CBCP Survey asks: ‘Are you against divorce or do you want to go to an unhappy place where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth?’
(Manila) The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) released early today the results of a survey that is suspiciously similar to the recent survey conducted by Social Weather Stations (SWS).
According to the CBCP, 33% of Filipinos disagree with the legalization of divorce in the Philippines while 50% of Filipinos are wrong.
The remaining 16% are “undecided whether they are against divorce or going to hell for supporting the destruction of the family unit.”
The CBCP survey queried 1200 respondents if they agreed or disagreed that married couples who have already separated and cannot reconcile anymore should be allowed to divorce so that they can get legally married again. This main statement copies the SWS survey word for word.
Of the 1200 respondents, 604 agreed that divorce should be allowed while 401 disagreed.
“It is so unfortunate that so many Filipinos are wrong. Fortunately or unfortunately, their opinions do not count because their opinions are sinful.” San Isidro Bishop Dionisio Arko said during the CBCP survey press conference.
A few of the other questions that were asked in the survey were: “Are you against divorce or do you want to forfeit your soul and suffer eternal damnation?” and “Do you agree that divorce is ‘anti-Filipino’ and immoral or do you want to be cast out into outer darkness where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth?”
Asked whether the CBCP took into account that not all Filipinos are Catholic or even Christian the bishop replied: “So what? The Catholic Church is always right and those who oppose us are always wrong.”