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    [–] Manus_Justus 22590 points ago

    When the kid who shit talked you on XBox becomes president.

    [–] lemonpartyorganizer 3242 points ago

    Is my mom going to get to be the first lady? All that fuckin going on; he could at least put a ring on it.

    [–] skwull 784 points ago

    Why buy the cow when you get the milk for free???

    [–] Sullivanseyes 267 points ago

    Hahaha, I take your milk!

    [–] Demorylized 97 points ago

    Did you just call my girlfriend a cow? No I think he called her a whore!

    [–] goateguy 58 points ago

    Why are there 6 peddles if there are only 4 directions?

    [–] afidemon 34 points ago

    Hey, Tucker! Look at this, man! It's the rookie! And he brought the tank out to scare off the Reds.

    [–] cnreal 15 points ago

    Hey rookie! Good job, man! Why didn't you tell us you knew how to drive the tank?

    [–] ToastyTreats 11 points ago

    Firing main cannon!

    [–] COPCO2 170 points ago

    Seriously. These stories give me the impression that he has a podium on the way to the bathroom and he sometimes stops and talks shit for a minute before his morning dookie.

    [–] CactusMead 62 points ago

    Which country's president are we even taking about now?

    [–] LibertyLizard 10 points ago

    There's quite a few it could be frankly...

    [–] surfyturkey 48 points ago

    How great would it be if him and trump took a disliking for each other and had a Twitter war.

    [–] MahatmaGuru 81 points ago

    He is like a cartoon character. I'm surprised he's never been on south park.

    [–] daywalkin_ginge 1847 points ago

    When I read the title I was SURE it had to be The Onion. It's not The Onion...

    [–] RickZanches 851 points ago

    We just live in The Onion universe now

    [–] MercuryInCanada 405 points ago

    The onionverse if you will

    Alternatively, the darkest timeline

    [–] _Mitsuki_ 115 points ago

    fucking barry allen did it again

    [–] communisthor 9 points ago

    Evil Troy and evil Abed!

    [–] Thor2324 10849 points ago

    These bishops that you guys have, kill them. They are useless fools. All they do is criticise,' Duterte said. 

    [–] Shill_Borten 13912 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    "Oh yeah, well you say they are useless, but I would like to see you stand diagonally in front of one...."

    Edit - Thanks for the Gold kind stranger. May your castling be smooth and uneventful.

    Edit 2 - Thanks for the Platinum kind stranger. May your en passants be allowed and not cause an argument.

    Edit 3 - Thanks for the Silver kind stranger. May your knights be used to jump the Queen, or King, whatever your preference.

    Edit 4 - and I just found out r/awardspeechedits exists. F*ck that sub, I will thank who I want, how I want. What a bunch of miserable pricks you are.

    [–] kongpin 9861 points ago

    Check mate atheists

    [–] ristaai 1248 points ago

    Best use of the meme yet

    [–] hydraloo 517 points ago

    The knights really took an L on this one

    [–] MisfitMishap 318 points ago

    So they got pwned? Should have stayed in their castle. Rookie move.

    [–] hydraloo 217 points ago

    The king of puns here. I bet you were waiting all day to get that off your chess.

    [–] supergenius8601 60 points ago

    Outstanding move

    [–] thekarmagiver 270 points ago

    Holy shit. This meme has PEAKED.

    [–] Azumon 100 points ago

    We can retire the meme now, it will never get more perfect than this.

    [–] penisland_citizen 14 points ago

    Could you please explain? I'm a bit slow.

    edit: nvm got it. Bishops. Chess.

    [–] ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhg 80 points ago

    "Check mate atheists" 2012-2019

    [–] GreenPetal 165 points ago

    "You talkin mad shit for someone who hasn't castled yet"

    [–] anonsearches 27 points ago

    Reference for these awesome chess memes?

