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Know God, Know Peace; No God, not on Twitter

by Brad A. Greenberg

October 20, 2009 | 10:31 pm

Fail Whale

Sharon sent me a message this afternoon about the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter today: “No God.” From the Examiner:

A war has been waged on Twitter, and it’s about God. According to Twitter’s trending topic note, user RevRunWisdon tweeted, “Know God… Know Peace. No God.. No Peace!.” This Twitter preacher has over 300,000 followers, and as a result many people “retweeted” the phrase causing “No God” to become a trending topic. Atheists caught on and began tweeting their own response, “No God, Know Peace.” The phrase “No God” then flew to Twitter’s top trending topic spot.

This Twitter war has caused a flurry of Twitter Atheists and Theists to argue about God, some resorting to insults, others to clever jokes. I found it also ironic that some theists would complain about the “No God” trending topic, and by mentioning it they perpetuated the topic. As a result, Twitter has been crashing repeatedly and showing off its “Fail Whale” page.

Since that story went up, Sharon said:

twitter took the #NoGod feed down, but allowed two more to stay #Knowgod and #Know Peace. Now there are two more feeds, #twitterfail and #censorship.

Another secular perspective from the Examiner.

Somehow I missed this. But I tweet a lot. Look me up.

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