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Alan

Banned
every year at this time the masses give up "meat" for lent....

of course, all the restaurants over-advertise their fish selections b/c they want all to know it is available....

so.....why is fish not considered "meat" ?.....

i have always been perplexed by this and would enjoy input....

whats the difference between a flank of chicken or a flank of cod???
 

osugrad21

Capo Regime
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In the first century, Jews fasted on Mondays and Thursdays. The original Christians were all Jewish and were used to the fasting as a spiritual discipline. They moved the fast days to Wednesdays and Fridays, because Judas engineered Jesus' arrest on a Wednesday and Jesus was crucified on a Friday. Most often that fast took the form of avoiding meat in the diet. In those days, meat was a luxury food. You either had to buy it in a market or you had to own enough land to keep cattle. On the other hand, anyone could grow vegetables or forage for them, and anyone could catch a fish in a lake or a stream. You could buy better fish and vegetables, but the point is that you could eat without money if you were poor. So meat was rich people's food and fish was poor people's food. That is why the most common form of fasting was to omit meat and eat fish.
 
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BuckBackHome

Wolverine is largest member of weasel family
The rumors on the Catholic school playgrounds was because the Italians controlled the fish markets, most Italians are Catholic, so it was a way to spur the fish market.

What 21 referenced is what I was taught. Meat was a luxury item, but not only did Catholics eat meat because it was more affordable but also as a sign of sacrificing something luxurious, assuming you could afford meat.

Come on Filet O Fish.
 
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jlb1705

hipster doofus
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I don't know why they do what they do, but I do know that I had three Catholic roommates my freshman year, and they all thought I was a dickhead for for getting a Classic Double from Wendy's and eating it in front of them on Lenten Fridays.:biggrin:
 
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NJ-Buckeye

Be good-everyone dealing w something u don't know
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  • scooter1369 said:
    Who told you that? Your pet cow?
    usually a mean ass woman in a habit and vail that could have been Tysons match.. or the sex deprived priest behind the penance vestible that wasn't getting enuf from the altar boys... am I going to hell for saying this???

    Scooter... I'm gonna send Sister Mary Ellen Patrice down to Hilliard to smack the snot out of you with that board she called a ruler.. for that smart aleck remark...
     
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    scooter1369

    HTTR Forever.
    NJ-Buckeye said:
    usually a mean ass woman in a habit and vail that could have been Tysons match.. or the sex deprived priest behind the penance vestible that wasn't getting enuf from the altar boys... am I going to hell for saying this???

    Scooter... I'm gonna send Sister Mary Ellen Patrice down to Hilliard to smack the snot out of you with that board she called a ruler.. for that smart aleck remark...
    Is she cute? If she looks remotely like Kelly Clarkson, I'll take her. :biggrin:
     
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    BrutusMaximus

    I Heart Boobs
    Now what if the cow was evil, like if it had made a deal with Satan. Could you eat a steak from THAT particular cow, and not go to hell? Cause that way you will have destroyed something evil.

    This is like a bad weed conversation....
     
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    IronBuckI

    Calmer than you are.
    BrutusMaximus said:
    Now what if the cow was evil, like if it had made a deal with Satan. Could you eat a steak from THAT particular cow, and not go to hell? Cause that way you will have destroyed something evil.

    This is like a bad weed conversation....
    No. You can destroy the cow, but eating it would mean putting something unclean in your body.

    I really thought this thread was going to be about doing laundry, and Alan just didn't know how to spell lint. BTW I just bought some new towels, and those fuckers'll fill up a lint trap in a heartbeat.
     
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