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Title: Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 02, 2004, 02:46:46 PM
Anyone else here Catholic to enjoy meatless Lent Fridays with me?

Tonight's menu - Fish and Chips followed by a corase of ice cream with my friends downotwn. :D I love fish now. lol I didn't care for it too much before, but I get the strongest cravings for fish lately. :P
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Mary Jane on April 02, 2004, 02:56:11 PM
Nope sorry I'm protestant.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: MangoMercury on April 02, 2004, 03:00:21 PM
I'm afraid I am not Catholic either, but hope you enjoy your fish and chips :D
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: copycat on April 02, 2004, 03:21:08 PM
Even when we were still going to the church, I don't think we ever had any meatless Fridays. Sure, there were Fridays when we had fish instead of meat, but that was not because we were Catholic, and didn't happen every Friday. Besides, there's few fish species I like eating. :S
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: J-ROC on April 02, 2004, 03:29:58 PM
I'm a meatitarian...so I'll be having some form of meat today.  

I already had some pork at lunch!  Pepperoni Pizza!  Mmmm...

(Although I was lacking the person I'm supposed to have a Pepperoni Pizza date with. :( )

And I think I'll have some chicken tonight.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 02, 2004, 03:45:08 PM
I don't think I've ever eaten meat even once on a Friday during Lent.  Well, I'll go on eating my fish then. :P Enjoy your meat...lol

Actually, I have up meat for Lent. So I haven't eaten a piece of meat in over a month.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: J-ROC on April 02, 2004, 03:52:27 PM
I don't think I could ever not eat meat....I mean yeah, I've had vegitarian meals and such....but man, dead cow...I loves it!
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Jeysie on April 02, 2004, 04:05:10 PM
Errr... I'm assuming that fish!=meat is a religious thing? Because I would consider fish to be meat. Not that I think eating fish instead of, say, beef is a bad thing (in fact, I think it's a good thing), I'm just a little puzzled how it would qualify as "not eating meat".

At any rate... I'm now agnostic (I used to be Catholic), so Lent is now a pretty much non-important thing to me. I never saw much point in causing yourself harm by choosing to give something up that you enjoy but is not harming you... but then, that's part of the reason I was never good at being religious and finally gave it up. ;)

I'm not a big meat person anyways... I like chicken, but I generally stick to just breads, dairy, veggies, and fruit.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 02, 2004, 04:15:24 PM
The point of it is supposed to be that Jesus didn't eat meat for the 40 days he was in the desert being tempted by the devil.  So that's why you give up something you love for Lent. To resist temptation.  There may be no social reward from it, but it's spiritually fulfilling.

Down with the devil! :D ;)
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Jeysie on April 02, 2004, 04:17:42 PM
Ahh. OK, I can understand that. I don't have any particular desire to follow it, but it makes sense to me. :)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Mary Jane on April 02, 2004, 04:20:24 PM

Down with the devil! :D ;)
Thats one of the best things I've heard all day.  ;D
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 02, 2004, 04:22:16 PM
I guess when you're brought up always following Lent, it doesn't become that hard of a thing to do.  Except meat has been hard to give up this year.  But the cravings are going away for chicken. Which is good. :D I don't eat red meat to begin with, so it's just been giving up chicken that's been hard. lol
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Mary Jane on April 02, 2004, 04:26:48 PM
I'll remember to keep you and your meatlessness in my prayers.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 02, 2004, 04:37:18 PM
Now you're all really going to believe that I'm crazy for this. lol I plan on becoming a vegetarian once I get out of the house. (my parents don't approve, they think I'll die from malnutrition. :P)
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Jeysie on April 02, 2004, 04:45:29 PM
I don't not follow Lent because I think it's hard to do, just that, as I said, I don't have any desire to give something up that's not harming me. I'm not knocking people who do follow Lent, though... if your beliefs are fulfilling to you, that's all that matters. :) Especially if following Lent does cause you to give up something potentially harmful (like red meat), then it's very much a good thing.

