Saturday, October 11, 2008

5th Commandment

"Prostitution is when a man or a woman lets someone else touch them so that they will get money".

This was how mama answered Andee's question about what prostitution is. Andee's lessons in school in their CLE class (Christian Living Education) now evolves under sensitive topics like this-- euthanasia, genocide, abortion, mutilation, subhuman living conditions, drug abuse, to name a few. All these are discussed under the 5th commandment, 'Thou shall not kill', which in context would really mean caring for human life and the human body. Which in turn, points to all the hullaballo thingi on the Reproductive Bill issue recently. My two cents worth: I'm for it. The bill doesn't go beyond or against what the Catholic Church teaches or believes. It mainly serves as a support or guide to educate those who 'might' end up going against the 5th commandment. It's more of a respect for oneself, their loved ones and their future. Sobrang babaw kasi ang nakikita ng iba. They tend to take the consequences literally and not the whole picture.

7 years sex education in school is not bad. I do think it is appropriate. In Andee's PE class they are now being taught about the female reproductive system..which again in my opinion is perfect timing because it is at that age where some girls begin to menstrate. I also believe that the modules being prepared for sex education will aptly be relevant information depending on the age of the student. In college during one of our psychology classes, we learned a very interesting topic about erogenous zones. But that's beyond my point sidetracked! Anyway.. it makes sense. We definitely can't decide for others as 'life is what they make it'. And we can't make bantay to our children forever. Give them space to grow and learn and make mistakes, and learn again, then grow again to a better person. Proper education will make them curious I agree, but then as being more educated now, they can decide for their own and not end up "killing themselves or their future." Come on now... don't tell me all those who opposed to this bill is as clean as a whistle?

So going back to what Andee's reaction to mama's definition of prostituion?
"YUUUCHHHH!!! I don't like that!"
So study hard. Enough said.

1 comment:

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