Transubstantiation, Halal and Kosher – How Food Becomes Magical

  A couple of years ago I attended a funeral of a friend of mine’s father, who passed away after a long battle with cancer. The attendees were mostly of Italian backgrounds, and mostly Roman Catholic, and I stood at the back, a lone atheist in a sea of belief, mostly there in support of my friend during a difficult and sad time in his life. A larger than life-sized Jesus hung next to the altar, seemingly magically suspended about a...

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