Meatless Friday Question
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(11-19-2010, 05:23 PM)Pax et Bonum Wrote:
(11-19-2010, 05:21 PM)dark lancer Wrote:
(11-19-2010, 05:21 PM)Gladium Wrote:
(11-19-2010, 05:17 PM)dark lancer Wrote: I was wondering what the reason is for abstaining from meat on Fridays.  The quasi-heretical prayer group I was in all seemed to agree that the rule was established to "support the fisherman."

It is meant to make Friday a penitential day to commemorate the Crucifixion.

But how does abstaining from meat accomplish this?

The same way fasting and abstinence bring us closer to God during Lent. It gives us a mortification that draws our minds to the events of our Lord's life.

How would you explain this to someone who thinks that abstinence from meat on Fridays was a connivance to support fishermen and make life unnecessarily complicated?
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