Duterte: I believe in God, but prove his existence - via a selfie

Duterte vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists

To "those who arrogantly regard themselves as wise in their own estimation and the Christian faith as nonsense, those who blaspheme our God as stupid, Saint Paul's words are to the point: 'For the stupidity of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength, '" the bishops said, referring to one of the most important saints in the Catholic faith.

Former president and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo dined with 18 Catholic bishops on Sunday night, a day before the scheduled meeting of President Rodrigo Duterte and Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles, Malacañang said on Monday.

"So I do not believe in God?"

"Yes of course, there's God", he said.

"By the way, I believe in one Supreme God".

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte is doubling down on his inflammatory remarks about God.

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"And if there is anyone of you there, the noisy ones, who would say that you have been to heaven, talked to (sic) God, saw him personally, and that He exists, the God that is yours, and if [what] He does is true, I will step down [from] the presidency tonight", he added. There are billions and millions and billions and trillions of stars.

According to Times of Israel, Duterte was last week slammed, including by some of his political allies, for calling God "stupid" in another speech, with one Catholic bishop calling him a "psychopath".

"Where is the logic of God there?". "You create the ideal thing and then spoil it with a snake and an apple and you give us a sin that we never agreed to commit and that is the original sin", he said.

Duterte on Friday recalled that experience, when he said he and other students were fondled by a foreign Jesuit priest, who has since died.

(File) Devotees attend mass inside a Catholic church in Quezon City, metro Manila, Philippines September 22, 2017.

The Palace official said one archbishop raised the rift between Duterte and the Church, "but there was no substantial discussion on it because everyone's awaiting the meeting between Archbishop Valles and the President".

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