Duterte Vs. God: Duterte declared himself better than God-FOREIGNPOLICY

Updated: Jan 20, 2020

Duterte vs. God

MANILA, Philippines — Outspoken and profane rhetoric is a hallmark of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte: The man, after all, told then-U.S. President Barack Obama to “go to hell,” joked about rape, and counts “son of a whore” among his favorite epithets.

But when he called God “stupid” and a “son of a bitch” in a speech last month, that was a step too far for many in the devout Catholic country. “Who is this stupid God?” Duterte said, criticizing God for the concept of original sin. “This son of a bitch is then really stupid.”

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How did we become cowards? SOURCE: Francisco S. Tatad (2017). A mere political crisis or a ‘crisis of saints’?. January 6, 2017. The Manila Times. https://www.manilatimes.net/mere-political-crisis-crisis-saints/305418/

How did we become cowards? How did President Rodrigo Duterte turn us into a nation of weaklings and cowards, who hypocritically praise what we despise? In the eyes of the Western media, which Pravda and the Chinese counterpart of Time magazine are trying to balance in DU30’s favor, over 100 million Filipinos have fallen under the thumb of a dictator who has suppressed democracy, subverted the rule of law, made a mockery of human rights, and

proclaimed himself better than God.


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