It was Phocion, the good


who Plutarch writes,

And when once he gave his opinion to the people, and was met with the general approbation and applause of the assembly, turning to some of his friends, he asked them, “Have I inadvertently said something foolish?

and while I haven’t said something foolish, I find myself in agreement with the populist Philipine president, Duterte, following remarks he made about god as reported in this piece.

They report he said, regarding Adam’s sin

“You were not involved but now you’re stained with an original sins … What kind of a religion is that? That’s what I can’t accept, very stupid proposition,”

and for all those freewillers, he asked

God created Adam and Eve only to allow them to succumb to temptation that destroyed their purity.

How do you rationalize such a god?

 

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

9 thoughts on “It was Phocion, the good

  1. It’s all about faith. Ya just gotta believe bro. 🙂 Someone just did a freewill post, forgot who. Man, that topic is SO predictable! I can tell the arguments that will show up blind folded. How friggin’ “free” is that?

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  2. renudepride says:

    While I can’t always agree with Duterte, in the above instances that you highlighted, I can and do agree. I hope that you are well, my Kenyan brother! Naked hugs!

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  3. john zande says:

    He really said that, in 100% Christian Philipines?

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  4. basenjibrian says:

    Alas, not 100% Christian. There are the murderous Islamists in the southern islands (being slaughtered, and slaughtering, the murderous government troops). We are talking Yemen level devastation in a couple of Pilipino cities.

    Duterte also has cozied up to the Chinese and loves killing “drug dealers” as he defines them.

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    • makagutu says:

      There was an uproar the other day that he kissed a woman publicly.
      Duterte is that kind of uncle you don’t introduce even at a funeral, unless it is his funeral

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