Why, in la messe noir (The Satanic Rituals, A.S.L.), should a turnip or black bread be used?
I can understand why black bread would be used, considering the catholic host is BASICALLY white, brittle bread, thus black brittle bread would look blasphemous. Looks are important. But a turnip is not black. Dried beet would look 'blacker' than a turnip.
Of course, I could always use the dried beet, since I like it more, and the most emotion-producing items are the most effective etc. etc. Although that seems like the logical solution, it still does not answer my question.
Perhaps some of you would like to ponder with me. Perhaps some of you know the answer and would like to share it with me.