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    Jesus 'is This Girl': US Comedian Likens Greta Thunberg to Christ

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    Sarah Silverman also bashed the “evangelicals who preach Noah and ark,” claiming that they are “totally blind to it all happening right in front of their eyes”.

    The praise received by teenage Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg seems to have gone up a notch after American stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman apparently compared her to none other than Jesus Christ.

    Tweeting a link to an interview with Tunberg on The Daily Show, Silverman inquired whether people think they “will recognize Jesus when he comes back”, stating that she sees him “all around” and that “he is this girl”.

    “The irony of it being most lost on the evangelicals who preach Noah and ark and are so totally blind to it all happening right in front of their eyes”, Silverman added in a follow-up post.

    The tweet quickly evoked a barrage of praise on social media, with social media users lauding Thunberg and what she stands for.

    Not everyone, however, appeared to be fond of Thunberg.

    And some people brought forth rather peculiar theories about Christ.

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