Let’s transubstantiate, baby!

May 27, 2008

Let me get this straight – the Catholics, who have fought like hell for centuries to beat back the magic of the Wiccans and the Pagans and the like, believe that a glass of Merlot and a pita pocket actually become the body and blood of some dead dude?

Where does one begin to tear this apart?

First of all, how arrogant of these clergy to believe that they embody some sort of mystical power by which they can create this “miracle”! Second, isn’t this a little bit creepy? Seems a bit like divine cannibalism to me.

Someone who is Catholic remarked to me that belief in transubstantiation “requires a certain philosophical framework”. Um… try psychological framework – what it absolutely requires is a complete and willful abandonment of logic, reason and critical thought. Come to think of it, it’s much like what is required in order to properly adhere to any one religious faith.

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