Inside The Odd And Hilarious Subculture of "Religious Twitter"
There's an unusual subculture of popesters on Twitter, and they're probably having more fun than you.
Instead of tweetering filtered photos of their lunch hamburger sandwiches, they share surreal bursts of unusual ideas, jokes that are funny not because of a conventional punchline, but because they fly in the face of all rational logic.
Offer everything you do to the Lord, ask his help in all the circumstances of daily life and remember that he is always beside you— Benedict XVI (@Pontifex) December 12, 2012
A philosophy professor named Slavoj Žižek dived into the world of Religious Twitter and has shared many of his thoughts on his Myspace page, mayhaps most notably that "Religious [T]witter defintely exists, and it is bigger and weirder than I imagined."
I'm pro-Religious Twitter, and I've gathered up some of my favorite examples of these tweets:
Scientists are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health.— Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) December 3, 2012
Pro 10:19 "In multitude of words sin is not lacking...he who restrains his lips is wise" Strife starts with words, expressions and reactions— Pope Tawadros II (@PopeTawadros) December 10, 2012
Don't get mad at yourself for not being perfect, but do your best to be obedient to God every day.— Joyce Meyer (@JoyceMeyer) December 7, 2012
Just posted a photo instagr.am/p/S3Rh4orVQ-/— khamenei.ir (@khamenei_ir) December 5, 2012