Rodrigo Roa Duterte, also known as Digong and Rody, is a Filipino politician who is the 16th and current President of the Philippines
The president of Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, has apologised to God for calling Him “stupid,” a remark that caused an uproar among Christians globally.
Duterte made the apology during a meeting with evangelist Brother Eddie Villanueva at the Malago Golf Club in Malacañang on the night of Tuesday, July 10, CBN News reports.
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?”
Villanueva is the founder of one of the largest Christian churches in the Philippines. He and other leaders made an appeal
asking the President for a public apology to God for “committing the highest form of blasphemy by mocking and cursing God.”
“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 said in the video posted by the Presidential Communication Operations Office on Facebook.
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.”
As you may recall, UG Christian News reported
that the same State Man last Friday courted new controversy in his largely Christian country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists.
The 73-year-old leader said that if there’s “one single witness” who can prove, perhaps with a picture or a selfie that a human was “able to talk and to see God,” he will immediately resign.
Duterte, however, suggested that there must be a God or a supreme being that prevents billions of stars and celestial bodies from colliding in a frequency that could have long threatened the human race.