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Schrodinger's Cat's Avatar Jump to comment 15 by Schrodinger's Cat

Prof Richard Dawkins says he was intrigued by an Irish Times poll showing 62 per cent of Catholics believe the bread and wine blessed during Mass `only represents the body and blood?

I'm amazed anyone ever thought otherwise. Even in the Biblical text it is quite clearly an allegorical symbolism of remembrance. Nowhere does it say it is literally 'the body of Christ'. It's just another example of how the Catholic Church has tacked on a whole bunch of extra crap......transubstantiation, 'saints', worshipping the virgin Mary, etc etc that the founders of the church would not have recognised.

Fri, 08 Jun 2012 15:01:05 UTC | #946339