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Title: Dr. José Protacio Rizal, M.D.
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 10:50:08 AM
My personal Hero,

(http://www.reflectionsofasia.com/_borders/rizal_bagumbayan.jpg)

The philosopher,
The Historian,
The Humanitarian,
The Writer-Novelist,
The Physician-Surgeon,
The Christian,
The National Hero.

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 10:56:31 AM
Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado Y Alonzo Realonda, was a Filipino polymath, nationalist and the most prominent advocate for reforms in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial era and its eventual independence from Spain.

The seventh of eleven children born to a middle class family in the town of Calamba, Laguna, Rizal attended the Ateneo Municipal de Manila and then traveled alone to Madrid, Spain where he studied medicine at the Universidad Central de Madrid, earning the degree of Licentiate in Medicine. He earned a second doctorate at the University of Paris and the University of Heidelberg. Rizal was a polyglot conversant in at least ten languages. He was a prolific poet, essayist, diarist, correspondent, and novelist whose most famous works were his two novels, Noli me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. These are social commentaries on the Philippines that formed the nucleus of literature that inspired dissent among peaceful reformists and spurred the militancy of armed revolutionaries against 333 years of Spanish rule.

Education

Rizal had his early education in Calamba and Biñan. It was a typical schooling that a son of an ilustrado family received during his time, characterized by the four R’s- reading, writing, arithmetic, and religion. Instruction was rigid and strict. Knowledge was forced into the minds of the pupils by means of the tedious memory method aided by the teacher’s whip. Despite the defects of the Spanish system of elementary education, Rizal was able to acquire the necessary instruction preparatory for college work in Manila. It may be said that Rizal, who was born a physical weakling, rose to become an intellectual giant not because of, but rather in spite of, the outmoded and backward system of instruction obtaining in the Philippines during the last decades of Spanish regime.

Rizal first formal study was under Justiniano Aquino Cruz in Biñan, Laguna. He was sent to Manila to study, and upon enrolling at the Ateneo Municipal, changed his name to "Rizal" to escape the opprobrium of the name "Mercado". His brother Paciano had been linked to the Filipino priests Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora who had been tried as subversives and sentenced to death by garrote. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 1877 and graduated as one of the nine students declared sobresaliente or outstanding. He continued his education at the Ateneo Municipal to obtain a land surveyor and assessor's degree, and at the same time at the University of Santo Tomas where he studied Philosophy and Letters. Upon learning that his mother was going blind, he decided to study medicine specializing in ophthalmology at the University of Santo Tomas but did not complete it because he felt that Filipinos were being discriminated by the Dominicans who were operating the school.

Without his parents' knowledge and consent, but secretly supported by his brother Paciano, he traveled alone to Madrid in May 1882 and studied medicine at the Universidad Central de Madrid where he earned the degree, Licentiate in Medicine. His education continued at the University of Paris and the University of Heidelberg where he earned a second doctorate. In Berlin, he was inducted as a member of the Berlin Ethnological Society and the Berlin Anthropological Society under the patronage of the famous pathologist Rudolf Virchow. Following custom, he delivered an address in German in April 1887 before the anthropological society on the orthography and structure of the Tagalog language. He left Heidelberg a poem, "A las flores del Heidelberg," which was both an evocation and a prayer for the welfare of his native land and the unification of common values between East and West..

Rizal's multifacetedness was described by his German friend, Dr. Adolf Meyer, as "stupendous." Documented studies show him to be a polymath with an uncommon ability to master various skills and subjects. He was an ophthalmologist, sculptor, painter, educator, farmer, historian, inventor, playwright and journalist. Besides poetry and creative writing, he dabbled, with varying degrees of expertise, in architecture, cartography, economics, ethnology, anthropology, sociology, dramatics, martial arts, fencing and pistol shooting.



His Excellence and Intelligence preceded him in life. Even unto death. His Name, Trials, Tribulations and Sacrifices continues to be the inspiration for not only Filipinos, but to all men and women around the world seeking universal equality, confraternity, legality.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: orChids on August 07, 2008, 10:59:49 AM
I saw the movie last night Enzo (Jose Rizal starring our very own Boboy),wala pa nahuman kay naay error ang pinoy channel,but naka 14th episode na ko (out of 16).I imagined last night nga ako si Josephine. ;D


"Once I thought that the only important in life was education.But I relized that it really
 depends on what kind of education.One kind can blind us,but now I can see clearly...

- Education alone is not enough to make you see roses.

                                               Dr. Jose Rizal Mercado y' Alonzo

Amazing that when they make a toast for Juan Luna and Hidalgo's success,I felt your
presence Enzo.And I don't know I saw you in Del Pilar's image. Maghimo na ko ug sugod
ug fan's club nimo Enzo.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 11:01:31 AM
Sus gi execute man diay na sha no?

That was brutal oi!

Taym pa balik ra sa History, kinsay nagpa execute nija aber???
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 11:04:08 AM
(http://www.jennylynfernandez.com/works/splash/main/images/rizal.gif)
Dr. Rizal in his youthful adolescence.

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Dr. Rizal's portrait taken when he was still a Medical Student in Madrid, Spain.

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The three leading figures of the Filipino nationalist movement in Europe in the late nineteenth century: Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, and Mariano Ponce. The trio was the moving force behind a movement called "La Solidaridad."
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: orChids on August 07, 2008, 11:06:10 AM
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The three leading figures of the Filipino nationalist movement in Europe in the late nineteenth century: Jose Rizal, Marcelo H. del Pilar, and Mariano Ponce. The trio was the moving force behind a movement called "La Solidaridad."

Mao ni akong giingon Enzo nga mura ka ug si M. del Pilar.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 11:06:16 AM
hala naa si Dodong Insoy sa tunga! hahahha

Taym pa ba: kinsay nagpa execute ni Rizal?
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: orChids on August 07, 2008, 11:09:35 AM
Hahaha wala pa man ta napansin ni Enzo,na busy pa ug panguha ug images.Dear kung gusto ka mutan aw sa story ni Rizal naa sa pinoychannel.com try lang basin makasulod ka.Then search Jose Rizal.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 11:12:53 AM

Dr. Jose Rizal was found guilty of treason and seditious action against the Spanish Colonial Government.

Dr. Rizal, in his own faith in the need to address change in the Philippines, was warned by his Spanish friends and contemporaries in Spain. They told him not to return to the Philippines after the publication of his famous works entitled, Noli Mi Tangere and El Filibusterismo. Forwarned as he was to the dangers of returning to the Philippines; he still returned.

He, by that act, already accepted his fate. Dr. Rizal, cherished the fate of the Philippines above his own life. Above his own name, above his own popularity.

The Spanish colonial government in the Philippines was, indeed, corrupt. And it ruled the Philippines against the policies and Laws that Spain, the Motherland, dictated to its overseas governments.

The plight of the Filipino was voiced in Madrid by men such as Dr. Rizal, Don. Sr. Del Pilar. The Spanish Cortes passed laws for change, but the colonial government in Manila was slow to act; or was indisposed due to the rampant corruption in its midst.

Rizal's death sparked the Philippine Revolution. His death was not only atrocious to Filipinos at the time, but news of his execution was heard in Europe; France, Germany, Spain, England, Italy. Many of his contemporaries wrote journals in response to his death. He was indeed a force to be reckoned with.

This man was a Great Man.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 11:15:50 AM
Who ruled the Spanish colonial Government in our country?
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 11:24:31 AM

It was a multi-faceted mechanism, 'te. The bureaucracy was primarily composed of Filipinos (Peninsulare, Mestizo, and Indio). Peninsulare Spaniards such took the position of Gobernador General--he had a command staff; but most of the bureaucrats of the Government, were, surprisingly, Filipino.

Filipino Principales (Aristocracy) controlled the regional authority within the Colonial Government. Filipinos were chosen and elected into positions such as Gobernadorcillo (provincial governors), Cabeza de Municipalidad, Cabeza de Cuidad, Cabeza de Barrio.

Filipinos also swelled the ranks of the Guardia Civil (the provincial constabulary); many of whom swelled the ranks of the troops but also the officer ranks.

It makes me sick to my stomach to know that many of those who wanted Dr. Rizal dead were Filipino Principales(Aristocrats) of Manila, Visayas and Mindanao as well as hardcore Spanish Imperialists.

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 11:27:47 AM
what does the Friars or the Jesuits have something to do with his death? Murag naa silay kalabutan aning tanan.

I already forgot all these, Pastilan...
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 11:32:47 AM
Doc Lorenzo, Dr. Josh, is not a Christian he a Mason. Catholic Religion is brought by Spanish Conquistadores, so no way he follow the the Religion were used as opium to subdue the the Indios.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 11:40:08 AM
No, the friars had nothing to do with his death. Rizal spent countless years in Dapitan secured in a military prison by order of the Colonial Government and under the pretense that he was guilty of sedition, militancy, and treason. Some of the things they accused him was preposterous. One charge they placed on him was the treason against the Name of the King of Spain.

Preposterous, since Dr. Rizal was in Spain and made friends within the Spanish Royal Cortes as well as voiced his opinions and that of his Filipino compatriots through La Solidaridad and Liga Filipina.

Rizal, never once disrespected Spain. The man lived there for a considerable portion of his life, spoke the language and was educated in Spain. He referred to it, in his journals, as 'Madre Espana' and wrote cultural remarks on the beauty of the country--in reference to Filipino-Hispanidad relations.

The name of Rizal was tarnished by Filipino Peninsulares who feared that he stood for militant revolution; fearing that their own personal niche within the Colonial government was at stake--and pointed the blame on Rizal. Many Filipinos who worked within the system feared this change. Feared what Rizal stood for; what is ironic is that Rizal never once demanded a revolution or complete severance from Spain. On the contrary, Dr. Rizal voiced out the need to change; socially and economically. He championed the universality of human rights and voiced out the need for Spain to secure the God-given right of human confraternity, equality and egalitarianism. His words were Victorian-esque and illustrated his Enlightenment Concepts that bears witness to his education in Europe.



As for the friars and the church; the only thing the church was guilty of was its abuse of land-ownership and influence in regional politics. There was a union, in those days, between the Filipino Peninsulare class with Church officials.

Friars and monks had nothing to do with the death of Rizal. One major grievance that Dr. Rizal pointed out in his writings in La Solidaridad was the fact that the Roman Catholic Church, particularly the Friars still ruled over the lands and controlled political policies in the islands. We saw this in his addressing of the execution of Fathers Burgos, Gomez and Zamora by the Spanish Colonial Government.
 
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 11:41:21 AM

I apologize for that discrepency, Mr. Raldampong. You are right though, he was raised and brought up Roman Catholic, but he eventually joined the Freemasons when he was in Europe.

;)
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 11:51:44 AM
(http://www.mabuhayradio.com/UserFiles/File/article/MiscArticles/josephine2.jpg)

Josephine Bracken, Rizal's wife and widow.

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 11:53:35 AM

Welcome Doc, nice thread you started here.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 11:58:17 AM
Mr. Raldampong,

Please, sir, I am no doctor. Please call me Bran na lang. :)

Am glad to discuss with you in this thread, Sir.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 12:01:27 PM
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Josephine Bracken, Rizal's wife and widow.



