RELIGION: Christ was yoghurt



The reference to Christ as curds suggested cheese, a staple of life. Steve Torok has another explanation: This could actually be philosophically quite deep: a mountain of curd referring to yoghurt as a symbol of eternal life ( I recall a Scientific American discussion of yoghurt as life that never dies, such as bacteria, since it propagates by division...).

RH: Yoghurt is a Turkish word, and it was long a staple of life in the Middle East. Perhaps someone who has lived there longer than I can elaborate. We should remember that such comparisons were quite common.  Christ said "I am the vine".

Christ was cheese.  Adriana Pena says: Let's not forget this beatitude  "Blessed are the cheesemakers".  From Monty Python's "Life of Brian"


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