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Why don't monks/saints eat meat? - xsantiagox - 02-27-2020

Every time the diet of a saint is mentioned it never has meat.why is this?
Is there a belief animal meat inflames lust?
Just because meat is very tasty and giving it up is ascetic?
I personally love fried chicken and blood sausage  :D


RE: Why don't monks/saints eat meat? - Teresa Agrorum - 02-27-2020

"I personally love fried chicken and blood sausage."

Now you're talking--I do too. Giving meat up must be a kind of love gift to God. Someone else on the forum will certainly flesh this out further. (Sorry--couldn't help the pun!)



RE: Why don't monks/saints eat meat? - GangGreen - 02-27-2020

Don't forget that for most of history meat was a luxury. The average person was lucky to have meat once a week or once a month. People typically lived on grains, legumes, nuts, and (depending on location) fish. Today, meat is so widely available and is cheaper than a lot of foods especially nuts and fish. For modern people fish is more a luxury than meat.


RE: Why don't monks/saints eat meat? - Bonaventure - 02-27-2020

(02-27-2020, 11:07 AM)xsantiagox Wrote: I personally love...blood sausage  :D

Prieta? Boudin? :P