I can't remember Dr. Josh got married, but is she the one got pregnant during their stayed in Dapitan but it was aborted by accident?. When she accompanied her blind step father from Hongkong for eye surgery in Dapitan during his exile.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 12:11:16 PM
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Melrose on August 07, 2008, 12:21:54 PM
Enzo,

You may be interested. My uncle jes wrote in his book titled, "From Spanish Yoke to American Harness," about Rizal's (unknown) visit to Bohol while he was in exile in Dapitan. This was probable since his brother-in-law was exiled here in Sitio Ubos (now Poblacion 1 of Tagbilaran.

I'll look for a copy for you.



 
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 12:43:02 PM
It was his friend Blumentritt who pursued him to go back to Europe, but he preferred to be an exile in Dapitan. He did community service to people most them are Boholanos descent. Because Dapitan is partly a Bo-ol Kingdom dominion with Thalassacracy form of Government( By Dr. Jess Tirol).

He befriended many Boholanos in fact at one time he travel and visit Bohol.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 12:51:24 PM
i read the book and sir jes is a friend, in fact, we had long time debating about certain topics like but Rizal's visit to Bohol (as he insisted based sa mga tigulang iyang nainterview)... until now, am not convinced!!! Yes, am not convinced jud...there're no records as he admitted in the book. mga circumstancial evidences lang...

that time daghang nagparizal rizal adto...

matod pa sa book, ang subjects nga giinterview mga old na so dii na mamakak... most of them were not "elite" so definitely, dali lang mailad kung naay magparizal rizal adtong panahuna kay wala man siya kaila ni rizal personally.

of course, naay taga bohol nga ming=adto sa zamboanga nagpatambal ni rizal.... recorded na siya.

but rizal didn;t mention in his diary and letters that he visited bohol. bohol is a wonderful place, syaro dili kagama si rizal og mga poems dedicated to bohol... kara visit niya naa jud na siyay poems about the place and people. first time gud niya mingtravel so maamazed jud siya sa bohol.

wayback in 2001 when i visited a place in sierra bullones, i met an old man who's a rizalian. he showed to me iyang mga collection ni dr. rizal, jacket, cap, etc..of rizal and pictures ni rizal when he was young. the man was sane... later, i'd learned nga rizalian siya mao daghan diay siya pics of rizal...

that old man noy datahan convinced me nga iyang gikugos kugos si rizal sa gamay pa..and he went to dapitan kay follower siya ni rizal...

naluoy lang ko ni noy datahan kay hunahuna iya kadtong iyang gikugos niya si rizal kuno... ug iyang nahinabi si rizal pud mao gitagaan siya sa jacket daw ug kalo.... wala man gud siya kahibaw. in short, mailad intawon.

mao to kadtong nainterview sa book, i believe the same situation lang ni noy datahan.

you know what i can write about rizal nga natog sa among balay... LOL!

P.S. i like andres bonifacio.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 12:55:14 PM
granting nga si rizal ming-anhi sa bohol,,, sa book nanambal siya sa taloto district, didto siya gisugat kay didto man ang bangka mingdunggo.. so minglabay siya sa amua kay agianan ra baya ang booy sa taloto.

matod pa sa mga katiguwangan, mingkaon pa siya og koja sa caingget beach (kay sakop man sa booy ang caingget)... sikat na daan ang place sa koja, so rizal wala karesist sa kalami sa koja. wonder why? sa iyang mga poem? nakamention siya og seashell....nalimot lang sa name.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Melrose on August 07, 2008, 12:55:51 PM
Freemasonry, for your information, is not a RELIGION. It is a fraternity, a brotherhood of men, who believe and serve God (no matter what denomination or affiliation one has!) and his people. The center of their principles is based on the bible.

It just happened that the Freemasons during the Spanish times were also revolutionaries who are against the Spanish Government, which was basically ruled by the Spanish Friars.

Freemasonry is NOT AGAINST THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. They were against the oppression done by the Friars to the Filipino people.

I should know. I belong to a Masonic Family. 
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 12:59:22 PM
the leader kay natugkan og sungay..... mao sagaran members kay rich!!!
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 01:03:11 PM

Pero Leo, motuo ka ug dili nagtukod kog association sa Manila. Katilingbang Bisaya kasagarang membro naho mga taga Mindanao. 2/3 nila mga Boholano ang ilang Lolo o Lola sa tuhod. I'm wondering why,but anlyzing and reading Dr. Jess Tirol's article morag naay kamatuoran.

Of course its subject to debates, labina kon way evidence.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 01:07:12 PM
hahaha mao jud.... mingkaon lagi siya koja sa caingget <LOL
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 01:17:30 PM
[quote author=Melrose link=topic=14395.msg174929#msg174929 date=1218084951]
Freemasonry, for your information, is not a RELIGION. It is a fraternity, a brotherhood of men, who believe and serve God (no matter what denomination or affiliation one has!) and his people. The center of their principles is based on the bible.

It just happened that the Freemasons during the Spanish times were also revolutionaries who are against the Spanish Government, which was basically ruled by the Spanish Friars.

Freemasonry is NOT AGAINST THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. They were against the oppression done by the Friars to the Filipino people.

I should know. I belong to a Masonic Family. 
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Melrose, kaingon Assebly of God ang mga Tirol kay at one ni attend kog prayer meeting didto sa Balay ni Judge Bernaldez sa Tirol Compound ug naka attend pod ko ilang service sa UB Gym sa new Engineering Bldg.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 01:24:13 PM
Leo, nailad na sab kay ang orig nga Anoy Datahan patay na long time ago. He father almost 100 children ang mga inahan sa ijang mga anak, ija ra sang kaugalingon anak nga mga babaye.

Seguro kadtong imong nakasulti naa toy genetic disorder kay apo na to ni Anoy Datahan.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 01:27:37 PM

Ako maligo ko sa Caingit mokaon man pod ko ug kuja, saw-saw sa tam-is nga tuba nga bag-ong dawat.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 01:33:51 PM


that is true Rald, Dr Josh was a Mason that was why the fars was angry at him... kinda...

sus mobalik na sad ko ani basa sa El Filibusterismo!
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Melrose on August 07, 2008, 01:34:01 PM
FREEMASONS like Rizal fought against the Friars. That's why Rizal was branded ANTI-CHRIST during his time (even up to these days). Freemasons in Bohol were not accepted by the Catholic Church that's why they built their own cemetery. Although, this has changed overtime.

An "exclusivist" evangelical christian group has been publishing booklets against Freemasonry and Rizal branding them as evil, satanic, anti-christ.

Such finger-pointing is an illogical, unreasonable, childish, unchristian act. They point their fingers at something they don't really know about and don't really understand.

One cannot be a freemason if one does not believe in God and the bible. So, who's evil, eh? 
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 01:37:07 PM
Mel ang akong nahibaw-an kay they have God, but the father...

Sa panahon ni Rizal man gud kay ang Pinas was in the midst of transistion with the transformation sa pagka Katoliko...

ang i remembered nga ang mga friars were the ones who deceived our people about the rules and law,

unya kay si Rizal di man nila ma chacha kay bright man...

mao to...

sumpay Rose, kay murag hanas kaajo ka ana! gi taya taya na ko diri dear!
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 01:39:35 PM

Bitaw, I know some of them using it to gain high position in the Government or in the Military. Ka Lodge si ano, Ka brod si ganyan. Di ba parang corruption na ni.

Morag na lihis na ilang purpose kay sa guisugdan ni Dr. Josh
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 01:40:32 PM



This was very well said Vids! this is what i want to read...

that was why i was asking Insoy who were responsible sa execution ni Dr Josh, kay it has something to do with the friars...

(social studies mo diha???)
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Melrose on August 07, 2008, 01:41:59 PM
Rald, dili religious group nor a religion ang Masonry. It's an organization composed of men (lalaki). Naay Mason nga Katoliko, naay "protestante" basta naa kay ginoo sa imong kinabuhi. 

The Tirols are bible-believing Christians. I don't call myself protestant. Kay ngano, kinsa akong gi-portestahan?
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 01:48:53 PM
nope, am wrong... he;s anoy DAHAN, not datahan. taga matin-aw, sierra bullones, bohol. i know mariano "anoy" datahan....

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 01:52:33 PM
Inside the Masons
The fraternal order has long been the target of conspiracy theories and hoaxes. Here's the real story
By Jay Tolson
Posted 8/28/05
The 1820s looked as though they would be the best of times for the special relationship between the fraternal order of Freemasonry and the young American nation. It wasn't just because so many prominent members of the founding generation--George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and indeed 13 of the 39 signers of the Constitution--had been members. It was also because the rapidly growing republic and the fraternal society still held so many ideals in common. American republican values looked like Masonic values writ large: honorable civic-mindedness, a high regard for learning and progress, and what might be called a broad and tolerant religiosity. Indeed, says Steven Bullock, a historian at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a leading scholar of the Masonic fraternity in America, Freemasons "helped to give the new nation a symbolic core."

Not for nothing were the compass, square, and other emblems associated with Freemasonry emblazoned everywhere, even on jewelry, furniture, and table settings belonging to Masons and many non-Masons as well. Nor was it insignificant that a goodly number of Americans thought--erroneously but justifiably--that the Great Seal of the United States itself contained Masonic symbols. It was both a tribute and a liability to the brotherhood that people saw the influence of Freemasonry even where it didn't exist.

Since the Revolution, Freemasons had become the semiofficial celebrants of American civic culture. Wearing their distinctive aprons and wielding the trowels of their craft--the original Masons were in fact stonemasons--they routinely laid the cornerstones of important government buildings and churches and participated prominently in parades and other public ceremonies. When the aging Lafayette made his return tour of the United States in 1824-25, members of the "craft" (as Masonry is called) conspicuously greeted their fellow Mason, often inviting him to stay at the local lodge. That tour further boosted Masonic membership, which had grown from 16,000 in 1800 to about 80,000 in 1822, or roughly 5 percent of America's eligible male population.

How, then, did what looked like the best of times for Freemasonry so quickly become the worst of times? Part of the answer can be found in the public's divided reaction to Lafayette's tour, suggests historian Mark Tabbert, curator of Masonic and fraternal collections at the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, Mass., in his new book, American Freemasons: Three Centuries of Building Communities. To many citizens, those conspicuous displays of fraternal affection for a foreign nobleman smacked of something both elitist and conspiratorial. Quite simply, Tabbert writes, they "heightened suspicion of the craft as an international order with secrets and a radical revolutionary past."

Not so secret. It was not the first time Freemasonry would meet with such a response. From its birth as an organized fraternal movement in early-18th-century London to this very day, Freemasonry has been the object of wide curiosity and occasional intense suspicion. With its elaborate secret rituals, its involvement with both ancient wisdom and modern Enlightenment science and reason, and its relatively exclusive membership (applicants must ask to join and are then vetted and voted upon), the Masonic brotherhood has proved almost tailor-made for weavers of conspiracy theories or opportunistic authors eager to make a buck by imaginatively "exposing" the secret ways and even more secret ambitions of the craft. If the "grand secret" of Freemasons, as brother Benjamin Franklin once said, "is that they have no secret at all," those who suggest otherwise--including novelist Dan Brown of Da Vinci Code fame in his forthcoming novel, The Solomon Key --have seldom gone wanting for a receptive audience.

The real history of Freemasonry is arguably more interesting than all the tales woven about it. But that history is at least in part the story of the many fanciful interpretations of the brotherhood. Indeed, the Masons' substantial accomplishments--in forming solid citizens, in forging social networks, in mending certain social divisions, in supporting philanthropic causes--are all the more remarkable in the face of past efforts to defame or even dismantle the organization.

