each other.

      • Petrus_Romanus

        You can read the Bible for yourself. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

         I VE READ THE BIBLE BY HEARTH and STILL I LOVE THIS CATHOLIC FAITH..

        YOU CANNT UNDERSTAND it kasi LITERAL ka…

      • Cruxofthematter

         I see hindi pala literal ang Isa. 40:18-26. Go ahead. Hindi pala literal ang mga karnero sa birth in Bethlehem. I see hindi pala literal pala ang Bethlehem. Cebu pala yan.

      • jin2012

        A man, Pope Innocent X allowed the Black Nazarene to be “venerated” in the year 1650.

        God, Yahweh, Our Father, commanded us to obey Exodus 20.  The Law was upheld (not changed) by Christ in Matthew 5.

        Which would you rather follow?  The two commands do not agree with each other.

        Tell me, how else do you understand Exodus 20?

      • Petrus_Romanus

        The Bible is divided into these “styles”:

        Poetry
        Prophecy
        Parables
        Teachings
        Letters
        Historical

        The first three will likely be difficult for most, because many of them are highly figurative and symbolic.

        The rest, will easily have literal –

        Specially the commands from God and Christ.  How else do you follow, when God says “DO this” or “DON’T do this” ?  It is quite clear.

      • jin2012

        Respect is not the issue.  The message from God and Christ has been delivered to you.  It’s up to you what you do with it. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5TENDBNOVQRJEKFPV76D2N4XUM Socorro

    It is only the Christ as Black Nazarene that can make Filipino men express their faith in a deep way. I believe that it is one of the miracles of Christ. Only He can call on these tough men to devote one day to Him. I could not be help but be touched by that faith.

    • Cruxofthematter

       I see. Would Jesus have made a miracle through an item which He has denounced? A graven image is never and will never be condoned as it is the devotion to a CREATURE not the CREATOR.

    • Petrus_Romanus

      Christ is very much alive and is in heaven, seated at the very right hand of God.  He is alive and real. I believe you know this to be true.

      Isaiah 42:8
      “I am the LORD [YaHWeH]; that is my name! I WILL NOT GIVE my glory to another or my praise to idols.

    • Jacinto Rivera Mendoza

      If that is true, then did a different God say: You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me (Exodus 20:4-5) – surely it can’t be the same God

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5TENDBNOVQRJEKFPV76D2N4XUM Socorro

    The feast of Black Nazarene and the outpouring of the devotees willing to bear the hurt and pains is a manifestation of Filipinos  resiliency and ability to overcome difficulties with a positive outlook. I am proud of this event and I hope this is what the media would emphasize while covering the event not the number of casualties and all the negativism.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    BLACK NAZARENE MADE IN CHINA!! BISHOPS BRAIN WASH PILIPINOS TO BE IDIOT AND STUPID BUNCH OF TANGA!! DINA NATUTO PILIPINO WALANG HIMALA TAYO GUMAGAWA NG HIMALA!! KAYA MAMATAY ANG MGA TAO NA ITO SA KATANGAHAN NILA!! D2 LANG AKO SA BAHAY NANOOD NG T.V KUMAIN NG POPCORN TININGNAN KO MGA TANGA!!

    • http://twitter.com/IrwinTot Irwin

      ansakit sa tenga nakakabingi puro sigaw. baduy

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

      BLACK NAZARENE MADE IN CHINA!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

       EDGARDO AND HIS IDOL FELIX MANALO’S cult ALL made IN THE PHILPPINES.. MGA SINUNGALING KAYO,,, SINO MANINIWALA SA INYONG MAS DAPAT PANIWALAANG SUGONG ANGHEL SI MANALO AT MAS DAPAT PANIWALAAN KESA KAY KRISTO na anak ng DIYOS AT NABUHAY NA MAG ULI..

      MANALO NYO NABULOK,, KRISTO NABUHAY MAG ULI

    • BLITZKRIEG166

      hoy ogag ka troll ka pa. yan ba ang aral sa inyo ang manglait ng paniniwala ng iba. ayos yan alam ko na patutunguan mo kupal

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

        OBISPO SALOT SA PILIPINAS GUS2 MAG PARAMI BATANG HUBO!! KUNG YAN NAG PAPALAKAD NG PILIPINAS IPAG BABAWAL NIYAN MEDICAL DOKTOR DAMASO SALOT!!

  • http://twitter.com/IrwinTot Irwin

    They weren’t kidding when they said that even the devil can quote the scriptures. LoL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    BLACK NAZARENE MADE IN CHINA!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    HOY !! MGA ISANG TAMBAK NA TANGA MARAMI NIYA SA DIVISORIA BLACK NAZARENE MADE IN CHINA!!

    • Cruxofthematter

       That is why China is now at the West Philippine Sea – read Deuteronomy 28 on the punishment to Israel for disobedience which may be applied to us in this particular setting.

  • anu12345

    Tiyak na maraming criticisms mula sa born against, saksi at INC

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

     EDGARDO MENDOZA AND HIS IDOL FELIX MANALO’S cult ALL made IN THE PHILPPINES..
    MGA SINUNGALING KAYO,,, SINO MANINIWALA SA INYONG MAS DAPAT PANIWALAANG
    SUGONG ANGHEL SI MANALO AT MAS DAPAT PANIWALAAN KESA KAY KRISTO na anak
    ng DIYOS AT NABUHAY NA MAG ULI..

    MANALO NYO NABULOK,, KRISTO NABUHAY MAG ULI

    • Jacinto Rivera Mendoza

      Gentleness please :) 2 Timothy 2:24-25

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CKTN4Y7PNDL33JQJLHP2RFJKA Piola Pascuall

    NAGKALAT na naman dito ang MGA BIBLE QUOTERS NA may KAISIPANG “MAS BANAL KAMI KAYSA SA INYO” GAYA NG PARISEO sa templo na TUMUTUYA sa MGA PUBLIKANO

    • Cruxofthematter

       Di ba sa bible rin natin ang sinabi mo? Then why do you condemn the bible quoters when you yourself quote from it or do you just want to quote something that suits you?

    • jin2012

      If you think we are lying…. read what Paul wrote:

      Acts 17:11
      Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.

      ….and this:

      2 Timothy 3:16-17
      16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work

  • Cruxofthematter

     The worst thing that could have happened is that you do not known you have just quoted from the bible. Sad. We are promoting ourselves are holier than thou, we are saying very simply – listen and be warned – we care.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    BLACK NAZARENE MADE IN CHINA!!

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    To all those critics of this wild feast: Please refrain from making comments unacceptable to these fanatics. There are positive aspects for this revelry like; tourist attraction comparable to hajj in Mecca and Medina (Saudi Arabia). It generates income for people selling religious artefacts,money for local sculptors ( mostly in Quiricada), overtime for street-cleaners, snacks-vendors. A little concern about petty crime like ‘pickpocket’ is manageable. A few casualties is not bad.Yes, they are dumb because it’s absolute idolatry. Who cares? It’s their faith, although stupid, we shall respect. As some users said; ” Mga OGAGS”. Peace Man.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    OBISPO SALOT PILIPINAS SIGURO PAG SILA NAG PAPALAKAD SA PILIPINAS MAG PAPARAMI YAN NG BATANG HUBO IPAG BABAWAL NIYAN ANG MEDICAL DOKTOR DADAANIN SA PADASAL ANG BUNTIS OBISPO SALOT SA PILIPINAS!!

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