President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday lambasted not just the Catholic Church but also God Himself and the creation story in the Bible.
"Who is this stupid God? Estupido talaga itong p***** i** kung ganun. You created some—something perfect and then you think of an event that would tempt and destroy the quality of your work," he said in a speech in Davao City during the opening of the 2018 National ICT Summit.
Duterte found fault in the creation story in the Bible which said that the snake tempted Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, then she in turn gave it to Adam. "So kinain ni Adam. Then malice was born," he said.
"How—how can you rationalize a God? Maniwala ka? Kaya nga sabi ko diyan ‘wag ka maniwala niyang…," Duterte added.
"So tayo ngayon, all of us are born with an original sin. Ang original sin—ah sin—ano man ‘yan? Was it the first kiss? O… What was the sin? Bakit original? Nasa womb ka pa, may kasalanan ka na," he said.
"C****-c**** man lang ‘yun ng nanay pati tatay mo. Wala ka mang kasali. Tapos ngayon may original sin ka. T**** i**** klase. Anong klaseng relihiyon ‘yan," the President said.
"Eh ‘yan ang hindi ko matanggap. Very stupid proposition. Anong kasalanan? Original sin, tapos i-baptize ka. Basain pa ‘yang ulo mo ng tubig. Maniwala ka niyang pari na ‘yan," he went on.
"Ako, I believe that is a universal mind. But to what extent is the influence of that… You know, I cannot picture Him as a human being in the image of God," Duterte said.
"I… But I really believe there’s a… I have this faith and abiding thing about... Pero ‘yang relihiyon? Sus maniwala kayo diyan," he said.
Duterte said God was lonely and so He created paradise.
"And God who was lonely, who is… And there was nobody to please Him. Ngayon ko lang nalaman na ang God ma-lonely pala. Buti’t na lang walang babae sa tabi siguro. God was lonely," he said.
"Then He created paradise and that’s planet earth, okay? And He saw that the paradise, the product of His industry was beautiful. Birds, fish, lahat. Tapos—and so God said, “I will create man.” So pa-ganun. [whistles] Ayun si Adam. ‘Yung gusto kong tanungin sa p***** i**** mga bishop na ‘yan…," Duterte said.
"Nandiyan na si Adam. Okay na sana ‘yun. Sabi ni God—God found that Adam will be lonely. So he took one of his ribs, bone, and created the woman. Na-l***** na. [laughter] ‘Di kung si Adam lang, mag-dumugan na tayo lahat ng lalaki dito. Okay na ‘yun. Okay lang," he said.
Duterte said he learned this in cathecism since he went to Ateneo de Manila and San Beda College, both Catholic schools.
"Grade 4—Ateneo ha, Ateneo, San Be—Katoliko, Ateneo, San Beda ako. Tapos sabi niya, 'And God doubted His creation.' So tinesting (testing) niya. Tinawag niya ‘yung ahas. [whistles] 'Come here.' Tapos binigyan niya ng apple, ipinakagat niya doon sa bunganga. Tapos sabi niya sa ahas, 'Dalhin mo itong apple doon kay Eve and tempt her to eat it, taste it,'" he said.
"So ang g***** ahas, walang utak… Pareho diyan sa—karamihan diyan sa gobyerno ganun man. Mga ahas sa ganun. Dineliver doon kay Eve. And Eve, because apple eh. Naka-balot pa ‘yung parang foam na net. 'Made in China.' Ang ginawa niya—kinain ni Eve. Tapos si Eve ginising si Adam. Siguro katatapos lang. Kumain ka rin. So kinain ni Adam. Then malice was born," he said.
Duterte also commented on Catholics' practice of revering the crucifix showing Jesus Christ on the cross.
"Ang aming krus doon sa bahay, si Jesus Christ naka-ganun. Ngayon, ‘yung simula namatay nanay ko, hindi na ako pumunta sa bahay niya, ‘yung ancestral home namin. Ayaw kong pumasok doon. But the last time nung nagkasakit siya, si Hesukristo naka-ganun na. [laughter] Sus Ginoo," he said.
"‘Pag gising ko pa lang, ‘yung—nandoon na ‘yung si Jesus naka-pako na. Hanggang ngayon naka-pako parin. [laughter] Imbes kalimutan na natin ang sakripisyo niya, every year, ipaalaala mo tuloy ‘yung kastigo niya is…," Duterte added.
"Why do you have to remember a sad thing about the killing of our God? Ako ang Diyos, gawain mo sa akin ‘yan? Ay p***** i**. Para kang karne norte [laughter] if you do that. I am God and you…," he said.
Duterte has hit the Catholic church in the past a number of times, even saying it was "full of shit".
His spokesperson Harry Roque, however, on June 14 said Duterte is open to a dialogue with Catholic church leaders he has been at odds with over various issues. —KG, GMA News