One such effort erupted into a broad social and political movement in America less than two years after Lafayette's triumphal tour, though this effort was largely triggered by the shenanigans, or something criminally worse, of several overzealous New York members. In the summer of 1826 in the upstate town of Batavia, a disgruntled ne'er-do-well claiming to be a Mason, William Morgan, declared his intent to publish a book revealing the secrets of one of the higher-degree Masonic societies, the Royal Arch, that had earlier blackballed his candidacy. Arrested twice on charges trumped up by local Masons, the would-be exposer was mysteriously abducted and either run out of the country or killed. Charges were brought against the likely suspects, Masons all, but after some 20 trials, writes Bullock in his book Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1730-1840 , "only a handful of convictions resulted, all followed by minor jail terms." To a growing number of Americans already wary of the power of the craft, it looked as though Masons had gotten away with murder. And to many of those same Americans, everything that prominent evangelical ministers had been saying against Freemasons--that they were deists or believers in "natural" religion or necromantic cultists--seemed to be confirmed by this signal act of unrighteous behavior.

"Morgan committees" that originally set out to establish the truth about the crime soon became the spearhead of a statewide movement and then a national Anti-Masonic Party dedicated to driving the Masons out of existence. Pennsylvania and Vermont elected Anti-Masonic governors, and former U.S. Attorney General William Wirt ran for president on the party's ticket in 1832, winning Vermont's electoral votes and about 8 percent of the national popular vote.

The party soon disappeared as the Democratic and new Whig parties stepped up their organizational efforts to dominate the national political scene. But in addition to providing a model for future American single-issue movements, from abolitionism and temperance to today's Green Party, the anti-Masonic movement nearly drove the fraternity out of existence. New York State was home to about 500 local lodges in the mid-1820s, but only 26 lodges could muster representatives to attend the statewide grand lodge meeting in 1837. Almost two thirds of Indiana's lodges had shut down by the same year. By the end of the 1830s, Masonry was making a slow comeback, but, as Bullock writes, "it would never again recover the exalted position that had once seemed Masonry's just due."
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 01:52:39 PM

Protestant are called protestant because during the time of Martin Luther of the Lutheran Church, iya  man guikawat ang biblia unya translate from Latin so daghan na nakabasa. Kanidto kono bawal mabasa sa biblia. Kadtong rang mga Pare nga kamao ug latin.

Bitaw, tino-od jud na imo nga naay mga mason nga maayong tawo, akong Amigo si Congressman Sid Aligada sa OFW, mason to sya pero born again sab.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 01:52:57 PM


How Masonry had come to such an exalted position in American public life, briefly to lose it before regaining a lesser mantle of respectability, is a story that begins in Scotland and England. Descended from medieval stonemason guilds, the lodges of 17th-century Britain were still dominated by actual (or "operative") masons who gradually welcomed into their ranks, often as patrons, selected gentlemen, as long as they pledged loyalty to the crown and faithfulness to God. These "accepted" members were drawn as much by the sociable character of the fraternities (which typically met in inns or taverns) as by private rituals and signs that had once helped the artisans protect secrets of their craft. Masonry's ties to ancient architecture, geometry, and other rational arts and sciences heightened its allure to men who participated in or closely followed the development of modern experimental science.

Wisdom seekers. As accepted members came to dominate the assorted lodges, many of whom were also members of Britain's scientific Royal Society, the focus of the fraternal life shifted to philosophical (or "speculative" ) considerations and the exploration of connections between newly discovered laws of nature and the wisdom of ancient civilizations. "They studied Greek and Roman architecture and King Solomon's Temple," writes Tabbert, "in search of keys to unlock the lost truths of ancient civilizations." Indeed, the highly mythologized genealogies of Masonry often give the temple that Solomon built in Jerusalem in 967 B.C. a prominent place in the Masonic tradition. The various architectural features of the temple, and the story of its alleged master builder, Hiram Abiff, would become central to the symbolic lore and initiatory rituals of the fraternity.

In America, Freemasonry was eagerly embraced both by the gentlemanly establishment and by members of the artisan and commercial class who aspired to that establishment. Indeed, Freemasonry encouraged social movement and a more inclusive elite through education, the cultivation of politeness and honor, mutual assistance, networking, and tolerance for differences in the delicate matter of religion. (Brothers were expected to honor "that religion in which all men agree [that is, belief in a "beneficent God"], leaving their particular opinions to themselves," wrote Scotsman James Anderson, a Presbyterian minister who in 1723 published Constitutions of the Free-Masons, the first official record of the Grand Lodge.)

Social climbers. Right up to the Revolution, men of character, talent, and ambition used Freemasonry to rise on the social ladder. Before his famous ride, Paul Revere was known as a prominent silversmith and Freemason. A fellow Bostonian, a free African-American and leather-shop owner named Prince Hall, shrewdly assessed the benefits of the fraternity. In 1775, he and 14 other African-Americans underwent initiation in a British military lodge. Hall and several brothers founded their own lodge during the Revolution. Prince Hall Freemasonry, as it was named after the death of Hall in 1807, spread to Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere to become a powerful crucible of African-American leadership, even while providing charity and other support to the black community. Although African-Americans can join any lodge, Prince Hall Freemasonry remains a vital--and still separate--part of American Masonic tradition.

After the Revolution, reluctantly breaking ties with the London grand lodges (Masons really did believe their fraternal ties should transcend politics), American lodges reorganized under state grand lodges. Freemasonry also began to move into the country's interior, promoting commercial and other connections between coastal cities and the ever advancing frontier.

Freemasonry in America is a story of successive reinventions, says S. Brent Morris, a scholar of Masonry and editor of the Scottish Rite Journal. From 1790 to 1820, younger American Masons imported two new higher-degree systems of Masonry, the York Rite, following English traditions, and the Scottish Rite, following French practices. The Scottish Rite and the York Rite encouraged more ritual instruction in morality, even while promoting some fanciful ideas about the origins of the fraternity. (Perhaps the most influential was the legend that Masons descended from the medieval Knights Templar, an order that fell out of favor with the Roman Catholic Church before substantially disappearing in the 1300s.) The elaborate and secret new rites attracted members but also added to the suspicions of critics who already considered Masons to be elitists with far too many secrets to be trusted.

As Masonry revived in the wake of the anti-Masonic campaign, Masons cultivated a more modest style. Gone were the tavern revelry and open proposing of toasts that bothered evangelicals. The order itself "took on a more evangelical coloring," says William Moore, a historian at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and author of the forthcoming Masonic Temples: Freemasonry, Ritual Architecture, and Masculine Archetypes. "The books that Masons produced," Moore notes, "looked like Sunday school manuals with illustrations that looked like engravings from Victorian Bibles." Masons also began to direct charity efforts toward the larger community and not just toward fellow Masons and their families. And partly to quiet criticism from women, Masons created the Order of the Eastern Star and other affiliates for women to join. Even today, "mainstream Masonry is male only," says Morris, although state lodges set their own rules to a degree and there are some coed groups.

After the Civil War, and as the Gilded Age got going in the early 1870s, Masons again modified their role, becoming the model to more than 300 fraternal groups that appeared during the next 50 years. During this "golden age" of fraternal orders, Freemasonry and societies like the Odd Fellows and Knights of Pythias provided a buffer against the dynamic, often cutthroat economy and an increasingly diverse society. Boosting their good works, including the support of schools and hospitals, Masons even found a way to blend fraternal conviviality with philanthropy, creating the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in 1870. Open only to Freemasons who had completed York or Scottish Rite degrees, this festivity-oriented order celebrated the well-rounded personality in an age that was coming to value personality over older ideals of honor and character. Shriners learned to amuse while raising money for hospitals and ambitious Shrine temples.

Satanic hoax. Despite the fraternity's good works, myths of dark doings continued to haunt Freemasonry. In the late 1880s, a mischievous French writer and former Mason, known by his pen name Leo Taxil, set out to play on Catholic fears of the order. He claimed to expose the order's greatest secret, known only to the highest-degree Masons: that the secret religion of Masonry was the worship of Lucifer. Even after Taxil confessed to the hoax in 1897, the myth served as a staple of anti-Masonic lore, peddled in books like evangelist Pat Robertson's New World Order.

But Masonry's greatest challenge was not its susceptibility to use in conspiracy fantasies. For all Masons did to engage with the larger society, and despite having a membership roll in the millions, Masonry seemed less central to America of the Roaring Twenties and its Babbitt-like "joiners" than did groups like Kiwanis and Rotary, which were more openly glad-handing and had far fewer ritual demands. Yet the old fraternal order saw one more boom. After the war ended, "the Masonic fraternity realized the profits of its hard labor between the Great Depression and World War II," writes Tabbert. "The craft was more accepted and appreciated than . . . prior to 1929." Between 1945 and 1960, membership soared from 2.8 million to a peak of 4 million.

From that pinnacle, the order has slowly lost more than half its members. To more and more Americans who spend their leisure in private pursuits--including heavy TV viewing--the monthly meetings and volunteer commitments of fraternal life seem too much. But in recent years, says Morris, the rate of decline has stabilized. Historian Moore suggests a reason: "A lot of men are joining at retirement age." With the rapid graying of the U.S. population, the lodges may begin to fill with people who have more spare time than most working Americans do. And who knows? Those aging boomers might even figure out how to bring younger Americans back into the craft.


In 1882, England's Puck magazine depicted the Masons as apron-clad buffoons.


Masons raise a glass to their lips, drink a toast, then slam the heavy-bottomed vessel down to mimic the sound of cannons.


Every Freemason has an apron--a stylized contemporary version of the stonemason's utilitarian garb.


The Order of Odd Fellows, like the Freemasons, is a fraternal society whose members are committed to good works.

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Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 01:53:20 PM




Unsaon man pag kugos2x nija tawon ni Rizal nga ulitawo naman si Rizal ning anha sa south!

pastilan kaluoy sad bitaw nang mga wa jud tawon alamag!
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 01:53:58 PM
MASONRY PROVEN CONCLUSIVELY TO BE WORSHIP OF LUCIFER, SATAN!

Now, from their own words and symbols, Freemasonry is proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, to be Satanic to the core!  You can be deceived no longer.

Most of the article on Freemasonry below has been taken from Masonic books that have been published by Masonic Publishing Companies, and most of them were formerly very, very secret.  We further have taken the Biblical admonition carefully, comparing Masonic teachings to the Holy Bible.  In 1 John 4:1, we see this command to all Christians: "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try (test) the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world."  Thus we see that any religious teaching that does not conform to Scripture is from a "false prophet".

This exercise is not an empty one, for your eternal, precious soul is at stake. Finally, remember two things about Masonry: 1) Superior Masons deliberately lie to their fellow Masons, as those Masons "deserve to be mislead"; 2) Explanations given to 95% of all Masons are wrong. Listen to this quote from a Masonic author, Carl Claudy: "Cut through the outer shell and find a meaning; cut through that meaning and find another; under it, if you dig deep enough, you may find a third, a fourth -- who shall say how many teachings?" You have been lied to, as we demonstrate in our many articles.  Finally, remember Albert Pike's bold assertion in Morals & Dogma, that "Masonry is identical to the ancient Mysteries", which means that all their teachings in all their books are precisely the same as the Ancient, Pagan, Satanic Mysteries! [p. 624, teachings of the 28th Degree]

Please, we implore you, take the time to read our articles so you may finally know the Truth of Jesus Christ, the God of the Universe which Masons contemptuously call an "inferior god", and Whom they never, ever mention in their teachings or their rituals. We fervently pray that the Holy Spirit will illumine your mind, heart, and soul with the knowledge of the true God, and only the true God, of the Holy Bible.

