Is the flesh eating and blood drinking of communion a pagan tradition adopted by Christians?

Human sacrifice?
Eating his flesh? Drinking his blood?… sounds pretty pagan to me.
Really, Len Ben?

Jesus said, “I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you” (John 6:53)

12 thoughts on “Is the flesh eating and blood drinking of communion a pagan tradition adopted by Christians?

  1. yep
    although i think the correct terms are “god eating” and “god drinking”

  2. It was adopted by THE ROMAN RELIGION of ‘catholicism.’

    NOT by Christians who consider Communion the fulfillment of the Passover in the Person and redemptive work of Christ.

  3. No. Obviously you are ignorant of covenant law. Covenant law has symbols that represent body and blood. Covenants are forever. Covenants are agreements in perpetuity between two people for certain considerations and these go down through the generations. When we have communion we are remembering the Covenant we have with God through His Son Jesus Christ.

  4. From what I remember it originated with Osiris. The followers would drink wine and eat bread to take upon them the body and blood of Osiris; who, by the way, did rise from the dead.

  5. probably just about everything else in christianity is. like christmas for example as the biggest one, originated with pagan traditions. the christmas we know today with gift giving didnt start until a few hundred year ago, but christmas as still observed in christianity before that and in pagan traditions before that.

  6. Ok, to answer this question again. (Don’t you ever get tired of asking this question?) To properly quote from the Bible (since you obviously have access to one.) You can’t just take one verse and base a argument on it. Read John 6:49 through 6:58 to understand John 6:53.

    To paraphrase for you Jesus is saying that their Fathers ate bread and died. But Jesus is the living bread that if you eat this representative bread you won’t die put live forever in Heaven. The wine represents his blood that was to be spilt when he was to be crucified.

    He did this because he knew that Judas Iscariot was going to betray him.

    My question to you is: If you don’t believe in God or Jesus what diffrence does it make in your life what others belive?

  7. Um, Gross. I’m pagan, I don’t symbolically “eat flesh” or “drink blood”, that’s just not my thing. I don’t know of any pagans that do that. Well, i don’t know of any, but some may exist.

  8. OH boy!
    first off, Pagan is not a religion- just to clairify that.
    Pagan has become a word that represents anyone that does not follow the ‘biblical’ faith.
    Pagan actually means country dweller.
    In these modern times pagan is associated with certain earth loving religions such as Buddism- Buddists do not have human sacrifice, eat flesh or drink blood.

    So remove the idea of Pagan from the concept.
    You may also want to do some investigations into ‘who’ the Son of Man really is; start with the Nephilim

  9. Magic is Magic.
    Accepted Magic is called Mass, while Magic that is not accepted by society is called Witchcraft. Metaphorical sacrifices have always helped the tribe/congregation, whether the first Shaman sacrificing part of their mammoth dinner to the honor of the great Mammoth God, in his honor, so the tribe could continue to find food, to modern sacrifice of wheat, symbolically flesh in the Eucharist. Really, the human mind hasn’t changed much since the time when Mammoths roamed Europe, should we really be so daft as to expect our psychological needs have changed?

  10. I’d have to say that it’s not a true pagan tradition (as far as traditions are today).

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