25 Ridiculous Reactions To #GodIsNotGreat

Matt Stopera writes on BuzzFeed:

After Christopher Hitchens passed away, the title of his book, God Is Not Great, started trending on Twitter. Here’s how some people, mostly “Christians,” reacted:

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97 Comments on "25 Ridiculous Reactions To #GodIsNotGreat"

  1. DeepCough | Dec 18, 2011 at 10:42 pm |

    “Thou Shalt Not Kill.” Remember that, Christfags?

  2. DeepCough | Dec 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm |

    “Thou Shalt Not Kill.” Remember that, Christfags?

  3. i'm innocent | Dec 18, 2011 at 10:46 pm |

    there’s no pleasing some people

  4. i'm innocent | Dec 18, 2011 at 10:46 pm |

    oh wow, i bet god’s feelings are all hurt and stuff

  5. i'm innocent | Dec 18, 2011 at 6:46 pm |

    oh wow, i bet god’s feelings are all hurt and stuff

  6. Typical so called Christians 

  7. Typical so called Christians 

  8. Typical so called Christians 

  9. Typical so called Christians 

  10. Typical so called Christians 

  11. Typical so called Christians 

  12. Typical so called Christians 

  13. Anonymous | Dec 18, 2011 at 11:40 pm |

    This is just too funny! How can a bunch of “christians” tell the world they will kill people, beat them up or wish for individuals to kill themselves for liking this book? Jesus would be ashamed! God truely hates us all.

  14. This is just too funny! How can a bunch of “christians” tell the world they will kill people, beat them up or wish for individuals to kill themselves for liking this book? Jesus would be ashamed! God truely hates us all.

    • Nirvanasteve | Dec 19, 2011 at 2:51 am |

      From my understanding of these sorts of reactions (based on a documentary about a book I should get around to reading), invalidating someone’s religion is analogous to telling them that they’re going to die, no matter how harmless or bland the comment may seem. Ex: Your belief is wrong = no heaven for you. It hits all the right fear buttons to trigger a ‘fight, flight, or freeze’ survival response. And we all know how people usually react on the internet. They get angry. REAL angry. Anonymity is a scary thing. That said, if they encountered individuals in their daily lives wearing T-shirts with such a slogan, they would certainly be upset; but I hardly believe everyone purporting to shoot them would actually do so. These are just the rant-typings of people speaking out of unacknowledged terror. Forgive them, JaceD: They know not what they do. 

      • It’s people like that though who would probably take action on those thoughts should they ever realize that gOD isn’t great. Probably not all of them, but a good number I think would. But you’re right, they know not what they do, and it’s terribly saddening. =(

      • I know they wouldn’t actually kill anyone over it, although I’m sure there are a certain percentage of those who would. I just find it funny that these people who seemingly go against their beliefs by saying “I’ll kill anyone who likes this” or whatever, that is waaaay over the top, and I think I’d be wary of their mental state for saying something like that… Well, even more wary of their mental state. My comment was more a piss take than anything, but I’m still sure that if god does exist, he will be wishing he had made us in something elses image.

      • Of course they know what they are doing. If they were truly Christians they would be worried about the readers of the book and be praying for their soul or something not wishing they were dead or killing them themselves. I believe (in my own quiet way) in God but I would never say or think the way they do. I am ashamed of their reaction.

      • Ric O'Chet | Jan 3, 2012 at 10:45 am |

        this isn’t to nirvanasteve – it’s just general —- at least he has some logic to consider the other side’s potential mechanisms of behavior. thanks steve 

        idk – ATHEISTS act with murderous behavior everyday, and yet all you people can do is pick up on some stupid anti-christian rant. Oh you’re all SOOO superior. But I suppose it makes you feel so to put anyone and everyone down with insults and posturing of logic (ha! that’s a joke) in order to prove your godless opinion. It’s all so purely subjective that I can’t believe that you all act so idiotically in arguing a stupid stupid thing that NO ONE CAN KNOW UNTIL WE’RE ALL DEAD. Talk about a losing battle. At least when the greeks or real philosophers argue god they do it with so intelligence – some of you people here are really self-righteous for people allegedly transcendent of spiritual superstition. you’re just as religious as the christians you constantly mock.

        fuckin hypocrits.

  15. Matthew 5: 38-48

  16. Matthew 5: 38-48

  17. I’m a atheist, but if by chance I’m wrong, and after dying find myself facing my maker. I will punch him in the face, and say you are not great.

