Friday, 14 June 2013

A strange joke about the Eucharist

Today, my brother gave me this interesting anecdote:
1394: A court in Orne, France, sentences a pig to death for blasphemy - after it wandered into an open church and fed on the Holy Wafers.
This may have been understandable since, especially under the doctrine that humans are not animals - which is argued by opponents of Communism to prevent the extreme violence of all Stalinist regimes - the Eucharist is so sacred that allowing it to be consumed by animals is desecration.

Nonetheless, it is still funny that a pig would be sentenced to death, rather than maintained because it ate the Eucharistic Wafers!

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