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February 18, 2005

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I HATE THOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS--Where did you find the picture, that is too funny.

My gut reaction: This this is almost, but not quite, completely unlike communion. Like a Mortal Kombat fatality, it has ripped out the spine, leaving only the hollow shell of the rite.

Chris, this form compared to what other forms? Chili?

Maybe just a side note. Maybe someone can explain to me why some churches serve communion and say "do this as often as you meet". That really isn't biblical, is it?

Ugh. I had one of those once. Made everything seem, well...disposable. But then again, it was at an event with several thousand people, so if nothing else, it was convenient.

I'm still waiting for them to bring the wine back. Talk about a downgrade!

Bald Man: Never thought I'd see a Mortal Kombat reference in the context of communion!

Matt: As for the "do this as often as you meet," I think that the implication is there in Scripture, if not in so many words. Acts 2:46 talks about the early Church breaking bread together daily, but this is the best I could come up with. Paul leaves a few hints also in 1 Cor. 11, too, but doesn't come right out and say that communion occurs in every meeting.

These would be great for an automated, drive-up communion dispenser. Put in a quarter, turn the knob, retrieve the elements and a recorded voice intones "This is my body which was broken for you..." In minutes, you could be back on your way to Costco!

LOL! Charlie, you're hilarious! I love it!

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First thing I thought of when I saw that picture was "Huh, that's some kind of wierd looking specimen cup"...

A part of me shudders at "manufactured" elements and they're certainly easy to take pot shots at...I hate to think of machines cranking out wafers and the like...

It is things like this which I PERSONALLY try to avoid, but who am I to judge?

"Do this in remembrance of Me..."

If people are sincere in their faith, in their attempt to commune with Christ...I don't care how they do it. I'm not going to get my knickers in a twist over the business of religion. Sure I think it can get in the way of true spirituality...but so can cynicism, judgmentalism, and the like.

I am trying so hard to focus on my journey...it's not my place to question the paths others take...

How silly would it sound to God to say, "Hey look! These silly people are finding You with pre-packaged wafers and wine! Isn't that absurd?"

As if God couldn't handle that.

-M

I simply could not commune as profoundly or as deeply as I would like with this "kit". In my tradition there are at least three people involved, me, the Priest handing you the Host, and the lay person with the Chalice. I feel that Communion and worship period should be a communal affair, not an individual peeling back a pop-top plastic container. I am sure some one could make Communion with this, but not me.

i took communion one time with set up. can't remember where.

first thought: what is this thing?
second thought: wow. they sure made it efficient.
third thought: how do you get the bread out of there?
fourth thought: ok. i guess this works. but it feels like an assembly line.

McChruch if ever I saw it, it's hideous!

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