The culture wars just went FULL CYBERPUNK
Do they think human souls are just an assemblage of all the animal souls we’ve ever eaten?
I want to live in the imaginary future that conservatives fear
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”
I guess the moral is that nothing will ever be as cool as a conservative nightmare
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”
Don’t make me tap the Bible
@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.
@RobinHood okay that's almost enough to get me to haul my ass over to The Friendly Toast for a tasty Impracticable Burg 🍔 🤤
@RobinHood one of the weirder aspects of the far right is their fervent opposition to vegans and vegetarians because reasons
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 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.
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?"
And conservatives hate it even more, because they *hate* challenge to their orthodoxy.
@RobinHood I personally prefer the From Beyond Burger but the spirit is of a kind, I think
@RobinHood really though the gardein ULtimate Burger is also very good imo
@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.
But doctor, wearing translucent PVC rain gear with LEDS while it pours at night, IS some 80s sounding bullshit
@Leucrotta Reagan was never this insane. Heck, Reagan and Obama were pretty similar on politics. This country has drifted that far to the right since the 80s.
@BalooUriza more Reagan era than Saint Ronald of the Deficit himself. You know, how *everything* that might be okay was the work of Satan.
@RobinHood *cramming 2 Impossible Burgs into my mouth at once and looking crestfallen as i fail to immediately mutate into a vegan demon*
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.
@RobinHood That sounds like a furry cronenberg.
@RobinHood *tosses impossible burgers into my mouth like candy*
@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
Part machine? Why stop there? Make me part fox, damnit!
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
@RobinHood uh, I was told there'd be transhumanism
@RobinHood the funniest part is she's literally not even wrong I am transhumanist and this is my ideal future
Becoming a cyborg to own the cons
@RobinHood Jesus: the original sjw
@RobinHood B-but m-muh old testament.
@trickster or just Leviticus.
Mild Blasphemy, Childhood Reminiscing
I remember staying awake (barely) in the Synagogue on Saturdays for those recitations which were nothing but brag lists of all the animals/fruits/grains/oils you were gonna' torch to impress Yahweh.
Young Me's internal monologue: "This is duller than dishwater and also wow God why did you want everyone to waste so much food?!"
Jesus: Full-communism now
Christians: There'll be time for utopia when we're dead
-stands stunned, then slowly starts clapping, growing faster and faster until it's an enthusiastic roar of approval-
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