Wednesday, January 07, 2015

GODLESS WEDNESDAY: "I Met God, She's Black"

This t-shirt (pictured above) with the slogan "I Met God, She's Black" is starting to go viral. It was created by a 21-year-old Jewish atheist named Dylan Chenfeld. In an interview with Huffington Post, Chenfeld explains the meaning behind the phrase:
The slogan has certainly become a source of business for Chenfeld. When he initially started printing the shirts about one year ago, he says many of his buyers were white. He’s also gotten celebrities like Drake and Cara Delevingne to be photographed wearing his shirt. 
“I like poking fun at sacred cows,” Chenfeld told HuffPost. “I’m taking the idea that God is a white male and doing the opposite of that, which is a black woman.
He also says that he hopes that the shirt will get people to question the idea that God is a white male. Hmmmm, I'm hoping that it will get people to question why they think God exists at all since there is no way of knowing what "he/she/it/they" look like. It is this latter question which the Chenfeld t-shirt addresses.

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