Reader’s in Council,
The Japan Times,
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's questionable grasp of Christian theology - specifically of Roman Catholic theology - is somewhat wanting. His recent criticisms of the Church in his country make him sound like a man who never really understood what he was taught in his catechism class as a boy, but who formed his religious ideas from popular culture instead and formed all his opinions on that basis.
About his promise to resign if God's existence can be proven (“Prove God exists, and I’ll resign: Duterte,” Sunday, July 8, 2018), it must be said that proving God's existence is not really the issue. Putting aside for a moment sophomoric arguments about what constitutes "proof," I must first wonder what proof the President would possibly accept. None, I suspect.