News from the Natural World: Diets are the new religion of the 21st Century Human World.
Long has religion plagued the human world. It has caused countless misery and brought pain to the homo-sapiens. They have gone to war over it, blown each other up, embarked on crusades and persecuted each other. In addition, they burned women on pyres for being witches, they colonized and subjugated other humans too violent conversions and cultural eradication. Furthermore, they even forced children to sit on really uncomfortable wooden benches and sing silly songs with ancient lyrics. It’s quite difficult to dissuade humans of their religious beliefs, but if you just ask a Christian why they don’t believe in Zeus, a Muslim why they don’t believe in Mars and a Jew why they don’t believe in Pangu. They’ll answer the question for you. We animals know that such petty god squabbling is beneath other living beings. We animals know that all living beings are but timeless vessels for atoms passing through the continuous flow of time.
Cult of Veganism Rises
But just as we thought the star of religion was waning in the 21st century a new evil has risen. This new evil shares all the hallmarks of the vilest religions. Yes, it might bring people a sense of community, belonging, structure, and purpose with the hopeful intention of spreading peace, kindness, acceptance, respect, and more. But there is a far darker side. This side can bring fear, self-righteous judgement and shaming. It can create division amongst people and within communities. It brings people to believe they know and have all the answers. That their way is the only way and superior to all other ways of life. With the rise of social media and the dawn of swiping narcissists, this evil has ascended. But what is this new evil replacing religion?