Proof #29 - Think about Communion
Because Christians have been participating in the communion rite for many years, they tend to forget just how bizarre this ritual is. The whole idea of "eating Jesus' body" and "drinking his blood" is grotesque in the extreme.
Have you ever wondered where this ritual came from, or why billions of people would participate in a ritual that is this bizarre? First, let's look at the part of the Bible that prescribes the ritual. You find it in Mark, Chapter 14:
And as they were eating, he took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them, and said, "Take; this is my body." And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.
There are a few lines in Luke chapter 22 that are nearly identical.
Jesus gets far more graphic, however, in John chapter 6:53-55:
So Jesus said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
To any normal person, this sounds very much like the script of a gruesome horror film. It sounds like some sort of revolting satanic ritual. It definitely does not sound like the words of the all-loving creator of the universe.
Imagine that you are a normal person, and you have never been exposed to Christianity before. Now imagine that a Christian comes up to you and quotes John 6:53. Any normal adult would rightfully assume the Christian to be insane. Thus, you never see a bumper sticker that says "John 6:53."
However, the assumption is accurate. The dictionary describes cannibalism in the following way:
The usually ritualistic eating of human flesh by a human being
What Jesus is demanding is cannibalism.
What does your common sense tell you about all of this? What we are talking about here is cannibalism, and what Christians are doing looks exactly like a pagan/satanic ritual. If you are a Christian, the two questions you may be asking yourself right now are:
- Why in the world am I, as a sane individual, participating in ritualistic cannibalism? How in the world did I stoop to this point?
Okay, the only reason I’m entertaining this argument here is to show the author of this article how stupid he sounds and how He obviously does not understand what it is he’s trying to refute. Other than that I really wouldn’t waste the time. So his basic argument is that communion is grotesque and a form of cannibalism. M’kay. Many Catholics believe in Transubstantiation, which is basically a fancy way of saying that during the communion process the cracker and juice actually does transform into Jesus’s blood and body. I don’t believe that. Because that to me indeed sounds like a form of cannibalism.
NOW what does Jesus mean when he says “eat of my flesh and drink of my blood” ? Does Jesus want you to slice him up in pieces and eat him ? NO !
SO MANY times we get these people who feel that EVERYTHING in The Bible and EVERYTHING Jesus says in literal, and yet they fail to understand the context of what Jesus is saying and who or how He’s saying it ! Just because Jesus is perfect DOES NOT mean He can’t use regular colloquialisms to illustrate his point ! When Jesus says that “My flesh is real food and my body real drink”, HE IS NOT SAYING that His body is chicken and his blood is Sprite. He saying that food food and drink drink is only food for the body. It only feed you physically. But His Flesh, His Blood will feed you spiritually. Now on to the issue of the communion. Why do we eat the crackers and drink the juice ? Well Jesus said do this in memory of me. M’kay.
Well The Communion process is actually a representation of feeding our spirit. Basically when we take Communion are accepting of Jesus and His word and we are FEEDING ourselves HIS word. And we do this to acknowledge that we accept His word as FOOD for THE SPIRIT ! The article above is obviously short sighted, one-sighted and only give you what the author believes to be true, HOWEVER he actually took the time to understand what it is he’s talking about and got his facts straight then maybe he’d have a sound argument, And I’m not give you one side either, I’m explaining why we do this so there is no misconception. I hope this help clears up any misconception about communion. Alright, as always have a nice day or a nice night, thank you very much for reading and as always God Bless. Thanks.