Even in this controversial remark made by President Rodrigo Duterte that God is stupid, I am still siding with him.
I am sure my opinion/support will not sit well with many, but by now we should already know who the man is as the leader of the country and as a person in the way he talks or delivers a message which almost always keeps you hanging and surmising.
Duterte does not mince words about is antipathy towards the pretentiously or hypocritically pure in this world starting with the members and followers of the Catholic Church.
Frankly, these are the same people that have driven me out of the church – with no regrets whatsoever.
But does this mean that I have turned by back at God for good?
Of course not. I sought Him and found Him and I consider Him as the One putting order in my life and that of my family.
So, one may raise the question if my God is the same as the God of the self-righteously pious?
My answer is I don’t know. What I am sure about is that the God of the sanctimonious people is not doing enough to give me peace of mind.
What I am simply saying here is that nobody has the right to impose their religious beliefs on other people.
It is in this context that I go along with Duterte’s view on this controversial issue.
Expressing one’s opinion about religion or religious belief is a constitutional right and just because one does not conform with the majority does not mean that one is evil.
Religion does not singularly define a person’s character. That is too presumptuous.
The truth is that with the barbaric things happening in the world today, like in Trump’s America’s gross violation of human rights where children are mercilessly separated from parents, one should not be talking about the sanity of God, but rather one should be asking: Where is God?
It is the more logical question to ask instead of criticizing the misinterpreted remarks of Duterte that God is stupid.