Through a Facebook post, Atty. Rivera continued to express his support to Pres. Duterte despite of the latter's comment about 'God' that sparked outrage not only on his critics but also, his supporters.
According to Rivera, it was the interpretation of what the president said that was stupid.
In addition, the pro-Duterte lawyer highlighted that the Mindanaon president's way of speaking should be taken into consideration.
'People just will not let go. They know PRD to be Bisaya and yet, they treat his language skills like a Tagalog (if he speaks Tagalog) or an English professor, when he speaks English. Sadly our president is none of those, so if you want his words to be lost in translation, it will be very easily.', he wrote.
Providing a deep dive on the topic which is the 'original sin', Atty. Rivera said organized religion, Catholic Church included, will find a way to control its followers, their minds, and manage to teach them the basic Catholic tool of control which is, according to the lawyer who is also a radio host in TV 5's radio program BolJak, guilt.
Below is his take on the issue:
GOD IS STUPID? PERHAPS, THE INTERPRETATION WAS STUPID.
People just will not let go. They know PRD to be Bisaya and yet, they treat his language skills like a Tagalog (if he speaks Tagalog) or an English professor, when he speaks English. Sadly our president is none of those, so if you want his words to be lost in translation, it will be very easily.
Just two days ago, media reported that PRD said that God is stupid. This statement did not only make the rounds on the opposition tete-a-tete but it also aroused the sentiments of PRD’s religious supporters, many have already decided he should be castigated for saying those words.
Here is the context of how it was said. PRD simply criticized the interpretation of the Catholic Church about the original sin. PRD said that it is a stupid “god” who would punish us for a sin imputed to us even before we are born. This is an honest assessment made by the President because it presupposes punishing a new born child with a sin, though they never committed it. Just because Adam and Eve messed up in the Garden of Eden.