We hope everyone is doing well. We wanted to thank each of the viewers who have visited our blog up until this moment. After our previous post, which you can find here,, we’ve received traffic from all over the world, including The Philippines, where the Iglesia Ni Cristo originated and is currently based. That there are viewers from this country is phenomenal, because it is suggestive of our well-substantiated declarations being reviewed by those who are most afflicted by this religious institution. Other notable countries include Russia and Saudi Arabia, which we find to be extraordinary given that Saudi Arabia is a religious totalitarian state, where freedom of speech and religion are severely limited by the government. Once more, we thank all of you.
As a reminder, please like and subscribe to our post and share it with your internet communities and/or offline communities. Your support is greatly appreciated. Moreover, Koda and I have decided that if anyone would like to guest host our blog for a week or more, click the “Contact Us” tab above and suggest your proposal to us. The subject of this post will be a revisiting of the troubles that were occurring in the Iglesia Ni Cristo and what has transpired since our previous post. Following this update, we have a message for those who are currently protesting how the church, as an institution, is being ran or those who have been expelled for “rebellion against the church administration” (to use their rhetoric) in order to encourage you to really think hard about what is it that you really want out of the conflict. As a concluding remark, since Koda and I haven’t talked about ourselves much, we will share some information so you can get to know us better. Do note, however, that any information that would identify us or where we live will not be disclosed since being discovered as atheists by the people we love will result in very serious consequences. However our hobbies, favorite foods and music preferences will remain honest. As a side note, Koda and I were unable to recover the audio from the service three weeks ago, where the excommunication orders of the mother and siblings of the dear leader as well as of Isaiah Samson were read. Our apologies for that.
Without further ado, let us proceed to the more integral fraction of this post.
Updating The Trouble Brewing in the Iglesia Ni Cristo (As an aside, some of the articles cited may contain sections in Filipino. Consequentially, they may be inaccessible unless a translator is used. You can find a rather well-programmed translator here)
Admittedly, the news inside the Iglesia Ni Cristo is much more quiet than last time we wrote to you, but a few events have unfolded that would make any moral person question the integrity of those who administer this organization. Upon their excommunication, Angel Manalo and Isaiah Samson took to the media to report on their forced departure. Some of this we discussed in our previous post. As a response, the Sanggunian (counsel of elders), with the approval of The Dear Leader, have sued Isaiah Samson Jr for Libel. According to an article by the Philippine Star, the Iglesia Ni Cristo, through its head attorney Glicerio Santos IV, suggested that Samson’s accusations of illegal detention and corruption are false and defamatory.
These comments were related to a press conference he held, where he alleges that he was illegally detained and that corruption exists in the church. As of now, the prosecutor is looking into the case and we will have more information as it comes. Moreover, as of last week, a second lawsuit has been filed against Joy Yuson, yet another expelled minister, for committing Libel against the church. Indeed, due to the accusations he released pertaining to the misconduct of the Church, particularly corruption and the alleged abduction of Lowell Menorca II he was rendered an assailant of the church who was exerting efforts to “divide the influential church, which is facing its worst crisis in decades,” according to an article by Rappler, which talks about the subject matter. Evidently, therefore, the INC declined the allegations. However, their declaration has been that there is no evidence available to substantiate the allegations against them (this is admittedly riddled with irony, but we will abstain from expanding upon this). However, the adage that is commonly recited in conversations between atheists and theists is “the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.” While there purportedly is not evidence available, this does not immediately discredit the allegations.
