Philippine President: Lord "ridiculous" because he thought of the incident of Adam's removal from Paradise[/size] Twilight News
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(Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterti has angered his predominantly Catholic country after calling the Lord "absurd".
In a televised speech, he criticized the story of Adam and Eve and their exodus from paradise as recounted by Y- Najil, and the doctrine of the first sin in Christianity.
Dutherty is known for his provocative statements and fierce attacks on his opponents.
The church and a number of citizens condemned Duterti's statements, but the president's office said he had expressed his own opinion.
The Philippine president has already criticized the pope as a fugitive and made a series of statements that he described as hostile.
His last remarks came in a speech in Davao, where he was mayor, before becoming president.
"Who is this stupid God?" Duterti asked, criticizing the story of the creation of Adam and Eve and their coming out of paradise and eating them from the tree, as the Bible tells them.
"You create something complete, then you think of an incident that seeks to destroy what you have created," he said.
The president criticized the doctrine of the first sin, which means that all human beings are condemned to the sin of Adam and Eve, saying: "You were not born then, but today you are condemned to the first sin, what is this religion?
The Bishop, Arturo Pastis, responded to the President as a "madman" and exhorted the people to pray to God to forgive him "a blasphemy and to save him from his dictatorship."
Dutherti is known for his outspoken criticism of the Catholic Church in a country where 90 percent of the population is Christian, most of them Catholics.
His comments sparked reactions and controversy on the Internet.
Presidential spokesman Harry Rock defended Dotterti and said he expressed his personal convictions. He explained that he had been attacked as a child by a priest at a Catholic school.
Douterty took over as president in July 2016 after an election campaign promising war on crime and corruption. He has been criticized for the extrajudicial killings of drug traffickers and addicts.
Earlier this year, the International Criminal Court opened a preliminary investigation into the crimes committed during drug traffickers.
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Dutherti's critics regard his remarks and the language he uses as exceeding the limits of what they see as acceptable.
He said he would be "happy" to kill millions of drug addicts. He responded to international criticism of his policy that the description of President Barack Obama, during his term as "son of a bitch", and the European Union as a group of hypocrites.
He spoke in April 2016 at a rally during the election campaign about the rape and murder of an Australian nun in 1989 in Davao, when he was mayor of the city, saying: "I was angry because she was raped, but it was wonderful beauty, and had to give brigades to the mayor, to lose."
The president's office later apologized for his remarks.
Earlier this year, Dutarti recommended that Filipino soldiers shoot the rebels of the Communist rebels.
The newspaper headlines have been issued for weeks after a Filipina worker was forced to kiss him publicly.