Why Catholic Church wine is worse than Protestant

Because the Catholic stuff really changes, does not just represent. Therefore transubstantiation means you can use the scrag end of the vineyard……

21 comments on “Why Catholic Church wine is worse than Protestant

  1. If Jonathan Meades is still alive he could make an hour long programme on this topic. By the way, I recommend his autobiography, An Encyclopaedia of Myself. What a hoot.

  2. How many RCs actually believe this shit? At least Jews and Anglicans use sweetened wine… Manishewitz? Probably BIS’s tipple of choice

  3. When utterly silly meets the pointlessly profane…
    …what it lacks in obviousness it makes up for in trivial.

  4. “Do they have Mogen David in Heaven, Sweet Jesus, if not who the hell wants to go”? – song by Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers.

    Re. Sweet wine: Sweet fortified wines, like port and some sherries, are well known and even respected outside of religious observance. The first time I had a vintage port, my immediate thought was, “Why, this is just a rich man’s Manischewitz!”

  5. Diogenes :
    a) Anglicans (at least Anglo-Catholics like yours truly) do believe this “shit”.
    b) We tend to have fortified (whoopee!) rather than sweetened wine.

    Much love,
    R.

  6. Real Catholics take communion of one kind only. Leaving the whole bottle for the priest to get pissed on later.

  7. We had a Rector who insisted on organic nun-made “wine”. Gaack. The new Rector has gone back to cheap port.

    Note that Article 28 of the Church of England Articles of Religion contains:

    Transubstantiation (or the change of the substance of Bread and Wine) in the Supper of the Lord, cannot be proved by holy Writ; but is repugnant to the plain words of Scripture, overthroweth the nature of a Sacrament, and hath given occasion to many superstitions.

    The Body of Christ is given, taken, and eaten, in the Supper, only after an heavenly and spiritual manner. And the mean whereby the Body of Christ is received and eaten in the Supper is Faith.

  8. “…yet eating human flesh and drinking blood also means you’ll be squatting on the coals.”

    So far as we Orthodox (i.e real) Christians are concerned, you’re all going there anyway…..

  9. Dei(o) – god (deity, deism, polydeism, etc.)
    phagy – eating (bacteriophagy, autophagy, sacophophagy, etc.)

    Eating god(s).

    I’ve read an opinion that it should be theophagy, but I would insist that is eating priests, not eating gods, cf theocracy – rule by priests not rule by god.

  10. “Leaving the whole bottle for the priest to get pissed on later”
    ideally later. I have been to a wedding when the presiding vicar was slurring drunk, very awkward.

    “you’re all going there anyway” – going to be rather crowded I think.

  11. Jgh – Deiophagy is an odd principle to base your religion on.

    (Bane voice:) OF COURSE!

    Religion should be weird. It needs an element of mystery.

    Dunno if I can fully articulate exactly why that is the case, but it might have something to do with the Jungian collective unconscious and the not small fact that we’re not a completely rational species. (Life would be incredibly grim if we were – no cakes and ale on the planet Vulcan, and they probably don’t even love their Mums).

  12. “So far as we Orthodox (i.e real) Christians are concerned, you’re all going there anyway…..”

    Damn well hope so… The other purported place sounds boring and would be full of stuck-up religious types.

    In reality “Heaven” is the B-Ark..

  13. Jgh

    ‘Theophagy’ is better, as it’s wholly Greek in derivation. ‘Deiophagy’ is a clumsy amalgamation of Latin and Greek – like ‘television’. ‘Theos’ = gods, not priests. Rule by priests is ‘hierocracy’. Hierocrats claim to rule in tbe name of god – hence ‘theocracy’.

  14. Actually, if you’ve had a bottle of wine from the Vatican wine vault – as I have – you wouldn’t Scoff so much, Tim. And let’s not get started on Catholic – i.e. Trappist – beer…

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