Deception is Satan’s Art; He knows when to attack, where to attack and how to attack.
THE TWISTED TRUTH
Reason for all Anti-Catholic group to be delighted to take a selected words and phrases (which are commonly an “out-of-context” text) of him and posited that these were a representation of Rizal as a whole. Classic tales that exploited in the public is the satirical person of Padre Damaso, an immoral parish priest in Noli Me Tangere novel who is rude to Ibarra a man of reason and protagonist in the same book. The portrayal of these two satirical characters is unjustly used by those who know nothing but to maintain their bigotry.
They tend to show that according to Rizal, THE PADRE DAMASO is the Church (Catholic Church) is the real enemy of reasons and real enemy of faith.
This idea is wrong; although we cannot deny that Rizal made harsh statements against the abusive church clerics but these could not imply to the entire Catholic Church.
We know Rizal is a historical icon, so all his sacrifices, knowledge and ideas that he wants to transpire to the generations to come must be treated fairly and squarely, but this will not happen if someone puts-in their personal agenda, agenda that reduce the Rizal as a MAN OF JUSTICE into a man who are moron and has only an anti-clerical and anti-church character.
That’s why we can notice that almost everything that is written and said (by anti-catholic) about him; they never mentioned that this Rizal who created a Padre Damaso is the same Rizal who gave to us a Padre Florentino in his El Felibusterismo novel. (If Padre Damaso speaks as immoral priest, Padre Florentino is a contrast of him). Rizal is Rizal, not a half-Rizal but whole Rizal. The method of “choosing and picking” to show Rizal to others according to one’s own preference is a guile tactics of all bias persons. Bias in a sense that this is an act of depriving Rizal who really he is and depriving Rizal’s real intention; thus, by doing so, they deprive the young mind of a holistic Rizal characters that needed to imitate.
In the end, each victim will no longer have correct thinking. “Non Sequitur” or it does not follow; Even if Rizal wrote and made a statement that against the abusive friars it does not follow that all Catholic Friars/Priests are abusive.
So in the end whatever phrases they show, this will not work against the
because Rizal is not an anti-Catholic Church. True Infallible Church