And vegetarians do have to be sure to get enough protein, but with all the tofu and soy products out there nowadays, it's not a big deal. Properly chosen and prepared fruits and veggies are great for vitamins and fiber, so no malnutrition involved.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 02, 2004, 04:57:46 PM
Try telling my parents that. lol  They don't think I get enough fruit and vegetables. Except in the past few years I've been discovering more and more foods that I love.  I'm not entirely sure what it was, but I think I fell in love with spinach on Tuesday. :D  I don't know what the name of the food was (it was almost like a thin pastie), but it was the most delicious thing I've ever eaten! :D
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Jeysie on April 02, 2004, 05:03:07 PM
Try telling my parents that. lol  They don't think I get enough fruit and vegetables.

Now I'm kind of confused. I mean... if you become a vegetarian, you'll be eating mostly fruits and vegetables... won't that make them happy, then, if they don't think you eat enough of them?

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: FataliOmega on April 02, 2004, 05:03:14 PM
*shivers* I dont like fish... Anything that swims, crawls, or burrows, in my opinion, should not be swallowed and digested...  ::)
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 02, 2004, 05:11:39 PM
I think they're actually afraid that I'll become to liberal. lol Even though I'm the most conservative person in my family. :P
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: J-ROC on April 02, 2004, 05:39:11 PM
Amen, Fatali...I too hate seafood.  By jove...I hate that stuff immensely.

As the musical geniuses PRIMUS would say:

SHAKE HANDS WITH BEEF!

 ;D
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Storm on April 02, 2004, 07:18:13 PM
I'm Jewish and an atheist besides, so obviously no Lent Fridays for me ;)
...And if you think giving up meat on Fridays is hard, you should try some of our dietary laws ;)
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Mary Jane on April 02, 2004, 07:23:33 PM
I don't mean to be rude, but how can you be Jewish and an athiest at the same time? Or do you mean of the Jewish race, not religion?
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Storm on April 02, 2004, 07:29:37 PM
AFAIK, Judaism is a religion, not a race... and I am of Jewish nationality, ie. belong to the Jewish nation & culture. My religious beliefs (or the lack of them) has little to do with that  ;)
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Mary Jane on April 02, 2004, 07:34:01 PM
You're the first Jewish person I've ever met so please forgive my lack of knowledge. Besides, what does AFAIK mean? I'm not to knowledgeable about some forum speak.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Storm on April 02, 2004, 07:39:38 PM
No problem! I'm proud to be your first Jewish person ;)

AFAIK = As Far As I Know 8)
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Mary Jane on April 02, 2004, 07:41:37 PM
Ok, thanks. lol.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Jeysie on April 02, 2004, 08:14:39 PM
Pinda... er, Optimus... give this link a try:

http://www.jewfaq.org/judaism.htm

And Celli... I suppose the problem is that vegetarianism used to be sort of this perceived weird thing that New Age-type people did, so it sort of picked up this connotation of liberalism... but now it's a pretty well-known healthy diet choice. (Or at least, it used to be until the whole weird Atkins low-carb thing came about. I'm still not sure I think that one's a good idea.)

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: racx_00 on April 02, 2004, 10:55:13 PM
i dont really have a religeon ;), but i have to study all of them for school ;B
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: copycat on April 03, 2004, 12:47:03 PM
*shivers* I dont like fish... Anything that swims, crawls, or burrows, in my opinion, should not be swallowed and digested...  ::)
I think it's safe to say that it wouldn't matter if I didn't have to eat any more fish again. :D

IIRC, I also once briefly studied all of the religion types. I mean, I studied their timeline. As for the contents of those religions, even if we did, it must have been very brief because of that I don't remember anything anymore.

I think they're actually afraid that I'll become to liberal. lol Even though I'm the most conservative person in my family. :P
That is a completely unexistant connotation in my country: vegetarian=liberal.:P
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 03, 2004, 08:06:40 PM
I found out that what I had on Tuesday was spanakopita. :D
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Say on April 03, 2004, 09:20:05 PM
excuse my ignorance but wtf is spanakopita??1? lol
sounds cute, I think Im going to call Cesar like that now :P <3 lol
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Cez on April 03, 2004, 09:21:19 PM
ok, blankey.

