religious texts are a lot more interesting if you look at them not as fiction meant to express morals but as a flawed historical account
a lot of stuff is provably wrong, and I don't mean "it's not possible for that to happen". I mean provably wrong within the rules set by the text itself
for example, the rule about not eating meat and milk together for kosher food originated as "don't boil a baby goat in its mother's milk". as in, "show at least the bare minimum amount of respect to creatures you kill."
god doesn't give a shit if you have a glass of milk with your turkey burger. you're welcome to avoid mixing meat and milk, but that's not what god told anyone to do. that requirement was created by a miscommunication.
i'd imagine a lot of the super pedantic rules like what fabrics it's okay to mix have a similar origin.
disability meta, ableism
@kimdanes i don't remember who said this, so i'm sorry for not giving credit here. but someone said something about this like... "abled people don't need oven mitts. you know, those oven mitts are just holding you back. all you have to do is subject your hands to burning heat over a long period of time and eventually you'll grow the callouses needed to grab the pan without hurting yourself. and you'll be stronger for having had that experience."
Basically just a houseplant with emotions. 🌿
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