AP: Philippine leader Duterte says God told him to stop cursing

Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Kolohe says:

    Mike Pence must have some measure of a potty mouth, too.Report

  2. Morat20 says:

    So, it’s clear this guy is crazy, right?

    I mean it was clear BEFORE God started talking to him in his dreams.Report

    • Jaybird in reply to Morat20 says:

      “God talked to me and I need to change” is something we want more of. Maybe even a lot more.

      “God talked to me and you need to change” is something we want a lot less of.Report

      • Morat20 in reply to Jaybird says:

        “My cursing is polling badly, let’s say God told me to change” isn’t far enough from “God says if my ministry doesn’t get enough donations, he’s killing me and then you’ll be sorry” for my comfort.

        Admittedly, that’s a cynical take.Report

  3. LeeEsq says:

    Can God tell him to stop murdering?Report

    • Brandon Berg in reply to LeeEsq says:

      Wait…you’re Jewish. Isn’t the Torah like 200 pages of God ordering one hit after another?Report

        • Stillwater in reply to LeeEsq says:

          Fellow Jewish person Noam Chomsky: “the Bible is probably the most genocidal book in the literary canon.”

          On the other hand, maybe his saying that is just one more reason to think Chomsky is completely insane.Report

          • LeeEsq in reply to Stillwater says:

            The idea that the Jewish part of the Bible is about a hidebound, violent, and strict God while the Christian part is about a loving and forgiving God is one of the oldest Christian justifications for persecuting Jews. Meanwhile, most Christian denominations believe that not accepting baptism will damn you to hell forever and waged wars of religious persecution while the Jews just wanted to be left alone to be Jews.Report

            • Jaybird in reply to LeeEsq says:

              Why don’t people criticize Christianity, that’s what I want to know.Report

              • LeeEsq in reply to Jaybird says:

                Its the difference between punching up and punching down. Christianity is still the world’s biggest religion even though some would have you believe it is the smallest. That means that nearly all Christians can go about their business when people make fun of Christianity. I’d also point out that when people make fun of Christianity, they tend to focus on the parts that come from the Jewish part of the Bible and not the Christian part or Jesus himself. Those are usually well respected and go by unscathed.

                Most of the mockery of Judaism comes from the vengeful OT God vs. the loving NT God false distinction. There is little asking of how Jews see our part of the Bible or the Talmud or God.Report

  4. Damon says:

    Pfft. This wasn’t “God”, it was the CIA.

    Next up, “God” will tell him to play nice with the Americans.

    Huh huh?!Report