For god so loved the world…

I saw this and it made me smile.  :)

For god so loved the world that he sent his only son to a tiny Roman outpost were less than 2% of the world population actually lived.  What a brilliant strategy!

It’s overcast right now, so I’m going to go for a walk.  There’s a boulder in our back field where I used to play as a child.  I think I’m going to take a shovel and go see if I can find any of the toys my younger self left down there.  :)

Be back with more blogging in a bit.

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.


    “‘For God so loved the world that he sent his only son…’ to a tiny Roman outpost where less than 2% of the world population actually lived.”

    Well, he is notorious for his bad aim.

  • Umlud

    Well, that was less than 2% of the specifically the Afro-Eurasian part of the world. Never mind the millions of people that lived in the rest of the world.

    • Ubi Dubium

      Yes, where’s the Americas and Australia? I think 2% is really much too high an estimate.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    During the age of European expansion and discovery, the discovery of Antipodes, populated lands on the other side of the globe, was a blow to Christianity.

  • Art_Vandelay

    “‘For God so loved the world that he sent his only son…’ to a tiny
    Roman outpost where less than 2% of the world population actually
    lived…and none of them could actually write.”

    • Zinc Avenger

      …And then decreed that anyone who didn’t believe would be tortured for all eternity.

  • kagekiri

    “For God so loved the world, that he sent his only begotten son…”

    4000 years late, after damning every baby born to hell and all humans to a suffering-filled existence, after countless genocides inspired by his supposed divine word or commanded by him (the Flood), and leaving countless gaps where he entirely abandoned his supposed chosen people to foreign rule, rape, exile, and murderous purges as recorded in their holy book(s), and the many times he gave them signs and wonders he knew they’d ignore and thus die horribly.

    He calls this his perfectly merciful plan, and he calls himself “love” incarnate.

    Is “omni-hypocrisy” a thing? Or “omni-assholery”? I think the Christian God possesses those qualities; they’re far more apparent in Scriptures than “omni-benevolence”, at least.

    • DavidMHart

      Is “omni-hypocrisy” a thing?

      This guy came up with the wonderful portmanteau: “omnipocrite”.

      • Zinc Avenger

        I love a good portmanteau, and that one has just surged to the top of my list. One might say it is my “listopper”.

    • invivoMark

      Perhaps “omnidouche”: someone who practices omnidouchebaggery. See also: permadouche, douchecano (rhymes with volcano).

      • kagekiri


        Ultra-douce, super-douche, the alpha-and-omega-douche also sound like nice plays on that characteristic.

  • The_Schwa

    For god so loved the world that he forgave all sins then and there without the need for a human sacrifice.
    - as written in no holy book anywhere.