What If You Wanted to Go to Heaven, But God Said

Meaning

What does What If You Wanted to Go to Heaven, But God Said mean?

What if you wanted to go to heaven but God said refers to a four panel cringe exploitable image macro of a dude asking the titular question, then proceeding with “nahh, remember when you kept scrolling?”.

The meme is a reference to posts and similar four panel image macros which aim to guilt trip people into liking them.

The format became popular online, due to the many reiterations and modifications of the last panel, often appearing as a deep fried meme.

Variations of the template also include “What if you wanted to go to heaven, but God said ‘it’s just a prank bro'”.

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Origin

What's the origin of What If You Wanted to Go to Heaven, But God Said?

The first instance of a similar meme was posted to the r/terriblefacebookmemes subreddit by u/Transmanomatic in January 2016, depicting a small child with the captions, and an image of Jesus in the final panel.

This version would be later forgotten, replaced by a version, depicting an older boy on the panels, with almost identical captions.

One of the earliest version of the “what if you wanted to go to heaven but God said” meme was uploaded to Instagram by damnyworsnop on April 29th, 2017.

Spread & Usage

How did What If You Wanted to Go to Heaven, But God Said spread?

The meme would quickly be turned into a deep fried sensation, often featuring or referencing popular shitposts of 2017.

It would often appear on subreddits such as r/me_irl or r/deepfriedmemes, mixed with other popular memes, such as the My Name is Jeff meme.

The “What if you wanted to go to heaven but God said” meme became popular online, spreading across the subs of Reddit, as well as sites like Facebook, Instagram, Imgur, while also appearing in meme compilations on YouTube.

 

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  1. This older boy is a shirtless on meme panel “What if You”, “But god said”, and “Nahh remember when you kept scrolling”.

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