(Original post by Ralfskini)
It's totally illogical and physically sickening!
If I were to say that comments like this did not irritate me enormously, then I would be lying!
Comments that are given flippantly, without any thought or consideration or knowledge are what is totally illogical and - dare I say it - physically sickening.
Christ gave up His life for mankind and the night before His death He took bread and wine and said "This in My body, this is My blood - do this in memory of me".
The Council of Trent (1551) summarizes the Catholic faith by declaring: 'Because Christ our Redeemer said that it was truly his body that he was offering under the species of bread, it has always been the conviction of the Church of God, and this holy Council now declares again, that by the consecration of the bread and wine there takes place a change of the whole sustance of the bread into the substance of the body of Christ our Lord and of the whole substance of the wine into the substance of his blookd. This change the holy Catholic Church has fittingly and properly called 'transubstantiation'.
'It is not man that causes the things offered to become the Body and Blood of Christ, but he who was crucified for us, Christ himself. The priest, in the role of Christ, pronounces these words, but their power and grace are God's. 'This is my body', he says. This word transforms the things offered.'
St. John Chrysostom - De prod. Jud. 1,6
In the Catholic church great respect is given to the Body and Blood of Christ (formerly the host and wine before transubstantiation) and great care is taken of any fragments remaining after distribution amongst the Faithful, handled only by the priest, deacon or properly instituted acolyte. Instructions on the Blessed Sacrament are considered of such great importance and deserving of ultimate respect that the Pope has issued a document on the matter!