Miriam Santiago blasts Christian group's principles, "The Bible is not definitive source of what is good or bad" - The Daily Sentry

Monday, July 9, 2018



Miriam Santiago blasts Christian group's principles, "The Bible is not definitive source of what is good or bad"



Late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, photo from Philstar.com
“Who knows what God is? Who understands the mind of God?I would like to see the appointment papers of the Black and White Movement people from God and signed by God.”

Late Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago in 2011, blasted the the Black and White Movement for its concept of good and evil, when she was grilling Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman during the CA hearing on her Cabinet appointment when she raised questions on her affiliation with the Black and White Movement, a coalition of civil society groups that led anti-government protests.

The group's tagline is “Because the truth does not come in shades of gray.”

Santiago was grilling Soliman after the latter said, "“The Black and White Movement and its members are God-fearing people. We start our meetings with prayers because we believe that that is the highest power and that God is the one that sets the norm of what is good and evil,” she said. “We believe that God, whatever your faith is, has defined what is good, what is right, what is bad, what is wrong.”

Santiago, a holder of a masters degree in Theology, turned the hearing into a lecture of philosophy and theology.

“Let me inform you, members of the Black and White Movement, the Bible is not a definitive source of what is good or bad in this world,” she said

The senator said  it is the “height of hubris and human arrogance” for members of the Black and White Movement to claim they know what is good and evil because God said so.

She added that not even the world's greatest philosophers know what God is.

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