The other day, after watching the new Indiana Jones flick (which I did not hate), I was shopping at a health food store in Boulder, woo capital of Colorado, and I stumbled upon a magazine in the check out lane called What is Enlightenment? Normally this is the type of thing I’d chuckle or snort at and move along to pay for my veggies. But because this issue is featuring atheism, I wanted to take a look. I didn’t have time to browse through it before it was my turn to check out, so I just bought a copy.
It turns out there are several interesting articles that I’ll probably post about sooner or later, but for now, I just have to point out the funniest thing I have read in a long time. I seriously could not figure out if the magazine included this to make fun of it to endorse it.Â
Apparently there’s a Christian vegan diet called the Hallelujah DietÂ that was developed by a preacher named George Malkmus based on “twenty-five years of nutritional research.”
According to Malkmus, “God originally created man to live forever, and on this raw vegetarian diet, man lived an average of 912 years, prior to the flood, without a single recorded instance of sickness.” But just like we fell from grace after Adam and Eve took a bite of that forbidden (organic) fruit, Malkmus says, our diet has also fallen from it’s pure original form…
The Hallelujah Diet has helped thousands of Christians to overcome everything from obesity to osteoporosis, including Malkmus himself, who used the diet to cure his colon cancer.
Please don’t get your panties in a wad because you think this magazine is full of woo and I shouldn’t read it and certainly should not admit I found anything interesting in it. It was reading Whole Earth Review, equally full of woo, that cracked my brain open and let me escape from fundamentalism. I believe in reading anything and everything that catches my eye and then figuring out for myself what I agree with and what I don’t. So I guess I am a bottom feeder.