  18. I’m a atheist, but if by chance I’m wrong, and after dying find myself facing my maker. I will punch him in the face, and say you are not great.

  19. Anonymous | Dec 19, 2011 at 1:54 am |

    Mediocre at best.

  20. Mediocre at best.

  21. Tuna Ghost | Dec 19, 2011 at 1:57 am |

    John 15:18

  22. Sickntired | Dec 19, 2011 at 2:07 am |

    I love the “christian love” If this is the best that humanity can muster, Apophis can’t come soon enough…

  23. Christopher Hitchens was one of the most entertaining people I’ve ever listened to.  I doubt I’ll ever finish “God is Not Great” though… because it just doesn’t sound like something he’d say.  It’s way too much like a history book, and Hitchens’ humor is missing from it.  I’ll miss him greatly !!!

  24. Sickntired | Dec 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm |

    I love the “christian love” If this is the best that humanity can muster, Apophis can’t come soon enough…

  25. Christopher Hitchens was one of the most entertaining people I’ve ever listened to.  I doubt I’ll ever finish “God is Not Great” though… because it just doesn’t sound like something he’d say.  It’s way too much like a history book, and Hitchens’ humor is missing from it.  I’ll miss him greatly !!!

    • Hitch-Slap | Dec 19, 2011 at 12:28 am |

      Too bad, I think it was a great book.

      Hitchens wrote a great deal about history. Perhaps more than about anything else.

  26. Devilsadvocate | Dec 19, 2011 at 2:29 am |

    If you want to talk ridiculous reactions, can we temper the Christian nutters with Hitchens nutty rantings about supporting the Iraq and Afghanistan wars?? Yeh, funny how no Hitchens lovers talk about his support of unjust illegal wars…

  27. Devilsadvocate | Dec 18, 2011 at 10:29 pm |

    If you want to talk ridiculous reactions, can we temper the Christian nutters with Hitchens nutty rantings about supporting the Iraq and Afghanistan wars?? Yeh, funny how no Hitchens lovers talk about his support of unjust illegal wars…

    • This is typically because most Hitch fans, myself included, don’t agree with him. We agree with him on many other topics (the most important, of course, being on religion), so it makes no sense talking about it, sense it’ll only be a conversation on small one disagreement is compared to all that we do, in fact, agree upon. If we don’t talk about it, it’s because we’re talking about religion. Why would we talk about the war unless it was directly tied to religion? And if we do, we always state our own opinions.

      • Devilsadvocate | Dec 19, 2011 at 12:00 am |

        Actually, Hitch used religion as one of the reasons why he supported the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq…

        • Devilsadvocate | Dec 19, 2011 at 12:05 am |

          Anyways the point i was making was that Hitch’s ramblings about Iraq and Afghanistan are pretty darn nutty…. Kinda like the Christians writing such nutty stuff about Hitch…. That’s all…

    • Hitch-Slap | Dec 19, 2011 at 12:24 am |

      If you actually read any Hitchens, he was for addressing the rise of Islamic fascism, dealing with the festering problems in the Middle East, and had been for long before 9/11. (Not to mention correcting not a few of our own nasty contributions.)

      That would have been a just war.

      Hitchens was for returning to help the Kurds that we abandoned, for ending the oppression of women, for ending the ghastly persecution of homosexuals, religious minorities, political enemies, or anyone else that happened to be unlucky.

      He also wrote more than once about the complete disaster that Bush and
      co. made of what should have been an humanitarian intervention into a
      horrible part of the world, where dictators and religious fanatics
      oppress millions.

      Don’t blame him for the war profiteering cluster f*ck that Bush and crew perpetrated.

    • DeepCough | Dec 19, 2011 at 10:51 am |

      Hey, if you looked on this website, you’ll notice I’m about the ONLY one who has even pointed out that very hypocrisy.