I (Jessica) am not surprised that the church has chosen this route of suing its critics. One can simply make a fair argument for libel laws, but one has to question if the church is really practicing Christ-like love towards its accusers. Nevertheless, this is not the first time the church has relied on the courts to solve its problems. In 2005, the Iglesia Ni Cristo filed a lawsuit against Ross S. Typon, who attempted to publish the book, The Power and the Glory: The Cult of Manalo, which made several damning allegations against the power structure of the Iglesia Ni Cristo. In a Philippine Star article written in 2005, one reason the lawyers for the Iglesia Ni Cristo suggested that the “blasphemous” book ought not to be published is because it would cause civil unrest and potential violence. We’ll talk more about violence a little later. This all demonstrates that the church is willing to silence dissenters by means of the court. In fact, one blogger suggested that this is indicative of the tactics used by the Iglesia Ni Cristo. One might say that this is a heavy claim. It is indeed a heavy claim. However, let’s connect the dots. Last week we showed that the church votes as a bloc, so it wouldn’t be surprising if they voted for politicians or judges for their benefit (perhaps through extortion). The fact that the Iglesia Ni Cristo lost the case against Ross Typhon says nothing about the church’s political influence because that is one case among many that the church can influence with voting power or money.
Koda and I also wondered how Christopher Hitchens, who, among his great achievements, strongly defended free expression without the interference of churches, would react to this type of political and theocratic-like bullying by a religious sect. (To reply explicitly: he would not respond well.) We find this to be a fantastically appropriate video that expresses Hitchens’ opinion on this topic. For some context, Hitchens is speaking on CNN after the fallout of a Danish newspaper publishing unflattering cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. After the publications of these cartoons, the New York Times reports that actual violence did occur and
some individuals in Muslim countries were threatening to kill the employees of the newspaper and cause property damage to Danish and other Western-nation embassies. The video can be found below: Something else that has come about is that after Angel Manalo’s excommunication, many members who were deeply angry at the church for expelling the entire Manalo clan, except for Eduardo’s immediate family, took to the compound. Those who were discovered were immediately excommunicated by the church for “rebellion against the church administration.” Along these lines, there has been a police blockage to prevent food and water from going into the Manalo compound. According to this article by ABS-CBN, Roel Rosal alleges that the police have been turning away those who would like to offer food and water to the Manalo compound. In a Rappler article, after the expulsion of Angel and Tenny Manalo, food deliveries were coming from members in the Philippines and abroad. The article says that the food deliveries can feed as much as 30 people. However, a second article by Rappler notes that the Philippine Council on Human Rights have been investigating the accusation of food being blocked from getting to Angel and Angel/Eduardo’s mother. Also, in the same article, a member revealed that the police were harassing members attempting to deliver food and water to Angel and his mother.
The police denied the charges. However in the first article, some who do support the excommunicated Manalos (potentially with the same food deliveries), have expressed fear in delivering food or water to the compound because it may lead to their excommunication as well. It also should be mentioned that according to an article by the Manila Standard, Roel Rosal alleged that the police force has taken a bias position in favor of the Iglesia Ni Cristo and are indeed responsible for turning away food deliveries from the compound. Once again, we are dealing with accusations, but its looking more and more like the Iglesia Ni Cristo is getting itself into more and more trouble. First, why would people claim to be lying about these events, such as police harassment? Second, we do not know who is behind the turning away of food from the Iglesia Ni Cristo compound. What we do know is that the Iglesia Ni Cristo has its own security force and have an extra-friendly relationship with the police, this is because a good majority of the security guards of the Iglesia Ni Cristo work for the police as well. If the church administration are behind this mastermind of turning food away, Koda and I find this to be the height of immorality. I (Koda) find it challenging to even mildly sympathize with the intentions of the administration, as they’re exerting efforts to hinder individuals from assisting those who have been excommunicated from the institution. Aside from further demonstrating the near-malicious nature of their apparent methods to censor the dissenting party, this is the antithesis of Jesus-like behavior. It’s troubling that (again, if these allegations are indeed not mistaken) they’re literally not practicing what they preach each sermon.
As an additional remark, there have been a number of articles online that are further illustrations of the church’s corrupt practice. They are not only swindling members, but now, they are swindling Philippine tax payers too. According to a two-part investigative story on Glicerio Santos and his influence in the Iglesia Ni Cristo, many have accused him of withdrawing church money and financing his foundation under the Felix Manalo Foundation which is used to fund the lavish lifestyles of The Dear Leader and his band of cronies.
