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A Blogger’s Prayer

Here is the invocation by Fr. Stepehn Cuyos during the Philippine Blog Awards 2007 night.

The Blogger’s Prayer

13 Responses to “A Blogger’s Prayer”

  1. benj says:

    With all due respect, I think this part was the single-most self-righteous and politically incorrect part of the entire program. I have nothing against people practicing their religion because heck, I would want them to respect my belief (or non-belief) as well. But when someone presumptuously claims that blogging in general should be used to lead us closer to (You) god, I don’t think it’s a good thing.

    It’s very offensive. I know my opinion is going to be very unpopular and some people might even say that I’m overreacting, but that’s just because I’m in the minority. If somebody else assumed that your blog was meant to forward the interests of Satanism, most of you will be pissed as well.

    This was an incredible faux pas and I hope the people responsible would publicly apologized for this politically-incorrect event.

    I have nothing against the practice of religion – again, I respect others’ rights to verbalize their faith IN THE RIGHT VENUE. I wasn’t the only person who was irked by that shameless and insensitive “prayer” and I’m definintely not the only atheist/agnostic/non-believer in attendance. I don’t blog to forward any esoteric/metaphysical gain as recklessly assumed in the prayer.

    I hope the person who would lead the invocation in the next blog events would be more sensitive to the diversity in the audience.

    Political-corectness, please. thanks

  2. arpeelazaro says:

    quite unpopular and unsavory but i agree with benj with most of what he said. let’s be sensitive to our non-christian and muslim brothers who might have been there. a moment of silence would have sufficed.

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  4. dreamflow says:

    For tolerance of each others belief:
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  5. [...] it transformed to an exercise to remind bloggers to be steadfast in [our] Christian commitment and help bloggers lead us closer to You [the you being their god] is totally beyond [...]

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  7. [...] are not also free from pressure– . Perhaps the bloggers prayer, though became controversial,  during PBA 2007, represents the temptation that bloggers [...]

  8. [...] a prayer/invocation. This is to stay away from any possible issues like what happened during the Philippine Blog Awards. And also, Davao is a city of mixed religion.. so if ever we had a prayer as part of the program, [...]

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