In Wine There Is Truth

Holy communion

Are the body and blood real?

Wash my feet with wine

Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

Luke 22:19-20 NRSV

Holy Communion is also called the Last Supper or the Eucharist in Christianity. The one thing that I can say for sure is that Christianity is not united in its doctrines. Take Holy Communion for one. The Lutherans and Catholics believe in transubstantiation, that the bread and wine mysteriously change into the real body and blood of Jesus. But, doesn’t Genesis 9:4 say that “you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood?” Anyway, other churches believe in consubstantiation, or that it’s “spiritual” and not literal. Others drink grape juice and eat wafer crackers, almost like a snack. And let’s not get into the proper disposal of the leftovers! Only in the Gospel of John is it mentioned that Jesus washed feet. My point again – no unity in the Christian way of doing things. Let’s try baptism next time!

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There’s a Rainbow In Every Storm

An all-knowing God

Should have known beforehand that

Drowning doesn’t work!

Genesis 7:1-10

God was sorry that he created humankind (Genesis 6:5-7). And his way of eliminating the bad ones was to drown them? An omnipotent God could have just wiped the slate clean and started all over. I can understand why Noah got drunk after the long trip to nowhere (Genesis 9:21). “Shucks! I knew I shouldn’t have tempted Eve with that stupid serpent!” I’m sure God will do better with his new creation. Wait…

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Be a Unicorn In a Field of Asses

Unicorns are real

As written in the Bible

And talking asses

Psalm 92:10, Numbers 22:21-39,

Unicorns are found in the King James Version of the Bible, nine times to be precise (Psalm 92:10 is one example). This was because of a mistranslation from the Greek Septuagint. This has been corrected in most modern translations but for some odd reason, the KJV persists in keeping it there. A talking donkey (ass), however, is not a mistranslation and is found in Numbers 22:21-39. And let’s not forget about the talking serpent (Genesis 3:1)!

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Eve Takes a Ribbing From God

A tree that gives one

Knowledge of good and evil

Is full of serpents

Genesis 3:1-24, Original Sin

God made his first humans without brains? Or at least not knowing the difference between good and evil? How was Eve to know that the serpent was tempting her into doing something evil that will become the doctrine of Original Sin and the destruction of mankind? As it turns out, the serpent must have already eaten the fruit from the tree of knowledge because it was smart enough to get Eve to do the same.