Also, most damning, the church was able to obtain a piece of land in Subic, a city in the Western part of the Philippines, tax-free. However, the charter in which this land was founded on was based on Leisure classification under the permit. What was told was that a church would be built on the land leased to them. However no such church exists nor does an office that they claim exists in the city. Rather, the phone lines leads back to the Central office in Manila. Furthermore, since the town is in Subic and they are classified as a non-profit, they are able to import and export materials tax free. This is what the members allege the Santos Family is abusing. And because of the Santos family’s clout of power in the Iglesia Ni Cristo, they are the “Number Two” family. Indeed, in one of the articles, this family is addressed as the apple of the eye of The Dear Leader. This is all to say that because of the Leader’s authority status relative to the remaining members of the church institution, he can manipulate the funds and how they are utilized. Consequentially, from what has been conveyed above, they may be manipulated poorly. And they indeed have been. Circumventing tax payment is not simply disingenuous and an exploitation of his position, and it’s not simply contrary to the principles established by the (perhaps fictitious) figure depicted in the bible that is Jesus Christ, but it augments the amount of funds available to misuse for purposes such as, for a juvenile example, funding their private jet.
On a further note, these individuals are not practicing what they preach. According to the teachings of the Iglesia Ni Cristo, the Bible is, “The literal word of God.” On the topic of taxes, Paul, one of the great apostles of Jesus had this to say, “For the same reason you also pay taxes (Jessica’s notes: the also refers to subjecting oneself to the governing authorities), for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay all of them their dues, taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, honor to whom honor is due.”(Romans 13:6-7). So for individuals who claim to be spiritual leaders, they seem to be setting a bad example for the rest of the members they are sheparding to the “perfection of their (the member’s) faith (to use their terminology). Perhaps they believe in the adage, “Do as I say, not as I do?” More still, Koda and I discovered that members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in the United States held demonstrations to express their concern about the corruption. According to this ABS-CBN article and video )which is completely in english), protesters, who behaved peacefully, held their demonstration outside the “US Main Office” in Burlingame California. Some of the protesters’ requestes are that an internal investigative tribunal be organized in order to examine the corruption that is occurring in the church and to readmit Angel Manalo and Angel/Eduardo’s mother in the church. On August 5, ABS-CBN News reported that the protesters in the above article were excommunicated. It turns out that there was an informant at the rally recording and reporting names of who was at the rally.
The article also reports that the individuals who were interviewed requested for anonymity due to safety concerns. The rationale for this concern became apparent when the same article noted that gunshots were fired at one of the former member’s house. The police are currently investigating, but no arrests have been made. For those who do not want to view the article, a video explicating what is drafted in the article is provided below. Also note that the video is completely in English, so it is accessible to those who may not be versed in the Filipino language.
Koda and I find this to be absolutely reprehensible and if the church is somehow responsible for the gunfire, Koda and I would want to see the person responsible arrested and punished to the full extent of the law. This alone makes Koda and I think of this group of “gangsters” as no different than a terrorist organization, because that’s how Koda, I, and most of the rational world views the administration and the church as a whole: as a collection of terrorists. In connection, the mid-week’s worship service sermon I (Jessica) attended touched on the scandal. Essentially, the sermon can be summarized in the following two sentences: “Members of the church are commanded by God to blindly follow The Dear Leader and his band of cronies without question. And not following the whims of the Dear Leader and/or his Motley Crew or even questioning their decisions, though they may sound ridiculous to us, is tantamount to Satan questioning the authority of God.”
The sermon also encourages members to shun expelled members and ministers who have attempted to expose the corruption, as well as ignore the negative press that the media is presenting. The sermon I, Jessica heard during the weekend service (from August 7-9) touched on the same themes including comparing the individuals who were force out of the church and calling corruption to the betrayal of Jesus at the hands of Judas Iscariot (as noted by all four of the gospels). Their proof text revolved around the account given in the Gospel of John, where it notes that Satan entered into Judas when he accepted the Lord’s Supper. Thus, the sermon concludes that Judas was “Expelled from the true church.” Setting aside that the interpretation of the church administration of this passage and all other biblical passages read during the sermon are quite frankly laughable, Jesus did not set off to establish a religion. All of that talk about establishing Christianity came from his followers much later and not from Jesus himself.
