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God accidentally reveals universe is testing environment for real universe

In Technology on May 4, 2011 at 6:54 am

A recent, brief change to God’s prayer API revealed an unsettling truth: The universe is just a sandbox testing environment for the real deal.

“I got to see the changes while they were up,” said Paul Hartley, one of the leading experts on the prayer API. “Everything was test.universe this and test.universe that. It was pretty obvious what was going on.”

All references to the testing environment were removed within an hour, but screenshots of the blunder still circulate around the Internet.

The Milky Way Galaxy is likely full of randomly-entered test data and crude inside jokes.

Religious leaders tried to calm followers by claiming the API “testing” references were accidentally “pushed live,” a simple blunder by the omnipotent creator.

“This is the real universe. We are God’s true children,” said Reverend Martin Ashton. “You must keep the faith. You must stay strong. You must use the prayer API as though it were real, because it is real.”

Most programmers remained skeptical.

“It does kind of explain why everything is so fucked up,” said Hartley.