Ricky Gervais has provoked the rage of fundamentalist Christians after getting into a row about God on Twitter.
The spat began when a user called GodsWordIsLaw tweeted: "Thank God for Christopher Hitchens' death."
The writer and committed atheist had died a day earlier.
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Gervais replied with a sarcastic "Perfect," adding: "This is in the world at the moment people. Can we change it a bit?" – suggesting that intolerance was rife and that people should adopt a less extreme stance.
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