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9 Responses

  1. Jordan says:

    Yeah but unfortunately “man does not live on bread [and wine] alone.” Gotta have protein and fats too

  2. Denise says:

    Is that the apostle Paul in the boat with Jesus?………..Is this how Paul’s eucharist came about?……….Lol……….There are stories of people eating other people’s flesh (and in the process consuming their blood) in order to survive when they are lost at sea.

  3. Brigitte says:

    That is exactly how it is–Christ’s body as sustenance when you feel you can hardly even take a breath by yourself anymore.

  4. Denise says:

    Isn’t it strange how eating someone’s flesh and drinking their blood is considered cannibalism yet this is the very thing which became a central part of Christianity, namely the eucharist which symbolizes the eating of Jesus’ flesh and the drinking of his blood.

  5. Jack Russell says:

    Denise – seen that way one could be put off it and it shows your prejudice to talk of it that way. The early church was accused of cannibalism by those who sought to discredit it whether through religious or secular oppression.

    Looked at another way Jesus is recorded as saying he is the “bread of life” and having come so “you my have life in it’s fullest”. So – offering of the bread can be taken as an invitation to participate in the fullest of life.

    So you take the choice of how you respond to it. Nothing about Jesus removes your freedom to do so. However there are those who would seek to either take away that freedom or make you suffer for what choice you make.

  6. Brigitte says:

    Hans Fiene, you’re a prophet methinks.

    “In the years to come, at least in our nation, our pews may be emptier but the faithful few who fill them will be looking for genuine forgiveness instead of shallow validation. The next generation of clergymen will be far more likely to proclaim it to them, just as they will be more likely to preach genuine repentance to the next generation of Kaines and Paul Simons instead of covering their ears every time those supposedly devout Catholics and Lutherans claim to be “personally opposed” to an evil they’ve consistently worked to perpetuate.”

  7. Brigitte says:

    The Hans Fiene methinks, wasn’t supposed to be there. But it is ok. He is the pastor who creates ” Lutheran Satire.” I assume he penned this quote.

  8. Jordan says:

    Either way, I don’t think Jesus actually said it (or meant it as literally as John tried to make it sound), and I don’t think he’d be all for that kind of thing. 😛