Wednesday, November 08, 2006

In God we trust...Filipino style

This one ought to have gone to my photoblog but what the heck! I found it mildly amusing. This was taken over the front entrance of a rickety old boat that I took in crossing from Sibulan to Lilo-an.

What is it about Filipino culture that makes us invoke God each and every turn? For all our supposed religiosity, it's seems like mere superstition at each and every turn. Whatever happened to "Thou shalt not use the name of the Lord thy God in vain?"

In the fine print, by the way, too small to be made out in the picture, is "Isaiah 41:10." I checked out the actual passage
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Taken with a sign that says "Fire Escape", it's very reassuring, indeed.



  1. I love Isaiah 41:10. That's been one of my favorites for a while now.

    By the way, can I reach you by e-mail, Dominique? If so, you can use the link on my profile to send me a note. I had some questions I wanted to ask you offline (about culture and what not).


  2. Well, it is quite a nice passage. I just found it so apt on a boat that's well past its prime.

    Email done!