“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.
Duterte has crossed the line when he gave that statement about God. It’s too much. He’s sick.
— Kae Suin (@kaesuin) June 26, 2018
Mr. President Duterte
You got some issues. You can hate us Catholics. But calling our God stupid or idiot are very painful words. If you hate us, then hate us. Just don’t include God in your anger.
— Magic Man (@Magic_Poblete) June 26, 2018
Curated from the BBC, NYPOST