They also attempted to perform some damage control by pointing out the ministers who were kidnapped actually were not kidnapped at all (more on this point later). If the church would like to deny the lies they told during that sermon, an informant, who is on our side has provided secret footage of the sermon. I, Jessica not only find this to be disturbing, but extremely dangerous for any civilized person to agree to. If you want to know why I mentioned that this church does nothing good for people, but simply poisons minds, this demonstrates why. Let me, Jessica, make it clear to everyone, including The Dear Leader and the gangsters he has chosen to associate himself with, that I will not blindly follow your whims. In fact, these sermons have further made explicit that this is a dangerous cult that needs to be stopped immediately before someone really gets hurt. The most recent sermons have inspired Koda and I to work even harder to raise awareness about this dangerous cult and to encourage individuals to leave this cult and to refuse to blindly obey authority without question and embrace skepticism and rational thought.
You have not seen the last of us – we will continue to expose you, your criminal activities, the manner with which you swindle people for your own greedy gain, and how you poison people’s minds through encouraging blind obedience as a virtue. Finally, you may recall from our previous post that we reported on the abduction of ten ministers who were taken by the Iglesia Ni Cristo leadership. One such minister was Isaiah Samson Jr. After we posted our blog post, Koda and I learned that four of the abducted ministers surfaced. They denied that they were kidnapped. One of the ministers even thanked the Executive minister for taking care of his family. According to Eagle News, they came out and told the other members not to believe the expelled members who are spreading this rumor. For those who can speak Filipino, a video is embedded in the article that further delineates what is written in the text.
The four ministers made this announcement on Iglesia Ni Cristo run-television station, Net-25. One could think that this is the end of the saga because a GMA article confirms that the case against the kidnapped ministers has been closed. In the article, Manuel Eduarte claims that after visiting the Manalo compound, no sufficient evidence can prove that the ministers were kidnapped. However, as a good soap opera oftentimes is, more and more information has come about. In an article by ABS-CBN, Anthony Menorka, a brother to one of the ministers in question, reported that his brother was forced to deny his abduction because his wife and one year old child are being held captive. In a second article, Menorka claims that the church has threatened to kill members of the Menorka family if they do not comply with their instructions. After this story was released, Menorka was place under witness protection. As of August 6, 3 more individuals requested for witness protection. According to an article by the Philippine Inquirer, Joy Yuson, Roel Rosal, and Lito De Luna Fruto shared sensitive information that could endanger theirs and/or the lives of their respective families. Some of the claims that they made are that they obtained information that the church is creating a private army in order to, probably assassinate them, and that a grenade was thrown at De Luna Fruto’s house in May by someone associated with the Iglesia Ni Cristo. Roel Rosal also reported that the Iglesia Ni Cristo used their influence to release criminals from the New Libib Prison and were used to intimidate dissenting members or as the Philippine Inquire describes them as, “henchman” for the church. Finally, Lito De Luna Fruto reported that the Iglesia Ni Cristo used their political power to have trumped up charges against him for rape (possibly to silence him from speaking out) as well as frame one of the kidnapped ministers, Lowell Menorka by accusing him of rave threats and illegal possession of firearms , according to an article by ABS-CBN. The trumped up charges against Menorka was meant to serve as a cover to the allegations that he was kidnapped. Recently, the probe into the kidnapping episode actually has not concluded.
