HuffingtonPost- Dylan Chenfeld, a self-described Jewish atheist, is throwing his ideas into the mix.
“I Met God, She’s Black,” Chenfield says in posters that he's allegedly pasted all over Manhattan during the past few days.
The 21-year-old doesn’t claim to have invented the phrase, saying the trope has existed for quite some time. He's just the one who decided to put it on a $30 T-shirt.
Self proclaimed, I am not a very religious person. I do believe in an afterlife, and it is for mostly selfish reasons. It's easier to go about my daily life thinking I have some eternal euphoria to look forward to, rather than thinking that if I get hit by a bus this afternoon I will spend eternity rotting in a box. My above average moral fiber and a skeptic belief in God keep my from strangling every asshole who cuts me off in traffic. It's just better to be safe than sorry.
That's why this Jewish, Athiest better hope his beliefs are correct. I haven't talked to him, but I would imagine nothing pisses off God more than profiting off his supposed likeness. I don't know what he God looks like. Hell, he may very well look like Oprah. He's as likely to be a Puerto Rican midget as he is to look like Jared Leto. He may be a flaming transexual. That would certainly explain the anti-gay cover up in the Bible. That's why I don't have a problem with the message on the shirt. God can be whoever you want him to be. Whatever makes you sleep better at night. That's basically the entire point of religion anyway. Who is to say that any one religion is more conceivable than another? Really it is a crapshoot what happens after we pass.
However, I do have a problem with the person peddling the shirt. Such disingenuous bullshit. This would be like running an AA meeting in a gymnasium next to the liquor store that you own. It's like selling real estate and crack on the same block. Sure, it could be a good decision financially, but it is as deceitful as it gets. You want to sell "There Is No God" shirts, have at it. Stay in your lane. You got to believe in something. There are people out there that believe that turtles are somehow a sacred animal, who am I to question religious beliefs.
Furthermore, what the fuck is a Jewish-Athiest? That's not like saying I am a caucasian Christian. Jewish and atheist are two different religion based beliefs. Are you allowed to be bi-religious? Has society's openness to sexuality somehow rubbed off on religion as well? What the fuck does a Jewish-Athiest believe in? It is just a person that doesn't believe in any one God, but needs a psychological explanation for his huge nose? Someone who doesn't believe in an afterlife, but is really good with money? Maybe he is really just an Athiest that was tired of getting no presents around the holidays. If that's the case, light that menorah brotha. I can't imagine not having anything to look forward to during the holiday season.
But he wasn’t expecting his products to become swept up into the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Haven't you done enough lying yet, Dylan? You didn't expect black people to scoop up shirts that depicted God as a black woman? During a time of racial tension? What was your main demographic? I can't imagine one group of people that would be inclined to buy this shirt other then black females. That's like wearing a shirt thats says "God Wears Blue" to an Eric Garner rally and claiming it references God being born as a boy. Don't tell me this kid was born Jewish but doesn't know a business opportunity when he sees one. $30 for a t-shirt? This guys better hope there is no God, because he's basically spitting in his face with those prices.