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cakes and ale

February 9, 2008

One of the things that intrigued me when I first began to explore paganism was the offering of cakes and wine or cakes and ale in many pagan religions/systems.

But the more I got to think of it, the more it made sense.

Judaism had a meal offering (grains or cakes – and rendered as *meat* offering in the KJV) and a drink offering.

David, while in hiding, mentioned aloud how much he missed the spring by his home and how much he wished for a drink from that spring. His men, overhearing this, crossed enemy territory (wreaking much havoc upon their way)  to fetch him back a skin of water from the spring.

But David counted the blood they paid more dear than the water and he poured it out on the ground to YHWH.

Even Christianity has a sort of cakes and wine offering in the symbolism of Communion.

It always amazes me the correlations I find in world religions. It forces me to see connections. And the seeing forces me to wonder if the elitism that accompanies so many faiths is not the grandest mockery of all.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 10, 2008 21:51

    “And the seeing forces me to wonder if the elitism that accompanies so many faiths is not the grandest mockery of all.”

    I would agree with this. So many of the major religions (if not all? I’m not qualified to say an absolute statement) carry the message that God (or Goddess or many of either or) is love.

    If that’s even possibly true, how could jealousy and elitism do anything BUT mock God’s message?

  2. February 10, 2008 21:56

    exactament

  3. April 27, 2008 11:34

    A wonderful post!!!! Glad to see you still blogging.

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