Now, for the first time ever, we shall conclusively prove that Freemasonry is actually a worship of Lucifer, the Light-Bearer; of course, since Lucifer and Satan are Biblically the same person, Freemasonry is really the worship of Satan.  We shall prove this by quoting their own sources, and depicting their own symbols.  In symbols, Freemasonry reveals more about itself than it ever does in its writings; yet, we shall start with their writings, for there you shall find the "smoking gun" proof that Masons worship Lord Satan.  Once you comprehend this truth, you shall understand why they have been so anxious all these centuries to keep the lid of secrecy tightly screwed down, for if people really understood that Masonry is a worship of Satan, no one would join, and the citizens of most communities would rise up as one to demand that the organization be completely outlawed.  Thus, you have secrets within secrets , just as we have quoted above; further, you have a continuous public relations campaign promoting the lie that Freemasonry is not a religion, and is just a good works social organization.

Now, let us inform you, with their own words, that Freemasons really worship Satan, at the higher levels.

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 01:54:18 PM
LUCIFER PRAISED AS THE LIGHT-BEARER OF FREEMASONRY

"Lucifer, the Light-bearer!  Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness!  Lucifer, the Son of the Morning!  Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls?  Doubt it not!"  [Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, p. 321, 19th Degree of Grand Pontiff; Red Emphasis added]

What a revelation!  From the first degree, the first Initiation, the Mason is urged mightily to "seek the Light"!  The average Mason is continually saying that he is "seeking the Light", and will spend his entire life "moving toward the Light".  Almost every person in Western Civilization will assume that this "Light" is the revelation of the God of the Bible; indeed, this statement is held up continuously to try to convince us that Masonry is Christian.  Yet, here, Albert Pike is saying that Lucifer is the One who bears the Light of Freemasonry!  Lucifer is the Light-bearer of Freemasonry .

Pike's sentence immediately preceding this one confirms not only that Lucifer is the Light-bearer, but that Masons of previous degrees have been led to believe that the opposite was true.  Since the wording of this sentence is a little arcane [understood only by those with special knowledge], I asked former Illuminist Satanist Doc Marquis, for his explanation.  But, we are getting  a little ahead of ourselves now; let us examine this sentence.

"The Apocalypse is, to those who receive the nineteenth Degree, the Apotheosis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God Alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer." [Ibid.]

At first glance, this sentence seems to contradict the one we first quoted above, where Pike identifies Lucifer as the Masonic Light-bearer.  However when you understand the esoteric explanation from Doc Marquis, your understanding clears up completely.

First, Pike identifies the Apocalypse as being the Book of Revelation written by the Apostle John.  Then, Pike states that other, similar books from other religions, are just as 'inspired' as Revelation, mentioning Plato, Philo, the Sephar Yezirah, and the Sohar.  Pike says all three of these books -- Apocalypse [Revelation], the Sephar Yezirah, and the Sohar, are all identically "inspired".  Since these latter two books are of non-Christian faiths, Pike is saying that the contents of Revelation are no big deal.  Therefore, it is no big deal that the Book of Revelation denigrates the "pomp and works" of Satan, since the God of that book is known to hate Satan.

Then, Pike says that these three books "are the completest embodiment of Occultism". [Ibid.]  Now, we understand that Pike views the God of the Apocalypse as being the opposite but equal to Satan, just as typical Occultists believe and teach!

Secondly, Doc Marquis provides the esoteric, occultic, explanation.  Pike is also saying in this sentence that, in the previous 18 degrees, Masons believed that God was the Light-bearer, but now, in this 19th Degree, Pike is giving them new revelation.  This insight completely squares with stated Masonic policy of deliberately misleading Masons in the lower degrees until they were really ready for the "truth".   This is the truth -- Masonry worships Lucifer .

PIKE'S TYPICAL SATANIC PHRASE -- OUT WHERE EVERYONE CAN SEE

Pike then gives concrete evidence of Freemason's worship of Satan/Lucifer on the very front of the cover of Morals and Dogma !  Below the round seal of "God", Pike writes a phrase written in Latin, which proves to be a typical Satanic phrase.  One look at this phrase would alert any Satanist that the contents of this book are Satanic!  A Satanist would also understand immediately that all of Freemasonry is Satanic.

What is this phrase?  "DEUS MEUMQUE JUS"  The literal meaning is "God and My Right"

Doc Marquis says this statement is a very typical one within Satanism.  It has two meanings, one within the other.  First, this phrase means that the Freemason can depend upon their God to determine their Right and Justice.  Secondly, since the God of Freemasonry is Lucifer, Masons are saying that they are "using occult methods", through Lucifer, to achieve their Rights and Justice.  Marquis says that this phrase is very powerful and very dangerous within Satanism.  The second a Satanist sees this phrase in Latin on Pike's book, he knows the material within is Satanism, without reading a word!

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 01:54:36 PM
"SEETHING ENERGIES OF LUCIFER WITHIN YOUR HANDS"!

"The day has come when Fellow Craftsman must know and apply their knowledge.  The lost key to their grade is the mastery of emotion , which places the energy of the universe at their disposal.  Man can only expect to be entrusted with great power by proving his ability to use it constructively and selflessly.  When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his Craft.  The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands, and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy.  He must follow in the footsteps of his forefather, Tubal-Cain, who with the mighty strength of the war god hammered his sword into a plowshare." [Manly P. Hall, 33rd Degree, K.T., The Lost Keys of Freemasonry or The Secret of Hiram Abiff , Forward by Reynold E. Blight, 33rd Degree, K.T., Illustrations by J. Augustus Knapp, 32nd Degree, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, p. 48; Emphasis Added]

This statement is the most bold and concise anyone can create in the English language!  It boldly states that, once the Mason learns to control his emotion, and to properly apply the "dynamo of living power", he can be assured of being able to control the "seething energies of Lucifer" in his hands.  Further, he admits that Masonry is the Craft, the old name for Witchcraft! Further, all Satanists are assured that, if they will join the coven and learn the Craft, he will control the supernatural power of Satan, just as Manly P. Hall is promising here. 

This is most powerful proof that Freemasonry is Satanism, because its language is direct and clear, not cluttered with deliberately confusing arcane language that only an insider can understand.  Further, note that Hall and Reynold E. Blight are 33rd Degree Masons, while the Illustrator is 32nd Degree.  Macoy Publishing Company is also one of the most respected of all Masonic Publishing Houses.

REVELATIONS OF TUBAL-CAIN

But, the revelations from this paragraph are not finished yet.  Note that Hall makes reference to Tubal-Cain, above.  Let us review this sentence, as it also reveals Satanism.  The Mason must "follow in the footsteps of his forefather, Tubal-Cain, who with the mighty strength of the war god hammered his sword into a plowshare." In the Masonic Quiz Book, the candidate is asked this question:  "Who was Tubal Cain?"  Answer:  "He is the Vulcan of the pagans." [William P. Peterson, Editor, Masonic Quiz Book: "Ask Me Brother", Chicago, Illinois, Charles T. Power Company, 1950, p. 18, 88, 131, 213; also found in John Yarker, The Arcane Schools: A Review of their Origin and Antiquity: With a General History of Freemasonry and Its Relation to the Theosophic Scientific and Philosophic Mysteries, Belfast, Ireland, William Tait, 1909, p. 30; also found in A. R. Chambers, Editor, Questions and Answers, 1972, p. 237; also found in Malcom Duncan, Duncan's Ritual of Freemasonry , New York, David McKay Company, Inc., n.d. 3rd Edition, p. 94.]

In fact, in the Third Degree of Master Mason, Tubal-Cain is the password given.

Other than identifying Freemasonry with paganism in this sentence, what is the meaning of the Vulcan of the pagans? This question is very important, because Manly P. Hall advises the Mason that, once he has the seething energies of Lucifer in his hands, he is to walk in Tubal-Cain's  footsteps.  Hall makes it sound like Tubal-Cain is one of the Greek gods, does he not? And, we know conclusively that Tubal-Cain is Vulcan of the Pagans.  Let us review who Vulcan of the pagans is, by looking within occult sources.

"Vulcan was a sun deity who was associated with fire, thunderbolts and light.  The festival in honor of him was called the Vulcania in which human sacrifices were offered." [Percival George Woodcock, Short Dictionary of Mythology, New York, Philosophical Library, p. 152].  "According to Diel, he bears a family relationship to the Christian devil." [J.E. Cirlot, translated by Jack Sage, A Dictionary of Symbols , New York, Dorset Press, 1991, p. 362].  "It is fascinating to know that he married Venus, another name for Lucifer or the devil ." [Woodcock, op. cit., p. 150-151; Emphasis added]

Wow!  In one fell swoop, we learn that Manly P. Hall tells the Mason that he can have the seething energies of Lucifer in his hands, and then tells him to follow in the footsteps of the "Christian devil", to whom "human sacrifices " are offered!

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 01:55:58 PM
THE INFERNAL NAMES

By now, even the most hardened of skeptics should be convinced that Freemasonry is Lucifer/Satan worship.  However, for those who may still need more convincing, let us consider the Infernal Names by which Masonry masks its many references to Satan.  In the Satanic Bible, we see 77 names by which pagans have referred to Satan over the centuries.  Let us quickly review some of the "Infernal Names" of Satanism found within Masonry. [Satanic Bible, Anton LaVey, p. 144-46]

We shall list the Freemason teaching on each of these names, and then the explanation.

Baphomet -- "The Gnostics held that it [universal agent] composed the igneous [pertaining to fire] body of the Holy Spirit, and it was adored in the secret rites of the Sabbat or the Temple under the hieroglyphic figure of Baphomet or the hermaphroditic goat of Mendes ." [Pike, op. cit., p. 734, teaching of the 28th Degree; Emphasis added]

We find it absolutely incredible that the Freemasons should portray the Holy Spirit with the Satanic symbol, Baphomet !

This symbol was created by one of the foremost Satanists and Freemasons of all time, Eliphas Levi.  Over the centuries, it has been recognized as one of the most evil of all symbols.    As you look closely at Baphomet, you will see the emphasis is on sex, as this Being is androgynous -- both male and female -- you can see it has the breasts of a woman, and an erect phallus.  In fact, two serpents are shown coiled around the erect phallus, a phallus that looks suspiciously large.  This Being has the head of the "Horned Goat" another title for Satan.  In the book, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, Dr. Burns says, "In a book on witchcraft, The Complete Book of Witchcraft and Demonology ... the caption states that he is 'the horned god of the witches, symbol of sex incarnate'." [p. 51]   If you look carefully, you will see Baphomet making the sign of the Devil's triad with his right hand.  "Baphomet is also known as the Sabbatic goat, in whose form Satan is to be worshipped at the Witches' Sabbath". [Frank Gaynor, Dictionary of Mysticism, New York, Philosophical Library, 1953, p. 24]

Then, we discovered that Baphomet is officially approved as a symbol of the Church of Satan [The Occult Emporium, Winter , 1993-1994, p. 54] and that it is worn by the Priest of Satan [Ibid., 1990-1991, p. 26]

Since Albert Pike linked Baphomet with the Goat of Mendes , we will show this obviously Satanic symbol, as well.

