The best Christmas present ever.

I’m seeing a lot of this on facebook, and this picture sums up my feelings.

A facebook status: “About 20 children are receiving the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER…the presence of our God and our Lord Jesus Christ! Thx Tom Thompson for that perspective.” The picture also says “Because what kids really want for Christmas isn’t a Wii U or Rock Band 3, it’s a bullet throught the brain you sick, twisted fuck.

Oh it’s the best Christmas present ever?  I hope you don’t have kids…or a knife

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About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Lyfa

    I’d say this is pretty much the bottom of the scumbag barrel, but they’ve proven me wrong on that point so many times before…

  • Jasper

    Religion: Destroying Humanity since Forever

  • J*

    That person probably works with me as College Station is what Facebook picks up on when I post from work. Lovely.

  • JT

    Who is Tom Thompson? His pastor?

  • RowanVT

    D: I don’t even have words for how horrified I feel that someone could honestly feel that way!

  • Loqi

    *Head explosion*

  • Brea Plum

    If it’s that much to be wished for, feel free to put a bullet in your own head, douchebag. I note you have not availed yourself of that particular glory.

    • RowanVT

      Of course not, because that’s being selfish and greedy and covetous of those in heaven. However, getting murdered is perfectly dandy, so people who go on shooting sprees are doing those people a favor, right?

  • Mara

    …the hell?
    I really…That just…How can they…
    I got nothin’. I give up.

  • BabyRaptor

    I’m ashamed to be from Arkansas now.

    • J*

      Just now?

  • fwtbc

    JT, could you please add alt text to the image.


    • JT Eberhard

      Done. Sorry for failing to do so initially.

  • Adam

    Hopefully some excuses from moderates to follow, they’re always amusing.

  • Ben Porter

    “Human decency is not derived from religion, it precedes it.” – Christopher Hitchens.

  • Randomfactor

    “Human decency is not derived from religion, it precedes it.”

    And is apparently suppressed by it.

  • Cubist

    My immediate reaction: If you truly believe what you wrote, John Rennard, I sincerely wish for you to receive THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER this year.

  • Art Vandelay

    So if you think murdering children is equal to giving them the best Christmas present ever, why don’t you belong on terrorist suspect list?

  • Delphi Psmith

    Am confused about this. Who posted the original tweet? Who is Tom Thompson, and why were they acknowledging him? I can’t find the original anywhere. Possible someone made this up for pure shock value? An equally reasonable interpretation of John Rennard’s tweet would be that he’s being totally sarcastic about it (as in “uh, thanks SO MUCH for THAT thought, dude…”)