Minister declares God is a Lib Dem
The question of which political party God would join is unlikely to have crossed the minds of many notable theologians.
But that is precisely what is being asked by Westminster MPs after a minister declared that God is a Lib Dem.
In the introduction to a new book titled Liberal Democrats do God, Pensions Minister Steve Webb claims that evidence in the Christian gospels suggested that God shared the values of members of Nick Clegg's party.
Mr Webb, MP for Thornbury and Yate in South Gloucestershire, admits the claims "will shock or offend some".
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"The most fundamental reason why Christians should feel at home in the Liberal Democrats is that the character of God, as revealed in the Christian Gospel, would suggest that God must be a liberal," Mr Webb wrote.
He added: "This assertion will shock or offend some, but I believe that there is no other conclusion that can be drawn from a reading of the New Testament."
But Jacob Rees-Mogg, the Conservative MP for North East Somerset, said that "everyone knows that God is a Somerset Conservative".
"I think it's highly unlikely that God is particularly interested in the minutiae of party politics but if he were, everyone knows that God is a Somerset Conservative," said Mr Rees-Mogg.
"Joseph of Arimathia is well known to have brought Christ to visit Glastonbury when Christ was a schoolboy – that would indicate a Somerset connection and all sensible people in Somerset are Conservatives so we get him as a Somerset Tory."
Despite disagreeing with Mr Webb's views, Mr Rees-Mogg said that he was "impressed" the minister was "willing to speak up for his faith".
"I think he's a first class minister and I think that in his role you would want to think that what you were doing was the Christian thing to be doing," Mr Rees-Mogg said.
"So I rather admire Steve Webb for saying it but I'm not going to let him get away with the idea that God lives in Gloucestershire and is a Lib Dem."
The Liberal Democrat book on God is a collection of essays by MPs and peers who aim to show that Christianity can contribute positively to politics.
Its title is a riposte to Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former spin doctor, who once said of the last Labour government: "We don't do God."
Tim Farron, the Lib Dem president, has also contributed to the book and writes: "Liberal Democrats stand alone as the defender of the rights of all human beings."