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Remember St. Tarcisius? Those Days May be Back Soon

Recently  a university student in Florida stole a consecrated host from a Catholic Mass and took issue with the ushers trying to get him to give it back.

Now, a PZ Meyers from the University of Minnesota is asking for people to send him "a Frackin' Cracker" so he can descrate it.

Think about that for a minute. You have a professor at a university, supposedly a bright, enlightened guy, asking people to help him desecrate the most sacred object in the Catholic Faith. You see, Liberals aren't really tolerant and understanding. This is how many of them see the world:

There are days when it is agony to read the news, because people are so ----- stupid. Petty and stupid. Hateful and stupid. Just plain stupid. And nothing makes them stupider than religion.

At least we can thank PZ for being honest about his hatred instead of trying to hide behind "tolerance" and "freedom". Notice through his entire rant that he obviously doesn't believe that Catholics really believe in the True Presence. If that were true, then his umbrage at the reaction to the theft would be justified. What really gets him is that Catholics really believe what they preach and reacted appropriately. Actually, I think the ushers would have been well in their rights to tackle the kid and restrain him until he gave the Host back.

If theft of the Eucharist becomes acceptable and Catholics start fighting back, how long do you think it will be before people are willing to mug extraordinary ministers of the eucharist who are taking Communion to the sick when they aren't surrounded by a congregation?

Vive Christus Rex! has been following the story and has some good observations. Oh, the student (supposedly a Catholic) has filed "hazing" charges against his school and also filed a complaint against the chapel for violating the schools liquor license.

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The student (if Catholic) has incurred de facto excommunication and committed a sacrilege to boot. While this may mean nothing to him here, it will in eternity one day if it is not repented of and absolved in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The professor has set an enormously bad example to his students and whether intended or not, cast dark shadows on his University. As a professor myself, I have seen his type but not with such veracity and hatred. The University should examine its policies on retention of such academic types tenured or not. Part of his job entails teaching outside of the box. Science and the other disciplines are academic; more importantly however, professors have the unique ability to instill on their charges values including respect for things not understood. His attitude and demeanor in the public forum are non-professional and have absolutely nothing to do with academic freedom. He has taken license which is not freedom. I would not care if this man were the top in his field; my children would never sit in his classes nor set foot in the University period. If they employ this type of mental giant who stoops to the level he has so vehemently, they do not earn my trust nor respect. The greater part of teaching is not the academics; it goes far beyond that. Professors often become role models for their students who seek to emulate them. We already have a world full of his type of model and could use a generous portion of holistic and balanced professors to turn around higher education. Producing graduates who have knowledge is one thing but knowledge alone if insufficient to live a full life in the broader community. It is a sad day when someone takes something sacred and drags it into the profane. To do such a thing speaks volumes about the character of the man and in this instance, shouts its absence.

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