- Archbishop Socrates Villegas mad an open letter for his godson
- In the letter, he mentioned about the “anti-Christs”
- He said that “anti-Christs” are those who call God “stupid”
Known as a Church leader in the Philippines, Lingayen Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas spoke about the so called “Anti-Christ” in his New Year message. KAMI learned that Villegas expressed his concerned through an open letter to his godson, Seth.
“You are subjected to so much vulgarity and violence that I fear you might catch the wrong values which can ruin your future as a good Filipino and as a good child of God,” said Villegas in a report by Inquirer.
According to the Archbishop, the “anti-Christs” are those who set bad example to children.
“Do not listen to him who tells you it is useless to go to Church and attend Mass. Whoever teaches you that is anti-Christ and there are many of them, including those who look at it is a joke. They are not for Christ. They are against Christ,” Villegas stated as reported by Manila Bulletin.
“They who call God stupid is anti-Christ. Pray for these people but do not imitate them. Respect them as elders but do not follow their bad example,” the Archbishop added.
Villegas also mentioned about making fun of women and joking about rape.
“Do not laugh when older men make fun of women. That is vulgar and if you laugh or imitate them, you become vulgar yourself. Rape is not a joke. Immodesty is not laughing matter. Respect girls and women always. You have no excuse to abuse women especially the poor women,” Villegas said.
“Never call people names nor use cuss words even as expressions. Dirty words that come out of your mouth—foul language, lies, gossips, slander, malicious jokes—make you crass and ungentlemanly. Shameless crass people use such dirty words. Do not imitate. They are anti-God; they cannot be honorable,” he added.
Villegas also encouraged his godson to be loyal to the Catholic Church.
“We are not spotless like angels but in our weaknesses, God still uses us for His mission. Walang silbi? Yes we are but if we are able to do anything good at all, all is because of God’s mercy. In mocking priests and bishops, you do what anti-Christs do. Be a loyal son of the Catholic Church,” he said.
Villegas did not mention any name. However, in a previous report by KAMI, President Rodrigo Duterte has made a controversial remark about calling God “stupid”.
Later on, KAMI also reported that the President said members of Catholic Church should not go to church and “pay for these idiots”. Instead, people should “build a chapel” at their own house and pray there.
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