You know, the one thing that really bothers me about religion or a particular religion? It's that fish on Fridays crap! lol We have a sizable Catholic population in my town and so you'll find it in a lot of restaurants and the cafeteria on campus near me where I'll get lunch sometimes, their main dish on Fridays is always something with fish. I like fish every now and then, but sometimes on Friday I like to eat out to celebrate a week well done and I'd like to have an option other than fish!! /rant off hahaha I bet they think they're making God happy by eating fish on Fridays. lol
I used to be a Catholic. I ate the body and drank the blood of Christ, I confessed my sins and did my penance to purify my soul, I smeared ashes on my forehead to represent whatever that was supposed to represent, I ate no meat on Fridays so as not to offend God's delicate sensibilities.
So, yeah, Catholics do really stupid shit.
I can never remember which way round it is (and couldn't give a rats ass) . I eat fish whenever I feel like it and frequently haven't a clue what day it is anyway. Thou shalt NOT eat fish on a Friday would make more sense, it'd give the righteous another harmless sin to confess.
I grew up surrounded by catholics. Fish on Friday was part of my life until I was out of my mother's house.
I remember going out to dinner with my grandparents on a Friday night and ordering a steak. That was the night I came out as an atheist to them.
Still had my steak though.
When I was in the army (a long time ago) the standard Friday fare was a choice of fish or Liver and Mac and Cheese. It pissed me off because the pope had given a dispensation for service members allowing them to eat meat on Fridays. So I ended up eating Mac and Cheese every F....ing Friday. Piss on cat licks.
wow, that practice was supposed to have ended a few popes ago! it was never part of the actual religion (until whatever pope it was said so). it was strictly to help the fishing economies of greece and italy. political, not religious. is there a big fishing industry near where you live?
You know, I grew up catholic and still welcome a good fish special. I'm a dyed in the wool atheist now but I don't mind fish. There's actually no rule that one must eat fish on Fridays, it's more of a fast day than a fish day. You know beaver's qualified as fish on Fridays.
Hey, I've always been an Atheist so I'll eat red meat ANY time I choose and it has gotten me some very fierce and disapproving looks from the Faithfools especially on the times, rare times I might say, that I've dined out on a Friday and deliberately ordered a red meat dish instead of fish.
Piss and blood I say to the Faithfools, eating fish on Fridays is NOT a commandment in the Goat-Herders Guide to the Galaxy, it IS an edict passed down from one the Popes, i.e. Protectors of Paedophile Employees.
That's just one of the ridiculous things about Catholicism. How about confessions? Or priests that are born with balls but are unrealistically expected to ignore them? Or nuns born with a uterus but they are to remain alone and childless! Or the trans-something-or-other they believe changes the cracker and juice or wine into the actual flesh and blood of Jesus! Seriously? That's just absurd! And gross! Of course, they, along with all the other Christians in their various incarnations all believe in the immaculate conception, a common occurrence nowhere!
I love the absurd idea of the Catholic fear of not eating fish on Friday. As if there isnt enough angst around their practices. I have had a few Catholic associates in the past and there is still this Sword of Damacles for many situations even for the lapsed ones. Brilliant conditioning techniques. Go Cathos!
I often have fish on a Friday. Our local pub/restuarant does a two for the price of one on fish and chips on a Friday. I couldn't care less about the silly RC rule although RC's did take it seriously at one time. I was tucking in to my steak and chips in the works canteen one Friday many years ago ( it must have been pay day) when a colleague and good friend sat down beside me with his fish and chips and said to me "how dare you eat meat at my table on a Friday" It annoyed me at the time but I had to smile later.
I'm sorry, are you time warping here from the early 20th Century, or something? I thought fish on Fridays went out with love beads and the 1960s. I know the Roman Catastrophic Church still has saints, exorcisms, and child abuse protected to the highest level, but I honestly thought fish on Fridays was long dead.
Takes me back, though, to my kid days. Even then I thought it was stupid. 9 years old and a nonbeliever even then.
People should be thoughtful about their food choices, and local restaurants should accommodate that. We'd all be healthier if that happened. Sorry you personally don't like fish, but this is better than "Cheetos with liquid lunch Fridays" or whatever the food biz would try to get away with if they could. Btw lots of people pack their lunch for money or health or taste reasons. You should try it.