At mass, the host is Jesus real flesh when it is consecrated. I’m trying to formulate a way to best explain this to non-believers who see the host looking exactly the same before and after consecration - i.e. a piece of bread.
My explanation goes something like this…
At the atomic level, the atoms of bread and flesh are the same. Look at both under a microscope and they look exactly the same. At the point of consecration, the atoms of the bread are turned into atoms of flesh. The atoms will look the same under a mircoscope.
At the molecular level, the substance of the host might still look like bread and have the same texture, but the atoms have changed into flesh while still retaining the molecular texture of bread (for the obvious reason that if it looked like flesh, most people would find it difficult to eat).
So magnify it up. Just because something looks like bread, doesn’t mean at the atomic level that its not something else. The host looks like bread, but at the atomic level its Jesus real flesh.
Its been a while since i did chemistry - but is this argument scientifically correct? Do bread atoms and flesh atoms have different numbers of electrons and protons etc?