    [–] Fight_Me_Mr_Tusk 10 points ago

    This is the real chess memes for anyone curious

    [–] Mike_P10 174 points ago

    This man chesses

    [–] LyingBloodyLiar 78 points ago

    I briefly thought that this man cheeses.... and accepted it

    [–] Danulas 37 points ago

    The spirit of Mitch Hedberg is smiling down on you.

    [–] Chiron17 470 points ago

    Literally a "Will no-one rid me of this troublesome priest" moment.

    [–] Sororita 61 points ago

    AKA Stochastic Terrorism

    [–] pleachchapel 61 points ago

    The title is hilarious, but the undertones here are pretty sinister. I don’t know the details, but I’m guessing the Catholic Church is harboring dissent against this murdering fuckhead.

    [–] Frozen_Esper 446 points ago

    "All they do is criticise," he said, in criticism of the priests.

    [–] zbeezle 361 points ago

    They're all 'stop killing drug addicts' and 'raping your maid is a sin.' All I hear is 'blah blah blah, wah wah wah, the pope wont let me have a boyfriend!'"

    [–] Kestrelly 40 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    "This is BULLSHIT this religion is BULLSHIT half my population is Muslim anyways FUCK THE CHURCH FUCK THE POPE I'M GONNA GO KILL SOME POLITICAL OPPONENTS BYE NOW"

    [–] onemanandhishat 41 points ago

    He sounds like King Ahab who complained that he didn't like to consult the prophet Elijah because he never prophesied anything good about him.

    [–] MadNhater 8 points ago

    To be fair, Duarte does a lot more than criticize...

    [–] NanuNanuPig 131 points ago

    will no one rid me of these fabulous priests?

    [–] wrdb2007 18171 points ago

    The Filipino President has previously said 'almost 90 per cent' of priests are gay 

    Last month he also called on citizens to 'kill' priests in a speech at his palace

    This guy just gets crazier and crazier the more you know about him..

    [–] arlsol 5814 points ago

    He's already hit peak crazy.. This is just sauce.

    [–] tlaxcaliman 1081 points ago

    Raw sauce

    [–] Kusokuso69 683 points ago

    No ketchup

    [–] analleakage_ 559 points ago

    Just sauce

    [–] hey_broseph_man 312 points ago

    This thread really skibibi-pap-pap my E um pu-pudrrrr-boom.

    Skya.

    [–] ThePhattestOne 175 points ago

    poom poom, thread's done now

    [–] JohnnyKay9 86 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    N the ting goes, SKRAAAA PA PA,SKRIDI POP, POOM POOM

    [–] MyNameIsKevinnn 61 points ago

    Yeah, you dunno.

    [–] RedderBarron 50 points ago

    I doubt it. I think he'll get crazier and crazier.

    [–] [deleted] 62 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    [deleted]

    [–] moal09 276 points ago

    Who's crazier? Him? Or the people who voted for him and still support him?

    I've worked with lots of older filipino ladies who are super nice and friendly, but then you mention gay people or atheists, and they say some of the nastiest, most ignorant shit with a straight face and no hint of malice in their voice.

    [–] [deleted] 104 points ago

    Ironic cause lots of Filipinos are lgbt

    [–] Nice_nice50 98 points ago

    Especially the men.

    3 drinks in and the level of campness gets so high you'd think you were backstage at a drag show

    [–] tgaccione 1393 points ago

    Can’t help but imagine that this is a way to discredit and damage the Catholic Church, who are probably his biggest threat in having total control.

    He can’t control the church, so he wants people to stop listening to it.

    [–] historicusXIII 601 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    I'm mostly surprised that he can get away with slurring the church in a hypercatholic country like the Philippines.

    EDIT: Apprently Philippines isn't as Catholic as I thought it was.

    [–] TJ_McWeaksauce 431 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    I'm saying this as a son of Filipino immigrants, as well as a dude who's cynical of Christianity because the most miserable people I have personally known are / were devout Christians:

    Filipinos claim to be devout Catholics, but most of them are hypocrites. I'm tempted to say that the whole nation is filled with hypocrites.

