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Not well-done: restaurant offers “communion burger”
The Deacon's Bench ^ | October 3, 2013 | Deacon Greg Kandra

Posted on 10/05/2013 2:56:07 PM PDT by NYer

I have no idea what this tastes like. But I can tell you this much: it’s tasteless. And offensive.

Once again, popular culture deals with Christianity in a way it would never deal with any other major religion.

From CNN’s Beliefs blog:

A Chicago restaurant is pushing the boundaries of poor taste with its October Burger of the Month.

Kuma’s Corner, a heavy-metal themed joint with an “Eat beef; bang your head” ethos, says its new burger is an homage to Ghost, a Swedish band that performs satanic songs in Catholic clerical garb.

“The Ghost” burger features a “Communion wafer garnish,” a white, unleavened disc bearing the imprint of a cross and a crown.

Ghost’s new album comes complete with grape juice and a mock Communion wafer. Not coincidentally, the Communion burger at Kuma’s comes with a red wine reduction…

…Luke Tobias, director of operations for Kuma’s, said the restaurant’s Communion wafers are not consecrated, and thus, not really holy. “It’s more or less a cracker with a cross on it,” he said. The restaurant bought the wafers online from an e-Bay-type website.

They’re not trying to make a big religious statement, Tobias said, just trying to have fun honoring a band they like.

“If there is a God, I’m sure he has a sense of humor.”

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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: antichristian; desecration; doublestandard; ghost; kumascorner; liberalbigots; theghost

1 posted on 10/05/2013 2:56:07 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Perhaps next month, they will offer a slab of “Koran pork spareribs”.


2 posted on 10/05/2013 2:57:02 PM PDT by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

We used NECCO wafers for communion. Ahhhh Memories.


3 posted on 10/05/2013 2:58:58 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NYer

No need to be offended.

John 16:33
King James Version (KJV)

33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

We serve a mighty, mighty God and He has already won!


4 posted on 10/05/2013 3:06:56 PM PDT by jodyel
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To: NYer

Is this a violation of the Separation of church and steak.


5 posted on 10/05/2013 3:08:24 PM PDT by Autonomous User (Pain Fades. Chicks Dig Scars. Glory, lasts forever.)
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To: NYer

Like I said in post
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3074718/posts
Restaurant has a 4 stinkbomb rating


6 posted on 10/05/2013 3:11:59 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: NYer; Revolting cat!

Order the Luketobia Burger but don’t eat it. It comes with a smear of sh!theel on it.


7 posted on 10/05/2013 3:15:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NYer

“If there is a God, I’m sure he has a sense of humor.”

This young man will soon learn that God will not be mocked.


8 posted on 10/05/2013 3:33:54 PM PDT by miele man
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To: NYer
Was it consecrated? I thought they had to be blessed before ....
9 posted on 10/05/2013 3:44:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: NYer
Sort of reminds me of a scene in My Best Friend's Girl:

Heavily Pierced Kid: Welcome to Cheesus Crust where pizza's a
religious experience. How may I ordain your order?

Tank: How is the Pizza of Nazareth?

Heavily Pierced Kid: People worship it.

Hilary: I am deeply offended.

Tank: I know these prices are outrageous which is why I carry my
Flavor Savior Card; fifteen percent off to those who eat here religiously.


10 posted on 10/05/2013 3:47:51 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: NYer

Gimme a cheese burka and a medium hijabajuice.


11 posted on 10/05/2013 4:33:39 PM PDT by bugseye
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To: NYer

If it’s not consecrated it’s just a piece of bread.


12 posted on 10/05/2013 5:02:08 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: NYer

Don’t they have to be blessed or consecrated or something by a priest before they’re holy or something?


13 posted on 10/05/2013 5:40:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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To: NYer
I have no idea what this tastes like.

That's just because you're not allowed to chew it.

14 posted on 10/05/2013 7:22:11 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: NYer

Look at the bright side - more folks might be reminded of Christ’s telling us to commune with each other and Him, in His memory. Any time someone is reminded of Him, I consider it a “on the good side” event. My God is bigger than those that can be demeaned by ridicule - He has broad shoulders and attempts to destroy Him will backfire as He finds ways to turn all to some sort of Good.


15 posted on 10/06/2013 3:21:48 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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