Currently reading @yuval_noah_harari ‘s book – ‘Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind’. It’s quite a thick book so it’s taking a long time to finish.

Someone described it as an entertaining book. I thought that person must love punishment. πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ But It is quite entertaining indeed.

I am enjoying the “fun facts”, studies and arguments ‘Sapien’ is presenting. So fascinating. Like the one above. End suffering by extinguishing the fire of your cravings.

Buddhism was not really a religion but rather a way of life and was founded in 5th Century BC – way before Christianity and Islam.

(As you probably know by now,) I am quite a thinker and a dweller. (I dwell on things.) πŸ˜‚ I am particularly interested in religion. ‘Sapiens’ have a whole chapter on such.

I had so many questions about the Roman Catholic, the one I am born into.

  • It is so again male exclusive. Yet the worker ants are predominantly women. (My observations in the 80s growing up in Manila). My mum and dad  were very active church members.
  • Also, it was the religion of  the Filipino abusers. We were conquered and suffered in the name of the Catholic faith in the 16th century. Now, Philippines is the largest Catholic nation in Asia and third in the world.
  • God is male and the one and only female divinity of Church is Virgin Mary. Emphasis on VIRGIN. (I wrote an essay on this back at uni. Book reference: Mary and Human Liberation By Tissa Balasuriya)

Well, there you have it folks! A piece of my mind about the Catholic religion. I should say though that I haven’t denounced my faith. The irony is I am quite devout Catholic. I read bible stories to the kids. We almost go to Church every week when there were no covid restriction!

Thank you for your time! R xxx

Published by Ruby West

Doing small things with great love. Girl with extraordinary love for her family, life, earth and God πŸ™πŸ½

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