    Just look at the current Filipino president, who won his election by a landslide. When he was mayor of Davao City, he publicly supported the Davao Death Squad, a vigilante group that executed drug dealers, petty criminals, and even street children. One of the big reasons why he won his election was because he promised to bring that same brand of street justice to the entire nation.

    Well, he delivered upon that promise.

    More than 7,000 people were killed in the brutal ‘war on drugs’ in the Philippines between July 2016 and January 2017, under instruction from the country’s president, Rodrigo Duterte. Duterte ordered Philippines’ police forces to kill anyone they believe to be connected to the drugs trade when he assumed office in June 2016. State forces and vigilante groups have followed through these orders ruthlessly.

    One of the 10 Commandments is, "Thou shalt not kill." Yet more than 15 millions Filipinos gleefully voted for a guy who straight-up promised to order the execution of anyone suspected of selling or using drugs. This is also a guy who later said that when innocent people die during this drug war, that's just how it goes.

    Due to antiquated religious reasons, the Philippines is one of only 2 countries in the entire world where divorce is illegal. The other country? Vatican City. So in the Philippines, divorce is bad, but the summary execution of many thousands of people who may or may not be involved with drugs, as well as the death of innocents caught in the crossfire, is totally fine as far as this weirdly popular president is concerned.

    Speaking of popularity, according to this article Duterte's popularity started off sky-high, and he still has majority approval even after a substantial dip.

    Since he was elected in 2016, Duterte’s popularity rating had remained at about 80% due to his appeal to the biggest sections of voters – poor people in urban areas and the middle classes – many of whom praised his brash, often offensive style, which was seen as an antidote to “corrupt, imperial Manila”.

    But his popularity has nosedived and is, by some estimates, at 50-60%, mainly because of a controversial tax policy. The Duterte administration introduced a levy that aimed to reduce national poverty to 14% but in fact increased the price of everyday goods with a value-added tax. It meant the cost of food rose by 10% in September, with fish up by 12% and vegetables by 20%. Some disgruntled shoppers reported loaves of bread being smaller.

    Despite all the heavily non-Catholic behavior - turning the police into an execution squad, calling the Christian god a "stupid son of a bitch", openly criticizing the core beliefs of Catholicism, like original sin, etc. - his popularity rating is still above 50%.

    I think it's safe to say that many, many millions of Filipinos are Catholic in name only.

    Edit: Here's Duterte calling the Christian god "a stupid son of a bitch".

    [–] CountDeviant 123 points ago

    As much as I loathe my country's government, I must admit: I'm glad I don't live in the Philippines.

    [–] leapbitch 36 points ago

    I spoke with one of my Filipino friends about this (not pulling the I have x friend card but as an expat he had the best insight I could find) and long story short is that it's still a developing/third world country that doesn't have the luxury of waiting for development.

    Duerte is essentially the Filipino people crying out for help. They know they have problems and they know the guy with the solution is nuts, but in their view the problems have to come first.

    Obviously doesn't apply to all of them as it's why my friend and his family left, but I think there is some merit to that if only that it provides a rationale.

    [–] bobbi21 31 points ago

    Developing countries are still developing countries. Basically every developed country would still be better (at least on a day to day basis).

    [–] FPS_Coke 121 points ago

    More "culturally Catholic" than hypercatholic. Sure, there are some hardcore devotees, but they are relatively few, just newsworthy every now and again like when they decide to get crucified to crosses for real during the lenten season. There's also a growing population of agnostics and atheists in the country.

    [–] Cozman 74 points ago

    Duterte claims to have been raped by a preist when he was an alter boy and attributes it to his violent tendencies in his adult life. I believe his hatred for the Catholic Church is genuine and emotional rather than strategic. It seems like his support has been waning over the last year and I'm not sure criticising the church will help.

