transubstantiation.
© 2005 Jamie Zawinski <jwz@jwz.org>


I've been thinking about transubstantiation, the belief of many branches of Christianity that when you take communion, the bread and wine transform physically into the flesh and blood of Christ. According to the Catholic Church as late as 1965, this is literally true, not just symbolism: the flesh is present, the bread is gone.

So let's run some numbers.

Which gives us:

So how big is Jesus?

Update:

I have been informed of prior related research along these lines at everything2: "How many atoms of Jesus do you eat every day?"


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