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Friday, March 25, 2011

Do you Lent?

I was just curious if anybody out there celebrates Lent. If so, what have you given up and do you eat only fish on Friday?

I was thinking about this because I'm fixing lights at a few Burger Kings today and have noticed many people ordering the Big Fish meal (which I also had). I don't celebrate Lent, I just really like the fish sandwiches.

I have heard many rumors that the no meat thing is a completely man-made rule by the Vatican because of poor fish sales. I don't really believe that because if you look at Italy you can kinda tell that seafood is a big thing there, much more than beef.
I haven't found a solid answer on that yet.

4 comments:

  1. I doubt if it had anything to do with "fish sales" but it is most certainly man-made.

    For what it's worth, I believe Catholics "observe" Lent, rather than "celebrating" it. They celebrate Easter.

    Yes I was. ; )

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  2. Ash Wednesday and all Fridays during Lent are considered to be abstinence days. Days on which we give up the eating of meat to honor the suffering of Jesus. It's a church doctrine, which started in the Catholic Church and has actually spread to some other denominations. It isn't so much that we eat fish,it's that we give up meat. I sometimes substitute eggs, or it's a good time to haul out Grandma's Mac and Cheese recipe. My family was of the Methodist denomination and we never ate meat on Fridays during Lent.

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  3. Nota- Excuse my misuse of "celebrate". I guess you don't really celebrate 40 days of atonement.

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  4. No need. ; ) Just showin' off.

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