Before I get to the questions I would like to suggest that one of the biggest predictors of a person’s religion is geography. A person born and raised in Alabama is most likely to become a Christian while a person born and raised in Riyadh is most likely to become a Muslim and in India a 95% chance of being a Hindu.
I recently spoke with a Hindu who has very little knowledge of Christianity and even less of Catholicism. We were discussing religious beliefs and I was asked to explain what Catholics believed.
She then asked me the following questions because it all sounded rather strange to her:
Is it possible to be a vegetarian and teetotal as a Catholic? The question was not asked in a superficial way. If Catholics really do believe that they are receiving the body and blood of Jesus when they receive the bread at communion then they cannot claim to be vegetarian. Catholic dogma says that bread and wine are transformed by the priest and become "His body and blood".
The second question was one I had never thought of before. If Catholics are constantly eating the flesh of Jesus does he have special powers of regeneration as he would have to constantly regenerate every few minutes, given the number of Catholics that eat him each day?
If there are any ex-Catholics or Catholic apologists reading this maybe they help answer these two questions?