The Republic of T.

Black. Gay. Father. Vegetarian. Buddhist. Liberal.

Digest for July 8th

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about, for July 8th from 15:11 to 21:05:

One Comment

  1. As a former Catholic School girl I can attest to the seriousness of the Eucharistic Cracker incident. The Catholic Church teaches that the wafer served during mass does not *symbolize* the Body of Christ but that it actually *becomes* the Body of Christ in a miracle called Transubstantiation. (I had to learn how to spell that at a very young age.) The worldwide furor is not because of a stolen cracker but that he stole it after that special point during the Mass which is the reason why people go to Mass in the first place. That is, he didn’t steal a cracker but actually stole Jesus.

    Strict Catholics (like my parents) believe in this miracle with all their soul and beings. Reformed Catholics (such as myself) find themselves sitting on the fence about it. This is mostly because the intellectual part of me says that this miracle could not possibly be true, and the Catholic School girl in me says that I’m going to Hell just for writing this sentence.

    I am not trying to argue that the crazies who are threatening death to this man are anything other than hateful stupid people. I just wanted to put some perspective on what a precious thing the Eucharist is to many Catholics. But you’re right, T., religion makes people morons.