Politico-Philosophical Journal

Politico-Philosophical Journal

  • Submitted By: lemerz22
  • Date Submitted: 03/11/2009 1:25 AM
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On Prophetic Dialogue across civilization by Fr. Romualdo E. Abulad, he asserts that prophetic dialogue is a mission. As a priest, he is supposed to spread the Words of God through this mission, a very genuine and important work for such role, being a servant of God. According to the journal, the eminent problem of this mission is the perverted point of its medium, language. First of all, let us consider that language is the medium of dialogue and this interaction between persons using the medium of language is communication. In the journal the missionary stresses that language, as a medium is so flexible that it can endlessly be subject to various types of manipulation, both good and ill; thus it can also be an instrument for liars and demagogues, who can be astute and eloquent as honest men. Even philosophy, which is supposedly the vanguard of truth, finds itself inevitably it some controversies.

But in the case of them, missionaries, what they are and do often speak louder than words. So in their case, they somehow believed that silence can be the most effective language and communication of all. The dialogue becomes prophetic because it comes from conviction not from nothing or neutral position as Fr. Antonio Pernia stated. Even in our days, in this contemporary era of ours we can still find truth and by its precedence, possibility of justice, peace and harmony can be inaugurated. This is why prophetic dialogue is a mission, to still find truth in midst of perversion.

A Crisis of ethics in Philippine society by Florentino T. Timbreza emphasizes on the malign ethical situation of our society now a days. The problem which the critic stresses is that the Filipinos’ decline in virtues and their loss of insight into the demands of national welfare have brought about the moral collapse in the Philippine society. In the journal, former and latter frauds and scandals are raise by the critic. He questions if whether there is still the category of...

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