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Intriguing Question

Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by Dr. Bob, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. Dr. Bob

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    <rhetorical question from another thread>

    If the Eucharist really is the body of Christ, must a Catholic abstain from taking the Mass and 'eating' it on Fridays?

    Answer?
     
  2. frozencell

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    No. The abstinence on Fridays is from beef, poultry, and chicken. Animal meat, of which the Eucharist isn't. Christ is not an animal, therefore it doesn't apply to human flesh.
     
  3. Ps104_33

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    Then its cannibalism
     
  4. Bro. James Reed

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    Now that wasn't nice. Funny, but not nice. ;)
     
  5. Yelsew2

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    But what about transsubstantiation? If wheat flower "becomes" human flesh, why can't animal flesh "become" wheat flower?
     
  6. trying2understand

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    You error because you know not Scripture. [​IMG]

    For those of you who are unaware... Jesus is the first fruit of the Ressurection. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    He has a new perfect body... not one like ours.

    You guys really oughta read the Bible.
     
  7. Yelsew2

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    Then what is it you consume when you partake of the Eucharist?
     
  8. Charles Meadows

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    Catholics don't "take" Mass - and this question is silly. Of course they don't have to avoid communion of Fridays.
     
  9. Yelsew2

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    Charles,

    Is that because what they consume in "communion" is not the "Real Flesh of Jesus"?
     
  10. Dan Todd

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    trying2understand said:
    I did read the Scripture: " Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats , which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer." 1 Timothy 4:1-5
     
  11. trying2understand

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    Dan, did you switch the topic because you are at a loss to directly address my point which is on topic?
     
  12. JustAsIAm

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    I think Frozencell answered the question quite logically.

    As to the issue of communion, that's a whole 'nother kettle of fish!!
     
  13. Paul of Eugene

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    Partaking of the Eucharist by a catholic is NOT THE SAME as eating meat. And if it is the same in some abstract sense, there are obvious reasons for making an exception in this one case.
     
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