Last I checked, fish counts as meat. This is not a random screengrab, this is from someone I consider a friend. What bothers me is that I can’t correct her. That would be very UN-pc and I would look like the bad guy.
In the current state of the Catholic church, one would think they would try to separate the socio-economic and political ideals, that have no real bearing on how much God love’s anyone, that were inserted along the way. Fish on Friday? A decision to keep fisherman from losing money during lent in the middle ages. Now, Red Lobster earns a hefty penny for 40 days every spring.
If a church doctrine wants to maintain it’s legitimacy in the 21st century, it is going to have to re-think these odd “rules” that make a person feel guilty that she has made a healthy dinner for her family because she shopped before Lent began. It would seem prudent to get back to basics and teach love, respect, and forgiveness. Otherwise the Catholic population will continue to dwindle and become irrelevant.
We can keep the King’s cake, though, because that’s just plain fun.