Look carefully at this very Satanic Pentagram, because Freemasonry makes huge use of Pentagrams.  Look at the pentagrams we show below.  This Pentagram is used by the Eastern Star, which is the Freemason division for women! Once again, Masonry utilizes a very evil Satanic symbol for the Order that trains its young, impressionable girls.  Why didn't Masonry at least utilize the "Good Star" with one point up, rather than the most evil 5-pointed star, this Goats Head of Mendes?  Truly, their use of this symbol tells us exactly that they are evil through and through, even to their own young girls.


We discovered this symbol at a Wiccan site for jewelry.  They were chortling over the fact that the Masonic Ring Emblem was really a disguised Pentagram!  As you can see, the figure on the left is the typical Masonic Ring symbol, with the compass, square, and rule.  The figure on the right depicts the full figure from which the Ring symbol was taken.  If you look closely, you can see two 5-pointed stars.  One of them is colored darker than the other.  The darker shade Pentagram is the 2-points-up Evil Pentagram depicting Satan, while the other, lighter shaded Pentagram is the 1-point-up Good Star, depicting Lucifer. [See the Lucifer-Satan Pentagram explanation, below].

From this depiction, you can see that the Masonic Ring symbol is just a disguised Pentagram, with both the "Good" and "Evil" stars represented!  In other words, this Wiccan site is trumpeting to the world that Freemasonry serves both the good Lucifer and the evil Satan!

Thoth -- "The first HERMES was the Intelligence or Word of God.  Moved with compassion for a race living without law ... God sent to man Osiris and Isis, accompanied by THOTH, the incarnation or terrestrial repetition of the first HERMES; who taught men the arts, science, and the ceremonies of religion; and then ascended to Heaven or the Moon."  [Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 255, 17th Degree, Knights of the East and West; Emphasis was in the original].

The founder of the House of Theosophy, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, whose books were all written by her demonic Guiding Spirits in a form we call Automatic Writing, ties Thoth together for us nicely.  "... Hermes, the god of wisdom, called also Thoth, Tat, Set, Set, and Sat-an; and that he was, furthermore, when viewed under his bad aspect, Typhon, the Egyptian Satan , who was also Set." [Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled , Vol. I: Science, New York, Trow's Printing and Bookbinding Company, 1877, p. 554, xxxiii. Colored Emphasis added]

I find it highly interesting that Blavatsky, like Anton LaVey in the Satanic Bible, had no trouble tying the Infernal Name, Thoth,  with Satan, and especially the Egyptian Satan !  Remember Pike's words, quoted in the very beginning, that "Masonry is identical to the ancient Mysteries"!  This statement means that the Freemasons believe the same as all the Ancient Mysteries and worship the same god, Satan, albeit under different names.

Since Blavatsky mentioned another of the Infernal Names, Typhon, and has identified him as the Egyptian Satan, let us review Albert Pike once again, as we discover that Freemasonry reveres Typhon as well.

Typhon -- "Osiris was the son of Helios (Phra) the 'divine offspring congenerate with the dawn' and at the same time an incarnation of Kneph or Agathodaemon, the Good Spirit, including all his possible manifestations, either physical or moral.  He represented in a familiar form the beneficent aspect of all higher emanations and in him was developed the conception of a Being purely good, so that it became necessary to set up another power as his adversary, called Seth, Baby, or Typhon to account for the injurious influences of Nature." [Pike, op. cit., p. 588, Teachings of the 28th Degree, Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept].

Once again, we can see the occult, Satanic doctrine that all of Nature is composed of good and evil, black and white, opposites that are equal but opposite.  Folks, this is pure Satanism, and Albert Pike has just espoused it, explaining that nature could not allow the all-loving, all-good Osiris to exist without an evil counterpart.  In fact, Satanism and Freemasonry both share the same, very revealing, symbol to depict this situation.  Quoting from Masonic sources, we provide you with this picture.

 

In these symbols, the left-hand Pentagram surrounded by the magic circle is Lucifer -- the good god -- with the one point upward and two down; the right-hand Pentagram, again surrounded by the magic circle, is Satan -- the evil god -- with the two points up and the one down. These symbols depict exactly what Albert Pike is talking about in the paragraph above!  He says that the evil god, whom he calls Seth or Typhon [Typhon is listed in The Satanic Bible as Infernal Names for Satan] is the adversary of the good god, Osiris; therefore, Pike is saying Osiris is Lucifer , a finding consistent with the rest of the Occult realm.

[Above symbols taken from: Arthur Edward Waite, The Mysteries Of Magic: A Digest of the Writings of Eliphas Levi, Chicago, DeLaurence, Scott, and Company, Inc., 1966 Edition, 1909, p. 223 -- NOTE: Waite is a Freemason author!; also shown in D. Duane Winters, A Search For Light In A Place of Darkness: A Study of Freemasonry , p. 69.]

With this symbol in mind, we find it highly interesting that the Masonic street layout for Washington, D.C., which we cover in great detail in NEWS1081, is laid out in the form of the "evil Pentagram on the right, the symbol for Satan, also known as the Goats Head of Mendes !  Therefore, the Masonic Plan for the United States is one of evil, even in their own minds, not good.  We will print out this street layout for you now, but we encourage you to read the full details in NEWS1081.



Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 01:56:19 PM
Pan -- "... Satan is not a black god, but negation of God ... this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may represent evil.  It is the instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force ... under the mythologic and horned form of the God Pan; thence came the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the Light-bearer ..." [Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 102]

Since The Satanic Bible lists Pan as one of the Infernal Names of Satan, we need to look further into the Occult for more information on Pan.  However, we now know that, from Pan came the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Serpent, and the Light-bearer, [Lucifer] , because Albert Pike, the #1 Freemason of all history, has just told us!

Time and space constraints prohibit us from going any further into this most interesting, and revealing, study of Freemasonry.  We hope and pray that this material, plus the prompting of the Holy  Spirit, has revealed to you the truth of the religious nature of Masonry.  Truly, this organization is one of the most deceptive in world history.  Listen to New Age author, Bill Cooper, describe Freemasonry.  Cooper was a member of Demolay during his youth, and later, spent over 20 years in Naval Intelligence.  He is most familiar with the organizations which are driving the world into the New World Order and the appearance of its Messiah, the Biblical Antichrist.

"I tell you now that Freemasonry is one of the most wicked and terrible organizations upon this earth.  The Masons are major players in the struggle for world domination.  The 33rd Degree is split into two.  One split contains the core of the Luciferian Illuminati and the other contains those who have no knowledge of it whatsoever."  [Behold A Pale Horse , p. 78]

Over the years since I read Cooper's book, I have verified the vast majority of the information contained therein.  Even the former Illuminist Witch, Doc Marquis, keeps this book on his shelf.  If you want to speak to Doc about the veracity of this information, you may call him at Christians Exposing The Occult , P.O. Box 632436, Nacogdoches, TX  75963-2436, or call him at 409-552-7313.  Doc even has many of the super secret books, called Esoteric books, of Freemasonry, including many written in code.   Doc verifies Cooper's statement, above.

Now that you know the truth about Freemasonry, you must come to a personal decision.  Now that you know you have been mislead by your own superiors in The Craft, you must decide whether to follow Jesus Christ or Freemasonry.  Your eternal destination is at stake.  You should be able to hear the words of Joshua ringing in your ears.  "And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD , choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD." [Joshua 24:15]  As we have demonstrated, Freemasonry is "identical to the Mysteries "; therefore, Masonry is identical to the Egyptian gods from which the God of the Bible freed the Israelites, and identical to the gods of the Amorites, against whom Joshua was railing.

Once again, listen to the challenge of Joshua: "... choose you this day whom ye will serve".  Hopefully, your answer will be the same as Joshua:  "... but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD ."

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, but have been very lukewarm in your spiritual walk with Him, you need to immediately ask Him for forgiveness and for renewal. He will instantly forgive you, and fill your heart with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Then, you need to begin a daily walk of prayer and personal Bible Study.

If you have never accepted Jesus Christ as Savior, but have come to realize His reality and the approaching End of the Age, and want to accept His FREE Gift of Eternal Life, you can also do so now, in the privacy of your home. Once you accept Him as Savior, you are spiritually Born Again, and are as assured of Heaven as if you were already there. Then, you can rest assured that the Kingdom of Antichrist will not touch you spiritually.

If you would like to become Born Again, turn to our Salvation Page now.

We hope you have been blessed by this ministry, which seeks to educate and warn people, so that they can see the coming New World Order -- Kingdom of Antichrist -- in their daily news.

Finally, we would love to hear from you.

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 01:57:09 PM
In my town nia diri ang kinadak-an nga Masonic Center like temple or whatever, sa tibuok Michigan...

BTW, akong great great grand nga si Da Vinci was once a Free Mason.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: orChids on August 07, 2008, 02:03:36 PM
Kadaghan na nako ug basahunon.Thanks mga pepz,nabusy akong utok ron.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 02:06:27 PM
"I tell you now that Freemasonry is one of the most wicked and terrible organizations upon this earth.  The Masons are major players in the struggle for world domination.  The 33rd Degree is split into two.  One split contains the core of the Luciferian Illuminati and the other contains those who have no knowledge of it whatsoever."  [Behold A Pale Horse , p. 78]



Kinsa gud tawon ang nag sulat ani?

is like poisoning the "not so literate" people's minds...
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 02:07:09 PM

I see, di diay datahan.

Kanang mga Rizalian naas among Lungsod sa Guindulman particular sa Biabas naa na sila sa dakong langub ga pojo. Mao pod sila ang Eskaya, Ang ilang mga grupo is PBMA of Surigao, mao niy naka influence ni Kumander Asir(1976) gui raid ni sila na una. Bata pa ko adtong panahona mag porung ni sila ug pula nga panapton. Mga descendant ni Mariano "Anoy" Datahan.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 02:14:10 PM

Its connected to the Knight of Templar and Jewish Zonist. The Guardian of the Holy Grail

Hala ka Bran, nikalat na ang topic sa Rizal.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 02:15:27 PM
Indeed Rald.  Dr.Josh  belonged to the most elite fraternity in the world...
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 02:16:51 PM
Zonist diay siya? Kaballah man ko.,..
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 02:22:39 PM

Ikaw gyud Leo, I always like you, naa kay sense of humor in the middle of the mountain. Hahahaha.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 02:23:39 PM
Bro mong duha Le...mura na ka ug Demolay...
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 02:24:14 PM
naa man jud na silay mga secrets sa organization.... kumabaga "password".... i like the kaballist kay esosteric knowledge nga only a few knew about the secrets of the world... naa pud gnostic christians, etc.....
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 02:28:51 PM

Tinood na Ms Binsi, kauban sila imong Lolo sa kinaLolohan. Mao na Painting sa imong Lolo naa mga code, ug painting sab sa Sisten Chapel sa Vatican. In which Mr. Brown based his novel Da Vinci Code.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 02:29:42 PM
Apir Rald...

my uncle here used to be a Grand Master and my aunt is a Very Catholic Polish Eastern Star....

sukwahi but i never see any difference nilang duha, very loving nga couple...

