When I read this post the first time I laughed so hard that I had tears coming down my face. I was waiting for PZ to say that this was some kind of joke or an article that he found on The Onion. Then when I read the news articles (don't miss this one too) I realized that this wasn't a joke and that this student's life is actually being turned upside down because of the loonies that believe this cracker is the body of Christ.
Vive Christus Rex a Catholic blogger talks about the roadmap to save Cook. Which includes apologizing to everyone including Bill Donohue, taking 6 months of sensitivity counseling, doing community service, dropping all charges against the students that threatened him, and accepting any punishment the school gives him. All that is required for taking a cracker out of a church?
This seems absolutely absurd to me! Have these people lost their minds? It is a cracker. I am not sure that the Catholic church realizes this, but I have a feeling there are going to be many more people taking the Eucharist out of the church now just to piss them off even more. In fact, I think that I am going to go to mass just to do that and I would encourage anyone else to do the same. I am not advocating disrupting the service I am just saying that you should quietly take it out without anyone knowing and then post a picture of it on your blog or website.
Let the cracker collecting begin!