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Why President Rodrigo Duterte Called God ‘Stupid’

President Rodrigo Duterte insults God

“Who is this stupid God? This son of a bitch is then really stupid. You were not involved but now you’re stained with an original sin. … What kind of a religion is that? That’s what I can’t accept, very stupid proposition.”

                                                                        by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte

The 73-year-old leader doesn’t understand why Adam’s sin in the Christian theology should make all, inclding the faithful fall from God’s grace.

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

“You weren’t born yet, but now you have original sin.” Meaning: Why are all humans tainted by Adam and Eve’s wrongdoing, right?

And that’s why he asked, “Who is this stupid God?”

His statement sparked outrage in the Philippines, a country where more than 90% of its population are Christian and the vast majority of those are Catholics.

He slammed the biblical story of Adam and Eve’s fall from grace and the Christian concept of original sin.

President Rodrigo Duterte’s relationship with the Body of Christ is indeed thorny.

Curated from the BBC, NYPOST

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