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Mangudadatu, Rohanie M.

AB Political Science
MWF 1:30-2:30P D304

Killing has always been a part of our history. Yet, its rampant exercise has not brought
any normalcy and general acceptance in public. Its exercise continues to bedevil people
of low moral obligation and people of negative faith in his/herself.
The word killing does not evolve only on the physical, literal aspect or the quantifying
numerals of people victimized by it. It may also be exercised on the internal, emotional
aspect that scars and terminates the vulnerability of a human being. It may come with
different forms, but its end only directs to one infamous result—destruction.
This pressing problem had already been addressed by many lawmakers, religious
institutions and even individuals of normal life. The effect of killing does not only end on
the victim’s life. It is like a domino effect, affecting all that is tied with the victim.
Torturing and hurting people of the sadness and longingness these people—family and
friends feel towards the victim.

Even as a Muslim, I can say that the Catholic Social teachings can be utilized to not just
address this phenomenon but to eventually eradicate this hostile act. Of course, these
can all be possible through strong dedication and passion towards the goal of common
good. Putting life as the priority that may be achieved through the constant reflection on
one’s action and strong faith to God can be the first step towards progress. The pursuit
of peace that encompass both empathy and mercy should always be the front line of
every being since it all constitute to one end and that is the prevalence of love, the
center of the Catholic teachings.