An article by the Philippine Star has reported that the individual who made the announcement that the case of the kidnapped ministers was closed was actually unauthorized to make such statements since he was not apart of the investigation. He is now facing disciplinary action. Furthermore, as noted by the ABS-CBN article above discussing the addition of Rosal, De Luna Fruto, and Yuson to the witness protection program, a new investigative team had to be assembled because some of the members of the investigation were also members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo and hence, biased the investigation. More and more, it looks like we are dealing with members of a dangerous gang or you can even say, a group of terrorists than spiritual leaders. If you think this is the first time church members have used violence, however, then you are sorely mistaken. The Iglesia Ni Cristo has had clashes with another Philippine-based Church entitled “Members of the Church of God International” (MCGI). In fact, one of the television hosts of said church was murdered by two alleged members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo due to a raging conflict that persisted for years. In accordance with the Wikipedia webpage which talks about this conflict, the murder of Marcos Mataro, a former member of the Iglesia Ni Cristo who converted to MCGI, occurred on the 27th of April, 2008. The perpetrators of this allege murder was by Nickson Icao and Felizardo Lumagham, who are suspected to have been members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo; however, the murder could well have been due to the “pending attempted homicide case” relating to Mataro.
While speculative, given the conflicts that had been occurring between the two parties’ respective religious affiliations, it is not an irrational conclusion to suspect that the perpetrators were seeking to slaughter an assailiant of the MCGI. Also, some ministers have reported that they fear for their lives once they do leave their post or the church. Though, posted on a Christian apologetic website, one former minister details how violence has and can be used to silence whistle blowers or dissenters. In the article, the former minister notes (under the cloak of anonymity) that, hypocrisy is rampant within the ministry. They tell the members to behave well, but the ministers and their superiors don’t seem to practice that as well. Also, he was planning on writing a book in order to expose the hypocrisy, but was unable to do so as well as fear for his life and the life of his family. Another WordPress User, Phillipgarcia actually lists the cases in which the Iglesia Ni Cristo has used violence against non-members or even dissenters. Please answer, after discovering the unflattering activities that the church participates in, why would anyone associate with a group of people who are quick to use violence to silence opposing ideas or resort to using the court system to legally suppress the free expression of differing ideas?
As a further deterrence from viewing the church as the epitome of morality, Koda and I find the notion of various human rights violations by the church, such as blocking food gifts from being delivered to the excommunicated Manalo family as the height of immorality. Just ask yourself that question: why would anyone join or support such an organization?
A message to those who are concerned with the current church leadership or those who have been expelled, but consider themselves members of the church:
In our previous post, we merely asked the question of what do you truly believe and why?
However, we really never had a conversation with you about this. Therefore, we like to send a message to you. By drawing your attention to the corruption, you have taken a first step in seeing how the current structure is dysfunctional for any organization to thrive. However we seriously ask, why do you still support the church in spite of what has been presented? If we were to remove the word “church” out and replace it with any other institution such as a business, school, etc, one can quickly see our point that the INC is an immoral organization that only has their own financial well-being in mind. Indeed, some may conclude that remaining associated with that organization that has been exposed to be corrupt would even be considered immoral. I (Koda) would not object to this. As any institution, the INC’s ability to flourish is dependent upon the number of members, as well as how fruitful the donations the members supply them with are. Therefore, by remaining affiliated with the Iglesia Ni Cristo, you are perhaps undeliberately strengthening their ability to exercise such immoral practices as those conveyed in this post. I, Jessica, can sympathize with all of you. I was indoctrinated through CWS worship services all the way until I emotionally checked out of the religion a year ago. I understand that you’ve thought that the Iglesia Ni Cristo is the only true church, but have you really stopped and thought about, for instance, how the books of the Bible were formed, or why the church uses ambiguous passages to prove their point or even passages out of context? Have you thought about why they say that a member of the church should maintain a high standard of moral behavior, but as conveyed here, the individuals who are said to be the, “leaders” don’t seem to be setting a good example for members or the public at large? Do they perhaps believe in the things they preach or is it simply something they are selling because it is going to make them money and is something members want to hear? No, Koda and I are not encouraging you to deconvert.
We are not asking you to become atheists or that we have a higher moral ground than you. Rather, we are asking you to do one thing and one thing only: Think. Think about what you believe and don’t be afraid of doubt, don’t be afraid to ask questions. These things are not of the devil, but are rather natural instincts of ours to know and to wonder about our world around us. Don’t be afraid to use them – they are critical faculties. I am reminded of a quote by Galileo, where he responded to the Catholics, who were ready to condemn him for opposing the geocentric model that the church proposed by saying, “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” So, if you believe a God exists, he also gave you a brain to reason and to make rational decisions. So, use that brain and think for yourselves. You do not need anyone to give you permission to think for yourself.