  28. what strikes me as odd about this
    is that god has steadfastly refused to open a Twitter account
    it’s the 21st century for gosh sake
    isn’t time for god to weigh in on this with a few profound tweets?

    instead
    some of god’s most ardent chimps
    have come to her rescue
    with a few profound chimp tweets of their own
    i’m not impressed
    even santa and the easter bunny have twitter accounts for cripes sake

  29. BuzzCoastin | Dec 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm |

    what strikes me as odd about this
    is that god has steadfastly refused to open a Twitter account
    it’s the 21st century for gosh sake
    isn’t time for god to weigh in on this with a few profound tweets?
    i’m not impressed
    even Santa and the Easter bunny have twitter accounts for cripes sake

  30. This is typically because most Hitch fans, myself included, don’t agree with him. We agree with him on many other topics (the most important, of course, being on religion), so it makes no sense talking about it, sense it’ll only be a conversation on small one disagreement is compared to all that we do, in fact, agree upon. If we don’t talk about it, it’s because we’re talking about religion. Why would we talk about the war unless it was directly tied to religion? And if we do, we always state our own opinions.

  31. Devilsadvocate | Dec 19, 2011 at 4:00 am |

    Actually, Hitch used religion as one of the reasons why he supported the Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq…

  32. Aaaahhh ha hah ha hah ha ha… muhahaha

  33. Devilsadvocate | Dec 19, 2011 at 4:05 am |

    Anyways the point i was making was that Hitch’s ramblings about Iraq and Afghanistan are pretty darn nutty…. Kinda like the Christians writing such nutty stuff about Hitch…. That’s all…

  34. I’d buy THAT for a dollar!

  35. Oh, he does have a Twitter account but right now he seems to be going through some kind of an existential crisis: 
    http://twitter.com/#!/almightygod/status/147767759382646784

  36. Hitch-Slap | Dec 19, 2011 at 4:24 am |

    If you actually read any Hitchens, he was for addressing the rise of Islamic fascism, dealing with the festering problems in the Middle East, and had been for long before 9/11. (Not to mention correcting not a few of our own nasty contributions.)

    That would have been a just war.

    Hitchens was for returning to help the Kurds that we abandoned, for ending the oppression of women, for ending the ghastly persecution of homosexuals, religious minorities, political enemies, or anyone else that happened to be unlucky.

    He also wrote more than once about the complete disaster that Bush and
    co. made of what should have been an humanitarian intervention into a
    horrible part of the world, where dictators and religious fanatics
    oppress millions.

    Don’t blame him for the war profiteering cluster f*ck that Bush and crew perpetrated.

  37. Hitch-Slap | Dec 19, 2011 at 4:28 am |

    Too bad, I think it was a great book.

    Hitchens wrote a great deal about history. Perhaps more than about anything else.

  38. God actually tastes quite good. #GodIsNotGreat

  39. God actually tastes quite good. #GodIsNotGreat

  40. Simiantongue | Dec 19, 2011 at 6:33 am |

    Luke 23:34

  41. Nirvanasteve | Dec 19, 2011 at 6:51 am |

    From my understanding of these sorts of reactions (based on a documentary about a book I should get around to reading), invalidating someone’s religion is analogous to telling them that they’re going to die, no matter how harmless or bland the comment may seem. Ex: Your belief is wrong = no heaven for you. It hits all the right fear buttons to trigger a ‘fight, flight, or freeze’ survival response. And we all know how people usually react on the internet. They get angry. REAL angry. Anonymity is a scary thing. That said, if they encountered individuals in their daily lives wearing T-shirts with such a slogan, they would certainly be upset; but I hardly believe everyone purporting to shoot them would actually do so. These are just the rant-typings of people speaking out of unacknowledged terror. Forgive them, JaceD: They know not what they do. 

  42. Nirvanasteve | Dec 19, 2011 at 6:54 am |

    You must clock your parents a good one every time you see them. 

  43. JoJoDancer | Dec 19, 2011 at 9:02 am |

    Racial profiling?

  44. TennesseeCyberian | Dec 19, 2011 at 5:02 am |

    Racial profiling?

  45. It’s people like that though who would probably take action on those thoughts should they ever realize that gOD isn’t great. Probably not all of them, but a good number I think would. But your right, they know not what they do, and its terribly saddening

  46. Anonymous | Dec 19, 2011 at 11:07 am |

    I know they wouldn’t actually kill anyone over it, although I’m sure there are a certain percentage of those who would. I just find it funny that these people who seemingly go against their beliefs by saying “I’ll kill anyone who likes this” or whatever, that is waaaay over the top, and I think I’d be wary of their mental state for saying something like that… Well, even more wary of their mental state. My comment was more a piss take than anything, but I’m still sure that if god does exist, he will be wishing he had made us in something elses image.

