You’d think one of the key bases for one claiming to be an authority on “factual information” is one’s track record of teaching and preaching on the basis of facts. In that light, Filipinos need to reevaluate their reliance on their Roman Catholic Church for intellectual enlightenment.
For one thing, the Catholic Church in the Philippines are mere vassals of a monarch sitting on a throne in a Medieval enclave within the Italian city of Rome. That by itself makes the agendas and motivations of the Church in the Philippines quite suspect. The more importantly feature of Catholicism, however, is not who is calling the shots but on what bases said shots are being called.
It has been clear for the longest time that the basis of Catholic teaching are texts that go back thousands of years that have not been subject to modern scrutiny and critical evaluation. Indeed, even the most modern scientific and historical theories remain subject to intelligent debate. One wonders then what makes Catholic dogma exempt from all that.
People who, on one hand, claim to be proponents of “fact checking” and, presumably anti-“disinformation” yet, on another, continue defer to religious dogma for their “moral” grounding should check their inconsistency. The two are clearly incompatible.