Inside the inspirational world

Inside the inspirational world of Carl Pistorius on Twitter

As media focus begins to keenly shift towards the upcoming ‘trial of the century’, we take a look at Oscar Pistorius’s older brother Carl’s social media habits – a man who seems to be forever in search of inspiration

Inside the inspirational world

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THE trial of Oscar Pistorius, accused of the premeditated murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is about to start at the beginning of March, with media interest already running on full-speed ahead of the hearings. But before the world’s attention starts focusing on the paralympic athlete’s fate, we thought we’d examine his brother Carl Pistorius’s fascinating online routine.

Carl, who was actually acquitted in court last year for causing the death of a motorcyclist, is a budding athlete in his own right, and seems to fancy himself as a bit of a Hulk (as per his Twitter account image).


But first and foremost, Carl appears to be a self-confessed social media fanatic with an avid keenness to spread motivational messages and quotes through his tweets, which are geared towards a staunchly Christian following, and are often interlaced with impressive images of beautiful landscapes, nature and wildlife as well as other online memes – kind of like a KykNet version of “Songs of Praise”.

So here are some of the highlights from his @carlpistorius Twitter account from the past 12 months, including hashtags, shout-outs and all gratuitous spelling errors.


On relativity

February 2, 2014: Everything is relative. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly. #havemercy #begracious #exerciselove


On sin

December 4, 2013: “The glory of God’s faithfulness is such that no sin of ours has ever made Him unfaithful.” – Charles Spurgeon


On the nature of love

November 27, 2013: 2 love sum1 deeply with the love of Christ gives u strength. Being loved by sum1 who deeply loves Christ gives u courage.


On self-help

October 6, 2013: “Christianity is not a self-improvement program, it’s a replacement program.”


On Reeva Steenkamp

August 19, 2013: Remembered like yesterday. My life was impacted by u @reevasteenkamp & the lady u were! Always close to our hearts.


On sleep

August 15, 2013: “Maintain necessary rest to remain in a state of peace.” – the HULK


On being a morning person

July 1, 2013: RiSE & SHiNE! This is the day The Lord has made – get PASSiONATE, be GREATFUL, give THANKS & SERVE others! Y E A H !


On allergies (?)

June 28, 2013: Take time out to contemplate – breath in life and exhale CHRiST. #meditate #livingword


On overcoming the odds

June 8, 2013: “It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary


On communication

May 30, 2013: Next time you feel the urge to tell someone “I know”, replace those words with “You’re right”. Empower others when you speak.


On Feminism

May 12, 2013: Girls need to start looking for guys who have goals, ambitions, and an education. ‘Cuz 10yrs from now, swag isn’t going to pay the bills.’


On being a control freak

April 23, 2013: “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden


On Freedom of Speech

April 22, 2013: If I had a dime 4 every persons unqualified opinion…. #thejokeisonyou


On physics

April 17, 2013: “Keep focused, moving forward, momentum is the impetus gained by the development of a process of actions.”


On Oscar Pistorius

April 9, 2013: “There is nothing like the sight of an amputated spirit, there is no prosthetic for that.” – Al Pacino #seekHisface


On the meaning of life

February 20, 2013: “My strength lies solely in my tenacity 2 pursue Jesus. It is no secret tht only in that strength do we live meaningfully.” – Carl Pistorius

By Sertan Sanderson, 2014