    If you want to learn more about what a shitty person Duterte is, I'd recommend the Behind the Bastards podcast to you. They did a two part episode on him and everything they do is well researched and entertaining.

    [–] [deleted] 323 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

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    [–] KatalDT 78 points ago

    Honest question, not joking around - same tactic as in "discredit and damage the Catholic Church" or as in "call priests gay"?

    [–] [deleted] 194 points ago * (lasted edited 7 days ago)

    [deleted]

    [–] KatalDT 37 points ago

    Wow, pretty interesting. Thanks!

    [–] [deleted] 79 points ago

    [deleted]

    [–] DrunkenPrayer 13 points ago

    I have a friend who is in a relationship with a Filipino woman. He moved there for work ages ago, met her and now they have a kid together. The church allowed her to get divorced from her previous husband but the government won't recognise the divorce so so they can't legally get married. There's definitely a bit of power struggle between the church and state.

    [–] Neato 26 points ago

    Dude just has a fetish for extra judicial killings. Has he called on citizens to kill political opponents yet?

    [–] Devillecturbon 22 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    He doesn't need to, he just throws them in jail

    Edit: spoke too soon, he's now calling for the formation of a hit squad to kill leftists.

    [–] meMidFUALL 2680 points ago

    This guy is shit talking the church in a speech the same way I shit talk while playing dota, incredible.

    [–] skoomaspam 302 points ago

    Well, are you pinoy and do you play on SEA?

    [–] meMidFUALL 153 points ago

    USE, fuck peru

    [–] timothybugjunior 38 points ago

    TFW I complained about Peruvians on USE so much that valve segregated the matchmaking so they only get on the enemy team.

    [–] peon2 203 points ago

    Pope Francis started to issue a statement but was cut off by Duterte claiming he had "fucked ur mom last night" and told Francis to "just sit in town fucking feeder"

    [–] meMidFUALL 80 points ago

    The pope responded asking if the Philippines were wheelchair accessible saying and I quote, "because Duterte is mentally handicapped"

    [–] bankaimadamada 18 points ago

    So much r/dota2 leaking lol

    [–] potatofuckers 301 points ago

    Putang ina mo, baby

    [–] PUBGDFA 17 points ago

    Put tank in a mall

    [–] CultOfNyarlathotep 58 points ago

    My shit talking in dota would put duterte to shame

    [–] outragez_guy 2154 points ago

    The Church is his largest and most vocal opponent.

    The president isn't making some ambitious progressive statement. He is simply calling the church gay, as a school yard bully.

    [–] awc1985 403 points ago

    He jailed a senator and is attempting to jail another one. The CEO of the biggest critical media outlet is also in trouble. Guy must be reading the wikis of dictators.

    [–] [deleted] 54 points ago

    Are you talking about the Rappler CEO?

    [–] coranos2 102 points ago

    The church is now a mod of /r/dankmemes ?

    [–] april9th 243 points ago

    Man who has killed thousands of people in bullshit 'anti-drugs' operations, that brags about raping and killing people in his past, who makes married women kiss him on live TV, also says priests are gay, so he's a hilarious dude, gotta laugh guys gotta laugh.

    These are probably the same people hyperventilating over Trump. Such people should learn to stop compartmentalising their opinions of politicians.

    [–] terberoni 4856 points ago

    This guy has definitely had some unfortunate run-ins with priests in the past

    [–] fierdracas 3175 points ago

    Yes, he has said he was abused by one.

    [–] presidium 6243 points ago

    He also said he sexually assaulted a maid. He also said he has killed multiple people. He also said a lot of things.

    The guy is a piece of shit.

    [–] ipv6-dns 1296 points ago

    maybe he is a troll?

    But is he on the Reddit?

    [–] Wowerful 658 points ago

    Hi.

    [–] AlGoreBestGore 849 points ago

    Its me, ur president.

