A Doctor from the University of the Philippines shared his thoughts on the recent statements of President Rodrigo Duterte against “God”.
Dr. Francisco Pascual Tranquilino, couldn’t stop himself from defending the President who received a tremendous amount of criticisms especially from the Catholics who got offended by the remarks of Duterte.
Photo: Francisco Pascual Tranquilino Facebook
In his Facebook post, Tranquilino quoted Pope Francis, saying that an Atheist man is better than a hypocrite Catholic and former Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay explaining that despite the foul-mouth of the President, his service for the people is unmatchable and sincere.
Tranquilino also explained that he didn’t vote for Duterte because of his religious beliefs, but because of he believes that the President could change the Philippines for better.
He believes that Duterte’s opinion on the Bible is not the reason for the people to withdraw their support to the former Davao City Mayor, saying that he really acts to solve some of the biggest problems of the Philippines now.
The doctor also lashed out the critics of the President, including Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines President, Archbishop Socrates Villegas, calling Duterte “more Christian” than them.
You can read his whole post below:
POPE FRANCIS recently said:
“It is better to be an atheist than a hypocritical Catholic. There are those who say, ‘I am very Catholic, I always go to mass, I belong to this and that association,” some of these people should also say “‘my life is not Christian, I don’t pay my employees proper salaries, I exploit people, I do dirty business, I launder money, [I lead] a double life.”
And Perfecto Yasay once wrote about Duterte:
“But more significant than his frequent foul language that can be annoying to many, I know Rody up close as a person with a big heart and noble vision, who truly respects the dignity in every human being, especially the poor, the needy and oppressed whom he cares, loves and readily helps with devotion, consistency, integrity and sincerity and inspired by the same Christian values that many of us hold dear. I have learned to greatly respect him as a dedicated, honest, brave and decisive leader that our country needs for its survival at this critical time and to make meaningful change and advancement a reality.”
AND I SAY:
I DID NOT VOTE FOR DUTERTE BECAUSE HE BELIEVE OR DID NOT BELIEVE IN GOD. I VOTED FOR HIM BECAUSE I BELIEVE HE HAS A NOBLE VISION FOR THE COUNTRY AND A GENUINE CONCERN FOR THE POOR, THE NEEDY AND THE OPPRESSED. HE SHOWS INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND SINCERE INTENTION TO RID OUR COUNTRY OF CORRUPTION, DRUGS AND DECADES OF INEFFICIENT BUREAUCRACY AND STAGNATION.
HE IS MORE CHRISTIAN THAN MOST OF US WHO CONTINUE TO BASH HIM FOR HIS UNBRIDLED COMMENTS AGAINST CATHOLIC TEACHINGS WHICH WERE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT.
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Source: Francisco Pasqual Tranquilino