Cannibalism \Can”ni*bal*ism\, n. [Cf. F. cannibalisme.]
The act or practice of eating human flesh by mankind. Hence;
Murderous cruelty; barbarity. –Berke.
2. (R. C. Theol.) The doctrine held by Roman Catholics, that
the bread and wine in the Mass is converted into the body
and blood of Christ; — distinguished from
consubstantiation, and impanation.
By definition of belief, Roman Catholics that partake of The Mass, and believe in the Roman Catholic teachings, are cannibals.
They eat bread that is taught to have become the actual flesh of Christ, as well as drink wine which has become the blood of Christ.
Personally, I find the belief of transubstantiation to be silly and unreal. But for those that believe that indeed, they are partaking, chewing, swallowing, and digesting (which of course means passing through the digestive system… and into the toilet), the actual flesh and blood, have cannibalistic minds.
How can any Roman Catholic find it reprehensible for other cultures to engage in cannibalism for spiritual purposes, when they do so themselves, if in fact, it is true that the bread and wine turns into the actual flesh and blood of Christ?
Fava beans, anyone?