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Should we mention the symbolic cannibalism that is sometimes found in religions ("This is by body, this is my blood")? --Pibu 20:36, 11 December 2007 (EST)

No, because this not cannibalism.--Aschlafly 20:48, 11 December 2007 (EST)
 What about Catholicism?  I'm not very well versed in the ritual, but I think they believe when the priest blesses the food, it literally becomes the body of Christ through Transubstantiation. --APeters 11:23, 4 September 2009 (EDT)   
Goodness, gracious. I think it was Robert Heinlein who called it symbolic cannibalism. Such a waste of a fertile mind: he "wore his imagination like a private suit of clothes" and influenced a generation, but he was stridently anti-religious. --Ed Poor Talk 19:07, 4 November 2008 (EST)
He was not so much anti-religious as he was anti-organized religion. There are several characters in his books that are sympathetic to religion. In one (I will fear no evil) the main character explains that even if another character, who is a preacher, is dead wrong about their believes the joy, comfort and propose they bring to others lives is still a great goodness. Sorry Heinlein is my favor other so I have to defend him when I can :) --WillB 12:51, 9 November 2008 (EST)