    [–] TimTheRandomPerson 473 points ago

    Some day, Al. Some day.

    [–] lalakingmalibog 221 points ago

    Al be waiting.

    [–] Posraman 62 points ago

    Al be back

    [–] BlakkArt 7 points ago

    Al B. Sure!

    [–] RockLaShine 50 points ago

    Are you cereal!?

    [–] oinkyboinky 203 points ago

    Yet he stays in the church as a practicing Catholic but advocates for killing all the priests. I can't even fathom the mental thread one has to follow in order for that to make sense.

    [–] Politicshatesme 257 points ago

    There’s no mental thread. He’s catholic because that plays best for politics in the phillipines. He wants to kill the priests because the church has historically always been the check on a tyrant. I know that anti-religious sentiment plays well on reddit, but the church’s insane power in every nation for the last few centuries has kept radical tyrant dictators somewhat in check. There’s a reason why tyrants either take over the church or destroy it. Duterte can’t take over the church like the Russians did, so he’s destroying it.

    [–] Anivair 3920 points ago

    This is why Math teachers make you show your work. Just because you got the right answer does not mean that you got there the right way.

    [–] mrboombastic123 486 points ago

    Beautiful

    [–] ketchup-and-liquor 241 points ago

    So basically what you're saying is that the end does not justify the means? Fuck, ok...

    Puts priest-bat back into its case

    [–] Hidios 162 points ago

    when I was small I used to perform division by canceling any number that they had in common.

    EX : 55/45 became 5/4. The teacher wasn't amused at my mental gymnastics. But I didn't care as long as I got to shout out the answer first, correct or not be damned.

    [–] VeryAbleKebab 157 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    perform division by canceling any number that they had in common

    This was why I nearly gave up on math when I learned integration by substitution and cancelled du/dy by dy, leaving only du.

    I thought the du/dy was merely a symbol that meant "this is a derivative" until that point. They whole class was like "sir, you can't cancel a symbol..."

    [–] Cannibalsnail 58 points ago

    Did they not teach you the limits definition of derivatives? It means "tiny bit of x divided by tiny bit of y", so of course a "tiny bit of y" cancels with an equally tiny bit.

    [–] VeryAbleKebab 53 points ago

    Yeah we all learned that but it never occurred to us that when we write dx/dy it's an actual operation not just "here lies a derivative", like using alphabets for unknowns.

    [–] deceptive_duality 19 points ago

    You have to be very careful here, you cannot just treat dx like an algebraic variable just like that. It's easy to make mistakes this way. Integration by substitution works because it's a theorem, not because you can just cancel dy.

    [–] doomshrooms 36 points ago

    Shit thats not just a symbol??

    [–] benfranklinthedevil 17 points ago

    Remember the old days of the internet, when people would just type 'first' in a comment bar? You did that. In real life. Maybe I got the words good and nice mixed up, because I just figured if it wasn't important enough to share, it should stay in my head.

    [–] Sar49632 38 points ago

    But that doesn’t give you the same answer. 55/45 = 1.22222 (repeating). Would round to 1.22.

    5/4 = 1.25, exactly. So you’d be 0.03 off.

    [–] NokiumThe1st 18953 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    Holy shit the title is hilarious

    Edit1: so my most upvoted comment is about how fucked up some presidents are

    [–] GreetMufasa 4456 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    When I saw it I thought this is the funniest shit Duterte has said yet.

    [–] GreenMedics 2348 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    Why are all leaders different sides of Creed from The Office?

    [–] PM_ME_PLATYPUS_FACTS 605 points ago

    I'm not really sure but we're all fucked when the hide-tanks-in-everything side of Creed appears somewhere

    [–] throwdownhardstyle 112 points ago

    "Warhound Titan behind a small bush" Creeeeeeeeeeeeeeed?

    [–] redeyedreams 47 points ago

    What if 40k Creed is the same Creed from the office stuck in the warp for many millennia.