Anyhow, akong Lolo sa ka lolohan, was a Grand Master sad di bah?
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 02:30:53 PM

Apir pod....
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 02:31:02 PM
dapat daw na icontinue sa mga apo sa mga apo para makeep ang "secrets"
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 02:33:27 PM
Thats what they do Le, ang mga anak nga laki they call them deMolay nba na sha Rald???

and continue the secrets...

i jsut cant imagine sa associates ni Rizal that time mga big shots...
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 02:33:48 PM

Mel,

I would be honored to read a copy of the book. Another interesting historical perspective enriches the mind. Especially on matters that concerns Sr. Dr. Jose' Rizal.

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 02:37:36 PM
Leo, Mr. Rald,

The Sovereign Grand Commander of the Philippine Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite, Ill. Rudyardo V. Bunda, 33°, writes in the preface to Dimasalang: "Most Filipinos know that Rizal was a Mason, but very few are familiar with the extent of his involvement in the Fraternity." The Grand Commander goes on to note that his Supreme Council "considers this book as a meaningful contribution to the scholarship on Rizal and is proud to publish it as its share in the commemoration of the Centennial [1996] of Rizal’s martyrdom."

The 1800s were tumultuous years for the Spanish monarchy. Napoleon had invaded the Iberian Peninsula earlier in the century taking the royal family into exile and installing a puppet on the throne. Revolution had racked her western hemisphere possessions, and Spain lost all of them, except Cuba and Puerto Rico, by the end of 1824. Then she lost Cuba and Puerto Rico in 1898. The economic life of Spain and her empire had been little changed by the industrial revolution. Intellectually, a sterility existed and did not change significantly until the Generation of 1898 writers and thinkers appeared.

Also, scandal tore at the very heart of the homeland when Generals Prim and Serrano removed Queen Isabel II from the throne for, among other things, gross immorality. They provided a military junta arrangement until the monarchy could be reestablished under more capable hands.

The 19th century produced volatility at home and abroad. Cuba experienced a ten-year civil war in the middle part of the century. Cuban expatriates as well as non-Cuban adventurers sought to wrest the island from the control of what they considered a fossilized monarchy and an absolutist church. Their efforts intensified in 1895 when José Martí returned to the island, losing his life but setting off a current of events which ultimately included an invasion by the United States and which resulted in Cuban independence. The Philippine Islands shared much in common with Cuba during the 19th century. It was in this environment that Jose Rizal made his appearance in 1861.

The Philippine hero was born to affluent parents in Calamba. He showed early academic promise and eventually obtained a licentiate in medicine specializing in ophthalmology. Few Masonic Lodges existed in the Philippines during Rizal’s adolescence, and Lodge membership consisted primarily of European Spaniards with only a sprinkling of Philippine nationals. Rizal’s uncle, Jose Alberto Alonzo, a Knight Commander of the Spanish Orders of Isabel the Catholic and Carlos III, had joined the Masonic Fraternity, possibly in Spain, certainly in Manila. Rizal lived in his uncle’s home during part of his student days. Whether his uncle exercised a Masonic influence on Rizal is not clear; what is certain is that Rizal acquired a lasting positive memory of Masonry which was enhanced when he visited Naples in 1882. There he saw a multitude of posters and signs announcing the death of the great Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi, a 33° Scottish Rite Mason who had served as Grand Master. This impressed Rizal greatly for he wrote about this Masonic encounter in a letter to his family.

In Spain the young and highly impressionable Rizal encountered an intellectual environment with far fewer restraints than the one in his native land. Here he came under the influence of a host of outstanding thinkers, many of them Freemasons. For example, Grand Master Miguel Morayta helped to expand Rizal’s historical mind-set, and ex-President Francisco Pi y Margal exerted a profound influence on Rizal’s political evolution. Further, these republican liberals were staunch advocates of Philippine independence. Not surprisingly, Rizal petitioned Acacia Lodge No. 9, Gran Oriente de España, the very Lodge in which Morayta and Pi y Margal held membership. When initiated, Rizal selected Dimasalang as his symbolic name within the Craft, a custom prevalent at the time among Spanish Masons.

Rizal quickly became involved in Filipino expatriate circles in Spain and revealed a remarkable ability to write both poetry and prose. He soon commenced work on his famous novel Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not). In this seminal work, Rizal dissected the Philippine colonial government and placed particular blame for its repressive nature on certain religious elements. Rizal was convinced that conditions in the Philippines existed not because of Spain or the Catholic Church but because of the practices of certain regular clergy, namely Dominicans and Recollects. Spanish newspapers ran stories about the exciting Philippine firebrand, stories which soon made their way to Manila. There, government and religious authorities immediately took note and did not hesitate to label Rizal a subversive.

Bro. Rizal departed Spain in July 1885 to further his ophthalmology studies in France and Germany. For the next two years, he met and associated with the leading minds of Paris, Leipzig, Berlin, and Heidelberg. It was a heady atmosphere for the young Brother, and Masons in Germany, Dr. Rudolf Virchow and Dr. Feodor Jagor, were instrumental in his becoming a member of the Berlin Ethnological and Anthropological Societies. While in Germany, Rizal acquired additional Masonic Degrees.

When his novel Noli Me Tangere, came off the press in Europe, Rizal sent copies to, among others, the Governor-General of the Philippines and the Archbishop of Manila. The Governor-General, Emilio Terrero y Perinat, a 33° Mason, represented no problem, and he protected Rizal upon his return to the islands and for as long as he held the Governor-Generalship. The Archbishop, however, presented a problem which did not go away. Rizal had become increasingly convinced of his need to campaign in person for reform in the Philippines as opposed to propagandizing from afar. His friends cautioned him not to return but failed to dissuade the idealist. On August 5, 1887, Dr. Rizal stepped ashore in Manila.

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 02:37:48 PM
yeah, Demolay.. pero nag-aanam naman sila kawala oy... in fact, in the society dili na kaayo ngilngig... mura naman og kinsa nalang ang muapil. lahi na jud ang new generation..

like sa mga rotary club, ang mga anak rotaract, sa mga lions club, sa mga anak, leo club... active sa mga projects,,, now, pastilan, you can't imagine nga members na sila... lahi na gyud intawon... ang uban mga balasubas sa society!!!!!

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 02:42:00 PM
mas nice unta bro if rizal was active.... rizal was just priviliged to be part of many orgs he involved in.... because he belonged to family of businessmen. how about our poor filipinos then? like andres bonifacio? did he become part of the org? never! because he was poor.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 02:43:13 PM
muguwa napud nang mga balita or write up kay national hero baya si rizal.. it's an honor to include him as a mason maskin inactive....
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 02:43:48 PM

Member sab ni imong Lolo sa Priory of Scion sa France. They believed that Mary Magdalene and Jesus is Husband and wife and they bored a child.

The Priory of Scion task is to protect the line of David in which Jesus are in line hangtod na si Da Vinci ug uban pang inila nga European.

Scion means saling-sing, hala ka nalahi-an diay ka kay saling-sing kaman. Nakay tinagu-an nga kina-adman.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 02:49:01 PM
the belief that mary magdalene was jesus soulmate/wife appeared also in wiccan and some gnostic beliefs... that they lived in france daw...mao ni usa sa mga esoteric belief nila or part sa ilang secret teachings...


Was Mary Magdalene the wife of Jesus Christ?
Much attention has been given lately to Mary Magdalene and her relationship with Jesus. There are questions concerning her role as a female disciple and what that may mean for women in the Church. Controversy exists over whether or not she may have actually been the wife of Jesus. Lies have been told about her profession before becoming a follower of Christ. There is debate about whether or not she is the author of the Gospel of John. “The Gospel of Mary” has been found and its validity contested. This beloved disciple of Christ was obviously important to Him. What does the role of Mary Magdalene as a venerated disciple of Jesus Christ say about the place of women in ministry?

Many Christians know this contentious figure as Mary Magdalene, the Prostitute. However, this was neither her name nor her profession. Mary Magdalene’s name was actually Miriam. She was from the village of Magdala. Magdala was a tiny fishing village on the northwest corner of the Sea of Galilee, an area we know Jesus evangelized. No place in the text of the New Testament does it say that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute. This myth was started in the 6th century by Pope St. Gregory I. He stated that both Mary Magdalene and Mary of Bethany were the same woman and that she was also the “woman of sin” mentioned in Luke 7. From then on, Mary Magdalene was known as a prostitute. Professor Christopher Witcombe writes, “It has been suggested that Gregory I's transformation of Mary Magdalen into a prostitute was a way of countering the problem she posed for the Church. Since the 2nd century, as Christianity became institutionalized along increasingly patriarchal lines, the prominence of Mary Magdalen had posed the threat of sanctioning a leadership role for women in the Church.”

In the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, women are not allowed to become priests. Father Alister Anderson of Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Bethesda, Maryland pronounces, “Only a man can be ordained as a deacon, priest or bishop because Jesus the perfect Man chose only men to be His disciples and apostles.” This would view would make it difficult for Orthodox and Catholic believers to agree that Mary Magdalene had an important role as an apostle or that she wrote a Gospel containing information as valuable as the four Gospels that we find in the New Testament.

“The Gospel of Mary Magdala” is a non-fiction book by Karen King of the Harvard Divinity School. According to Jane Lampman, staff writer for the Christian Science Monitor, “. . . this gospel, written in the second century, tells of a conversation among Mary, Peter, Andrew, and Levi about a teaching Jesus gave to Mary on the end of the material world and the nature of sin. It highlights Mary's role as an apostle and Peter's resistance to her role.” As I researched this Gospel of Mary Magdala, I found that much of the text was missing. Seeing that, I understood a much better reason for not including it in the Canon. I don’t doubt that misogyny could have been part of the reason that we are just now finding out things about Mary Magdalene, but the truth is that even her own Gospel doesn’t give us a complete view of her time with Jesus.

The popularity of the book The DaVinci Code has led to questions about whether or not Mary Magdalene was actually the wife of Jesus. In the research that I have done, I could not find anything substantial that would lead me to believe that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married. I agree that Mary Magdalene was extremely special to have been the first to see the resurrected Christ. Her relationship with Jesus was deep and He obviously had a great love for her. Their evident relationship proves to me that women have great value in the eyes of God.

Jesus treated His female followers with same respect and love that He showed His male disciples. Mary Magdalene may not have written the Gospel of John, but she was the first to see Him resurrected. She may not have been one of the twelve disciples, but she followed Him closely and was very dear to Him. While here on Earth we may never know the truth about the mysteries and myths associated with Mary Magdalene, we can be sure that her close following of Jesus and her deep relationship with Him speaks volumes about Jesus view women.






Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 02:50:23 PM
many regards understanding as more important than faith. We find that people today need to satisfy their intellect, in addition to their beliefs, where traditional religions do not address this issue. A lack of understanding can impede one's spiritual growth... but so much knowledge is also a dangerous thing....
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 02:55:15 PM

Leo,

If one examines the anatomy of the Philippine Revolution, one dileneates the multiple forms of Les Revolutionaires. Men such as Rizal, Del Pilar and the like were the literarians that provided the intellectual and written source to spurn the mind; to motivate those who were despondent against the Colonial Government.

These men were the propagandists that championed social and economic reforms; they were the Voltaires, the Lockes, the Montesquieu's of their times. They were the ones that challenged the arguments of the prevailing ruling class and questioned the feasibility of the status quo. Change, ultimately, was their main goal.

