*Find my original Facebook post here.
** Illustration by Sara El-Yafi
I really believe there will come a point in time where the designation B.C (Before Christ) will be replaced by B.G. (Before Google). 1996 will become year zero, putting us today at the mark of 17 A.G. (Anno Google).
Even if you have an unwavering belief in God, I know you know that Google is a more practical source for you to go to when you need help. Let’s face it, “God, please cure me of this cough” will not do you as much good as “Google cure me of this cough” (don’t even say please. Politeness confuses it). Google knows everything from where you sleep and what you eat, to what you think and even what you mean. It knows the past, present and future, Kim Kardashian’s weight and what third world country the pope is burning condoms in. Google is so powerful that even if you know that the address iswww.cnn.com, it will make you GOOGLE “cnn” and then make you click on cnn link. That’s how powerful they are. Omnipotent. Omnipresent. I won’t upset anyone and say Google is God. But I will say this: God on earth IS Google, and today God had something delicate to say: it just recognized Palestine.
If you go to www.google.ps, you will see that the location name was changed from “Palestinian Territories” to “Palestine.” And when Google recognizes anything, it means showtime.
Do you hear the people sing? ok maybe not.