God leaves Twitter for bigger things

23 February 2016 - 02:36 By Leonie Wagner

God is done with Twitter. After five years of his infinite wisdom, the Twittersphere has been left to its own demise following the announcement that the satirical account @TheTweetofGod has shut down.It's been a week since the account's creator, David Javerbaum, told US radio station The Frame that he was done with the account and was taking God offline."It's been taking up too much of my time, energy and mental agility. And I have other things that I want to do in my life and I just have to, at a certain point, just cut that cord."Javerbaum, a former Daily Show writer and producer, first began the account to promote his book Memoirs of God. With more than 2 million followers, @TheTweetofGod became so popular that it was adapted into a Broadway production,An Act of God, which is running in Los Angeles.Some of his most famous quotes were those in which he told the world: "I regret most of you" and "Stop praying, I'm clearly not listening."More of God's tweets which sparked amusement were:"Every day a billion people call My name seeking help and a billion more call it seeking orgasm. I don't know which is more awkward."God also became known for having professed his fondness for David Bowie. "David Bowie was the God I always wanted to be."God's unexpected ascension back to Twitter heaven may have been triggered by trolls when the account was hacked.Javerbaum told The Frame: "God got hacked, which wasn't surprising. There were a number of obscene messages put up there briefly and then removed. There was a pornographic picture of Garfield."I just have to move on. And also working on Twitter for a long time, it just miniaturises the way you think, because that's the medium. You're a miniaturist. And, if I'm going to work on other things that require anything longer - anything else in the world - I need to stop doing that."..

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