There's a strange thing going on in the trending section of Twitter, whereby #SpiritCooking is currently trending on Friday, November 4. It all stems from a Podesta WikiLeaks email about a dinner date, sent from Marina Abramovic to Tony Podesta on June 28, 2015. It wasn't any ordinary dinner but a "Spirit Dinner," which has folks all up in arms, describing all sorts of heinous things about specific #SpiritCooking recipes a "Spirit Dinner" could contain. Those "Spirit Dinner" ingredients aren't something you'd want to read whilst eating your morning bacon and drinking your cup of Starbucks Blonde Roast.The email was forwarded to John, asking if he'd be in New York City on July 9 for Marina's "Spirit Dinner."
According to the New York Times, Abramovic is a performance artist, and Marina's "Spirit Dinner" usually involves offbeat kinds of recipes that are a mystery to her dinner guests. One such "Spirit Dinner" type of item was Volcano Flambé, which sounds beautiful and yummy -- what with dark chocolate ice cream at the core. Prettied-up with gold leaf, spun sugar, meringue and resting on a bed of chocolate cookie crumbs and flambéed with rum -- that's one "Spirit Dinner" dessert that many people wouldn't mind trying.
Some tweets, articles, and YouTube videos about the "Spirit Dinner" read like a recent satirical article that claimed a doctored Starbucks green cup revealed the anti-Christian, Satanic 'Prince Of Darkness' cup, proving the company was trying to crush Christianity, an impossible feat. However, the strange thing that is happening regarding this email is that the "Spirit Dinner" invitation from the Podesta WikiLeaks email has been linked to weird rhetoric about recipes containing semen, blood, urine, and all sorts of witch-related, Satanic, and cult-like references to Hillary Clinton.
Warning: The below "Spirit Cooking" video is graphic and disturbing.The real new green cup unveiled recently by Starbucks can be seen above, which was deemed to be "a symbol of unity."
However, a website called the Babylon Bee, which calls itself "Your Trusted Source For Christian News Satire," made up a whole riff about Starbucks and their new green cup being linked to evil tidings.
"Starbucks Corporation has unveiled its annual holiday design for the 2016 Christmas season, and it features a prominent inverted Satanic pentacle. 'It is our company's mission to destroy Christianity,' Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said in a press conference as he showed off the new design. 'We would see the dark lord Satan's designs for this nation carried out, beginning with a holiday cup proclaiming our allegiance to the Prince of Darkness.' All hail Lucifer! All hail Lucifer!' Schultz declared, chanting in unison with Starbucks employees gathered at the press event.It's the same sort of satirical fare that seems to be happening with Podesta's "Spirit Dinner" email at first -- seeming as though detractors are attempting to link the "Spirit Dinner" to Hillary and witchcraft. But a cursory look at the above "Spirit Cooking" video shows disturbing images.
It isn't known if the satirical site is run by Christians, simply making fun of other Christians who practice the "casting demons out of doorknobs" type of Christianity that sees evil everywhere -- following more of the letter of the law than the Spirit, as 2 Corinthians 3:6 notes -- or if it is run by non-believers who need to recognize a bit more of the real evil surrounding them, like Christians who might point out Clinton's evil whilst ignoring Donald Trump's brand of Mephistopheles-making.[Image by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Images]
"Christian groups expressed concern over the new design, but many believers were reportedly relieved that Starbucks was not promoting something like unity or tolerance with this year's cup design. Schultz ended the press conference by announcing that variant designs would be introduced throughout the holiday season depicting the number of the beast as well as quotes from prominent atheists and other anti-Christian personalities."There's already Women's Hillary Clinton Spirit Cooking Cult Satan Podesta T-Shirts by the "Hillary Clinton Spirit Cooking Cult" listed on Amazon for $19.99 as of this writing.
According to We Are Change, Marina's art performances, like the "Spirit Cooking" ritual, are often disturbing.
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