First off I just want to say that this a something that a friend of mine not from E had to write for one of their college classes. Please just keep that in mind, that it's not from my mouth. I just was wondering what the views upon something such as this might be....
I am satirizing the Catholics view of consuming the body and blood of Christ.
Catholics go to church to repent and have their sins be forgiven by god. One of the
final steps of each service is to consume bread and wine, which symbolizes the body
and blood of Christ. Some Catholics believe that when they consume the bread and
wine, they can 'feel' god within them. The priest tells the parishioners that when
they eat the bread and drink the wine, they should remember Jesus Christ and how
he gave his life for us. This is wrong and to me, it sounds like cannibalism. I
understand the message they are trying to convey but the way they do it sounds
entirely wrong. There must be another way to teach this message without the
inclusion of cannibalism.
I will create an at home communion kit so that everyone can receive the
actual body and blood of Christ. The kit will contain Jesus Christ with a straw
infused in his major blood vein, a knife & a fork. Jesus will be dressed in his white
robe and sandals. The straw will have a knob so that the blood can flow in the straw
when the parishioner is ready to receive communion and to halt the flow of the
blood. The knife and fork will be used to cut out sections of Jesus and eat the flesh to
be able to feel god inside of them, purifying their soul. Also, considering the fact that
Jesus Christ is all-powerful and everlasting, his blood and his body will regenerate.
Thus they will never have any guilt or sorrow in killing Jesus Christ. The kit will cost
roughly $666 flat.
The kit is a form of literalness. I am literalizing the idea that people are
cannibals and actually eat and drink Jesus Christ. I am also including the fact that
Jesus is everlasting so he will never run out of blood or flesh. I figured literalizing
communion would be the best tactic in grabbing the attention of the Christians.
The kit is trying to obtain the church's attention and say this is wrong, try
something else. So, the kit is also constructive. It describes that the church needs a
change in the way communion is perceived. People shouldn't have to eat the body
and drink the blood of Christ in order to remember him. There must be another way.