All about Koda and Jessica
As promised, here is a little about ourselves, so you can get to know us a little more. Koda and I both received one of those tagged surveys on Facebook and that is what we are going to use.
100 Truths about me!
- Real name: Jessica Elizabeth Stanford
- Nickname: Jesse, JS
- Favorite color: dark blue
- Male or female: Take your guess. Of course I’m female.
- Elementary school: George Washington
- Middle school: John Adams
- High school: Thomas Jefferson
- College: University of Nevada
- Hair color: light brown
- Tall or short: I’m pretty tall for a girl, 5’11
- Sweats or jeans: Depends when I go out. If I’m with friends, definitely jeans. If I’m just acting lazy around my home, then its a pair of shorts.
- Phone or camera: I love my phone. I could never live without it.
- Health freak: Nope, far from it.
- Orange or apple: It’s a toss-up, but I’d say orange.
- Do you have a crush on someone: Have you heard of kiss and don’t tell? Okay, fine, its my partner in blogging, Koda Castero.
- Guy friends or girl friends: It all depends on the situation. If I let my hair down, then girl friends it is. I hang around guy friends, if they ask me to.
- Piercings: I actually don’t have any.
- Pepsi or coke: I don’t really drink soda that much, so can I say southern style sweet tea? If I had to pick though, I’d say pepsi.
- Have you been in an airplane: Yes, I have.
- Have you been in a relationship: Yes, I have, but that was a long time ago.
- Have you been in a car accident: Yes, just like in GTA. In all seriousness, I have been in one. Thank Buster Bunny I haven’t caused any.
- Have you been in a fist fight: Twice and I
won both. One of the people I fought was a guy.
- First piercing: I don’t have one. So, does not apply.
- Best Friend: That’s easy, Koda.
- First award: I believe it was a citizenship award I got in the first grade.
- First crush: Someone in high school who I later got in a relationship with back in the day.
- First word: I believe it was “goo-goo”
- Any talent: I can throw a football 30 yards.
- Last person you talked to: my brother Michael.
- Last person you texted: Koda Castero.
- Last person you watched a movie with: me, myself, and I.
- Last thing you ate: I bought indian food at the nearby corner store where I live.
- Last movie/ TV show you watched: South Park
- Last song you listened to: Call of a Warrior by Volbeat.
- Last thing you bought: seasons 7 and 8 of South Park. I know I’m way behind the series, but whatever.
- Last person you hugged: My brother Michael again.
- Food: It has to be either prime rib or jambalaya.
- Drink: Southern style sweet tea.
- Bottoms: What kind of a question is this? I actually think its none of your business. However here’s a sample of what I where beneath my shirt.
- Flower: Roses. I love receiving them.
- Animal: I’ve got 3 dogs, so I’ll say, dog.
- Color: dark blue
- Movie: Back To The Future (all three movies).
- Subject: Political Philosophy or The History of Christianity
Have you ever? (Put an X in the brackets if yes.)
- [X] fallen in love with someone
Let me premise I thought I was in love.
-  celebrated Halloween
The Iglesia Ni Cristo forbids anyone celebrating it because they feel its a holiday for the devil or the dead. Though, I like the cheap candy after Halloween.
- [X] Had your heart broken
- [X] went over the minutes/ texts on your phone
Plenty of times, however, I think a good portion of people have unlimited minutes now.
- [X] had someone like you
- [X] hated the way someone changed
My dad is a good-for-nothing piece of crap for abandoning his family while he partied it up in Thailand. If that counts, then, yes I do.
-  got pg
What year was this written, 1997?
- [X] had an abortion
Yes, and I loved it! Of course this is sarcasm. I have not had an abortion.
- [X] did something you regret
- [X] broken a promise
Yes, I guess.
