Attorney Falcis calls out the President: You only believe in God when politically convenient - The Daily Sentry

Monday, June 25, 2018



Attorney Falcis calls out the President: You only believe in God when politically convenient



Attorney Jesus Falcis, the petitioner for same-sex marriage in the Philippines, has let his thoughts against President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest statement heard.
Atty. Jesus Falcis and President Rodrigo Duterte / Photo credit to the owner

The president has recently drawn criticism to himself after his controversial remarks.

Falcis came out to attack Duterte on this as well.

He started off by clarifying that their is an atheist/agnostic, someone who does not believe in God nor that He exists. However, Falcis explains that he respects people who do and sees no problem with people who do.
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The first thing Falcis says is that Duterte has been shaky on his stance on God and religion. When Duterte ran for the presidency in 2016, he said that God allowed him to be president and that he is “Godsend”.
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Falcis counters this by saying that Duterte only said that to capture the Filipinos hearts, majority of which are Christians.

But now, Falcis says, Duterte has conveniently shifted his stance, especially because a lot of members of the Church have been against him.
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Falcis says that Duterte increased his confusion because he had questioned God’s existence before but now he says that he is stupid, which is basically agreeing that he does exist.

He continues on to say that because Duterte is a public official, there should be a higher standard that should be afforded to him.

Duterte is a public official - the President, the highest official in the land. He is tasked to faithfully execute the laws and protect the people - this includes respecting freedom of belief and not mocking sincere religious beliefs,” said Falcis.
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Falcis brings it up a notch by saying that Duterte is not only committing blasphemy, but political blasphemy as well.

I am not a fan of religion but the Constitution protects freedom of religion. As President, Duterte should not create an environment where people’s sincere religious beliefs are mocked,” he said.

Finishing his post, Falcis made it a point to responds to Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque as well, saying that Roques cannot spin Duterte’s words and say it is justified because it was clearly an attack to the Church, and the Church’s excesses and Duterte’s alleged abuse in the hands of a priest is no excuse for his behavior.
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Read his full post here:

"God is stupid?

I am an atheist / agnostic. But I would never call God, a being sincerely believed in by my fellow Filipinos, as stupid.

Duterte should not be called an atheist. He is not. He is a liar. A flip-flopping trapo.
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He believes in God when politically convenient for propaganda purposes. He said God made him President after winning the 2016 elections to pander to the religious majority in our country.
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But when also politically convenient, he questioned God’s existence once and now called Him stupid.

That is not an atheist. An atheist consistently does not believe in God because no evidence or proof so far convinces him or her of God’s existence.

And so I am an atheist. But Duterte is not.

I don’t dare disrespect or mock the sincere beliefs, that do not trample on others’ rights, of my fellow citizens. Even if I am an atheist, I respect pluralism and diversity of beliefs.
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And I am just a private citizen.

Duterte is a public official - the President, the highest official in the land. He is tasked to faithfully execute the laws and protect the people - this includes respecting freedom of belief and not mocking sincere religious beliefs.

So while many have already noted how Duterte’s statement is religious blasphemy, I would like to condemn Duterte’s political blasphemy.

I am not a fan of religion but the Constitution protects freedom of religion. As President, Duterte should not create an environment where people’s sincere religious beliefs are mocked.

And no, Harry Roque, there is no way you can spin Duterte’s tirade as justified because of Church excesses and Duterte’s allegation that he was abused by a priest.
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And Harry Roque, don’t call Duterte an atheist! We law-abiding and civilized atheist Filipinos don’t want to be associated with a malicious and uncouth forked tongue evil man.

God is stupid? If we’re talking about the evil man in Malacañang playing God with people’s lives, then yes!

#StupidIsForever


Source:  Jesus Falcis | Facebook