Is it right to kill a baby simply because it is hyper-active? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 14:27

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

 

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… However, if you no longer listen to the Lord your God, and no longer obey His commands…all of these curses will come upon you and overtake you… He will send you madness… and confusion of mind…” (Deuteronomy 28:15, 28, the Holy Bible).

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IS IT RIGHT TO KILL A BABY SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS HYPER-ACTIVE? I do not wish to justify the gruesome murder of a two-year old girl who, for all intents and purposes, was just barely out of her being a baby, by two old male relatives of hers, but it is important, as far as I am concerned, to pay very serious attention to what they claim was the reason for their mauling the toddler to death.

According to the two, they mauled the child because she was too hyperactive, or, in the Filipino vernacular, “makulit”. With this kind of answer, what I wish and long to understand is this: what state of hyper-activeness could the baby who has literally just been weaned from her mother’s womb have displayed that caused her old male relatives to lose their mind and jointly maul her?

In her age of barely two years, I am sure that whatever hyper-activeness the baby showed could not have hurt or prejudiced in any way her two much older male relatives. And this grips my heart beyond description: what on earth could have possibly motivated these men to display such unspeakable cruelty against a baby who even has no mind of her own yet?

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THOSE WHO KILL CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY ARE HYPER-ACTIVE ARE INSANE: The only thing I can see here is the severe madness and mental disorder or total confusion of the mind of the two criminals. The fact is that, only those who are greatly damaged in their minds would have the ability to maul a baby until its youthful life is sucked out of it.

So, how did these two men get afflicted with such gross mental aberration? Well, it is possible that they have just abused shabu or other illegal drugs or other toxic substances, or were still fully inebriated at the time of the commission of the crime. These are the only possible causes of that kind of madness.

In a situation such as this, another question will inevitably present itself for resolution: why do Filipinos imbibe shabu or other illegal drugs? What has happened to the Filipino race that, even if they are fully aware of the ill-effects of shabu or other drugs on their minds and their bodies, they continue using or abusing them anyway?

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DRUGS AND VICES ARISE FROM GODLESSNESS: I will go back to what I have been saying here in this column relentlessly by now: the reason why many of our countrymen willfully embark on a life of vices, immersing themselves on shabu and illegal drugs and other toxic substances is that, they no longer fear nor love God.

Many no longer recognize that God has the power to impose grave penalties on them and their descendants for their wrongdoings, no longer recognizing that the most fearsome of these is being burned by fire and sulfur and being eaten by worms in hell, in eternal life. Too, included in these punishments are the curses of poverty, dissension and rebuke, while they are still here on earth.

Why are many Filipinos like this now? The reason, I submit, is that, they no longer listen to, and no longer obey the commandments, of God. Because they no longer listen to Him and no longer obey His commands, the devil has taken control over their minds and their lives, directing them to do despicable crimes. This is truly very sad!

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