But the second part that animals do not practice religion is bullshit.
It is a real phenomena, and one I studied as a psych student. We do not know what goes on in the hearts and minds of animals; so do not speak on their behalf.
But this meme is classic middle class logic: there is just black and white and we assume that we have to have 100% occurrences for it to be real and definitive. This is primitive and patriarchal binary rote thinking or The One Rule That Explains Everything.
No intelligent person would say no animals have religion. That would be to ignore a wealth of data that says otherwise.
An intelligent person would say, it is more than possible, but probable, and look for confirming and refuting proof.
But in order to do that, you cannot just live in the now.
You have to be living in the past, present, and future simultaneously.
In other words, you have to be in tune with reality.
So no, religion is not only not “against nature”, it is a biological drive.
It is innate and natural.
Even atheists treat their atheism as a religion without a god with their incessant need to preach and hold on to their unscientific beliefs as they create pecking orders and using othering to separate themselves from those who do believe.
They have not found the loophole that places them higher on any real intellectual pecking order. They are just disguising their primitive thinking.
Because religion occurs in every single nation and civilization. Neanderthals practiced it. Animals practice it.
So what we have is a lie and a piece of propaganda spewed by atheists who want to rig public opinion to force everyone to think just like them, and they will lie and ignore facts to do it.
Just like a religious fanatic. No difference in structure or motive to control others, but just choosing different content of thought.
So atheists spew untested and unscientific garbage just like those who use the bible to try to control people.
People hedge their bets going for whatever seems posh or safe to believe and follow it with no regards to past history or the consequences of their actions.
They way people who live in the now operate.
The way so-called “middle class avengers” are throwing temper tantrums in public, beating up on people who have different beliefs than they do — but try to spin a narrative that their violence and aggression is moral.
No, it isn’t. You’re just an air-headed thug who is morally masturbating in public using misdirection to hide your own wickedness, except you are doing wicked things.
Just like those who burned women at the stake at Salem and said they were doing a public service.
But when you live in the now, whatever garbage someone else pops in your empty head seems great and glorious.
These are not anarchists: these are spoiled and sheltered followers who were trained by social media to throw tantrums and do nothing but complain when things do not conform 100% to their sheltered and unscientific beliefs.
People are using ideology to use virtue-signalling as a Trojan Horse in order to gain control of other people.
But when you want 100% compliance, not only do others spit in your face and do whatever they want to do, but reality and truth do the same thing.
The middle class can never grasp it because the past and future are foreign concepts to them. Whatever they see on television or online is what they are thinking.
It reminds me of one of Nora Dunn’s classic skits when she was on Saturday Night Live (which I have mentioned before, but here it is again):
Well, you caught me doing my favorite thing -- reading a good book! You know, I like to think of my mind as a big, empty bucket, just waiting to be filled with pictures and words and...whatever. Surprise me! That's why Vogue is my favorite book...and you know, I have my own library -- volumes and volumes of Vogue. You know, I can just refer to them. What was I thinking last October? Well, I can look, and it's right her, between September and November!
Except there is no library of previous thoughts.
But not only does the middle class not think about tomorrow, let alone yesterday, journalists are the same, as this ridiculous and arrogant Think Progress drivel spews:
As ‘news deserts’ widen across America, communities and civic engagement fray
A new study has researchers worried about the future of our democracy.
Not at all, and a bad study with no context proves nothing.
The myth of a “news desert” is just that — a myth. It is no different than the myth that animals cannot be gay, that animals cannot be religious, that religion is unnatural, or that the president you did not vote for is a real-life Vito Corleone.
Get a grip, children.
Social media has replaced journalism for now. It is the place holder, and what is happening is the same thing that happened during the Pre-Penny Press Era, when everything was partisan and there were many newspapers shilling and manipulating people trying to gain dominance, destroy the competition, and gain patronage appointments from those in power.
This article is just another way of trying to scare people into going back into their cages where it is journalists alone who tell them what to think and how to think it.
The 1980s had more honesty, not just from Nora Dunn, but from Diane Sawyer whose Letterman film short from 1986 is also worth repeating.