In what has been described as ‘an IT mishap of biblical proportions’, one University of Bristol Theology professor has uploaded the answer to the question of God’s existence onto Blackboard. The lecturer is reportedly red-faced and technologically inept.
While the answer has since been removed after lawsuit threats from the Multifaith Chaplaincy, The Whip has spoken to second year student Tom Aké regarding what might have been posted.
“Unfortunately, it was taken down before I had a chance to
see it and I’m not quite sure who actually knows the answer. I did notice that
someone had scribbled on the toilets in the Brass Pig, ‘There is a God and his
name is Alex Jones’, but I’m not sure whether that was serious.”
The professor himself agreed to speak to The Whip about his ordeal, after we
changed our line of interview questioning from, ‘Does God exist?’ to, ‘What’s
the name of those tall hats that Bishops wear?’
“This is so embarrassing, and it isn’t even the first time this has happened. Once I accidentally posted a link of what I believed to be the reading list for the New Testament, and instead directed my students to my private Tumblr. By the time I realised what I’d done, it had been up for six weeks. It explained all the Rupi Kaur jokes. My fond memories of the prior month-and-a-half definitely soured after that.”
While the Religion & Theology department will hope that
this sort of incident does not happen again, there is no way of guaranteeing that
it won’t. In the words of the late, great George Michael, they’ve ‘gotta have
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