- [X] hid a secret
Something called surprise birthday parties.
-  pretend to be happy
- [X] met someone who has changed to your life
I’ve met plenty of people who have changed my life for the better.
- [X] pretended to be sick
Isn’t that how we got days off school?
- [X] left the country
I visited my grandparents in the Philippines and accompanied my dad (before he cheated on my mom and completely abandoned us) to a business trip in Hong Kong.
- [X] tried something you normally wouldn’t try and liked it
I went Bungee Jumping in Vegas.
-  cried over the silliest thing
- [X] ran a mile
- [X] gone to the beach with your best friend
- [X] gotten into an argument with your friends
I don’t want to really talk about it.
- [X] disliked someone
- [X] stayed single for two years since the first time you had a bf/gf or been single forever
- Eating: Korean BBQ (love me some short ribs).
- Drinking: No Korean meal goes without Soju
- Listening to: Nothing at the moment, but the last song I heard was Beast and the Harlot by Avenged Sevenfold
- Sitting or laying: I am sitting in my comfy business chair writing this down.
- Plans for today: I am going to be watching a documentary called Christianity: The First 2000 Years, which I purchased. I heard its really educational, so I’ll be checking that out.
- Waiting for: True love? Well, except for that, nothing.
- Want kids: I’m still considering it, but sure.
- Want to get married: Most likely, yes.
- Want to travel: I’d love to travel the world one day.
What do you look for in a partner?
- Lips or eyes: Doesn’t really matter to me.
- Shorter or taller: don’t really care.
- Younger or older: Younger would be nice, but really don’t care.
- Romantic or spontaneous: I’d say the former, but once again, I have no preference.
- Trouble-maker or hesitant: I don’t want to visit my partner in jail, so troublemaker is out, but I’d say I like a little bit of a rebel for fun, so a mix of both.
- Hook up or relationship: Both have their perks, but yes, relationship.
- Looks or personality: I’d say personality after everything is all said and done.
Have you ever:
- Lost glasses: Yes, hasn’t everyone?
- Snuck out of the house: You bet I did.
- Held a gun/ knife in self defense: I’ve never held a gun or knife in self-defense. I have an axe from going camping though. Also, I would like to go shooting one day.
- Killed somebody: What the hell is this question? Yes, I’ve killed someone, happy!
- Broke someone’s heart: It was the other way around.
- Been in love: I thought I was.
- Cried when someone dies: Yes, doesn’t everyone?
Do you believe in:
- Yourself: For the most part, yes.
- Miracles: Have you ever seen a guy walk on water or hopped on a flying horse to heaven? If not, then you know my answer.
- Love at first sight: I personally don’t know, but sure.
- Heaven: I will give the most genuine answer I can, I just don’t know. However, I’m leaning towards the answer being no.
- Santa clause: Yes!!! You see him at the mall around Christmas time. In all seriousness, I never really got into the Santa thing when I was a kid. Also, the Iglesia Ni Cristo doesn’t celebrate Christmas since it originated as a pagan holiday, one of the few things the Iglesia Ni Cristo got right.
- Aliens: With the size of the universe, their is a chance that life on other planets exist, but personally, I don’t know.
- Ghosts/angels: What do you think?
- Is there one person you really want to be with right now: Yes, since Koda and I have never met, I’d say Koda.
- Do you know who your real friends are: I believe so.
Do you believe in God: Hail Buster Bunny!!!
- Your favorite videogame: Has to be Super Mario World. It was the first game I played as a child and was the first game I ever beat.
100 Truths about me!
- Real name: Koda Castero
- Nickname: …Koda.
- Favorite color: Royal Blue
- Male or female: Biologically male.
- Elementary school: James Madison
- Middle school: James Monroe
- High school: Abraham Lincoln.
- College: University of Maine
- Hair color: At present, brown. Fortunately, gray has not yet appeared.
- Tall or short: Median of the two extremes.
- Sweats or jeans: Sweatpants.
- Phone or camera: Hm. My mobile device contains a camera feature. Therefore, phone.
