Which is correct? "If God was one of us" or "If God were one of us"
The subjunctive were in this conditional sentence is certainly correct, but also very very formal; in spoken English and casual writing (and Joan Osbourne's song, which I assume gave rise to this question) was instead of the subjunctive were is becoming more and more common.
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