Do they think human souls are just an assemblage of all the animal souls we’ve ever eaten?

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Conservatives: “Leftists want to suck out your soul and put it in a super-sexy androgynous machine, and feed you nothing but a healthy diet of soy products, and tuck you in at night with a gentle kiss on the forehead”

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I guess the moral is that nothing will ever be as cool as a conservative nightmare

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Conservatives: “I don’t want to live in a leftist world where I’m forced to be nice or I get punished!”

Me: *full eye contact, slowly tapping a Bible”

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@RobinHood Is this supposed to make me want to eat *less* Impossible Burgers?

@RobinHood Soulless creatures?

Satan doesn't need to create those, conservatives already exist. :thonking:

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@RobinHood one of the weirder aspects of the far right is their fervent opposition to vegans and vegetarians because reasons

@taweret @RobinHood

I just had an impossible burger for the first time today, and then I come on mastodon and I see this. What the fuck?!?

@marie_joseph @taweret @RobinHood

i don't know if souls are real, but if we take the bible literally, then i'm in a lot more trouble for eating a regular cheeseburger (i.e. "thou shalt not boil a young goat in it's mother's milk", Exodus 23:19) than anything made of plant protein

you ask one of these so-called christians about that and they'll go "old testament doesn't count anymore, new covenant" then turn around and quote Leviticus 20:13 when it suits their purposes 🤔

@nindokag
In my time as a Christian bigot, I was more wont to quote Romans 1:24-27, but that's because I actually studied the Bible (and thus lost my faith)
@taweret @RobinHood

@nindokag I'm also like... if changing people's DNA (aka mutation) damns souls from entering the Kingdom of Heaven, this guy should also have deep concerns about: the Sun, bananas, radioactive pollution, cigarettes, carcinogens in general....all of which have been fucking up human DNA long before fake meat got made.

@taweret @RobinHood Plants have no souls. Demons can only (temporarily) possess souls by devouring the flesh of the once-living. Seems straightforward to me.

@taweret @RobinHood I grew up vegetarian in Texas, and it took me a while to figure this one out.

Being vegan makes people uncomfortable, because it raises questions. If you come to a different ethical conclusion, then they have to ask "is it possible that my conclusion is wrong?"

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And conservatives hate it even more, because they *hate* challenge to their orthodoxy.

@taweret @RobinHood what's really wild is I recently found out about Nazi vegans. I mean actual white supremacists and fascists.

It makes sense for a body purity obsession, especially building on the "clean eating" trend of a few years ago

@RobinHood I personally prefer the From Beyond Burger but the spirit is of a kind, I think

@vegetablegremlin @RobinHood

In my bbs/Usenet days Pie vs. Cake was the burning issue. Now it's warring factions of faux burger fanatics. I sense some stealth marketing forces at work... 🤔

@xenophora @RobinHood i like-a-the-burg

it's just the beyonder and gardein's ultimate are available at my grocer's freezer

@vegetablegremlin @RobinHood

A-ha! Gremlin stands revealed as the cross-marketer! (Where are all those coupons you promised me, foul fiend!)

@RobinHood This is going to be the new reactionary soy shit and it's going to be wild.

@RobinHood wait, full cyberpunk is wearing translucent PVC rain gear with LEDS while it pours at night, not some 80s sounding bullshit. Seriously that’s very Reagan era.

@Leucrotta
But doctor, wearing translucent PVC rain gear with LEDS while it pours at night, IS some 80s sounding bullshit

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@RobinHood
I think it stems from the alt-right aping of Christianity, which they've adopted to fill the existential void where their fundamentally anti-life philosophy leaves emotional gaps.

Eating veggie burgers (or in any way not 24/7 relishing the domination of other life) is clumsily understood as backsliding into weakness and equality with animals. What started as a repudiation of paganism (in the form of Christianity) has been twisted into a belief that denying any soul but your own is the only way to keep yours.

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@RobinHood im sorry i just can’t get over there being an evangelical preacher named WILES

@RobinHood image text: Laura Ingraham guest says trans people "destroy" gender norms to create "new species"—"Human and part machine" trib.al/8uniMzG

@RobinHood
I think she believes that "transgender" and "transhumanist" are the same thing...

@RobinHood That's kind of right.

Those are "Transhumanist" people, like 2016 presidential candidate Zoltan Istvan.

Technicalls they are trans people, just not transgender ones...

@RobinHood Aren't they a little late for that argument? There's already cyborgs out there with prosthetic legs, arms, organs...

@RobinHood she’s totally not wrong either. that sounds like exactly what i had in mind

@RobinHood Ah yes! The totally terrible idea that people replace organic parts with mechanical parts to enhance themselves. It sounds horrible /s

@izaliamae @RobinHood only trans people are allowed to wear wristwatches

@izaliamae @RobinHood

They haven't invented the robot kidney yet and I'd be really bummed except that I couldn't afford it anyway. :/

@izaliamae @RobinHood I wonder how many of them have joint replacements.

Or pacemakers.

Or, you know, even dentures.

Or, hell, does a CPAP machine count? It's external, and only used at night, but still...

@bhtooefr @RobinHood @izaliamae Cool! I'm a cyborg for 7 hours a day! And I don't (usually) keep my wife up all night with my snoring any more.

@RobinHood the funniest part is she's literally not even wrong I am transhumanist and this is my ideal future

@RobinHood (a) that's transhumanist (b) even so, is this a bad thing? this sounds incredible. i wanna be part machine

@cadence
I'm pretty sure that most of the things those folks are saying are the kind of things we wish actually would happen.
@RobinHood

Mild Blasphemy, Childhood Reminiscing 

@RobinHood

Jesus: Full-communism now
Christians: There'll be time for utopia when we're dead

@RobinHood
-stands stunned, then slowly starts clapping, growing faster and faster until it's an enthusiastic roar of approval-

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