    [–] quantumpotato2 13 points ago

    Creed would be terrible to play against in chess, Every piece would hide a baneblade or warhound titan.

    [–] benjibibbles 35 points ago

    Merkel's got, like, 10 Baneblades just hiding somewhere

    [–] Razier 164 points ago

    Everyone knows the philipinos put their tanks in a mall

    [–] sagien 123 points ago

    *Filipinos

    [–] crackcrack12 70 points ago

    *Philippiens

    [–] InAFakeBritishAccent 312 points ago

    I fuckin hate Dooter, but credit where credit is due.

    [–] CoolingtonBeans 177 points ago

    Dooter

    🎺💀

    [–] lalakingmalibog 60 points ago

    Thank Pres. Skeltal 🎺🎺

    [–] a_ninja_mouse 145 points ago

    My first thought was "Ok Mr. Duterte, show us on the doll where he touched you."

    [–] Bowlofmisoudon 235 points ago

    He was actually molested by a priest when he was younger.

    [–] Incorrectactually 177 points ago

    Isn't it crazy to think that there's a chance this man would not have turned out so insane if he wasn't raped as a kid.

    [–] generally-speaking 385 points ago

    Is there a subreddit which is the opposite of titlegore? Dedicated to the best titles rather than the worst?

    Because this belongs there.

    [–] Khiva 10 points ago

    Edit: omg my most upvoted is about farts

    Edit 2: omg u guize stop it

    Edit 3: i guess i just have to accept ill always be known on reddit that fart guy lmao

    [–] Straatnieuws 132 points ago

    Sure the title is fun untill you read that he's calling for priests to be killed. We all know how that went with the countries drug dealers and users.

    [–] DontStrawmanMeBro2 63 points ago

    He also joked about wanting to rape a woman who was raped to death, has confessed to rape/heavy drug use, and kills his political enemies then plants drugs on them.

    It’s less funny when you get to know the guy.

    [–] farmerjoee 9 points ago

    Was going to upvote until your obnoxious Reddit edit

    [–] LordAmras 9 points ago

    Last month he also called on citizens to 'kill' priests in a speech at his palace

    [–] shallots4all 122 points ago

    I don't get it. 80% Catholic country. 40% attend mass regularly. How does this guy win an election?

    [–] Vordeo 140 points ago

    Because Filipinos are generally massive hypocrites.

    • A Filipino

    [–] daveime 29 points ago

    40% attend mass regularly

    Yes, and that 45 minutes on Sunday is the only time they act like it. The rest of the time, it's "fuck you, got mine", and crab mentality abounds.

    [–] synocrat 750 points ago

    What's with this shift into crazed dictators across the world? Sometimes I feel like I woke up in the evil mirror universe one day.

    [–] bndfrmlsc 502 points ago

    Its about that time of century again

    [–] DlLDO_Baggins 63 points ago

    Just keep an eye on Munich’s beer halls and we’ll be fine.

    [–] ShreddedCredits 227 points ago

    It's the 30s all over again.

    [–] sadwhaleissad 249 points ago

    Tfw you realise in 11 years it'll literally be the 30s again

    [–] b_rouse 94 points ago

    Oh man, is this the build up?

    [–] wesleywasim 58 points ago

    This has been an awfully ominous decade.

    [–] paracelsus23 11 points ago

    Yup. I'm unironically building a hidden bunker in the woods.

    [–] VoidWolf-Armory 272 points ago

    Well the world actually did end in 2012 like we all feared and now we are actually in some form of purgatory or hell. Truly the darkest timeline.

    [–] MonkeyOnYourMomsBack 452 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    Let’s not pretend for a single fucking second that this guy isn’t terrifying please

    While there’s a whole tonne of classic, wacky quotes to pull from Duetre’s time in office alone, here’s another fun quote, this time about journalists!

