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God is quitting Twitter

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“I’ll still be on Snapchat.”
By Corinne Purtill
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Fed up with the limits of the medium and the number of trolls He hath created, God is quitting Twitter.

More accurately, the man behind the popular (2.29 million followers) account @TheTweetOfGod has issued one final missive.

Former Daily Show with Jon Stewart writer David Javerbaum created a Twitter handle for God in 2010. Since then, the fictional Lord has tweeted acidly about soccer, the Westboro Baptist Church, and how He’s eventually going to kill us all. The tweets inspired a book and a Broadway play, An Act of God, that just started a second run in Los Angeles. He follows exactly one person: Justin Bieber.

Javerbaum’s God was a left-leaning misanthrope skeptical about His own existence and more than a little disappointed in how this whole humanity project turned out.

He admitted to playing favorites in sports:

And to making some unfair calls.

He cheerfully took credit for natural disasters:

Got furious at man-made ones:

And vocalized what we’ve all long suspected.

Four horsemen foretold the end of this Twitter world, Javerbaum told the public radio show “The Frame.” The medium felt stale. The account got hacked. The British comedian and social media superstar Stephen Fry finally gave up on Twitter, describing his uncoupling from the platform as “a boulder rolling off my chest.”

And then Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died, giving the Lord one last sign-off:

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