As Twitchy reported, “Saturday Night Live” alumnus Norm Macdonald deleted a series of tweets on religion and faith after atheists piled on, informing him that “religion is the worst thing to ever happen to this planet.” We were disappointed to see the tweets disappear in a flood of intolerance, and now Macdonald has said he’ll stick to “jokes and golf.” Macdonald is a comedian, and we hope he’s just kidding about censoring himself to appease the tolerance bullies.

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/314165943267901440

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/314166465957859328

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/314166675283001346

Macdonald did retweet this message of support, but clarified that he’s a believer in scripture “sometimes.” If this is his attempt to stick to jokes and golf, he’s failing already, and we’re glad about that.

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/314171701506224129

Fans and supporters were quick to point out that an apology was far from necessary.

https://twitter.com/WendyMolinaroli/status/314174720864030720

Now that’s comedy.

This wrap-up tweet explains … very little. In any case, we’ll be rooting for Macdonald to break his “jokes and golf” rule.

https://twitter.com/normmacdonald/status/314176103600238592