Eat Thy Neighbour

@p1kef1sh (45638)
February 3, 2013 3:23am CST
Following on from my discussion yesterday about alcoholics accepting consecrated wine a friend raised the point "what about vegetarians?" If a Roman Catholic vegetarian accepts the host or wine which according to the liturgy are the flesh and blood of Christ are they breaking their commitment not to eat the flesh or drink the blood of living things?
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@pergammano (7691)
• Canada
3 Feb 13
Pikey...I believe NOT, as the gesture is only conceptual..it is NOT the actual representative...NOT the flesh and blood but a representation! Heck, I know what I am trying to say..but @ 3:45 a.m.I need another cuppa before the mind functions best.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
3 Feb 13
I hope the cuppa was more than conceptual!
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• Canada
3 Feb 13
I have the "grounds" to prove it....more than a mouthful..dang percolator! Need to stop buying fine-grind for a regular grind coffee pot! Zowie..that alerts ALL of one's faculties..
@topffer (37978)
• France
4 Feb 13
@perga: it is a representation only for protestantism. It is the real flesh and blood for a Catholic or an Orthodox.
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@gjabaigar (2200)
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
No of course not. Spiritual commitments as a disciple, apostle or servant of Jesus Christ is different from the commitments of our flesh satisfactions.
@p1kef1sh (45638)
5 Feb 13
So does that make spiritual less significant?
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@RawBill1 (8541)
• Gold Coast, Australia
15 Feb 13
Hopefully all the vegetarians will be too smart to be Roman Catholics!
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
6 Feb 13
You have me on that one. I really don't have a clue. However, maybe, the actuality is that it is a wafer (that tastes like Styrofoam)(that is delivered stale as often as fresh), so they are really just pretending it's the body. (gag)