Duterte vows to quit if shown selfie with God

Duterte vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists

Duterte held the closed-door meeting with Archbishop Romulo Valles, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, about two weeks after he triggered controversy for calling God "stupid".

Duterte said if anyone can say that they have either "been to heaven, talked to God [or] saw him personally", he would resign as president "tonight".

But he reiterated that he believes in a "Supreme God", and is just questioning the acts of religious sects.

"So I do not believe in God?"

It would be recalled that last month, President Duterte caused a stir in his nation and across the world when he openly referred to God as "a stupid...son of a bitch" over the logic of the original sin. "Yes, of course there is God", he added. "I just happen to be a human being believing in that there's a universal mind somewhere which controls the universe", he said.

"Your God is not my God because your God is stupid". Mercado, who is an acquaintance of the president, said that Duterte "does not let go". There are billions and millions and billions and trillions of stars.

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Duterte had said he could not understand the logic of original sin since people were born with parents who underwent the sacrament of marriage.

Duterte has made negative comments about the Catholic church in the past but Palace officials including Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that the President was entitled to his "personal belief".

Roque also pointed out that Duterte's remarks were deeply rooted in his unpleasant experience, being allegedly molested by a priest when he was studying at the Jesuit-run Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU).

In a report on Super Radyo dzBB, beamed nationwide, Mao dela Cruz quoted Reyes as saying there should be another witness in the supposed dialogue as Duterte and Valles were good friends, the latter being the Archbishop of Davao.

"He has always been like that (firebrand) but. not in the same way that he is attacking the Catholic church now".

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