> On 26 May 99 at 6:53, David F. O'Keefe wrote:
> ... and I don't think it has
> changed, that in the sacrifice of the Mass, the bread and wine is
> changed into the actual, real, body and blood of Christ, not a
> symbolic body and blood. This real body is then consumed by the
True, but it is not exactly thus. The "body and blood" is that of Jesus, and
therefore not a "person" as such. As Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit are one in
the same, what one "consumes" is God himself, hence the reverence of the matter.
And since one is taking God into one's own body, one is not eating a "person"
and therefore, it is not cannibalism.
Bruce L. Jones
The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere