I'm more science than faith, I'm more karma than bread and booze
And at the end of it all, Aes' catholic upbringing and human sensibilities has left him more Buddhist than anything else
“bread and booze” refers to the eucharist (small bread wafer) and wine —which represent Christ’s flesh and blood— consumed during the Catholic ritual of Holy Communion.
Karma isn’t an exclusively Buddhist concept, and I get the impression Aes would probably have a hard time believing in the cosmologies of most forms of organised Buddhism.
As he says, he’s more science than faith (more empirically-minded and less fantasy-minded) and more karma than bread and booze (more of an innately moral humanist than relying on rituals and doctrine to be the source of his ethics.)
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