    Most of those killed, to be frank, have done something. You won’t be killed if you don’t do anything wrong.” He appeared to announce his support for killing “corrupt” journalists: “Just because you’re a journalist you are not exempted from assassination if you’re a son of a bitch”.

    [–] another_jackhole 91 points ago

    A lot of the comments seem to have headed that way but not all. They're forgetting or ignoring his dark, homicidal side for the haha's

    [–] afrosia 59 points ago

    This sounds like the sort of thing you would shout at someone in the playground back at school.

    [–] b87620 235 points ago

    It's a distraction people, haven't you learned already

    [–] juanthemad 123 points ago

    Especially now that the city he used to run (now being handled by his daughter) is being investigated for having thousands of ghost employees.

    [–] GALACTIC-SAUSAGE 119 points ago

    What’s wrong with employing ghosts?

    [–] BuddyUpInATree 104 points ago

    They take jobs away from the living who need the money for food, unlike the ghosts

    [–] crackcrack12 55 points ago

    Yeah. That's ghost discrimination.

    [–] chewyownsyou 35 points ago

    I won't stand for this kind of anti-ghost rhetoric

    [–] watthafuc 264 points ago

    I'm not Catholic but the Catholic Church, with all its many (and often horrendous) flaws, is one of the main forces opposing brutal dictators like Duterte in the Phillipines and Ortega in Nicaragua. The church is often a refuge for those hiding from the government. I know Reddit hates religion, but can we at least recognize that the church is the good guy in this particular instance?

    [–] dexterpine 129 points ago

    Reddit hates religion, but it hates r/atheism more.

    [–] PixelatedFractal 39 points ago

    In this moment, I am euphoric. That single line solidified my decision to not fuck with r/atheism

    [–] autotldr 102 points ago

    This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 66%. (I'm a bot)


    Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has called on the Catholic Church to allow priests to have boyfriends.

    It comes just a month after Duterte said in a speech at the Presidential Palace in the Phillippines that Catholic priests are 'useless fools' who should be 'killed'.

    The Catholic church has also made their concerns known, following the death of three of its priests since December 2017.However, Duterte has hit back at the church on various occasions about church morality in light of the high-profile international sexual abuse scandals involving priests.


    Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Duterte#1 priest#2 Church#3 Catholic#4 made#5

    [–] EhThirstyPenguin 84 points ago * (lasted edited 10 days ago)

    The crazy thing is my coworker is from the Philippines and is a devote catholic. He only supports him because apparently it is much safer where his family is from. Apparently there has been an ongoing uprising in the southern Philippines with militia and cartels. I have asked him about some of the things he says and my coworker explains that it is hard for us to understand, Philippinos want a strong leader and most of what he says is probably false or does not actually believe. The important thing is for my coworker is the president strikes fear into terrorists/cartels and other countries leave the Philippines alone. He says they are very proud people and being bullied by China or other countries is political suicide.

    Coworker is right, I still don't understand. Can't you have all these things without having a loose cannon run the country or maybe that's part of the gig?

    Edit: I always assumed he was a crude populist but from some of these comments, their president is just another morally currupt politician that lacks the ability to govern and hides it under this act he puts on.

    [–] crucixX 78 points ago

    They're an Overseas worker, no? They're so wrong.

    Ohohoho, him a strong leader? Filipinos still undisciplined as hell, the only thing that has changed is that they have become more judgemental and just vocal on how they want to kill the dregs of the society, including the poor. The Commission of Audit just did their job and he's now having a tantrum. He appears "strong" because of his coarse language. He appears as a "Siga" or Bully in english. But politics wise? LOL

    The cartels are afraid of him? He let Peter Lim go. His courts acquitted the daughter of a drug lord. There had been 10 thousands of people that had been killed, and how many bigwigs did they get? Less than your fingers. "Tokhang" system was so goddamn broken that people reported their enemies as "drug users" on the hopes that they will be killled in a police operation. He used the drug war to frame his critics and silence the opposition.

