He's everything you could want in a deity, you might even think he's the real deal
I’m going to level with you folks. I’m an anti-theist. I’ve had issues with the “Christian God” from the moment I read the bible (King James Version) cover to cover. However, in recent months I have discovered a new version of God that I find inspiring and which represents the embodiment of that which is good in humanity. I’m referring to the deity which can be found on Facebook. The facebook god (Cue Christians gasping in horror.)
First of all, I have no way to prove that the individual that’s running God’s Facebook page is or isn’t the real creator of the universe. I find it hilarious that there are so many posts on his page about his profile being blasphemous and offensive. Many of the same people that believe in an invisible all-powerful, all-knowing creator capable of helping them fight their cancer, find their car keys, and let the Seahawks win the Super Bowl is somehow incapable of using social media. They tell him often “God is going to judge you and send you to hell!” They are utterly convinced that somehow the person running the page is making fun of their God.
Yet, if you take the time to read God’s posts, you will find him to be the God we all wanted to believe in when we first attended church services. He’s not the God we were taught to fear, the one that is all about “Love me or I kill you”. Facebook God is the God they told us was all about love.
The best part about God using Facebook is that he now has a way to answer prayers directly, without some priest’s interpretation of what he wants to tell his followers. God is using social media to do great things.
Here are a few examples:
Another aspect of this God is how his “followers” get involved to help.
Here’s a link so you can see for yourself the kind of support Rebecca received. As you can see, Rebecca isn’t alone in receiving God’s blessings and the support of God’s followers.
Also, it’s important to note that Facebook God actually answers questions….
and helps explain his often misinterpreted book.
However, what’s also amazing is the reactions by religious zealots. If you take the time to read his posts you will see “Christians” say things to God that would make a Sailor blush. Sometimes though, he reaches one of them and makes a convert.
What we have in the world of Facebook is a profile which clearly has a liberal bias and is yet a compelling example of everything which is “good” about having faith in a God, regardless of your religion. He has 1.3 million followers yet gets told he’s going to hell on a nearly daily basis.
Frankly speaking, I don’t care if he’s some fat hairy guy in his underwear or the actual creator of the universe. The world needs Gods like this. Imagine if every person of every faith had the same love and tolerance for diversity as is expressed in God’s social media profile. The world would be a much better place. Oh, and God, if you’re reading this, I would love a little help getting people to read my book. Other than that dude, you’re doing a kick ass job. Keep up the great work and by all means, stay relevant!