Stop Hurting Me, God

Finally, Pastor Joel Osteen has said something even atheists can get on board with:


God, you pain-inflicting bastard, you…

(via Moral Compass)

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  • Mario Strada

    It took me a while to figure out what he was trying to say.

    • ImRike

      Me too! I had to re-read it several times!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/GodVlogger?feature=mhee GodVlogger (on YouTube)

    You are never more like Joel Osteen than when you help fleecing people.

  • Baby_Raptor

    What more do you expect from the god who willingly chose to create a group of beings that would mostly end up in eternal torture because his ego demanded “willing” worship instead of just a race of robots?

    • cipher

      Yes, THANK you. If I have to read one more comment from a Christian who tries to use free will as a rationalization, I swear I’m gonna go postal worker.

      Never has a concept so vaguely defined been used by so many to excuse so much.

  • John Gills

    As a reverent agnostic, this put me in mind of one of my favorite quotes from Thomas Carlyle’s book Sartor Resartus. “Unprofitable servants as we all are, perhaps at no era of his life was he more decisively the Servant of Goodness, the Servant of God, than even now when doubting God’s existence.”

  • ggsillars

    Ah Twitter, so subject to ambiguous messages. I’m so glad I don’t have a Twitter account: it has the potential to make a twit of anyone, although in Osteen’s case, that’s probably redundant.

  • jdm8

    What if you hurt helping people?

    • A3Kr0n

      Then you’re more like God.

  • Rain

    His participle is dangling–a common twittering problem.

  • Rain

    2,157 Retweets Suckers 1,062 favorites sheeples

  • observer

    It’s not hurting of you call it “love”.

  • http://twitter.com/maxbingman1 Max Bingman

    I can’t believe people fall for this airhead’s con game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.ewald.7 Richard Ewald

    Irony is lost on these people, they wouldn’t know a nuance if it walked up to them and gave them a hint.

  • C Peterson

    For a guy whose entire job centers around words, he sure doesn’t seem very proficient in that area…

  • rhodent

    Forgive me for pointing out the obvious, but: I’m no more like God when doing that than anything else, because it means I exist.

  • Randomfactor

    Not his fault god can’t help hurting people. Bit of a klutz in that respect.

  • Drew M.

    I see his Facebook posts often thanks to several Christian friends who share. He is generally positive and unoffensive, at least in that medium..

    Of course, that’s like being the sexiest crack whore on the stroll…

  • Llibres Dor

    The closer people feel they are to “God,” the farther they may be from other human beings.

  • Robster

    Who the hell is Joel Osteen? Is he a teen from Oz?


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