Transubstantiation, atoms, scientism…

Θεία Κοινωνία
Θεία Κοινωνία

Non-believers are baffled by Christians believing they eat the blood and body of Christ during transubstantiation.

We can accept it as a metaphor, but not as something “real”. We cannot literally accept that we eat the blood and body of Christ.

What are we taking “literally”? We see food and we think it is solid.

We think this “literally”.

In Orthodoxy during transubstantiation (Θεία Κοινωνία) we eat a small piece of bread in a small spoon of red wine (which are transformed to the blood and body of Christ during the Mystery)

But food and matter is made up of atoms. Atoms are almost made up of… nothing. They are mainly void space. And even the small particles inside these atoms, are a matter of energy fields (call me Higgs) substantiating themselves into something we have modeled as the “things” we call “particles”.


Come again?

What are we taking “literally”?

What is the right and wrong here?

We have been so much blinded by our faith in what Science has been TOLD US to believe, that we cannot accept anyone else believing anything else. As if we know everything…

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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