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Philippine President Duterte blasts Bible creation story: 'Who is this stupid God?'
GMA Network ^ | 06/22/2018

Posted on 06/23/2018 11:34:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

After ranting about the Catholic Church, the President of the Philippines now has a beef with the concept of 'original sin' in the Genesis creation story

MANILA, Philippines – After recent tirades against priests and the Church's "hypocrisy," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte cursed God and called God "stupid" for the concept of "original sin" in the Bible's creation story.

Duterte, on Friday, June 22, began with retelling the story of Adam and Eve and how they ate the fruit from the forbidden tree and thus brought original sin upon humankind.

"Kinain ni Adam (Adam ate it) then malice was born. Who is this stupid God? Istupido talaga itong putangina kung ganoon (That son of a bitch is stupid if that's the case)," said Duterte during a summit in Davao City.

"You created something perfect and then you think of an event that would tempt and destroy the quality of your work," he continued.

The President, a Catholic, said he finds it preposterous that babies should be born with original sin.

"Tsuk tsak lang 'yun ng nanay pati tatay mo wala ka pang kasali tapos ngayon may original sin ka. Tanginang klase – anong klaseng relihiyon 'yan? 'Yan ang hindi ko matanggap. What a stupid proposition," said an incensed Duterte.

(That was your mother and father's deed, you weren't born yet, but now you have original sin. What kind of religion is that? I can't accept it.)

Yet after this tirade, Duterte insists he still believes in a greater being. It's religion and institutions he does not trust.

"I believe there is a universal mind. But [to] what extent is the influence of the – I cannot picture him as a human being…But I really believe, i have this faith and abiding thing about – but don't believe in religion," he said.

Before his rant against God, Duterte had outraged Catholics when, during the launch of his presidential campaign over two years ago, he cursed Pope Francis for causing traffic in Manila.

Duterte also made similar remarks in his meeting with the Filipino community in South Korea on June 3. Also citing the story of Adam and Eve, Duterte said in South Korea, “Kung ’yan ang Diyos ng Katoliko, torpe ‘yan. Maghanap ka ng Diyos na tama.”

A week after Duterte made these comments in South Korea, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas wrote a stinging reflection about people cursing God. (READ: He is insane. He is possessed.)

“The list of cuss words against God is endless. God is still God and those who have cursed Him are now dust,” Villegas said in a reflection on June 10.

“When you spit upwards, your spit will return to your face. The more you spit at God, the more spit you bring to your face. It is the law of gravity. It is also the law of divine justice,” he added.

Villegas, former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, also urged Catholics to pray for people who teach them error.

“Dear children, as for those who dare to teach you error, pray for them and forgive them. They might be insane or possessed. They need God. They need your prayers and love and compassion,” said Villegas.

After fierce criticism for his threats against priests amidst recent killings of clergymen, Duterte insisted in a speech that he "respects" the Church.


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: bible; creation; duterte; god; philippines; skeptics
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1 posted on 06/23/2018 11:34:02 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
A week after Duterte made these comments in South Korea, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas wrote a stinging reflection about people cursing God. (READ: He is insane. He is possessed.)
2 posted on 06/23/2018 11:35:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Job 38:2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?


3 posted on 06/23/2018 11:35:19 AM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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To: SeekAndFind

Weird guy.

Maybe the liberals will start to like him now.


4 posted on 06/23/2018 11:36:06 AM PDT by ifinnegan (Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: SeekAndFind

[[”I believe there is a universal mind. But [to] what extent is the influence of the – I cannot picture him as a human being…But I really believe,]]

Yeah? Even the Demons Believe in God


5 posted on 06/23/2018 11:37:47 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: SeekAndFind

Who is this stupid president?


6 posted on 06/23/2018 11:40:23 AM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some one is about to get dealt with.


7 posted on 06/23/2018 11:40:26 AM PDT by Salvavida
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To: SeekAndFind
Considering that the dominate religion in the Philippines is Catholicism I wonder what he's thinking, if he does think, considering some of his actions and comments he may be more than a tad unstable.

Or perhaps he ids playing up to the muslim terrorists in his country.

8 posted on 06/23/2018 11:46:40 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Genesis 2:17 shows that G-d gave Adam clear warning not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, that there would be severe consequences if he did so.

But Adam disobeyed and the rest is history.


9 posted on 06/23/2018 11:49:42 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: SeekAndFind

Be not deceived;
God is not mocked;
For whatsoever a man soweth,
That shall he also reap.
He that soweth to the flesh
Shall reap destruction.
But he that soweth to the Spirit
Shall reap life everlasting.

-Paul to the Galatians

Duterte will have to answer for this, whether in this life, or the next; most likely, both.


10 posted on 06/23/2018 11:53:06 AM PDT by Migraine
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To: SeekAndFind
...two years ago, he cursed Pope Francis for causing traffic in Manila.

Well, I can support his cursing the socialist Francis, but his other comments are that of a fool. And he has a fool’s destination unless he repents and kneels his knee to the true God of the Bible (and not the invention in his mind).

11 posted on 06/23/2018 11:54:28 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Regardless, there are churches scattered throughout the islands as a testimony


12 posted on 06/23/2018 11:55:28 AM PDT by klimeckg
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To: SeekAndFind

Babies born with sin?

Ask him about how American women consider babies parasites and unwanted illnesses and tell him how 3,000 are killed a day in the USA.

Ask him about white school children who are told that they alone benefited from the institutuon of slavery 150+ years ago.

Ask him about everyone in the world who is told that they are literally killing the planet every time they breathe.


13 posted on 06/23/2018 11:56:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Spygate's clock began in 2015 - what did President Obama know and when did he know it)
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He hasn’t been in the news much lately.


14 posted on 06/23/2018 11:57:26 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Mastador1

Duterte blames his country’s poverty on faith/Catholicism. He is also very pro-Putin, anti-American.


15 posted on 06/23/2018 11:58:51 AM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: Amendment10

Well,the premise is the same as Pandora’s box.

And the question is why place temptation if you,the all-knowing one, already know the tempted one will fail the test.


16 posted on 06/23/2018 12:06:34 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: SeekAndFind

Griswold predicts...6.9...Philippines...in God’s time.


17 posted on 06/23/2018 12:08:32 PM PDT by tenthirteen
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Gee I thought his countries poverty was because there just aren’t enough jobs, isn’t that why Filipinos leave their country in droves to work as laborers and domestic help in any country they can, and why so many of their women try to entrap American men with pregnancies so they can get to America and a green card?( I said some of the women, and don’t bitch at me over it. I personally know four men that had that shit pulled on them, including a close relative.)


18 posted on 06/23/2018 12:17:23 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Gee now they’re REALLY gonna be mad at him now !
After the death penatky for terrorists and eric dealers. No trial
Personally I love the guy. Reminds me of Trump
And make no mistake. Phillipjnes being islands. Is very ungovernable
And they have MAJOR Muslim problems.
Trump would never say shiite THIS stupid
But if you follow Durete from get go. This is nothing on the outrage scale
It’s hella funny actually. Hella funny. The guy cracks me up


19 posted on 06/23/2018 12:21:45 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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Drug dealers. iPhone 📱 has kind of its own. We all know it
20 posted on 06/23/2018 12:22:30 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guvmint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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