Men such as Aguinaldo, Bonifacio and the like were militant. They took the helm of the revolution and utilized the death of men such as Rizal (as well as the arrests of many propagandists) as the culmination of Philippine Arguments and the eruption of Militant Revolution. Men such as Bonifacio and Aguinaldo wanted change; their goal was the total severance of political relations with Spain.

One must note that during the late 19th century, Leo, there were hundreds of Filipino students studying in Europe; thousands of Filipinos living there. Many of these students and intellectuals championed the Filipino rights; perhaps not as loud as Rizal and his fellow compatriots, but it was manifested nonetheless.

One major and hot issue they had was to stay with Spain as a colony, become a provincia, and even the radical alternative of breaking with the Spanish 'Motherland' as many referred Spain in the past.

Rizal was not the radical type; he wanted the Philippines to remain a part of Spain, but a province of Spain. With that, he wanted the reduction of power the Church had. And guaranteed human egalitarianism throughout the islands.

The man was a brilliant idealist. I would compare him with the likes of the Great Voltaire.

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 02:56:59 PM
Mr. Raldampong, Leo, and others,

I beg you all to remain in topic. Let us discuss Rizal and only matters involving Rizal.
We can make another thread concerning the priories, masonry etc.

The Spirit of Dr. Rizal lives in this thread. Let us respect that.


I beg you,
Bran Lorenzo
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 02:57:15 PM
Bro, it's the American thinking anyway....
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 03:04:14 PM
Bra, okay... mingsumpay rako sa topic oy... hehehe

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 03:07:33 PM

Mr. Leo Udtohan,

Well said. There is a quote by the great Martin Luther King Jr. that addresses this exact issue and I would like to share it with all of you.

"Soft mindedness often invades religion. Soft minded persons have revised the Beatitudes to read "Blessed are the pure in ignorance: for they shall see God." This has led to a widespread belief that there is a conflict between science and religion. But this is not true. There may be a conflict between soft minded religionists and tough minded scientists, but not between science and religion.  Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Science deals mainly with facts; religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals. They are complementary."

-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
("Letter From A Birmingham Jail" April 16, 1963)

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 03:11:26 PM
Thanks bro for that meaningful excerpts...there're lots of thigs which  cannot be proven in a scientific sense but we can accept concepts without proof....
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 03:14:21 PM
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 03:14:44 PM
;) I agree with you, Bro.

Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: udtohan on August 07, 2008, 03:16:54 PM
:) yup, yup
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: orChids on August 07, 2008, 08:20:39 PM
To continue,I wanna know the story of Dr.Jose Rizal in his childhood days.Share some please.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 09:09:39 PM

Sa akong pangagpas chickboy ni si Dr. Josh sa bata-on pa. Kay balak-non man. Akong nabasahan nga sa pag eskwelan niya sa Santo Thomas(UST) ga board siya sa Intramuros. Naka uyab ni siya sa anak sa Tag-iya ilang boarding house. Mao to iyang First Love,kalimot ngan tong bayhana. Unya nibalhin siya sa Ateneo.

Sa akong tan-aw nga adto siya magduladula sa daplin sa Laguna lake. Naka-adto ko sa ilang balay sa Calamba atubang ra sa Simbahan. ug doul ra sa Laguna Lake. Kalingaw siguro nis Dr. Josh mamasul ug maglangoy-langoy sa lake.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: simplylee on August 07, 2008, 09:13:42 PM
si leonor rivera to iyang na uyab rald
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 07, 2008, 09:29:35 PM
 of Rizal’s martyrdom."

The 1800s were tumultuous years for the Spanish monarchy. Napoleon had invaded the Iberian Peninsula earlier in the century taking the royal family into exile and installing a puppet on the throne. Revolution had racked her western hemisphere possessions, and Spain lost all of them, except Cuba and Puerto Rico, by the end of 1824. Then she lost Cuba and Puerto Rico in 1898. The economic life of Spain and her empire had been little changed by the industrial revolution. Intellectually, a sterility existed and did not change significantly until the Generation of 1898 writers and thinkers appeared.

Also, scandal tore at the very heart of the homeland when Generals Prim and Serrano removed Queen Isabel II from the throne for, among other things, gross immorality. They provided a military junta arrangement until the monarchy could be reestablished under more capable hands.

The 19th century produced volatility at home and abroad. Cuba experienced a ten-year civil war in the middle part of the century. Cuban expatriates as well as non-Cuban adventurers sought to wrest the island from the control of what they considered a fossilized monarchy and an absolutist church. Their efforts intensified in 1895 when José Martí returned to the island, losing his life but setting off a current of events which ultimately included an invasion by the United States and which resulted in Cuban independence. The Philippine Islands shared much in common with Cuba during the 19th century. It was in this environment that Jose Rizal made his appearance in 1861.

The Philippine hero was born to affluent parents in Calamba. He showed early academic promise and eventually obtained a licentiate in medicine specializing in ophthalmology. Few Masonic Lodges existed in the Philippines during Rizal’s adolescence, and Lodge membership consisted primarily of European Spaniards with only a sprinkling of Philippine nationals. Rizal’s uncle, Jose Alberto Alonzo, a Knight Commander of the Spanish Orders of Isabel the Catholic and Carlos III, had joined the Masonic Fraternity, possibly in Spain, certainly in Manila. Rizal lived in his uncle’s home during part of his student days. Whether his uncle exercised a Masonic influence on Rizal is not clear; what is certain is that Rizal acquired a lasting positive memory of Masonry which was enhanced when he visited Naples in 1882. There he saw a multitude of posters and signs announcing the death of the great Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi, a 33° Scottish Rite Mason who had served as Grand Master. This impressed Rizal greatly for he wrote about this Masonic encounter in a letter to his family.

In Spain the young and highly impressionable Rizal encountered an intellectual environment with far fewer restraints than the one in his native land. Here he came under the influence of a host of outstanding thinkers, many of them Freemasons. For example, Grand Master Miguel Morayta helped to expand Rizal’s historical mind-set, and ex-President Francisco Pi y Margal exerted a profound influence on Rizal’s political evolution. Further, these republican liberals were staunch advocates of Philippine independence. Not surprisingly, Rizal petitioned Acacia Lodge No. 9, Gran Oriente de España, the very Lodge in which Morayta and Pi y Margal held membership. When initiated, Rizal selected Dimasalang as his symbolic name within the Craft, a custom prevalent at the time among Spanish Masons.

Rizal quickly became involved in Filipino expatriate circles in Spain and revealed a remarkable ability to write both poetry and prose. He soon commenced work on his famous novel Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not). In this seminal work, Rizal dissected the Philippine colonial government and placed particular blame for its repressive nature on certain religious elements. Rizal was convinced that conditions in the Philippines existed not because of Spain or the Catholic Church but because of the practices of certain regular clergy, namely Dominicans and Recollects. Spanish newspapers ran stories about the exciting Philippine firebrand, stories which soon made their way to Manila. There, government and religious authorities immediately took note and did not hesitate to label Rizal a subversive.

Bro. Rizal departed Spain in July 1885 to further his ophthalmology studies in France and Germany. For the next two years, he met and associated with the leading minds of Paris, Leipzig, Berlin, and Heidelberg. It was a heady atmosphere for the young Brother, and Masons in Germany, Dr. Rudolf Virchow and Dr. Feodor Jagor, were instrumental in his becoming a member of the Berlin Ethnological and Anthropological Societies. While in Germany, Rizal acquired additional Masonic Degrees.

When his novel Noli Me Tangere, came off the press in Europe, Rizal sent copies to, among others, the Governor-General of the Philippines and the Archbishop of Manila. The Governor-General, Emilio Terrero y Perinat, a 33° Mason, represented no problem, and he protected Rizal upon his return to the islands and for as long as he held the Governor-Generalship. The Archbishop, however, presented a problem which did not go away. Rizal had become increasingly convinced of his need to campaign in person for reform in the Philippines as opposed to propagandizing from afar. His friends cautioned him not to return but failed to dissuade the idealist. On August 5, 1887, Dr. Rizal stepped ashore in Manila.



Dr. Josh pen name is Dimasalang.....
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: orChids on August 07, 2008, 09:31:08 PM

Iya ig-agaw si Leonor Te Lee?
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: orChids on August 07, 2008, 09:32:21 PM

Been in Calamba baja pod Rald when I was 19 years old.Nice didto jod.
Thanks for the story,chickboy sija?Love it. ;D
Title: Mi último adiós, de José Rizal y Alonso
Post by: orChids on August 07, 2008, 09:32:56 PM
Mi último adiós, de José Rizal y Alonso

   Adiós, Patria adorada, región del Sol querida,   Perla del Mar de Oriente, ¡nuestro perdido Edén!   A darte voy alegre la triste mustia vida,   Y fuera más brillante, más fresca, más florida,   También por ti la diera, la diera por tu bien.

   En campos de batalla, luchando con delirio   Otros te dan sus vida sin dudas, sin pesar;   El sitio nada importa, ciprés, laurel o lirio,   Cadalso o campo abierto, combate o cruel martirio,   Lo mismo es si lo piden la Patria y el hogar.

   Yo muero cuando veo que el cielo se colora.   Y al fin anuncia el día tras lóbrego capuz;   Si grana necesitas para teñir tu aurora,   Vierte la sangre mía, derrámala en buen hora   Y dórela un reflejo de su naciente luz.

   Mis sueños cuando apenas muchaco adolescente,   Mis sueños cuando joven ya lleno de vigor,   Fueron el verte un día, joya del Mar de Oriente   Secos los negros ojos, alta la tersa frente,   Sin ceño, sin arrugas, sin mancha de rubor.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: orChids on August 07, 2008, 09:34:00 PM
AKo gipangita sa net, I love this.For the love of country man god.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: simplylee on August 07, 2008, 09:41:10 PM
 uyab sila for 11 years peru wala magdayon kay wala mosugot ang mother ni leonor hangtud nga naminyo na lang si leonor ug lain
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 10:05:08 PM



Dong we cant only talk about Rizal without mentioning Mason kay mao nay hinungdan nga gipatay sha!

When we talk someones' life dili lang nimo hisgutan ang ijang life but all aspects...

kay we cnat really deny nga mao nay hinungdan nga he was executed...

and no onecant lie about it!
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: ms da binsi on August 07, 2008, 10:16:09 PM


Le, lahi man ang case ni Rizal, kay datu man sha and he was very previledge to study abroad, and he learned so many things  contrary to what the friars taught us! even ang spanis rulers sa Spana has nothing to do with all the attitudes these friars showd us. If you all know what they showd us was not only to teach about christianity which is so different from the EDUCATED COUNTRIES. If you guys remember that people were not allowed to read the bible during the Spanish regime.....(sumpayi ninyo kay mangita sa ko ug kape)
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 07, 2008, 11:58:58 PM
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Le, lahi man ang case ni Rizal, kay datu man sha and he was very previledge to study abroad, and he learned so many things  contrary to what the friars taught us! even ang spanis rulers sa Spana has nothing to do with all the attitudes these friars showd us. If you all know what they showd us was not only to teach about christianity which is so different from the EDUCATED COUNTRIES. If you guys remember that people were not allowed to read the bible during the Spanish regime.....(sumpayi ninyo kay mangita sa ko ug kape)

Rizal was already different from his contemporaries that studied in Europe, 'te, because the man was a polymath. Whatever he touched, he mastered its understanding ranging not only in Medicine (he specialized in Opthalmology), but in History, Philosophy, Architectural Science, Fencing, over 8 languages, Journalism, Novelty, and many more to even list. The man did not come from an elitist family, no not at all, but came from an average middle class family. Whose father was  Chinese and his mother a Spanish-Mestiza. He was one of 11 children; all of whom were educated by the will of their father. They came from rather humble beginnings. It is also important to note, 'te, that money itself does not bring intelligence; one can be extremely rich but have the mind of a pear. One can be poor and have the mind of a sponge, like that of Rizal, and absorb everything one hears, learns, reads.

