CJ Werleman’s Biggest Fan: ‘@Women4Atheism’

Many people have noticed the suspciously close connection between the twitter account @Women4Atheism and the writer CJ Werleman.

Here are the reasons that suspicion is justified:

Five years ago a twitter account called @ShitMyJesusSays is created. The first tweet is to CJ Werleman’s former account:

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It’s followed by more jokes of a similar style:

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Other similar tweets can be found here:

Sometime before March 28 2010, the username is changed to @Women4Atheism. The more vulgar tweets are deleted, presumably because the owner of the account deems them unbecoming of Ladies For Godlessness.

They’re followed by tweets like this:

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Werleman’s new book gets a plug via retweet:

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A bunch of people (the first being Werleman’s former account) get spammed with this:

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Then just under a year ago @Women4Atheism for all intents and purposes becomes Women4CJ (or should that be CJforCJ) and starts petitioning Sam Harris and Bill Maher to recognize Werleman’s brilliance:

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“She” then begins petitioning others:

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As well as complimenting the man himself:

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And retweeting others who compliment the man himself:

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More of the same can be viewed here:

http://favstar.fm/users/Women4Atheism

And here:

https://twitter.com/Women4Atheism/with_replies

It’s worth noting that Werleman Favorites and Retweets almost every tweet @Women4Atheism makes. And why not? They have so much in common. A shared love of “midget” jokes:

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And a difficulty spelling lightning:

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It’s also worth noting that during this time, there is virtually no mention of anything even remotely related to the cause of ‘Women for Atheism.’

Then: The Maher/Harris/Affleck thing happens, and @Women4Atheism begins petitioning for Werleman once again:

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Then prior to his appearance on The Young Turks there’s this:

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And just to be sure:

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Followed by more praise:

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Then on the 17th of October, Werleman is accused of plagiarism on Godless Spellchecker’s blog: http://www.gspellchecker.com/2014/10/is-cj-werleman-a- plagiarist/

When in doubt, insult Sarah Palin:

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A day later, this response:

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Werleman then mistakenly comes to the conclusion that evidence of plagiarism is irrelevant if someone else has also plagiarised:

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But at the same time seems to think better of it:

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Remember that “Birds of a feather” thing? Well, forget it:

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The self-proclaimed rising voice of ‘New Atheism’ then tweets:

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A day later, the ‘heartfelt apology’ – not to the authors, not to the readers, but only to the people who continue to support him:

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Werleman then goes off on a tangent and bizarrely forgets he himself is an immigrant (or “borrows” from someone who isn’t):

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The very same day, a mysterious new blogger appears:

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Werleman then retweets a blog post accusing Harris of the same instances of plagiarism Werleman had promised to make:

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@Women4Atheism returns:

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Sam Harris responds:

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People begin to put two and two together – Werleman tweets:

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Meanwhile, “Stephanie Cranson” has second thoughts:

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Presumably to keep up the charade of being an actual person, “Stephanie” then retweets an important news story:

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At this point, Werleman still can’t grasp why this is a big deal:

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Neither can @Women4Atheism:

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“She” chooses this moment to lose her faith:

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Before finally revealing the “truth”:

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It’s quickly retweeted:

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Stephanie? A better name would be Patsy:

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@Women4Atheism offers to remove the blog falsely accusing Harris of plagiarism, but there’s a catch:

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@Women4Atheism then makes another accusation against Harris:

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…in response to the following paragraph from Harris’ blog:

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There’s one final interaction between Werleman and @Women4Atheism. All you unforgiving atheists could learn a thing or two from this man:

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Hmmm…

You can accuse CJ Werleman of plagiarism, opportunism, and intellectual dishonesty, but don’t ever accuse him of being too hard on himself.

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