Change in Consciousness about God and Religion Revealed in a New Book by Reynaldo Budhi

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An open mindset on how God and Religion shaped the lives of Filipinos

A wake up call for the Filipinos’ sleeping consciousness about God and religion is penned in a book titled An Open Letter to Juan Dela Cruz : A Letter to My Little Brown Brother by retired Filipino immigrant in the United States, author Reynaldo R. Budhi.

The book is a product of Budhi’s motivation to bring evolutionary changes in the thinking and attitude of his countrymen and the rest of the world on religion and the idea of God. Modern civilization has dulled the visions and aspirations of the Filipinos because they have become used to a life that is mostly centered in material enrichment and personal gratification. It explains religion as a malady, and a medicine, crafted by man for his rapacious nature. It is not a cure-all for man’s sufferings but merely a palliative—an excuse to live another day and hope for the best in this world of tears. It attempts to create a cloud of mystery in justifying divinity and the hope for eternal life. Man had crafted ways to promote his god and to maintain competition with each other, which is clearly an essential component of his survival and the survival of his particular creed.

Budhi’s book believes that religion is the gateway to knowledge of humanity and should be taught in honest and realistic terms instead of allowing its use as a tool of shady politics and material greed.

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About the Author
Reynaldo R. Budhi wrote this book in the hope of bringing changes to the religiosity of his countrymen in the Philippines. He is 69 years old and has retired from government service three years ago. He is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant who has practiced over 35 years as an accountant, auditor and bank examiner in private and public entities. He was once a bank examiner with the Central Bank of the Philippines before immigrating to the United States in 1973. He is blessed with four sons all living in the United States and Taiwan. His wife is a public school teacher and had just retired. He concluded his professional life by joining the New York State Banking Department in 2001, also as a bank examiner. He retired in July of 2006 and immediately started writing this book. The contents of this book are outside the field of his expertise in terms of his education, training and orientation. But, his motivation is the thought that his message might bring evolutionary changes in the thinking and attitude of his countrymen in the Philippines and the rest of the world on religion and the idea of God. In his view, religion is the gateway to knowledge of humanity and should be taught in honest and realistic terms instead of allowing its use as a tool of shady politics and material greed. He believes in God but not in the same traditional notions taught by demagogues. His experiences and definition of God is very personal and believes that communion with Him is only possible through the mind and heart of a true believer.

An Open Letter to Juan Dela Cruz * by Reynaldo R. Budhi
A Letter To my Little Brown Brother
Publication Date: October 10, 2011
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 141 pages; 978-1-4653-6463-0
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 141 pages; 978-1-4653-6464-7
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4653-6465-4

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