BURNT TOAST AND GODDIDNOTDOIT: Atheist Sees Image of the 'Birth of Earth' in Burnt Toast

Yes it’s true.

This genuine picture was photographed in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, England by atheist scientist Dr. Terence Meaden earlier this month.

He could barely withhold his excitement.

“I was having breakfast when this piece of ciabatta toast got burnt,” he said. “Suddenly I was aware that the pattern of light and darkness across the toast resembled what could have been a visible manifestation of primeval events at the time that planet Earth was forming four and a half billion years ago.

Genuine unretouched photograph, copyright G.T. Meaden


Physicist Dr. G. Terence Meaden from Oxford University continued, “I feel humbled that I should have been chosen to receive this vision and expression of non-godist reality in this unexpected way. It is plainly a subtle manifestation of the high principle of atheism that goddidnotdoit.”

It is likely to make national headlines as this sensational story spreads through the rationalist community of nonbelievers in godism. Goddidit followers may be unhappy about it though, but after all—if one imitates their sloppy use of the word ‘theory’—then “goddidit is only a ‘theory’, seeing that gods are mere constructs of the human mind”.

“It is exciting because this piece of toast was absolutely genuine. No trickery. It happened, just like that”, said Dr. Meaden—a Tommy Cooper fan.

“You can see a representation of the birthing planet taking in asteroid-size spherical fragments as Young Earth spins and grows into the big planet that we know today.”

We may expect the story to go worldwide as non-acceptors of godism take note. “All I can say is you gotta believe this, because it happened.  I have always concurred with the scientific truths of the Aged Earth theory because proven scientific facts are right. Some years ago* a worthy atheist reported an image of burnt toast as depicting the Big Bang, but no photograph was ever produced—so perhaps that account was satirical. Mine is not. I have the picture to prove it."

So can we see the toast, this remarkable vision?

“I’m afraid the photograph is all that remains. The experience so overwhelmed me that, stunned and unthinkingly, I photographed it, buttered it and ate it. But I do have the negative of the original photograph, and the satisfaction of having actually eaten a piece of a nongod.”


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* namely http://www.satireandcomment.com/0208toast.html where a pictureless image of the Big Bang was reported some years ago.

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Toasted ham and cheese cum onion sandwich.

I'll leave out that third ingredient.


... no, not the onions.


Toasted breads seem to be the vehicle of communication between the christian god(s) and the people. I remember years ago when I was living in New Jersey that a woman had seen the face of Jesus in a pancake she made. People lined up around the block to see this "holy" pancake. The television news reported on it and the people who saw it appeared to have some sort of euphoria after seeing it. I bet it was delicious.

Why not? ROFL

Is that "W" with the thumbs up?  I have been wishing W could find something useful to do in his retirement other than walk his dog and go fishing.  This will put him up there on a level with Carter and Clinton in contributing to the betterment of mankind.

Suggestion for a YouTube video:


  • Use the Jesus-toaster to toast two slices of bread
  • Show off both slices to the camera
  • Apply butter, peanut butter & jelly, or whatever fave topping you prefer


SOMEONE is bound to get incensed about it!

Although the photograph is a bit blurred, I think what it depicts agrees with the teachings of the geo-scientific textbooks. Before I saw this photo, I thought the concept of Aged Earth was just a theory that someone had cooked up! Thanks for sharing.
So does this make you the Patron Saint of Atheists or something? Jeez, I'm getting confused.


Ah no, but maybe I am a chosen one----a disciple of the 'nongods' , a member of the goddidnotdoits. 

This reminds me of another miracle. It is so improbable that only the only thing that can explain it is science.



A brilliant sketch.

Thanks for finding it for us. Wonders never cease.





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