The Lord Bishop of Birmingham has sent social media in a frenzy with a cheeky comment in the House of Lords on Thursday.
On May 20, The Lord Bishop of Birmingham went viral after referencing Instagram in a clip being shared widely on social media.
The Lord Bishop today told fellow Lords in the House: “A word from the streets of Birmingham to the elders of the city.
“If you are not on Instagram, you do not exist.”
One social media user duly replied: “I’ve just checked, and God apparently “isn’t available”…”
“Is God on Instagram or…. ????” asked a second.
A third commented: “That’s bio material right there.”
“Has social media become the 11th commandment?” asked another.
Another said: “This just made my day.”
And another said: “New twist on the ontological proof.”
“Can get behind these words,” said another, while another commented: “Apparently I don’t exist.”
And another chipped in with: “This is actually a modern translation of the famous King James verse -“If thou are not on MySpace, thine existence is but nought.””
Another said: “Phew. He exists, nobody panic!”
And another chipped in with: “I concur with the bishop of Birmingham.”
Another said: “”All those bodies which compose the mighty frame of the world have not any subsistence without Instagram; their being is to be perceived or known by Instagram”.”
And another chipped in with: “Is he being ironic?”
Another said: “Was that a joke?”
And another chipped in with: “God isn’t on Instagram.”
David Urquhart is the ninth Bishop of Birmingham in the Church of England.