The Pope’s first tweet!

The Pope finally made his first tweet, including a picture of himself—with God, no less.

MIAMI—In his first post since joining social networking site Twitter early this week, Pope Benedict XVI has tweeted a picture of himself spending time with the Lord Our God, Divine Creator of the Universe. “Feelin real blessed today to be hangin out wit @therealHeavenlyFather today!” the pope wrote to his nearly 500,000 Twitter followers, attaching a link to a Twitpic photo of himself in which he is seen relaxing on his papal yacht with God. “Just gettin some sun and sippin cocktails. #loveit.” At press time, the picture had been retweeted by Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Oprah Winfrey, and Jesus Christ

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h/t: Diane G

41 Comments

  1. Posted December 6, 2012 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    Hahaha

  2. david middle
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    first good laugh of the day :) Many more to come I hope.

  3. Posted December 6, 2012 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Good one, lol.

  4. daveau
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 5:30 am | Permalink

    Nice tats, Yhwh!
    (Hi, Diane)

  5. gravelinspector
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    I wonder what symbolism is behind the tattoos on the “God” guy? The sunburst is (amongst other things) “hope”, but the signs on his forearm look rather astrological or alchemical.

    • steve oberski
      Posted December 6, 2012 at 7:40 am | Permalink

      The tattoos on the forearm appear to be symbols from the major religions, islam, xtianity, buddhism and judiasm.

      • Posted December 6, 2012 at 8:12 am | Permalink

        Seems Yhwh is a Unitarian.

        http://tinyurl.com/a5jlef9

      • Posted December 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

        Wait, what does god have against Hindus?

      • gravelinspector
        Posted December 8, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

        Ah yes, a sort of “Maltese” cross (with the over-sized “serifs”), and in retrospect a crescent-and-Venus (isn’t there a common impossibility of putting the star within the inscribing circle of the Moon’s crescent?), a Star-of-David, and a Ying-Yang symbol. TBH, if I’d got to classify the Ying-Yang, I’d have associated it more with Chinese philosophy in general and with Confuscianism and Daoism rather than Buddhism. But they all blend into each other to some degree, and separating the three is a bit of a thankless task.
        I’d like this to have been a calculated (even Photo-shopped) slight, but I suspect it’s just coincidence.

  6. lofgren
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    I think this might be a Poe.

    • gbjames
      Posted December 6, 2012 at 5:59 am | Permalink

      Not a Poe. The Onion.

  7. Posted December 6, 2012 at 5:49 am | Permalink

    God looks like Gove Scrivenor. Fair enough.

  8. NewEnglandBob
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    The lord needs to hit the gym and push away from the dinner table.

    Otherwise he will be know as El Lardo.

    • Kiwi Dave
      Posted December 6, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

      Yes indeed. He’s gone downhill since Michelangelo pictured him and Adam.

      • gravelinspector
        Posted December 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

        He’s been living too high on the hog. Michaelangelo’s god not being required to push away the bacon butties.

  9. JBlilie
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    Coffee out the nose!

    … I thought there was something strange about my brother-in-law … here I find out that he’s God! Good thing I didn’t give him crap about his Harley …

    • Diane G.
      Posted December 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

      :D

  10. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    Oy vey! It will take a miracle to get those unholy bodies in decent form.

  11. Posted December 6, 2012 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    I just know PuffHo is going to pick this up as straight news.

  12. Jer
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    I’m fairly certain that that’s Santa Claus rather than Yahweh up there.

    Easy mistake to make – lots of people wish God were more like Santa Claus.

  13. Graham Martin-Royle
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    If that’s what god looks like, I’m well on the way to godhead! Makes a nice change not to have to worry about my weight/moobs/belly etc.

  14. Posted December 6, 2012 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Wait — is this a report about the head of the Roman Church taking a cruise or an early report of the arrival of Cthulhu?

    b&

  15. guilherme21msa
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Now Jerry Coyne will have to end his career as an atheist. How could a scientist deny this evidence for the existence of the Lord?

  16. the Siliconopolitan
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    Not too shabby for a guy as old as the universe.

    God looks pretty fit as well.

    • abrotherhoodofman
      Posted December 6, 2012 at 8:42 pm | Permalink

      LOL!

  17. Posted December 6, 2012 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    FAKE! FAKE! FAKE! FAKE! FAKE! FAKE!

    …oh sorry. I thought I was on Youtube for a moment.

  18. Sarah
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    That yacht–is that the one with all the animals on it? Or does it just cruise the Firmament?

  19. jayp
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    I always knew Garcia was God.

    • Diane G.
      Posted December 6, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

      + 1

  20. Posted December 6, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    God would never have tattoos. This is clearly a fake.

  21. marycanada FCD
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    That’s not god, that’s Grizzly Adams!

  22. abrotherhoodofman
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Where were the gals?

    I hear Mary Magdalene can really rock a monokini.

  23. Posted December 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    The Pope’s beach towel almost covers God’s belly button, but if you look carefully you will see evidence of it. Which means… God did not always exist and at least, had a mother.

  24. Posted December 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    The big question still remains… under that colorful bathing suit is there a circumcised penis?

  25. Kevin
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    The Pope’s second tweet:

    Obama ain’t it! #Messiah

  26. Hempenstein
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    The view on this from Pittsburgh.

  27. Posted December 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Now, if only anonymous had actually got this posted on the Pope’s Twitter account…

  28. morkindie
    Posted December 6, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    God looks like Charlie Daniels.

    • Diane G.
      Posted December 6, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

      Hmmm, you could be on to something. Daniels beat the Devil in Georgia, right?

    • gravityfly
      Posted December 7, 2012 at 11:17 am | Permalink

      Or God’s nemesis—Dan Dennett. Such blasphemy!

  29. Posted December 7, 2012 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    So that’s what they mean when they say ‘Heavenly Bodies’ :-)
    Obviously not well blessed by the look of them.
    Not a prayers chance of improvement. Commandment No.11 Thou shalt not lose sight of ones cassock.


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