THE Archbishop of Canterbury talked himself out of a job last night.
In a keynote sermon the head of the Anglican church insisted that God didn't care, praying was a waste of time and that we are all completely on our own.
Speaking at York Minster, Dr Rowan Williams, said: "God is not going to do anything so stop praying because it just makes you look stupid.
"Does he even exist? How the hell should I know? What I can tell you is that not once in the entire history of the world has he intervened to stop bad things happening and I certainly don't expect him to start now.
"Famine, genocide, global warming – if you're waiting for God to sort it out you'd better bring a flask and a packed lunch because you will be there all day.
"I suppose there might be a God, but even if there is I suspect he's a very lazy, selfish God who finds you and all your friends incredibly tedious."
Experts stressed that if God was either indifferent or did not exist then then it raised the important theological question of what the fuck was the point of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Dr Julian Cook, of Gibb's College, Oxford, said: "And if God's not going to do anything about global warming then why the hell am I listening to this fruitcake talking about it? We may as well make Michael Fish the Archbishop of Canterbury."
Dr Williams added: "Anyway, this does mean you will have to find something else to do on Sunday mornings between 11 and 12. Personally, I'm a big fan of Countryfile."