“We’ve got to get back to our core business – the little people”
The Man Who Sued God is a 2001 movie in which an Aussie fisherman sues God for a lightning bolt that wrecks his fishing boat. Insurance companies insert an “Act of God” clause in contracts which means they are not liable for such events as an accident resulting from a lightning bolt – an act of God.
Therefore, in a deliciously backhanded move, the fisherman sues God! And who better to represent God in the court than those who claim to be his representatives on earth. An interesting legal dilemma ensues – admit God actually did destroy the ship or deny the existence of God.
In the whirlwind of excitement that ensues (there it is again) as the film draws to a climax, it easy to have missed those words in bold and quote (look up briefly; aha, there they are).
One of God’s earthly representatives – a priest – utters that statement. It’s a point I – and a couple of others – have made over and over till the point of belabouring – the church must go back to its core business! And it is not a single-minded, near-manic pursuit of influence and worldly possessions.
P.S: The church – in all its various guises – alone is probably rich enough to wipe out the debts of the entire Third World.