(Continued entry from guest blogger Terribilis)
A good many Catholics would think me a monster for eating humans, but I respond that they are just as bad. They engage in cannibalism! They eat Jesus every week!
Countless Catholics truly believe the wafer and wine are transformed into the real body and blood of Jesus; that it’s not just symbolic. So let’s keep it real. We both eat people! While Jesus was on Earth He was human, at least partly, as far as I can rationalize it; so by taking the Eucharist you are a cannibal. Don’t be put off. After all, you have divine permission. Jesus told his Disciples, “Take it; this is my body”.
Look I don’t want this to turn into a Nicene Creed debate or anything. We true Catholics can discuss this and Arianism all day long, along with the other essential heresies regarding the level of divinity of Jesus; but the Bible sure paints Jesus to have had human emotions and appearance. The Guy was like us in so many ways. He joked around, He wept, and He even had temper tantrums. So if it sounds like a human, and walks like a human… What I’m trying to reemphasize is that, at the very least, participation in the Eucharist makes practicing Catholics cannibals. Okay, maybe 1/4 cannibals and 3/4 god-eaters (deicides) for those that insist Jesus was more divine than human. And Catholics don’t consider themselves evil for taking the Eucharist, right?
If you will allow me a little aside I’d like to tell you something surprising. The Eucharist wafers, while quite tasty, aren’t as good as regular human flesh. You would think Jesus’ flesh would be juicier, hands down, right? You know, the Perfect Flesh, yeah? I have to admit it’s kind of subjective, but regular humans taste better. After all, they haven’t been sitting on a shelf.
(to be continued...)