- Health freak: I once was – it was not a pleasurable period.
- Orange or apple: I suppose I’d prefer an apple, albeit a specific sort.
- Do you have a crush on someone: Meh. I’m not sure what that entails.
- Guy friends or girl friends: I don’t mind either.
- Piercings: Yes – they’re not used.
- Pepsi or coke: Neither.
- Have you been in an airplane: Astonishingly, yes.
- Have you been in a relationship: Sure?
- Have you been in a car accident: Yes.
- Have you been in a fist fight: With my younger sibling.
- First piercing: Age or location? Respectively – age eight, ear lobes.
- Best Friend: That charmed status must be allotted to my mother.
- First award: It pertained to soccer, that much I can share definitively.
- First crush: I’m not sure. It may have been Pikachu or a character from Power Rangers.
- First word: No.
- Any talent: This is subject to conjecture. I’m rather adept with a soccer ball, if that constitutes a talent?
- Last person you talked to: An online acquaintence named Nathan.
- Last person you texted: My mother.
- Last person you watched a movie with: Me.
- Last thing you ate: Rice Crispies cereal.
- Last movie/ TV show you watched: I do not recall – I am not one for conventional television. It may have been an episode of The Big Bang Theory.
- Last song you listened to: Papa Roach – “Gravity”
- Last thing you bought: Fantastic quality headphones. 🙂
- Last person you hugged: My Mother.
- Food: At present, I enjoy well-prepared cheeseburgers.
- Drink: Dihydrogen Monoxide.
- Bottoms: Huh?
- Flower: Rose – the fragrance is reminiscent of my late grandmother.
- Animal: Either the anglerfish or the Cucoo.
- Color: Royal Blue.
- Movie: Contact.
- Subject: Evolutionary Biology or Abnormal Psychology.
Have you ever? (Put an X in the brackets if yes.)
-  fallen in love with someone
- [x] celebrated Halloween
-  Had your heart broken
- [x] went over the minutes/ texts on your phone
- [x] had someone like you
-  hated the way someone changed
-  got pg <– Yes, because I am male. -_-
-  had an abortion
- [x] did something you regret
- [x] broken a promise
- [x] hid a secret
- [x] pretend to be happy
- [x] met someone who has changed your life
- [x] pretended to be sick
-  left the country
- [x] tried something you normally wouldn’t try and liked it
- [x] cried over the silliest thing
- [x] ran a mile
-  gone to the beach with your best friend
- [x] gotten into an argument with your friends
- [x] disliked someone
- [x] stayed single for two years since the first time you had a bf/gf or been single forever
- Eating: Oxygen.
- Drinking: Oxygen.
- Listening to: Whitenoise.
- Sitting or laying: I am seated.
- Plans for today: I am visiting with an acquaintence (otherwise, none).
- Waiting for: a desire to shower.
- Want kids: No.
- Want to get married: Not particularly.
- Want to travel: I’m not sure.
What do you look for in a partner?
- Lips or eyes: I…?
- Shorter or taller: Neither?
- Younger or older: Both?
- Romantic or spontaneous: Neither?
- Trouble-maker or hesitant: Hesitant.
- Hook up or relationship: Neither?
- Looks or personality: Both?
Have you ever:
- Lost glasses: Yes.
- Snuck out of the house: Yes.
- Held a gun/ knife in self defense: No.
- Killed somebody: No.
- Broke someone’s heart: Not literally.
- Been in love: I’m not sure.
- Cried when someone dies: Yes.
Do you believe in:
- Yourself: I’m not sure.
- Miracles: No.
- Love at first sight: I’m not sure.
- Heaven: There is not evidence of there being such a posthumous destination.
- Santa clause: No.
- Aliens: Yes.
- Ghosts/ angels: No.
- Is there one person you really want to be with right now: No.
- Do you know who your real friends are: I suspect that I do.
- Do you believe in God: No.
100: Favorite Videogame: Legend of Zelda – The Wind Waker (however, this is not an immutable favorite).
Until we meet again, don’t forget to achieve the courage to use your own reason!