Manila, Philippines, Jun 27, 2018 / 02:16 am
After calling God "stupid," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that he will seek to have a dialogue with the country's bishops' conference in an effort to repair relationships.
The president's spokesperson announced that a committee would be created to better collaborate and communicate with the country's bishops.
On Friday, Duterte caused controversy when, in a speech, he said God was "stupid," and a "son of a b-tch" for including the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden. In the Book of Genesis, Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden after consuming the forbidden fruit.
"How can you rationalize a God? Do you believe?" added Duterte. He also spoke negatively about the concept of original sin, calling it a "stupid proposition."