Author: Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR

God-talk in political discourse

THERE has been a lot of reference to God lately in the speeches and statements of some politicians. The president, who is fond of cursing those who oppose him, injects religious language in his political discourse. He believes that his ascendancy to the presidency is God’s will. In a speech, he commented that those who are angry at him—especially for the killings in the so-called drug war—should vent their anger on God who placed him in power. In a campaign speech he said that he would be willing to go hell as long as the people he serves live...

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