Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte stirs controversy after calling God ‘stupid’

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte stirs controversy after calling God ‘stupid’

- Philippines President Duterte has referred to God as stupid

- Going further, the president questioned God’s logic in the Biblical creation story of Adam and Eve

- He also questioned the rationale of original sin

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines sparked controversy in the predominantly Catholic country for calling God “stupid,” but his spokesman on Monday defended the contentious statement as his personal belief.

Duterte made the statement on Friday evening during a speech in his southern home city of Davao, where he questioned God’s logic in the Biblical creation story of Adam and Eve.

"Adam ate (the fruit of knowledge), then malice was born. Who is this stupid God?" he said.

That son of a bitxh is stupid if that’s the case. You created something perfect and then you think of an event that would tempt and destroy the quality of your work.”

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Duterte also questioned the rationale of original sin, noting, “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.”

Amid critcisms over his statements, presidential spokesman Harry Roque urged the public to accept that Duterte tends to use strong language when he expresses his beliefs.

“That is the personal belief of the president. We are free to believe in religion and we are also free not to believe in religion. The president has his personal spiritual beliefs.

“We cannot fault the president if he has no sense of hypocrisy and we should accept that because even when he was just a candidate, he never hid that from us,” he added.

Duterte has in the past lambasted the Catholic Church in the Philippines, where more than 80 per cent of the population practices the religion, calling priests out for allegations of corruption and sexual abuse.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that in most parts of Africa, especially Nigeria, people perpetrate evils on daily basis under the guise of religion.

Most religious leaders have subjected their members of congregation to hardships while at the extreme, some so-called men of God kill people for rituals at will.

Extra-marital Affairs: Christian group defends Apostle Suleman on NAIJ.com TV:

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Source: Naija.ng

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