Treading on Thursdays
|On Thursdays we
go lentil tTreading. Lentil treading is an age old tradition whose origins
are lost in the midst of time.
||All members are
required to tread lentils at least once a month, but in the busy seasons
members may be called upon to tread every week.
prepares the lentils on Fridays, for treading the following Thursday. Like
grape treading, it's done barefoot, and the mush that's produced after a 6
hour session is used for a variety of purpose. Some of it is used to
prepare various Cult foodstuffs (see Recipes
for some suggestions).
Sandals are left outside, and only bare
are allowed to tread the lentils
||The majority of
the lentil mush is used to make an alcoholic liquor called Jackfast.
It's a very strong beverage, and makes a lot of money for the Cult. Many
people criticise the Pastor for creating this, when he decries alcohol so
answers these critics by explaining the Jackfast is a blessed drink, and
he feels that if young people are going to abuse alcohol and drink down
the park, then it's better they drink something which has the Pastor's
Jackfast is exceedingly
strong, and brings people to their knees quicker than other leadning
Basil the Parrot logo
appears on all bottles of Jackfast. Look out for it in your supermarket or
|He says that
Jackfast brings more members to the Cult than any other proprietory drink
made by monks anywhere else. Because it's so strong, people begin to
experience problems with it quicker, and they are easier to convert to