With all these threads on religion, I felt rather left out :( So anyone out there who follows the great Elder gods? How do you deal with the prohibition on eating cephalopods? I miss calamari :(
What about the commandment to eat as many cute and cuddly animals as you possibly can? I have so much trouble with this one. Yesterday I ate 12 hamsters I stole from a crying preschooler and then devoured a small puppy, but then I remembered I also had a baby bunny wearing a polka dot bow to eat in the fridge. I just couldn't eat any more though.
I also have a lot of trouble finding virgin blood to drink. Maybe it's easier to find if you live near an engineering school? I am finding vegan blood a rather nice alternative, though some of the high priests of Chaos in my neighborhood said it's too low in Vitamin D and omega-3.
I wouldn't be so dismissive of religion if I were you.
Irrespective of their particular religious faith, studies have shown that religious people tend to be healthier, happier, and more charitable (even when you consider non-religious charitable donations such as donating blood) than non-believers. Religious people also live longer, commit less crime, perform better academically, have better self-control, are less likely to cheat on their spouse, and are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol as compared to nonreligious individuals.
Although I personally am an atheist I'm also pro-religion.
I cannot make this claim, however on a tangentially related note, I can say I am a Paleo member of The Cult of Skaro. Studying evolution in order to advance my program of manipulating DNA to evolve my species into a superior one is actually how I got into Paleo. I think the hardest part about reconciling my spiritual beliefs with my WOE is resisting the urge to turn the Pig-slaves I need to help carry out this work into a whole bunch of bacon.