Sunday, 13 May 2007

Gory, Gory Unto The Lord: The Cannibalistic Tale of The Eucharist

From this............


To this!

Quite often, when we hear gory tales of indigenous people in some god-forsaken place practicing the macabre rituals of cannibalism, we cringe, and most sane people in the modern world would certainly not devour members of their own kind outside most circumstances ( unless under the worst circumstances, such as famine).

Despite the outright respite against cannibalism, the very act of eating one's own kind is very much condoned when practiced in a metaphorical, ritualistic and religious sort of way, and who else but the Roman Vatican Church, of all institutions, endorses such ridiculous flights of fancy?

The Idea of Transubstantiation

Ask any fervent Catholic, and he or she would tell you about the religious importance of transubstantiation. A closer look, however, will lead most non-believers to come to an almost incredible delusion of gore, human sacrifice and one incredible leap of faith.

For starters, Catholics observe Communion or Eucharist in Churches to commemorate, if you will, the sacrifice of Jesus as a means to clear away our debts of sins (Yawn. What nonsense. But let's continue.......).

As part of the ritual, bread is supposedly broken and eaten, with wine served. According to Catholic doctrine, the bread is miraculously transformed into the body of Christ, while the wine turns into the blood of Christ! How this transformation occurs, well, we don't have the slightest inkling, but the Catholics call this rather gruesome transformation "transubstantiation".

In other words, if you partake in a Communion, and believe wholeheartedly that transubstantiation is real, you are actually committing cannibalism! Now, who in the right mind would want to eat some guy's body (brains, guts, testicles, and all) and drink his blood (Is it tainted with Hepatitis or AIDS or some crap disease? )?

Of course, some Catholics wouldn't really believe it literally, preferring to think of it as a metaphorical representation, but still, how does one go about the process of eating pastry with red wine thinking about some guy's dead body and blood without puking and churning in the stomach?

History of Transubstantiation

The rather barbaric notion of eating a deity's body and drinking his blood, it seems, has served the catholic church for almost 800 years. Pity Jesus though. His body must have been mutilated and drained of blood after repeated mutilations and blood letting with each communion. No human, let alone a purported son of god, deserves this kind of treatment.

In 1215, the Fourth Lateran Council conjured the word "transubstantiation" in its profession of faith, in recognition of the metaphysical transformation of Jesus' body to a materialistic form.

More than 300 years later, in 1551, the Council of Trent officially gave more details of this bizarre transformation:

".........by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole substance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blood. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called transubstantiation" (Session XIII, chapter IV; cf. canon II).

And the Catholic Church had the gall to blame the perfidious Jews for murdering the Son of God, when the Church itself advocates eating and drinking his blood over and over with each and every Communion!!! If this piece of religious nonsense is to be held true, every act of communion would be an act of murder and desecration against their spiritual leader/God.

So, ladies and gentlemen, how about some bread for supper? Or that rather exquisite bottle of Bloody Mary to go down with all that pasta?




-While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."
Matthew 26:26-28

3 comments:

L>T said...

When I took a course on the history of the early church, one thing I found interesting was that during the time before Constantine, when Christianity was just a cult, many of the pagans found the idea of Christian Communion quite bizzare & rumors would spread about Christians practicing Cannibalism, eating their children, etc...although the Romans had a history of tolerance toward other religions, the habit of the Christians to set themselves apart & practice their strange rituals in secret often made them suspect.

What is ironic is that the Christian Church later used the fear of cannibalism & secretiveness to incite violence against people they disliked.

Anonymous said...

Truly, you are an abysmally ignorant person with no comprehension of what Catholics believe on this point or why. I suggest to do a bit more research - and stick to Catholic sources, rather than reading the opinions of hack writers.

BEAST FCD said...

Lol Anonymous

You don't have to read it if you do not wish to. Please do not tell me what or what not to write.

Refute the post if you don't agree with it. Otherwise keep your mouth fucking shut.

Beast FCD