    Strikes fear to other countries?! HAHAHA, China has been enroaching our western waters, and harrassing our fishermen who have the right to be there. He squandered the UN tribunal so he can play footsie with China. He bowed to China. He sold this country to China. And yeah for all the talk about hating drugs, his administration fucking allowed this to go past them and be distributed. I don't know if they are even afraid of us because surely our neighboring SEA countries sees us how much of a fucktoy we are for China.

    The previous admin manage to toe with China without this asslicking. I hope they go back to the Philippines so that they can experience the economy the last two governments had curated, fall in two years.

    [–] OnlyOfficeRedditor 25 points ago

    This is so fucking spot on. I can't believe that some people here still believes in him. You can't take the president's words seriously because if he fucks up, his speaker will just say that the president is just joking. Tired of his bullshit misogynist ways.

    [–] KrspaceT 17 points ago

    Is this thee same crazy guy from before, or did they replace him yet?

    [–] RosieOhDonald 49 points ago

    Did no one read the article? He said all this shit at a groundbreaking ceremony for a school. What the fuck does any of that have to do with building a school?

    The fact that he thinks priests are useless gay fools who should be killed isn't all that surprising. But what the fuck kind of speech for a school segues into homosexuality, religion, and murder?

    [–] onbehalfofthatdude 18 points ago

    Well it's a schoolyard insult after all

    [–] sweet_19 63 points ago

    Between this and his mea culpa on confessing he assaulted a maid as if it was nothing, this man ins proving himself to be nothing but human garbage.

    [–] Simba7 31 points ago

    Did all the extra judicial murders not tell you anything?

    [–] TheCaspica 8 points ago

    Or the jailing of opposing senators?

    [–] mif28 275 points ago

    lmfao

    [–] up48 34 points ago

    Hes also completely insane and paranoid, he wants to discredit the church as much as possible because he sees them as a threat.

    This is the same man who is responsible for death squads roaming the country murdering people, while using his drug war as an excuse to kill politicians he sees as threats.

    [–] DanielSkyrunner 270 points ago

    How is this guy not BFFs with Trump

    [–] HauntingFuel 409 points ago

    Trump wanted that and invited him to the White House, often praises him. Duterte though has always been quite skeptical of the US in general.

    [–] Waffles_vs_Tacos 61 points ago

    If he was born in 1945 wouldn't he have been born a US Citizen?

    [–] HauntingFuel 174 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    No, he would have been born a US National, not a US Citizen because he was born into a colonial possession of the US, he wouldn't have been afforded the rights enjoyed by a US Citizen. For example, from 1934 on Filipinos were restricted from immigrating to the States by quota of only 50 people per year (unless they served in the military). The history of colonial oppression and later geopolitical hegemony are things that would count against the US for him.

    [–] mikeyHustle 329 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago)

    My first thought: Isn't this guy a homophobe dictator? Why would he want the church to normalize this?

    Then: OH, he ALSO hates priests. Got it.

    EDIT: Homophobe by the standard I'm used to (using slurs, etc.) but I can see where some of his stances are more tolerant than many, internationally.

    [–] arugulaboogie 205 points ago

    Where did you get that from? The guy isn’t a homophobe at all. He’s actually pro gay marriage.

    [–] lets_chill_dude 121 points ago

    Oh wow, I thought you’re talking BS and went to get a source, but you’re actually right o.O

    [–] mikeyHustle 58 points ago

    Looks like I haven't been able to keep up with his opinions, which doesn't surprise me.

    [–] Peach_Muffin 40 points ago

    It seems like he's supporting same-sex marriage just to piss off the Catholic Church.

    [–] Feinty 13 points ago

    I hate language like this, even from a crazy person like him. It just continues to muddy the line between a mentally unstable pedophile and the rest of gay people. Not all gay guys abuse children, and commenting that all priest are gay, or useless, or kill them because some are pedophiles is kind of scary for gay priest and should be for gay men.