I hope Mr. de Quiros would not mind if I copy and paste his article here on my blog. I just want to share it with the rest of the world...
Why Arroyo is not Jesus Christ
Friends have asked me why I have not written about that comment of Rep. Pablo Garcia that has had Filipino Catholics aghast and incensed. Specifically that Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is like Jesus Christ who did not win popularity contests. "Pontius Pilate presented our Lord to the crowd and said, 'Whom do you prefer, Barrabas or Jesus Christ, to crucify.' Our Lord Jesus lost in the survey."
Well, it's never too late. Having just written about why Ms Arroyo is not Manny Pacquiao, I might as well write about why Ms Arroyo is not Jesus Christ.
Ms Arroyo is not Jesus Christ because:
Jesus Christ kept the company of the poor and oppressed, preaching that the humble will be exalted and the exalted humbled and that the meek shall inherit the earth. He was opposed by the Pharisees who greatly minded that he subverted their position by saying things like the old must give way to the new. He chose for his apostles fishers whom he turned into fishers of men. He bade them leave all their earthly possessions and follow him and they would be rewarded with riches beyond belief-of the spirit and not of the flesh.
Ms Arroyo keeps the company of the rich and dissolute, assuring, if not preaching, that the innocent will be punished and the guilty rewarded, and that the sick shall inherit the earth. She is supported by the P(h)arasites, who are the bishops who say variously that truth and lie are just icing on the cake, everybody cheats anyway, and the new (freedoms) must give way to the old (chains). She has chosen for her apostles dishers of compliment, also called fawners, whom she has turned into fishers of loot, with her at the collecting end of it. She has bid them leave all their earthly convictions and follow her and they would be rewarded with riches beyond belief-of the flesh and not of the spirit.
Jesus Christ did not mind the company of a well-known prostitute, a woman who sold her body to the highest bidder, but who turned over a new leaf. Ms Arroyo does not mind the company of well-known prostitutes, people who sell their souls to the highest bidder, and who will turn a new face (or turn to a new master) later on.
Furious at finding merchants selling all sorts of wares in his temple, Jesus Christ flailed at them, crying, "My temple is a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of thieves!" Furious at Brig. Gen. Francisco Gudani, Jun Lozada and other whistleblowers for telling the truth, Ms Arroyo flails at them, crying, "My temple is a den of thieves but you have made it into a house of prayer!"
Jesus Christ told the devil who tormented him while he fasted for 40 days and 40 nights in the desert, "Be gone, accursed one." Ms Arroyo told Cory Aquino, Jaime Cardinal Sin, Jose de Venecia, Fidel Ramos and all those who fomented her while she lasted for 4,000 days and 4,000 nights, "Be gone, accursed ones."
Jesus Christ turned six loaves of bread into 6,000 to feed the hungry. Ms Arroyo has turned the 6,000 loaves of bread into six pan de sal (if you can see them) to feed the greedy. Jesus Christ turned water into wine. Ms Arroyo turns water into vinegar. Jesus Christ brought Lazarus back from the grave. Ms Arroyo sends democracy (which Cory brought back from the grave) back to the grave. Jesus Christ made the blind see, the deaf hear, the mute speak, the lame walk. Ms Arroyo has made the seeing blind, the hearing deaf, the voiced voiceless, and the healthy sick (or dead).
Jesus Christ said, "Give unto Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." Ms Arroyo says, "Give unto FG [First Gentleman] what is FG's and to me what is mine." Jesus Christ said, "You cannot serve both God and Mammon." Ms Arroyo says, "I am both God and Mammon, you can serve me." Jesus Christ said God allows evil into the world to test the faith of men. Ms Arroyo says, "God put me here."
Jesus Christ was betrayed by Judas. Ms Arroyo is defended by God-Knows-Hudas-Not-Pay. Jesus Christ was denied three times by his right-hand man Peter, who went on to regret his moment of weakness and never again made the same mistake, enduring an exquisitely painful death while clinging steadfastly to his beliefs. Ms Arroyo was embraced twice by her left-hand men and women in
Jesus Christ lost the popularity contest between him and Barrabas, and was condemned to death. Ms Arroyo has lost the popularity contest between her and any duly elected leader, but has been elevated to life, or lifetime rule. For turning against their Savior, the Jews were condemned to become Wandering Jews. For not turning against their Oppressor, the Filipinos have been condemned to become Wandering Filipinos (and not just as overseas Filipino workers). Jesus Christ allowed himself to be crucified to pay for humankind's sins. Ms Arroyo crucifies the people to pay for her sins. Jesus Christ surrendered himself to the will of heaven, which is the voice of God. Ms Arroyo refuses to surrender herself to the will of the people, which is the voice of God. Christ's death is mourned by every Christian. Ms Arroyo's life is mourned by every Filipino.
On the third day, Jesus Christ ascended into heaven. On her first day, Ms Arroyo descended into hell. Christ's life and teachings are recalled in the gospel according to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Ms Arroyo's life and doings are recalled in the gospel according to Juan, Ed, Miriam and Joker. Jesus Christ had a rock opera named after him, which was "Jesus Christ, Superstar." Ms Arroyo will have a zarzuela named after her, which is "Ate Glo, Superglue."
Jesus Christ is a real God. Ms Arroyo is a fake president.
I bow down to Mr. de Quiros for having the courage to write such a powerful article. I hope the president will reflect on it and learn from it. She should repent if she wants redemption.