Popular Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod represents God in call to oust Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte

It’s a God parody account. And it’s got 5.2 million followers. And it’s weighed in on the presidency of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

The tweet issued by the presumptive god of Twitter was in reference to a statement issued by Duterte as reported by CNN Philippines in a story headlined “Duterte: If you can prove Christian God exists, I will resign”.

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“And if there is anyone of you there, the noisy ones, who would say that you have been to heaven, and talked to God and saw him personally and that he exists, the God that is yours. And if that is true, I will step down from the Presidency tonight,” he said Friday in a speech at the National Science and Technology Week Celebration in Mindanao at the SMX Convention Center in Lanang, Davao City.

How will members of the Philippine Opposition respond to what is essentially an endorsement (albeit in jest, perhaps) from a popular Twitter presence?

This will be an interesting case study to watch. The Philippines is home to the largest and most devout Roman Catholic flock in the Far East. As such, one would presume that Filipinos know their catechism and the dogma that governs the practice of their faith. The cliques of Filipinos who identify with the current Philippine Opposition are solidly-backed by the country’s powerful Catholic Church and its officials that make up the politically-active Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

For that matter, how will the CBCP respond to such a tweet and what will be its guidance to its flock of Filipino Opposition members? Indeed, it does not help that Catholics’ confused approach to worship has long been criticised by other Christian denominations the members of which have even gone as far as calling Catholics “idolaters” on account of the “saints” and “prophets” they worship and their use of icons and statues as focal points for many religious rituals and traditions.

Judeo-Chrisrian scripture is clear on the position it expects its faithful to take with regard to false representations of the Almighty. Most specific is this passage from Deuteronomy 18:20…

But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.

Thus, the relevant consideration in light of this is how the average Catholic Filipino, particularly the “prayerful lot” of the most revered leaders of their Opposition, would react to this development. Would they retweet or like it? Share it on their Facebook timelines? Have a bit of a chuckle?

Abangan ang susunod na kabanata.

6 Replies to “Popular Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod represents God in call to oust Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte”

  1. A yes, the presumptous twitter God. Maybe it through “christian” meant “twitter”. Hence Duterte asks “Who is this stupid god?”

    And the twitter god answered.

  2. The Iglesia Ni Kristo Church calls the Roman Catholic Church : “Katok Liku Liku”, or ” waywardly insane”.
    I bet the INC is right, because the Roman Catholic Church leaders, aligned themselves with the Aquino Cojuangco political faction, who heads the feudal oligarchy ruling class in our country. The Roman Catholic Church are the land owning oligarchs, themselves. The Roman Catholic Church, even aligned themselves, with the godless communists, the Communist Party of the Philippines(CCP) and its military arm, the New Peoples’ Army (NPA).

    If you “humanize” God, this is the result. God can tweet, and can be involved in crazy politics. God may be involved in human affairs. But, I’m very sure , he does not want that fake VP, Leni Robredo, who was a three times Law Bar Exam flunker and who is, “totally plastic” , to replace the “wide mouth”, Pres. Duterte. God wants better than that for the Philippines.

    The Opposition is now desperate in their inability to oust the sitting President. They make themselves act stupid . The more they tried hard to work out a way to oust Diggong Duterte; the more they become stupid. Desperate times, require desperate measures.

    With the “Aquino running dogs” , being removed or being retired; that were placed strategically by Pnoy Aquino, in the government, to protect himself from being made accountable in his Presidency. All of them are now focused to oust Duterte, including their stupid God desperately tweeting.

    What a nation, we have !

  3. All simple souls must admire and respect one another, saying: ‘Let us proceed each one along our path to the same goal, united in purpose and by means of God’s order which, in its great variety, is in us all.

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