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Latest Blog Posts for Zenbananas | Stories for the Soul

  • Freethinking 101
    on Mar 12, 2015 in Essays
    Over the course of the past two years, I have had discussions with people who would say, “Oh so you’re the freethinker. Ok, let’s do some ‘free’ thinking. Let’s explore these ideas,” and they would proceed to make these outlandish claim...
  • Alternative Realities
    on Mar 5, 2015 in Essays
    Some people are strong advocates of alternative medicine. They believe that western medical practice is a big conspiracy designed to keep patients hooked on medication, keeping the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical and healthcare industry thriving.
  • God On My Side
    on Feb 26, 2015 in Essays
    I recently went through a string of fortunate events, which led me to joke with my wife. I told her that God is on my side and is giving me favors because I’m the prodigal son, that’s why I should keep going on in my prodigal ways. But the though...
  • Big Bang Blues
    on Feb 19, 2015 in Essays
    Since yesterday was Chinese New Year, which is traditionally celebrated with firecrackers (except in Davao City), I thought of talking about the Big Bang Theory and the misconceptions surrounding it. I got the impression that some people are just so...
  • Saving A Life
    on Feb 12, 2015 in Essays
    When I started this column two years ago, I didn’t know it would last two years. Ever since I was in my early twenties, I had a dream to be a columnist. I would pick up different newspapers, turn to the opinions section, and wonder how these writer...
  • Do You Believe In God?
    on Feb 5, 2015 in Essays
    Dear sir, Your articles are interesting but I am confused. Sometimes you talk like an atheist and sometimes, you talk as if you’re not. So let me just ask you straight, do you believe in God or not? Chris ===== Dear Chris, The question you ask seem...
  • Was There A Miracle?
    on Jan 29, 2015 in Essays
    One of my regular readers, an American IT expert visiting Davao, who calls himself Charlie5 (he says he is a Daoist and a shaman), sent in a response to last week’s article, After The Pope Has Gone. He makes some interesting counterpoints to my art...
  • After the Pope Has Gone
    on Jan 22, 2015 in Essays
    Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle describes the recently concluded papal visit as a “miracle,” though I wonder what constitutes a miracle for the good cardinal. Miracles must indeed be in short supply these days if what transpired cou...
  • The Madness of the Crowds
    on Jan 15, 2015 in Essays
    Someone ought to put a stop to the annual madness that is the Black Nazarene procession. Year upon year, this senseless activity claims lives and causes multiple injuries — not to mention the massive traffic jams and the amount of government pe...
  • Divine Selfishness
    on Jan 8, 2015 in Essays
    Throughout the centuries, preachers have been preaching against selfishness and extolling the virtues of selflessness. There is a very long line of martyrs and saints enshrined in the annals of church history — people who were willing to make t...
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