(STUFF) — And on the seventh day he rested. Except for that week that had only six days.
Samoa, whose constitutional motto says the place was “founded on God”, is brawling over which day it was that the Christian deity took a day off.
While it is causing amusement to most of the 189,000 Samoans, it is deadly serious for the 3.5 per cent who belong to the Seventh Day Adventist Church and were united in the belief that God rested on Saturday.
That was until Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sailele decided to move the dateline so that Samoa could be in the same day as New Zealand.
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