Sunday, July 13, 2008

Christian Cannibalism

Certainly the creepiest thing about the Christian religion is the practice of ritual cannibalism.

The kerfuffle surrounding a University of Central Florida student who left a Catholic Church without first swallowing the Eucharist he had been given reminded me of my childhood. I would go to the front of our church, the minister would give me a soda cracker and a tiny cup of grape juice (it was a Protestant denomination, we did it on the cheap), and was told I was eating the body of Christ and drinking his blood. I suspect my fascination with vampires started with that disturbing event.

While Protestants engage in symbolic cannibalism devout Catholics actually believe they are practicing a kind of deicide. The concept of Transubstantiation believes the Eucharist becomes the literal body and blood of Jesus. Catholics believe they are literally putting God's flesh and blood into their mouths and swallowing.
In this sacrament are contained not only the true body of Christ, and all the constituents of a true body, such as bones and sinews, but also Christ whole and entire. ~ Catechism of the Council of Trent, 16th century
Eating gods is not a uniquely Christian concept. It was a common practice in many pagan cultures in Europe, Asia, and the New World. That it is common doesn't make Holy Communion any less ghoulish.

Many devout Catholics have made death threats against the Florida student referenced above; he is being compared with a kidnapper for the crime of not eating a cracker. Of course, the lad was stupid. I find it far easier if I disagree with a particular religion to simply stay out of their churches.

On the other side, it seems the church is now using armed guards to insure everyone swallows in the future. Sort of a fall back to the Spanish Inquisition.

But the practice, the tradition of eating God as an article of faith. Well, that frankly is pretty wacked.

4 comments:

Exartizo said...

Roman Catholicism is from The Pit. I am not surprised that you have come to the conclusions about Christianity that you have blogged.

However, your ignorance does not excuse your lack of desire to learn and know the truth.

If you honestly have such a desire to learn and know the truth and your writing is not just a litte bit of flashy tripe then go here:

www.truthortradition.com

God Bless you in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, The Righteous One and the Only begotten Son of The Most High God. (Jesus Christ IS NOT GOD.)

ed s said...

As soon as you become sick, or go through a personal crisis, you'll be on your knees. You are enjoying yourself now, making disrespectful comments, but when the sad times come you'll make only one comment and that will be to God - "Help me." It is one thing to offer intellengent aruments against the existence of God and anothe to engage in the nonsense you do. I pity you - you have so little of a life that you have time for this.

Mike said...

It's laughable whenever christ-tards say non believers only don't believe because times are good. Are they really implying that religion serves no better purpose than to be a crutch for the weak?

Dru Sanchez said...

Totally right on fellow christ-fighter! Veryone believes deep down! Cannabalism and vampiric rituals are totally natural and religion is totally not based on an archaic scheme to keep and maintain order within ignorant populations through fear... Seriously how can any unbiased intellect see this insanity and not think it is the most absurd and backwards ritual ever? I promise i wont pray on my knees to any super-hero sky man when things arent good... I swear to god! Jk thats pretty meaningless. Swearing to a nickel means more. Religion is so absurd its baffling how anyone can take it seriously much less make comments like your defending it and assuming that people turn to it for anything other than fear. And fear based belief is also known as a form of terrorism... Plus the most religious of your kind are usually greedy child molestars sp what does that say? Overcompensate much? I hope i see u in hell! Ha!