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Restaurant creates burger topped with communion wafer & wine sauce

Restaurant creates burger topped with communion wafer & wine sauce

Are you offended that a trendy restaurant would create a burger of the month served with a communion wafer and red wine sauce? From NPR blogger Mark Memmott:

Kuma’s Corner, a Chicago restaurant that’s built a reputation with foodies for its venturesome dishes, “has cooked up a controversial burger of the month for October, garnishing it with an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction sauce,” The Associated Press says.


The burger is supposed to be in honor of a Swedish heavy metal band called Ghost. … Jeff Young, who blogs at Catholic Foodie, tells the Chicago Tribune that the burger “is a mockery of something that is holy.”

Read more, and see a photo of this is-nothing-sacred menu item, here. What do you think?

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tgflux

My capacity for getting my dander up is not unlimited, PaulW.

If I seem blase’, it’s only because I’m saving my dander for, say, *Christians* who do unChristian things (e.g. hatred, greed, bigotry). I find those to be far greater “outward and visible mockery of the Christian faith” than the example here.

JC Fisher

Rod Gillis

Is this really worth getting your berretta in a bubndle over, I wonder?

Religious symbolism, sometimes done well, sometimes done badly, is often used as a cultural foil. Remember the controversy over Madonna’s “Like A Prayer”?

Where on the scale of pious indignation would one place Bruce Springsteen’s “I’ll work For Your Love” lyrics, where one type of passion is, seemingly, filtered through the lens of well known religious lore.

Besides, it is not unheard of in religious circles to hear liturgical purists, while advocating for the common loaf, issue a little mockery of their own with regard to “wafers”.

Paul Woodrum

Like I tried to say, I’m not worried about Jesus. I am worried about our blasé attitudes toward and justification of outward and visible mockery of the Christian faith.

Maybe we should remove the holy martyrs from the calendar on grounds of spiritual exhibitionism.

Clint Davis

Bill: There’s an “Asian Fusion” place up on Memorial that is called “Buddha Tao”. We were laughing uproariously imagining Christian parallels, particularly “Jesus H. Christ Crucifried Chicken”. I mean, you gotta laugh.

Paul: Jesus has been through much worse. The measure of the faith and its intensity is not how easily we are offended, or else we slip again into emotional and spiritual exhibitionism, that old Evangelical flaw that is at the root of many of the problems in our nation right now, spiritual and temporal.

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