  47. Anonymous | Dec 19, 2011 at 11:10 am |

    Steve 98:138

  48. Well its true…….. 

  49. Well its true…….. 

  50. DeepCough | Dec 19, 2011 at 2:51 pm |

    Hey, if you looked on this website, you’ll notice I’m about the ONLY one who has even pointed out that very hypocrisy.

  51. lol

  52. Isn’t wrath a deadly sin?
    Oh wait, Christfags think morals are optional.

  53. Isn’t wrath a deadly sin?
    Oh wait, Christfags think morals are optional.

  54. Tuna Ghost | Dec 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm |

    It makes the holidays awkward to say the least

  55. BatmanIsTheNewJesus | Dec 19, 2011 at 7:01 pm |

    Oh hai 4chan what you doing here

  56. Devil – God of this world..    yeah ok.

  57. Devil – God of this world..    yeah ok.

  58. Devil – God of this world..    yeah ok.

  59. Of course they know what they are doing. If they were truly Christians they would be worried about the readers of the book and be praying for their soul or something not wishing they were dead or killing them themselves. I believe (in my own quiet way) in God but I would never say or think the way they do. I am ashamed of their reaction.

  60. I see deep parallells between Kim Jong Il worship and God worship. Same hypocrisy, different guy.

  61. I see deep parallells between Kim Jong Il worship and God worship. Same hypocrisy, different guy.

  62. Seems like whenever Christians are faced with something that makes them look like the fools that they are their first reaction is to try and kill it. Thank fuck I live in Australia, where religion is in a decline.

  63. Seems like whenever Christians are faced with something that makes them look like the fools that they are their first reaction is to try and kill it. Thank fuck I live in Australia, where religion is in a decline.

  64. Stein Olsen | Dec 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm |

    LOL “Who ever started the god is not great”

    We are dealing with a real intellectual here. It is a book Hitchens wrote you numb skull.
    A best seller at that. You should read it so we can watch your head explode in to a dust cloud of logic.

  65. Stein Olsen | Dec 24, 2011 at 8:48 am |

    LOL “Who ever started the god is not great”

    We are dealing with a real intellectual here. It is a book Hitchens wrote you numb skull.
    A best seller at that. You should read it so we can watch your head explode in to a dust cloud of logic.

  66. Icedflamez112 | Dec 26, 2011 at 4:17 am |

    Turn the other cheek, sweetheart! 🙂

  67. Icedflamez112 | Dec 26, 2011 at 12:17 am |

    Turn the other cheek, sweetheart! 🙂

  68. Well hernia exam, that mean shalt not shed INNOCENT blood. you are not innocent

  69. Ric O'Chet | Jan 3, 2012 at 2:45 pm |

    this isn’t to nirvanasteve – it’s just general —- at least he has some logic to consider the other side’s potential mechanisms of behavior. thanks steve 

    idk – ATHEISTS act with murderous behavior everyday, and yet all you people can do is pick up on some stupid anti-christian rant. Oh you’re all SOOO superior. But I suppose it makes you feel so to put anyone and everyone down with insults and posturing of logic (ha! that’s a joke) in order to prove your godless opinion. It’s all so purely subjective that I can’t believe that you all act so idiotically in arguing a stupid stupid thing that NO ONE CAN KNOW UNTIL WE’RE ALL DEAD. Talk about a losing battle. At least when the greeks or real philosophers argue god they do it with so intelligence – some of you people here are really self-righteous for people allegedly transcendent of spiritual superstition. you’re just as religious as the christians you constantly mock.

    fuckin hypocrits.

  70. Ric O'Chet | Jan 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm |

    typical so called idiot

  71. hah…christfags….good one.  i bet their so gay, they ban homos from their chruch.  wouldn’t that be gay of them? hah what a bunch of christfags.

  72. And I thought God lived next door to Santa Claus and across the street from the Easter Bunny.  They must not talk much.

  73. Yeah, I plan to kick the SOB’s ass myself.  Anyone who creates a system in which to maintain the life of your body, you have to kill and eat parts of someone or something else’s body HAS to be one dumb bastard or one demonic prick.  We should be going to church once a week to tell this asshole to fix this shit of a creation of his or get the fuck out of our faces instead of telling him how great he and his half-assed attempts at creation are.  These idiot christians make him think we like this shit, and so it goes on and on and on.

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