In a move which may surprise media commentators and distinguished theologians alike, God – known primarily for moving in mysterious ways – has bought a full page advertisement in The Independent newspaper to persuade erstwhile admirer President George W. Bush to take climate change more seriously.Here's the ad:
The advert appeared on page 39 of the UK daily’s print edition dated 4 June 2007...
The website hosting this ad offers a German version, as well as this suggestion:
At the G8 Summit in Germany, it appears President Bush initially ignored this divine revelation, but later agreed to at least “consider seriously” a European plan to combat global warming.
You too can correspond directly with George.
Join me in asking him to lead the World in sorting out Climate Change.
Email him on: email@example.com
Or write to him at:
Mr George Bush
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
The President was feeling a bit ill during one day of the Summit. It's not nice to fool with Mother Nature, Mr. President.
Ekklesia offers these concluding thoughts:
...Some secularist groups are said to be infuriated by the advertisement. They are seeing it as "a deliberate conspiracy by well-funded spiritual forces to subvert the democratic process of largely non-religious corporate interests running the entire world out of existence."J.
But it seems that God has canny advisers. The Almighty has chosen to speak through a paper with definitely secular leanings and a very humble circulation – in keeping with previous low-key manifestations in stables and elsewhere. Also there is no divine declaration of affiliation to any one creed.
The Church of England is likely to welcome the divine choice of a broadsheet, and above all English, newspaper, and will offer God membership in the Anglican Communion provided that it can be proved that all members of the Holy Trinity are in full accord with the last Lambeth Conference resolution on sexuality.
There is some Establishment disquiet behind the scenes that God chose not to use either The Times or The Church Times for the dramatic message to President Bush. And the appearance of a German translation may lead to textual disputes and a possible global schism among all religions.
God was not available for further comment.