Someone has asked if I ever believed in god. Yes, I did.
I was a Christian for over 15 years. I was involved in ministry and took a great interest in apologetics. Because I still have a lot of friends and family who are Christians, I use this Twitter account rather than expressing all of my thoughts about religion under my own name. I am out as an atheist and I’m not afraid to talk about it in real life, but people get tired of it.
@almightygod is a way to express my thoughts about religion without hurting friendships, but it’s also a way to plumb the depths of the absurd ideas people believe. Many of my tweets are direct quotes from scripture or paraphrases. These seem to bother Christians the most. I guess they’d rather not think about some things their holy book teaches. Other tweets express an idea that people believe about god (e.g., god likes to be praised) in a more personal context (“I love it when people tell me how awesome I am.”) Expressing some ideas about god in the first person makes him look like a bit of an ass.
I’ve been at this project for over a year now and it’s therapeutic and enjoyable for me. I hope you enjoy it, too.