Former Daily Show with Jon Stewart writer and producer David Javerbaum the man behind the Twitter handle for God has called it quits. The account @TheTweetOfGod has inspired a book and a Broadway play An Act of God.
The account has been around since 2010, has over two million followers but only follows one person- Justin Bieber. Here’s just some of the hilarious things God tweeted over the past few years:
I deeply regret most of you.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) February 4, 2016
I planted all the evidence for evolution once it became clear it did not serve the best interest of My reputation to take credit for you.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) January 3, 2015
Well I don’t believe in you either.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) January 25, 2016
I am unfair and cruel and random and mean and I take the very best. #RIPRobinWilliams
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) August 11, 2014
Question: What are three things that will kill you?
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) January 18, 2016
I’d like to apologize wholeheartedly to Miss Colombia & Miss Philippines for my huge mistake in making Steve Harvey.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) December 21, 2015
I honestly can no longer remember what I was thinking with spiders.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 25, 2015
…aaaand that’ll do it for Me. Good luck, humanity! https://t.co/PkhEQB3MrM
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) February 3, 2016
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) February 13, 2016
California Public Radio website The Frame interviewed Javerbaum about speaking for the Almighty and why he left.
You’re discontinuing God’s Twitter feed. The last joke will be about Scalia — did that just feel right?
“I’d been thinking about it for a while and then that hack happened. And then by coincidence that morning [that Scalia died] Stephen Fry said he was leaving Twitter. Now Stephen Fry is one of my huge heroes. And he just had enough of Twitter. He had told a joke — a very harmless joke in his opinion and in my opinion too — and just got a lot of grief and just said, You know what, this is not worth it.”
What will you miss most about not being God anymore?
“Well, I never claimed to be God… That’s not true — in interviews I don’t claim to be God. I think the thing I’ll miss most is the thing I’m leaving deliberately. You tweet something and immediately you see people retweeting it and it feels like, Oh, you have made people laugh. You have caused people to react. And it’s a rush. It’s a limbic brain rush to do that.
“And after a while — it’s been five-and-a-half years — and, again it was prompted by the hack. But I want to think about other things. I want to do other things. I’m done. If I have more jokes to offer or anything else to offer the world, I would like it to be in a different medium.”
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