April 13, 2005

Is there anything you can't buy on eBay?

The auction is over now, but just think: for a mere $2,000, it could have been you buying a consecrated host from a papal mass held in 1998.

Naturally, Catholics all over the Net are livid and blaming everyone from eBay to ignorant Protestants to Satanists looking for hosts to use in black Mass to the practice of taking the Eucharist in the hand. Some are even complaining that it violates eBay's policy forbidding the sale of body parts. It only underscores the sheer superstition of the Catholic system that someone might actually think owning an overpriced cracker that some priest has mumbled Latin over, might be holding Jesus hostage.