Monday, April 13, 2009
Our family went to Ozamis City last Friday and returned just yesterday. While we were on our way, I noticed a lot of Processions going on in the highway at dawn. Same procession from one "poblacion" to another. I was not really surprised since it was Good Friday and that the procession is a part of the tradition of Catholics. But the processions we encountered last Friday were really 'over acting', stupid (forgive the word), and very annoying. I mean, majority of these processions were on the national highway where big trucks, buses, and private vehicles pass. The processions really caused a lot of traffic in roads where there should be no traffic (rural highways). I remember 4 processions that really used the two and four lanes of the highway. Vehicles (big and small) can't really make their way. Vehicles should just wait until they pass by. We just waited and wasted precious time for nothing. These processions really delayed our trip and other's trips.
I do not really hate these people and I am not against their beliefs/traditions as long as they would just keep it to themselves. In the case of last Friday, they did not keep it to themselves. They caused a lot of delay and annoyance to others and their processions really caused my and other's head to heat up. They (religious people) should put in mind that not all people in this country have the same beliefs/doctrines/tradition/thinking with them. They should not involve others with their useless and annoying activity. Look what happened to us and others who were dalayed. I am sure they did not know what we and others had to face.
I say they should just keep their faith/beliefs/tradition/stupidity to themselves. Also, I really do not understand what would these people gain in waking up early in the morning, sing sad songs in highways/streets, carry heavy cross, relive their god's sufferings, pray repeatitively, (and delay other people's lives)? Eternal life? Remembrance of the sufferings of their god? The way I see and think of it, they gain nothing.
Posted by Discreet Infidel at 4:07 AM