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Sunday 25 January 2015

Carrey: I call God direct

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey is convinced the Pope’s resignation was a “corporate manoeuvre” and urges his fans to follow in his footsteps and “call God direct” instead of being a part of an organised religion.

The 51-year-old The Mask star ranted about organised religion Thursday on Twitter.

The actor also touched on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI last month. He used the historical moment to justify his point that having a direct connection with a higher power should be priority.

“I thnk organized religion is fading and changing the Pope ws a corporate maneuver bt how u worship is your choice. I #callGoddirect }3^•>+ (sic),” Jim wrote.

The funnyman incited some fury from his 10 million followers with the remark.

“@JimCarrey get back to making jokes please,” one user wrote.

Another disagreed, comparing the comedian to a sort of demi-God.

“@JimCarrey you are forever rising my friend. The view can only get better,” responded a fan.

The pontiff has since been replaced by Pope Francis, elected on Wednesday as head of the Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State since his predecessor stepped down.

But Jim left his followers to further debate the complexities of religion as he moved on to more light-hearted topic later in the day.

The actor followed-up his controversial tweet with a promotional message about his next film.

“See 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' in theatres tomorrow! It'll be like a close friend who holds u down and tickles u till u barf! =B^Q,” he mused.

The Don Scardino film, co-starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde and James Gandolfini, is scheduled for US release on Friday.

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