Skip to comments.Philippines President Duterte Apologizes to God for Calling Him 'Stupid'
Posted on 07/12/2018 12:23:54 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte sparked outrage last month when he called God "stupid" for allowing Adam and Eve to sin in the Garden of Eden.
In a speech, the president asked, "Who is this stupid God? You created something perfect and then you think of an event that would destroy the quality of your work. How can you rationalize that God? How can you believe him? So now we're all born with an original sin. Even in the womb, we already have sin. What kind of religion is that?"
Now, Duterte is apologizing for his rant.
Local media reports Duterte made the apology during a meeting with evangelist Brother Eddie Villanueva on Tuesday.
Villanueva is the founder of one of the largest Christian churches in the Philippines. He and other leaders made an appeal asking for a public apology to God for "committing the highest form of blasphemy by mocking and cursing God."
Duterte's apology was posted by the Presidential Communication Operations Office on Facebook.
Duterte said in the video, "If it's the same God, I'm sorry, that's how it is. Sorry, God. I said sorry God. If God is taken in a generic term by everybody listening then that's well and good."
Duterte continued saying he won't apologize to his critics who he says should "never use the name of God to attack government."
"I only apologize to God, nobody else," Duterte said. "If I wronged God, he would be happy to listen. Why? Because my God is all forgiving. Why? Because God created me to be good and not bad."
This guy is cuckoo for cocoa puffs.
He was stating what many unsaved people say- they feel ‘if there is a God, then He must be unjust by causing everyone to be born a sinner” They think the Christian God stacked the deck against everyone unfairly- it’s not an unreasonable accusation based on the fact that they are unsaved and don’t understand God or the concept of Good and evil and free will. Duarte may know a little ABOUT God, but He doesn’t know God personally, and his eyes are blind. He lacks Spiritual wisdom. His mind is confused as a result- as are many unsaved people’s minds concerning God unfortunately. They try to reason logically, and are convinced they are right, but unfortunately, their reasoning isn’t logical because they don’t understand the concept of free will completely-
I’m sure from God’s standpoint the feeling was mutual.
I thought that would be a bridge too far for him. That was very stupid thing he did. I didn't think the Philippine people would take that well.
Came to him in a dream did He?
Trump should tweet him with: No offense taken, you are forgiven.
No he is not. He is wrong concerning God, but he isn't wrong to have his mind on God. There is no other topic known to man more important. It is absolutely essential for all to consider God and try to find their way with Him. He needs Jesus for forgiveness. Pray for him.
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