We often talk about ironies like they are jokes, such as when you’re itching for a smoke but you couldn’t find a smoking area or when you badly need a spoon but all you can find are forks and knives. Most of the time, they’re funny and a tad bit annoying. But sometimes, we see evidence of daily ironies that strike us right in the middle of our chests, bringing us a terrible ache that doesn’t ebb, even long after we look away.
We often hear priests and nuns preach that we must help those who are in need. They teach us to be kind to the poor, to the hungry, to the sick, to those who are on the fringes of society. Yet, there are times when we ask ourselves, “Do they practice what they preach?”
Definitely, there are religious groups that spend their time, effort, and resources to serve those who need help, and we do appreciate that. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Sadly and ironically, though, there are those who are keen on preaching but needs a bit of a nudge when it comes to the “taking action” department.
Take at look at this poignant photo that shows a group of nuns passing by a group of sleeping street children:
It is unfair to judge the nuns based on this sole photo because we are sure that they have helped a lot of people at some point in their lives. However, the striking contrast caught the attention of several netizens, according to Definitely Filipino.
One netizen commented:
“There goes those people who are against family planning and contraceptives. Mind if I make a suggestion? Donate the money that you ask from church people and give it to them.”
“Let’s play the blame game.
– It’s the nuns’ fault. They’re nuns and they did not even glance at the kids!
– It’s the government’s fault! They do not pay attention to problems like this!
– It’s the parents’ fault! They continued to bear children despite the fact that they could not feed them!
So with all the blames, did we manage to help these people? Yes? No! So, instead of blaming why not start helping in your own little ways. Arguing about who needs to be blamed won’t help. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, yes. But do we need to bash each other just to prove a point, just to prove that we are correct?
There’s already too much hate in this world. Let’s not add to it.”
Over the years, overpopulation has become one of the Philippines problems.
There are people who believe that the nuns were judged unfairly, and they wrote:
“This is just a photo. Even Jesus Christ received the same treatment, He was called an enemy of the Church and was crucified. Why is it too easy for us to judge even if we are not aware of what really happened? Have you people done anything to help these kids aside from lambasting the priests and nuns of the Catholic Church? Peace to all.”
And, there are people who believe that the religious people should change their perspective:
“The Church should not be against family planning and contraceptives because this is what happens – the number of street children increase and they cannot do anything about it except to pray. Bread just doesn’t fall down from heaven, there must also be action. These kids beg for alms at such tender age. Hopefully, the Church would stop opposing the projects of the government that aim to solve this problem.”
The photo was taken in Manila, Philippines, where overpopulation has become a growing concern. Interestingly, the Catholic Church opposes the government’s move to implement family planning and contraception.
Now, tell us what you think.
7 Shameless Criminals Who Dared to Sue Their Victims
It’s quite ironic how some criminals actually blame their victims for all their troubles.
People who break the law can be classified into two groups. There are those who become criminals out of desperation. Then, there are those who simply enjoy being criminals and wreaking havoc in other people's lives. While there's hope for the first kind, the criminals in the second group are practically hopeless.
It so happens that we came across several stories that involve the hopeless criminals. Indeed, they seem to feel no remorse for breaking the law. Many of these criminals even blame their victims for their troubles. Here are seven shameless criminals who dared to sue their victims.
1. SAM CUTRUFELLI
Muslim Student Gets Refused By Airport Security ‘Unless She Removes Her Hijab’
She was told “You are not safe for us.”
For all our female Muslim readers out there – have you ever been refused by an airport (or any establishment, for that matter) just because you were wearing a hijab? Aghnia Adzkia, a student from Goldsmith University, experienced exactly that and she’s totally not happy about it.
According to the Indonesian national, she was catching a plane bound to London but airport security did not allow her to board. The reason, as mentioned above, was all because of her wearing a headscarf. They asked her to remove it so they can check it.
Muslim student Aghnia Adzkia was refused by airport security for wearing a hijab.
Research Says Using Facebook Actually Makes You Feel Depressed
The study discovered that many people are negatively affected by the “carefully curated images from others’ lives.”
Social media has become so much a part of our lives. Facebook, in particular, has dominated the scene. Indeed, the social media platform boasts of over 1.8 billion users worldwide. For many of them, Facebook is the main source of information. They use it to get clued in on world news or their relatives and friends' lives. A study shows, though, that using Facebook is making people feel bad.
With the rise of Facebook's popularity, people have joked that it has brought out some of people's not-so-nice qualities. For instance, people with low self-esteem compensate for it with their narcissistic Facebook posts. Others have become Facebook trolls who spread fake news and malign others. There are also scammers targeting Facebook users.
People spend an average of 50 minutes a day on Facebook.
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