Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Gluten-Free Jesus

A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with Celiac's Disease -- basically an allergy to gluten. This means the sufferer can't eat wheat, barley, and a whole host of packaged products (most soy sauces, for instance). I have a few more friends with this, and it's a huge dietary pain. While reading Wikipedia about it, it was noted that this means that a sufferer can't partake of communion. In fact, the Catholic Church has decreed that to be a legitimate communion, the wafer MUST contain wheat. They've gone on to decree that men (obviously, no women) with negative reactions to alcohol or wheat shouldn't be allowed to be priests, since communion is kind of a big thing.

So, God is all-powerful, can create the universe in 6 days, yadda yadda yadda but S/He can't find someway to handle someone eating a gluten-free wafer? Of course, the irony is that incidence of Celiac's Disease is at least made more likely by genetics. I guess Jesus just doesn't want some people to be Catholic...


Alex said...

Save me Jeebus! Save me Tom Cruise! So the message here is bascially quit being such a pansy and suck it up for Jesus? Yeah, that sounds like Catholicism to me. Has your friend tried praying to Buddy Christ?

jtingermany said...

"Stop being such a fucking pussy," sayeth the Lord.
-- Fundamentalists 4:23