In a move that's likely to cause more trouble than good, God, Founder and CEO of Christianity Inc, confirmed he's to leave the family firm and take up a position with a rival religion.
In a statement released on the company's main day of trading said "As of 00.01 on Sunday 14th August 2011, God, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Christianity Incorporated, has stepped down in order to pursue other interests."
These interests include divesting himself of all current holdings in the firm he founded and taking up a position with rival company Islam Corporation.
"I came to an epiphany while I was assessing the latest recruits to our Heaven retirement complex. So many had died in conflicts over their beliefs that I was shocked. I realised that was easier if I changed religion than continuing to work for an organisation that wanted to convert believers of other creeds. Hopefully I'm right, but it does mean that my conversion is incompatible with my current position." Said God.
The news rocked the religious markets, with shares in Christianity Inc (NYSE: GOD)plunging by 20% by the close of trading.
However, the firm's board say they are confident they can weather this storm.
"God is 13 billion years old. Or around 4 thousand years old if you believe some biographers. It is therefore understandable that a man of his advanced years and immortality would want to experiment with some of the more esoteric options available to him. Therefore we wish God well and have named Jesus as his successor."
In a statement released at the same time, Islam Corp welcomed God and said his conversion was good news.