Thursday, November 15, 2012

No this is not an Independence Day play

So much for the brick-by-brick approach nor for the "setting a good example" approach of Pope Benedict XVI.

When inculturation rears its ugly head, this is the kind of thing that'll surprise you when you go to your next Mass.

See the thurifier in the second photo?

Nope.  He did not bring that for your next fiesta where you whack the dang thing and expect coins and candies to shower on you, Filipino-style Piñata.  That is the thurible.  Why not inculturate that hand bells and settle for your mom's old pots and kettles?  Hey, that's what Filipinos use to make noise on New Year's Eve, eh?

Poor kids!  They were subjected to this without knowing how wrong it was.

Makes me remember the words of Christ...

"It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin."

Oh come on, TPC, this is a sin?

Oh yeah.  You are trivializing the Holy Mass, the Sacrifice of Christ in Calvary into your Linggo ng Wika cultural shows.  And it ain't funny!

1 comment:

  1. Anyone who involves himself in inculturation must at least make sure that the things used are used according to their own proper purposes. As far as I know, the palayok is an vessel for cooking...and it is true that the way it is presented here, it looks like the filipino Pinata!