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.
If you see ancient Egyptians going door to door in your neighborhood, don’t assume they are coming to talk to you. And don’t assume your cat isn’t interested in what they have to say…
Pharaohs and Felines
Everyone knows that cats were revered in ancient Egypt if not actually worshipped as gods. Today the reverence continues in the form of countless cat cartoons, cat videos, and cat memes.
There are approximately 400 million cats currently on the planet. Couple that with countless religions and cults and its only a matter of time before true believers show up in your neighborhood and demand an audience with your furry friend.
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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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