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A Response to Emily’s Post

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(Anthony James Perez, President of Filipinos for Life, and Editor of FYI, the official publication of Pro-Life Philippines, has written a letter to the editors of the Philippine Daily Inquirer in order to notify them about the lack of objectivity and sound moral reasoning displayed by one of their writers, Emily A. Marcelo in an article dated July 28, 2013, entitled “Must she feel guilty over a one-night-stand with a much younger man?” where a reader asks her if she should feel guilty about her infidelity to her husband. Attached below are Emily’s response, and Mr. Perez’s letter to the editor. )

Guilt is the inner voice saying you did something bad. Guilt is doing something forced upon you. Guilt is your conscience making you feel guilty because you were not wholly into it.

But you don’t and won’t feel guilty, as you said. Looking at the whole picture, what you did was between you and your creator. Nobody else. If your God is the same as mine, no worries then. This God we believe in is not judgmental, malicious or pea-brained. This God is fantastically munificent and absolutely understanding.

It’s the holier-than-thous, the God’s gift to humanity-ripe-for-canonization-types that are the pebble in the shoe. They are privy to God’s thinking, and therefore, divinities themselves.

Did anybody die in this? Got injured? Would your friend rather that you remained unhappy and miserable on your way to the box? And it’s not like you turned streetwalker or a call girl. That moment was totally unexpected for you. A surprise gift. An extraordinary ripple as you were traveling in a vast, gloomy and quiet dark ocean. A sad metaphor for the marriage you’re in.

As William Faulkner said, “… Let no man prescribe for another man’s well-being.” Just say thanks—for memory.

 

Our Letter to the Editor

Greetings of peace.

I write to you to call your attention on an article made by one of your writers, Emily A. Marcelo, dated July 28, 2013. In her article, an elderly married woman asks her if she should feel guilty about her tryst with a younger man. Emily’s response was, and I paraphrase:

If your God is the same as mine, no worries then. This God we believe in is not judgmental, malicious or pea-brained. This God is fantastically munificent and absolutely understanding.

It’s the holier-than-thous, the God’s gift to humanity-ripe-for-canonization-types that are the pebble in the shoe. They are privy to God’s thinking, and therefore, divinities themselves.

… Would your friend rather that you remained unhappy and miserable on your way to the box? …That moment was totally unexpected for you. A surprise gift.

As much as I respect her freedom to say what she wants, I would have to respectfully disagree with her response, which was devoid of any objectivity whatsoever.

She says that God is not judgmental, malicious, or pea-brained. Unless she has a totally different God, I cannot think of a reason why she would say that God is pea-brained by calling a spade a spade. God, afterall, gave the commandments to Moses: thou shall not commit adultery. Even in a highly-secularized society, many of our existing laws have the Ten Commandments as their foundation.

For her, if I call this as I see it, which is a night of infidelity to the letter sender’s husband, I would be, in her words, “holier-than-thou.” I am disappointed that a seasoned a writer of her caliber would say such things about those who oppose her views.

For the married woman to endure such a long time without having relations with her husband is unfortunate, but should never be an excuse for marital infidelity. Apparently, she views this tryst as a “gift”. I believe that God has bestowed upon spouses the greatest gifts: the love they have for each another, their faithfulness to their marital vows, and the children that God has given them. To cheat on your spouse is never a gift.

I do not wish any harm nor misfortune upon Emily, but I am curious: if her husband (if she is married) cheats on her, will she tell her husband that his infidelity is a gift?

 

Anthony James Perez

Filipinos for Life 

 

 

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One Response to “A Response to Emily’s Post”
  1. len says:

    I wholeheartedly agree that infidelity is not a gift from God and thanks so much for voicing it out. It is a gift from the devil and in this world right now, since there is so much relativism, the persons do not want to know what is right and wrong so that they can be excused from what ever they do by just saying “I did not know”! It is so clear that now a days, they love to create their own God and rules.

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