Darren Wolfgang

Happy Good Friday To All My Friends On Blurtit . How Many Of You Go By The Tradition Of Not Eating Meat On This Day ? Well, For Me I Always Thought This Was A Catholic Tradition And No Other Religions So Please View Your Beliefs ? Thank You :)

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So far so good. No meat yet.

Yin And Yang Profile
Yin And Yang answered

I never even heard of that! Lol! I follow no "religion." I am a Christ follower.

Janis Haskell Profile
Janis Haskell answered

I don't have any religious dietary restrictions.  I'm pretty much an omnivorous "foodie"!  (I do occasionally fast for personal prayer reasons, but not on any particular holiday.)

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Don Barzini answered

I believe it’s a great day to go to the Steakhouse. No crowd, fast service, and park right in front.

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Don Barzini
Don Barzini commented
It’s funny, Tom, as much fish as I catch and eat, it seems red meat IS the penance.
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
lol, Don Barzini

I think my mother felt the same way---when I was a kid, fast and abstinence from meat was the rule on all Fridays during Lent.

But the rule she made for Lent was that in our house Wednesdays would also be a day of abstinence from meat.

When I got older, I realized that my mother loved fish and barely tolerated meat and just wanted to take a second day to not have to cook it.

Not exactly enlightened self interest, but Machiavelli would have been proud.
Don Barzini
Don Barzini commented
Indeed.
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Toni Pauze answered

I have no religious restrictions... I had meat today.

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Darren Wolfgang
Darren Wolfgang commented
Thank you Tiger :) :)
Don Barzini
Don Barzini commented
I find it mighty capricious that an omniscient Creator of the entire universe would give a fig about what we eat on a given day, given the countless sorrows upon this little blue dot.
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Tom Jackson answered

Well, more than tradition it's a form of "penance"---Ash Wednesday and on the Friday of the Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  (Latin / Roman rite)

But penance is certainly not an exclusive concept followed by us Roman Catholics.

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