Comment by Doug Reardon on April 15, 2013 at 2:59pm

As young catholics, we were told that if you "accidentally" bit the eucharist it would bleed, you were supposed to let it dissolve in your mouth and swallow it in one piece.  

Comment by Strega on April 15, 2013 at 3:19pm

@Doug  And was that the moment you discovered the importance of empirical evidence? Because I would have HAD to have tested THAT one.

Comment by archaeopteryx on April 15, 2013 at 3:47pm

Jorita - I just received a form letter (form-email?) back from them:

Thank you for submitting your prayers.

'And whatever you ask in my name, I will do it for you, so that the Father may be glorified through his Son' John 14:13

Love, Peace and Blessings

Comment by archaeopteryx on April 15, 2013 at 3:52pm

RE: "I wonder how long before they charge a fee for praying for people on a scale of how big the prayer is ."

My guess is, that they're selling my emaill address as we speak!

Comment by archaeopteryx on April 15, 2013 at 4:07pm

@Reg - is there any such thing as reverse-transubstantiation - like convincing the cop who pulls me over for driving under the influence, that it's actually water in my glass, and only has the "appearance" of a Rum and Coke?

Comment by max stirner on April 15, 2013 at 4:52pm

** Dining on divinity

Eating the god in plant or animal form is nothing new.

To be amused and horrified pick up a copy of Euripides Bacchae -- sparagmos  -- dining in the raw.

Dionysis dies, torn apart and bleeding, he is eaten by his female entourage  -- only to be reborn again as the male life force. Christ is a wimp, a desexualized god of the vine.

Sparagmos (σπαραγμός) refers to an ancient Dionysian ritual in which a living animal, or sometimes even a human being, would be torn apart and eaten raw.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on April 15, 2013 at 6:19pm

Hi Arch…it has been rumoured but the evidence for reverse transubstantiation is… not very…substantive.

However my exhaustive research into the subject did turn up some evidence which has been….PEE reviewed!!

Comment by Strega on April 15, 2013 at 6:31pm

Excellent!

Comment by Dale Headley on April 15, 2013 at 7:05pm

Just wondering:

   If the eucharist is administered by a pedophile priest, does it count?

   Were priests born with the power of transubstantiation?  If not, at what point do they gain the power?

   Does the blood and flesh come from any specific location on the body of Jesus?  I mean I'd like to know before I swallow.

   Has all this blood and flesh been properly refrigerated for the last 2,000 years?  Is there an expiration date?

   At what point will Jesus run out of blood and flesh to donate?

   How does Jesus transport all of this blood and flesh to each church?

   Should P.Z. Meyers be charged with felony kidnapping, or is it misdemeanor necrophilia?  And if he flushed it down the garbage disposal, is it first-degree murder?

   If I really liked the taste, could I ask for "seconds"?

   If I were to imbibe excessively at the altar, would I be considered a "Jesus hoarder"?

Comment by archaeopteryx on April 15, 2013 at 7:21pm

RE: "Does the blood and flesh come from any specific location on the body of Jesus?" - try looking up innocently and asking, dark meat or light?

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