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Ricky Gervais Had A Conversation With God On Twitter, And It Went Like This

Ricky Gervais attends the Novak Djokovic Foundation 2nd Annual Gala, on Tuesday September, 10, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision)
Ricky Gervais attends the Novak Djokovic Foundation 2nd Annual Gala, on Tuesday September, 10, 2013, in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision)
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It all began on Father's Day. In the red corner was Ricky Gervais - actor, comedian and atheist. In the blue corner was God. Or at least His representative on Twitter, @TheTweetOfGod.

Gervais kicked things off with a question for the big guy:

Four minutes later, God tweeted:

As My own son, for Father's Day I bought Myself a necktie. And as My own father, I thanked Myself and silently felt disappointed yet again.

— God (@TheTweetOfGod) June 15, 2014

And then (in a tweet since deleted):

To which Gervais replied:

Gervais's thoughts then turned to the World Cup. Specifically, England's defeat to Italy on Saturday night:

Which drew this response from His Almighty (which has also since been deleted. Surely He's not embarrassed about the exchange?!):

And then Gervais moved on to music. Specifically, the music of Kiss:

Over to you, God:

Gervais posed one more question:

But He fell silent.

Still, Gervais was delighted with the exchange:

And in one final response to this tweet....

...even appeared converted:

Well, possibly.