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The Unfolding ZTE Drama

[Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion and does not in any way represent MGC or its leadership.]

Most of us saw, heard or read Jun Lozada’s explosive testimony before the powerful blue ribbon senate committee about the controversial National Broadband Network scandal, his abduction and even his ‘mea culpa’ or the confession of his own corrupt activities.

Nowadays, it is so easy to point an accusing finger. It is as if no one can afford to be neutral. To be impartial seems to be cowardice. Lines were drawn. Sides were taken.

How should we as a Christian community respond? I am not calling for neutrality but for prayerful sobriety or clear-headedness. No matter how engaging the accusations and counter-accusations, the right forum for all these is not the senate, though they may claim it is “in aid of legislation.” It is not even EDSA. It is the courts for we are a nation under the rule of law. We took shortcuts before. Look at where we are right now. Yes, it’s quick and easy compared t…

That Tom Cruise Video

“We’re the authorities on getting people off drugs. We’re the authorities on the mind. We’re the authorities on improving conditions. We are the way to happiness. We can bring peace and unite cultures. Now is the time.”
That’s from the latest, controversial video of Tom Cruise over the Internet, extolling the virtues of his Scientology faith. (Most websites that hosted the video pulled it out after the Church of Scientology issued them a notice of copyright infringement.) Someone wrote this about the video, “Let me put it this way: if Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch was an 8 on the scale of scary, this is a 10.” Cruise did not say those claims tongue in cheek. I watched the video myself. He is so enthusiastic or, as described by http://gawker.com, “with all the wide-eyed fervor that he brings to the promotion of a movie… Making the argument is an understatement. [He] is a complete fanatic.”Well, Cruise is sincere… but wrong. Scientology is not the authority. Our Lord Jesus was, is …