The Almighty apparently frowns on vulgar language, and although he is yet to admonish Donald Trump, he did take a break from his busy schedule to tell Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to stop using naughty words.
Duterte, according to the BBC, was on a flight home after a visit to Japan when he heard a warning from God.
After he deplaned, the President told reporters:
I heard a voice telling me to stop swearing or the plane will crash in mid-air, and so I promised to stop.
Duterte’s blunt speaking, often directed at the West, has contributed to his popularity at home.
He called President Barack Obama and the Pope a “son of a whore”, said the European Union was “hypocritical”, threatened to leave the UN and accepted comparisons to Hitler, saying he would gladly kill three million drug addicts.
All were responses to criticisms of his bloody war on drugs, that has seen thousands of alleged drug dealers and users killed by police and vigilante groups.
The lunatic, a Roman Catholic, said he had promised God he would not “express slang, cuss words and everything”, and said:
A promise to God is a promise to the Filipino people.
But he suggested his promise might have its limits. Whether he will stick to not swearing when talking about the US, EU or arch political foe Senator Leila de Lima, will depend on timing, local media quoted him as saying.
The president has spoken about being abused by an American priest as a child, saying that informed his political views.
He recently said that the Philippines wanted “a separation” from the “Zionist States of America”, and wanted American troops to leave the country, possibly within two years.
Hat tip: BarrieJohn