‘If there is God, there is no poverty’ — Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte does not know how God actually works, but one thing is clear to him: “If there is God, then there is no poverty.”
Duterte raised doubts about what God intends to do in the universe, stressing that God should not be allowing poverty to exist.
“If you are God, you don’t create hell. If you are God, you don’t create wars,” the Chief Executive said in a speech in Cebu City on Tuesday.
“If there is a God, then there is no poverty. If there is God, then nobody dies of hunger. If there is God, you are not refused burial services on Sundays,” Duterte said.
But Duterte pointed out that if there was no God, then Earth and its inhabitants would have already been sucked into black holes.
“He controls the universe, billions and trillions. Kung walang God, magbubungguan talaga tayo, and we will be sucked to several of those black holes,” the Chief Executive said.
“And yet, we have been here on Earth for 4.5 billion years. There has to be a God,” he said. “There has to be a God. Ang problema, your God is not quite… I don’t know how he works.”