Duterte Believes in His God, but Needs Proof from Others

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Duterte Believes in His God, but Needs Proof from Others


By Genalyn Kabiling

President Duterte is willing to resign from his post if anyone can prove the God of the Catholic Church truly exists.

The President declared that he was neither an agnostic nor an atheist but wanted proof of their God's existence such as a selfie with Him in heaven.

"if there is anyone of you out there, the noisy ones, who would say that you have been to heaven, talked to God, saw him personally, and that He exists, that God is yours, and if He does is true, I will step down from the presidency tonight,": he said during the opening ceremony of the National Science and Technology Week in Davao City Friday night.

Duterte said he only needed one witness to prove he went to heaven and had a conversation with God.

"Magdala kayo dito ng one, only one, kailangan ko isa lang. Sabihin niya, "Mayor, utos kasi ng mga ugok diyan sa simbahan na pumunta ako ng langit kausapin ko ang Diyos. Meron talaga po. Ito may picture kami, nagdala ako ng selfie [If you bring one, only one. I need only one, and he'll say 'Mayor I was ordered by the fools in the Church to go to heaven and talk to God. He really exists. Here we have a picture, I brought a selfie']," Duterte said.

"You do that today, one single witness that there is a guy, a human being who's able to talk and to see God. Of the so many billions na dumaan dito, I just need one. And if there is one, ladies and gentlemen, I will announce my resignation immediately para magklaro na tayo," he added.

The President made clear that he believes in "one Supreme God" even as he renewed his tirade against some Catholic Church doctrines such as the story of creation.

Duterte earlier claimed his god was different from the god of his critics, adding that his god was perfect while theirs was stupid. …

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