Although clearly a spoof, the spoof illustrates the divide between mystical and literal Christianity. In the mystical tradition it means nothing that there'd be no real DNA in the communion host; in the literal tradition they'd be stymied by it and would probably simply reject the entire history of science.
Communion wafer DNA test
The Vatican is this morning facing a further crisis after routine DNA tests revealed that the communion wafers used in Sunday mass contain 0% of the body and blood of Christ.
The findings are sure to pile further pressure on the ailing religious organization, just days after their Chief Executive resigned citing ‘personal reasons’ and ‘being a bit old’.
The news will concern billions of Catholic consumers, previously led to believe they were consuming Christ himself each Sunday morning during mass.
Catholic Simon Williams told us, “So what have I been eating all these years? It’s not horse again is it?”
“It’s always had a funny taste that I couldn’t quite place. But having been a choir boy in the catholic church I grew up being told by priests that putting strange things in my mouth was the done thing.”
“That said, with the amount of cash I’m encouraged to put in the collection plate on a Sunday morning I can’t believe they’re scrimping on the ingredients.”
“You’ll be telling me next that the stuff they dip the wafer in isn’t actually blood.”
A spokesperson for the Vatican explained that the DNA test results merely highlight the incompatibility of science and religion.
They told us, “Where is your faith that the wafer is the body of Christ? Science can’t tell you everything, and just as it can’t prove God doesn’t exist, it can’t prove the wafer ISN’T the body of Christ.”
“Oh, it has done exactly that? Right. Well. There’s probably something in the Bible about that. I’ll have to go and look.”