One day, when Dale McGowan writes a full-length play about his family, I got dibs on front-row tickets on opening night.
This scene features Dale and his daughter (Delaney) discussing Communion and Greek Mythology:
DELANEY: Okay, I have a question. (pause) Where do people get these ideas? How do they… how do they think of stuff like that?
DAD: Different ways. This one they actually got from the Greeks. They used to think the spirit of the gods lived inside bulls and goats, so they’d take the animals up on top of a hill, slit their throats and drink their blood. They said they were taking the god into their bodies. So when the Christians…
DELANEY: Oh. My. God.DAD: What?
DELANEY: That is just COMPLETELY disgusting.
DAD: But… you didn’t seem freaked out about drinking Jesus’ blood…
DELANEY: Well that’s people blood. I’m already full of people blood. I could drink a little more.
(via Humanist Network News)