Originally Posted by JediMaster12
I know it is symbolic but think about it and how Catholics in particular view the 'Body of Christ.' Even Christ says "take this bread an eat it. This is my body which will be given up for you." So in a sense that is cannibalism.
It was a metaphor in that he was also a lamb. Eating of the flesh of a lamb in essence. It wasn't about the eating of a person. I even read one translation which made that statement more of "Take this bread of mine and eat it so you will be saved." than actually discussing eating his body(Guess that's the problem with translating a dead language into another dead language and translating that into English). The bible in other areas also makes it quite clear that eating another person is a sin.