Theists and scientists around the world have come to the consensus that the announcement of a second season for the notorious anime Himouto! Umaru-chan proves once and for all that God is not real.
“For years, philosophers have wondered how God can exist and be just when bad things happen to good people, but it was always assumed he had some greater plan in life.” religious scholar Geoffrey Partridge told reporters. “2016 certainly shook that belief in many ways, but the announcement of Umaru-chan‘s 2nd season simply confirms it: God is dead, and we have killed him.”
This announcement comes as a huge blow to the millions of Christians, Jews, Muslims, and To Aru Majutsu no Index fans. Reports from around the world come of of hundreds of thousands of ex-believers are ripping up their holy book or unadapted manga of choice out of frustration for the news of a godless world. In particular, Pope Francis himself has stepped down from his position due to God’s inability to deliver a proper adaptation of Berserk before a second season of Umaru.
Rumors have spread that in response to the news of God’s death, a new demonic cult has surfaced with followers that worship an orange hamster-like creature. Followers have been heard making horrific claims such as “The first season was kinda fun, I’d watch more,” and “Umaru’s got a really cute character design.” Congress has already begun debating whether the First Amendment applies to hate speech such as this.
UPDATE 5:00 PST: After the recent announcement that Funimation has licensed Hyouka, the religious community is re-examining their claim and God’s existence is tentatively back on the table.