Quetzalcoatl was the feathered serpent god of the Aztecs, a detail that may be important to understanding this cartoon. With the resurgence in recent years of many pagan religions (perhaps due to the popularity of Game of Thrones), it’s only a matter of time before a scenario like this plays out on your local street corner or supermarket parking lot. Be careful though about getting sucked into unfamiliar religions based on their attractive clothing and stylish hats — some have strict rituals associated with them that may be hard to comply with. In the case of the Aztecs, human sacrifice all the rage, and not just for the unfortunates captured in their wars or found wandering the beaches drunk after sunset. It was considered an honor for practitioners of the religion to willingly sacrifice themselves to the gods (sometimes after a game of basketball), having their still-beating hearts carved from their chests before their bodies were kicked down a steep flight of stairs and then eaten for dinner.
Well, I guess you can’t save them all.
Heavy Metal and Crumpets
I had a relative who was a Jehovah’s Witness and used to do the door-to-door thing. Apparently she and her fellow Bible thumpers kept a notebook in which they documented how people responded to their inquiries. The hopeless cases were listed in the book as “belonging to the goat” (meaning this one) via notation or some kind of doom stamp.
I’ve been living in a very religious state (geographically) for the last five years and have only had proselytizers on my doorstep once. I’m kind of surprised it hasn’t happened more, and I sometimes wonder if a conversation like the one in this cartoon has taken place out in the streets in regards to me. The joke of course is that even though I don’t want to be converted, I feel kind of left out when they don’t try. Like not wanting to go to a party but feeling sad not being invited all the same 😀
Very curious how the heavy metal and crumpets reverse conversion attempt would have worked out. Never underestimate the power of music and food when it comes to religion.
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For some, even getting close to a church results in a terrible rash.
HEAVY METAL POISONING
Do you break into a cold sweat or does your face swell up like balloon when entering a house of worship? Then perhaps you have undiagnosed allergies that you should be concerned about. For years I struggled with an overriding desire to vomit when exposed to religious mumbo jumbo, but now I just take a Benadryl and it puts me right to sleep. Works great on airplanes, at the bus stop, or visiting religious family members. Amen!
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