|Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church's leader Thomas F. Reilly or|
“How stupid can you get?” asked Barnett whose church will only allow children who pass an age of accountability to have the Lord’s Supper. “We know that some children are capable of understanding the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper about the time they are post-pubescent, but maturity and accountability is something that changes in the culture over time. Like when girls married at 13 or 14, but no longer” he said. “So we adjust our confirmation classes to the legal age for drinking which is 21 years old in California,” said Barnett.
"I decided then and there that wherever I pastored, the Lord’s Supper would be made up of whatever sustained the people in their daily life if it was harmless….and that I would not personally profit from it and the church would not profit from it like the Coptics of Star Island, Florida. The love of money is the root of all evil, but not the roots of the wheat plant or grape vine or gunja plant. I decided that our worship would remind people that by partaking of communion together God sustains us. On the other hand, I would feel awful if a parishioner dropped dead after taking a Nazified communion wafer laced with a heart stopping dose of methamphetamines. We leave that to the Hell’s Angels and other snaggle-toothed demon dogs. To me that’s sheer evil. I can’t grow meth in the church courtyard like I can gunja or like the early monks noticing the power of coffee beans to energize their goat herds,” said Barnett who said that he wished his church could grow coffee beans, too. "Whatever sustains us. That eliminates Hemlock wine right off the bat. We are not a Jim Jones Peoples’ Temple or Heaven’s Gate cult,” said Barnett.
"Our charitable giving goes essentially for healthcare for the needy, for food....gunja and butter, not guns and butter,” said parishioner Susan Longoria O’Donnell Nitti. “That helps a ton of people and everyone looks forward to the celebration of communion Sunday after Sunday. Our only problem is finding physicians who will provide the same example that Brother Beaming does operating on a 5% margin,” said the pleasant church member and mother of four who joined the church after her children were born, but who counsels them to "reproduce only yourself."
"We think that wisdom dictates having only two children per couple....gay, lesbian or straight," said Nitti who favors the church's Sacrament of Faith Unioning which replaced marriage or civil unions. "The question of abortions rarely ever comes up," she admitted.
“The ALA contained in plant seed oils is alone sufficient for nutrition. Your body is capable of converting it into other fatty acids. This conversion process is less efficient than in the broader spectrum of omega-3 fatty acids obtained from oily fish which is easier for the body to immediately utilize, but gunja is more nutritional than, say, popcorn and nobody is protesting the sale of popcorn…..unless that was the hidden agenda of the that weird guy with the orange hair in Aurora, Colorado,” said Brother Beaming who admitted he would have "shot the damn bastard had I been there with a weapon. I'm not a pacificst, though I do counsel young people to find creative ways to avoid military service until they are old enough to understand just why we are really in Iraq and Afghanistan and the sad shape of VA medicine and the 870,000 case backlog from those two unnecessary wars."
Calories/100 g 567
Protein (Nx5.46) 30.6%
Saturated fat 5.2%
Monounsaturated fat 5.8%
Polyunsaturated fat 36.2%
Oleic 18:1 (Omega-9) 5.8%
Linoleic 18:2 (Omega-6) 27.56%
Linolenic 18:3 (Omega-3) 8.68%
Total dietary fiber 6.0%
Vitamin A (B-Carotene) 4 IU/100 g
Thiamine (Vit B1) 1.38 mg/100 g
Riboflavin (Vit B2) 0.33 mg/100 g
Vitamin B6 0.12 mg/100 g
Vitamin C 1.0 mg/100 g
Vitamin D 2277.5 IU/100 g
Vitamin E (dl-A-Tocopherol) 8.96 IU/100 g
Sodium 9.0 mg/100 g
Calcium 74.0 mg/100 g
Iron 4.7 mg/100 g