Rizal, is just like that. He was not 'rich', but he was intelligent. It wasn't his monetary income that sent him to Paris, Hiedelberg, Madrid, Barcelona. Nay, because he came to Madrid to study without his parents knowing it. :) He finished his medical licentiate and practiced opthalmology in Spain, continued his studies in Germany and France. He made friends through his own intellect and god-given whit.

He focused his energy on written works that addressed the Spanish Cortes and the reading citizenry of Spain; whose focus was to address the grievances that the Noble Filipino people were subject to by the Colonial Government in the Islands and also the pseudo-feudalism that the Friars were ruling the islands in. These friars in question were politically-minded and advocates of the current status quo; keep that in mind.

This is the very reason why some Friars and Church leaders within the Philippines regarded Rizal as a threat. Clearly, corruption within the church leaders, at that time, is visible. For centuries they had significant power in the islands and for them, the 19th century was a tumultuous epoch due to the liberalization of Spain's policies in the islands. Hundreds of more Filipinos (Creole, Mestizo and even Indio) were sent abroad to Spain and Europe to be educated; coming back and bringing their European ideals with them--to the detriment of the old governing system and old traditionalist views circulated. It was a clash of ideals; clash of views. Rizal, for all counts and purposes, represented this new Filipino-hood. Represented the vocal Filipino, one who knew his history as well as cultural ties.

You see it is true what you say, 'te Belle, that the friars that ran the dioceses in the Philippines were indeed corrupt. They ran the entire country's churches in almost an absolutist-autocratic manner. They ran it as if they were still living in the 16th century when the country was still non-christian, paganistic, animimalistic; Pre-Hispanic. Rizal, in his works, voiced his concerns about this multiple times in La Solidaridad because he understood the beauty of the Mother-Child relations between Spain and the Philippines. He studied the ethnological nature, the cultural assimilations and what not; but he questioned the religious mannerism that the church ruled the islands. In this, he pointed out that the Philippines, was a representative of Hispanidad in Asia. A pivotal and significant member of the Spanish Empire; in that the Filipinos were civilized in manner as which Spain had envisioned during its days of Pax Hispanica (from 1492-1850). Rizal championed the advances in science, in language learning, education (though it was limited to the elite class and those with economic substance), as well as the bureaucracy. Evolutionarily speaking, the country had transitioned itself from feudal barbarism of pre-Hispanidad to one that was a member of Latin States, with a people that knew how to speak Spanish as the Lingua Franca, but also retained the indigenous dialects from region to region (tagalog, bisaya, illocana, pampanganero, chabacano etc). Yet, even despite this culturo-socio-economico-political transition, still the churches ruled in feudalry. Rizal pointed this out TIME and TIME again. And it sheds light to the abuses of power of the past.

Rizal, in his writings, makes it clear that what the church should have done was to mold itself and change as the population changed. In this I mean that as the Philippine Islands became more and more Spanish-European in culture and societal aspects; so too the church should have loosened its control and liberalized its agenda. Rather, what we see in the country, historically speaking, is that the country moved towards transition, education, agricultural reformation etc, but the church leaders in the land--in union with some Filipino Peninsulares members (landed Aristocracy) favored the antithesis of the present phenomena of the day.

Rizal, by chance and perhaps by the will of Providence, voiced out the need to change.

What makes him so popular was due to his moderate toned nature. Never so radical to declare death to the church or the Spanish regime, yet not too weak as to deafen or dilute the pains and grievances of the Filipino people. His fellow, "Malay Brothers".



If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. :)
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 08, 2008, 09:48:15 AM

Ms. Orchids,

There are historians, writers, journalists in Spain who, to this day, regard Rizal as a Christ-like figure.
I read this and was astonished by it semesters ago when I took a class on Spanish Imperialism and focused on writers of the different parts of the Empire.

But rather interesting in how many Spaniard youth have an almost nostalgic view towards its former colonies such as Philippines, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Cuba.

Surprisingly there are historians in Spain and in the Latin World who know of the name of Jose P. Rizal.
He stands on the same pedestal as that of Generallisimo Simon Bolivar, the liberator of Columbia, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela. Rizal is compared to Fundamentalist and Humanitarian writers in Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Columbia, Cuba, Chile etc on the eve of their national revolutions.

That says alot about the man.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: grazie7y on August 08, 2008, 12:30:00 PM

Dong, there's a growing number of Filipinos who regard Rizal as Christ-like.  They are the Rizalians from the Knights of Rizal. 
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 08, 2008, 01:43:03 PM
There are Rizal like in our midst. Bran like you, your intelligent, idealistic, good education. But many pursued riches and materials thing in life instead of liberating our country from elitist corrupt Politician. Injustice and poverty is rampant. But many of us really don't care.

Rizal, has pursued love of Country above anything else. That what unique about this man. He offered his life to liberate from us the atrocities inflicted by the Spanish colonizer.

That why He said, That "The Youth of today is future of our of Country" Kinsa man karon ang mga batan-on ang nagkabana para mabag-o ang situation sa Filipinas ang bayan natin mahal.

Do We have Rizal in our midst?

Stand up, and say No to vote buying, corruption, injustice and etc.


Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 09, 2008, 04:38:03 AM

We can only served one master.

When the Lord was tempted by Satan, to follow me and all things you saw will be yours.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 09, 2008, 10:07:17 AM
(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/rizalstatverkl1.jpg?t=1218247231)
The statue of Dr.José Rizal in the Rizal-Park of Wilhelmsfeld/Odenwald near Heidelberg - made by the Philippine artist Caedo - erected 1978

(http://i235.photobucket.com/albums/ee246/branlorenzo/belgsuprrizweb2klein.jpg?t=1218247282)
The Supreme Commander of the Knights of Rizal, Sir Vicente Palmon (fifth person from the left) and the Deputy Supreme Commander, Sir Carmelo Gempesaw (second person from the left) with Sir Rainer Weber - Chapter Commander of the Wilhelmsfeld-Heidelberg-Chapter (third person from the right) - with some other Chapter Commanders from Belgium, Austria, Spain and Germany.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/JoserizalLayer1.jpg)
In Germany. The adopted son of Deutschland.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: Lorenzo on August 09, 2008, 10:14:14 AM
In 1885, having completed the second of his two courses, with his credentials of licentiate in medicine and also in philosophy and literature, Rizal made a trip through the country provinces to study the Spanish peasant, for the rural people, he thought, being agriculturists, would be most like the farmer folk of his native land. Surely the Filipinos did not suffer in the comparison, for the Spanish peasants had not greatly changed from the day when they were so masterfully described by Cervantes. It seemed to Rizal almost like being in Don Quixote’s land, so many were the figures who might have been the characters in the book.

The fall of ’85 found Rizal in Paris, studying art, visiting the various museums and associating with the Lunas, the Taveras and other Filipino residents of the French capital, for there had been a considerable colony in that city ever since the troubles of 1872 had driven the Tavera family into exile and they had made their home in that city. In Paris a fourth of “Noli Me Tangere” was written, and Rizal specialized in ophthalmology, devoting his attention to those eye troubles that were most prevalent in the Philippines and least understood. His mother’s growing blindness made him covet the skill which might enable him to restore her sight. So successfully did he study that he became the favorite pupil of Doctor L. de Weckert, the leading authority among the oculists of France, and author of a three-volume standard work. Rizal next went to Germany, having continued his studies in its language in the French capital, and was present at Heidelberg on the five hundredth anniversary of the foundation of the University.

(http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6867/6867-h/img/b125.jpg)
Rizal in Juan Luna’s studio in Paris, France.


(http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6867/6867-h/img/a002.jpg)
The Portrait of Rizal in 1883 Painted in Oil by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. Back when he was still in Madrid, Spain.



For more, please visit the source:

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6867/6867-h/6867-h.htm
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 09, 2008, 10:15:00 AM
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal
Post by: raldampong on August 09, 2008, 10:24:18 AM
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Rizal in Juan Luna’s studio in Paris, France.


(http://www.gutenberg.org/files/6867/6867-h/img/a002.jpg)
The Portrait of Rizal in 1883 Painted in Oil by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. Back when he was still in Madrid, Spain.


These photos you published here are protected "do not inline project gutenberg images"
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal, M.D.
Post by: Lorenzo on August 09, 2008, 10:35:28 AM
The site allowed copying and sharing of information by basis of the ebook.

From the site:

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Lineage, Life and Labors of Jose Rizal:
Philippine Patriot, by Austin Craig

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Cheers,
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal, M.D.
Post by: raldampong on August 09, 2008, 10:48:01 AM

This is my favorite site Bran, I read a lot here From Philippines History to Unpublished Bible, to Medical Books.

Thanks...
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal, M.D.
Post by: Lorenzo on August 10, 2008, 04:41:33 AM
Mr. Rald,

It seems as if we have similar tastes and interests. :)

Cheers,
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal, M.D.
Post by: kiamoy on August 10, 2008, 04:43:54 AM
hm.. not my hero.. :)
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal, M.D.
Post by: raldampong on August 10, 2008, 05:14:41 AM
[quote author=Lorenzo link=topic=14395.msg175975#msg175975 date=1218314493]
Mr. Rald,

It seems as if we have similar tastes and interests. :)

Cheers,

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________



There goes a saying "Read Today and Lead Tomorrow" Learning is everyday experienced.

Same with me here, Bran
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal, M.D.
Post by: Lorenzo on August 10, 2008, 05:54:19 AM
The friends of Dr. Rizal;

(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c261/eelizan/Historical%20Photographs/delpilar.jpg)

(http://www.web-books.com/Classics/Nonfiction/Biography/Rizal/Images/b155.jpg)
Sr. Del Pilar in the middle; Rizal in the left.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2384/2059529934_b1e8b8ea65.jpg?v=0)
Sr. Del Pilar's photo; taken in Madrid, Spain. Circa 1890s?

Sr. Marcelo H. Del Pilar, also known as 'Plaridel' by fellow Filipino Ilustrados and literary colleagues. The man was one of the leading reformers of Filipino-Hispanidad relations and was a loud advocate of Filipino National Identity and Rights in the Royal Spanish Cortes (Parliament) during the late 19th century. He was also the editor and co-founder of the group La Solidaridad. He was a friend and close confidant of Rizal; the individual that warned Rizal of returning back to the Philippines due to possible threats to his life. Del Pilar died in Barcelona, Spain in 1896.
Title: Re: Dr. José Protacio Rizal, M.D.
Post by: Lorenzo on August 26, 2008, 01:08:25 PM
The American People even glorified Rizal. And was an individual who was studied in the halls of American Academia during the early 20th century.

Even to this day.

(http://curatormuseo.files.wordpress.com/2006/12/rizalday1908.jpg)
American Press on Rizal

(http://www.reflectionsofasia.com/_borders/rizal_bagumbayan.jpg)
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