For Christians, particularly in catholic sector of religion, sacred religious symbols should be given praise, be glorified and honored for they symbolize faith. The way they look at these religious symbols reflect how they value and thank the Lord and all the blessings he showered upon them. By any means, due respect is what these symbols deserve from them.
Nowadays, it seems that most of the younger ones no longer value the kind of respect that should be given to these sacred religious symbols.
In a photo posted by the Facebook page, Talksh*t with the caption, “Share niyo pasikatin nating tong kupal na to “, a man can be seen holding up his dirty finger in front of a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Ever since the photo was posted, it has obtained various reactions from Netizens. Most reacted angry while others are saddened by the photo.
A netizen commented, “Don’t you know the word RESPECT? We may have different beliefs, but saints deserve to be respected. You’ve done such a foolish act. That middle finger salutes you! God bless and get a life.”
Another one who is not a Catholic said, “Hindi po ako katoliko pero , nung nakita ko to i felt dissapointed .. respeto naman … edukado ba yung ganyang klaseng tao?? Realtalk nagmuka syang walang pinag aralan .. oo rebulto yan , pero kahit na respeto man lang …”
The post already garnered more than 4,000 reactions from netizens and most have expressed their dismay towards the photo and emphasized the value of respect towards our different religious beliefs.
Yes, we may all differ in what we believe and the religion we belong in but, we should remember that there is only one God and that he is the only one who can judge us. “Respect” is what is most important to be exercised by everyone so that misunderstandings can be avoided.