Linus.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Jeysie on April 03, 2004, 09:22:51 PM
/me wikipedias for it. :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanakopita

Apparently it's some Greek spinach pie concoction. Sounds kinda tasty, actually.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Say on April 03, 2004, 09:24:37 PM
LOL, oh yeah this week he's linus and Im blankey... wtf dont wipe off your nose on me you gross :P

spanakopita! spanakopita! it even rhymes with lolita! :D :D :D :D <3

Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Cez on April 03, 2004, 09:25:59 PM
Then that's Dean's name. Skanakopita lol
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Say on April 03, 2004, 09:28:30 PM
LMAO!! !


oh yah, Jeysie said it was some greek stuff... so it fits :P <3 OMG spanakopita! and lolita! wtf beautifulz <3
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Yonkey on April 03, 2004, 09:30:05 PM
HAHAHAHAH! XD Aww, I'm not gonna remember how to spell that. :-\  ;)

His other nickname at least rhymed.  ;P
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Say on April 03, 2004, 09:31:31 PM
lol, me neither... I copy pasted it all the times named ;P
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 03, 2004, 09:33:42 PM
What world are you in when Lolita rhymes with spanakopita? :P  But you have to try it! :D It's sooooo good! :D :D

Have you ever read Lolita? It's the most disturbing book I've ever read!
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Say on April 03, 2004, 10:24:53 PM
LOL!! in spanish it sort of rhymes, ask cesar :P


AND OMG did you just called Cesar disturbing? :D... agreed! <3 ;P
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Cez on April 03, 2004, 10:28:09 PM
if I'm disturbing, what can be said about my stinky blankie? <3
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Say on April 03, 2004, 10:31:07 PM
LOL! that was so freaking disgusting and gross lol... and kinda cute :P

I did read lolita btw, it was... a different book I wouldnt say it was neither good or bad, it was just plain different, and even if I may not completly like it... its an interesting story to read.

And cesar is a lolita wannabe :P lol <3
cesar has so many names by now, hes buggyman, hes spoilerman, lolita, ceizure, :P and the list goes on :D
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 03, 2004, 10:39:51 PM
So if he's a lolita, then whose loins is he the fire of?  :suffer:
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Say on April 03, 2004, 10:42:35 PM
HAHAHAHAHA... :P Dean's? ;P lol!!
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 03, 2004, 10:46:42 PM
Who is Dean?

It's amazing how a thread about food easily turns to child molestation. :P
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: copycat on April 04, 2004, 10:25:38 AM
What world are you in when Lolita rhymes with spanakopita? :P
Lol ita
Spanakop ita
8)

Who is Dean?
PR Director: Dean Pantelios (see the team-page)
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: MangoMercury on April 04, 2004, 10:49:47 AM
Wasn't this topic about anti-meat?
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Mary Jane on April 04, 2004, 11:06:35 AM
No, it is about a Catholic's religous duties.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: MangoMercury on April 04, 2004, 11:10:11 AM
Ohhh...  I couldn't live without my meat.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 04, 2004, 11:33:53 AM
What world are you in when Lolita rhymes with spanakopita? :P
Lol ita
Spanakop ita
8)

Oh...lol The 'itas' aren't pronounced the same. There's more of a stress on ita in Lolita.  And the ita in spanakopita just comes with the flow of the world.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Say on April 04, 2004, 12:50:16 PM
Dean is my best friend, the most annoying and adorable guy I could have ever met :P, coworker and boss :P here at kq9 he's my co-director

we are one big happy family... Lolita, spana... wait *goes to copy paste* Spanakopita lol and MEH hahaha :P <3

and I wouldnt seriously know how to say Spanakopita... lol I so cant pronounce anything greek but Dean's name hahaha :D


Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 04, 2004, 01:13:41 PM
Well, I'm not Catholic, I'm Southern Baptist...I participatedin Lent for the first time about four years ago, and then again last year.  It was so difficult for me, at least at the beginning to say no to the things I gave up, but by about half-way through, it wasn't difficult at all.  I guess part of it is just giving up the habit of it!  

Cat
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: copycat on April 04, 2004, 02:56:31 PM
Oh...lol The 'itas' aren't pronounced the same. There's more of a stress on ita in Lolita.  And the ita in spanakopita just comes with the flow of the world.
Well, how should I know? I'm not (a) Greek! ::)
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Say on April 05, 2004, 10:59:18 AM
could you believe I talked to dean yesterday and I forgot to call him spanakopita!?! :(


ITS YOUR FAULT CESAR :(
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Yonkey on April 05, 2004, 12:16:06 PM
could you believe I talked to dean yesterday and I forgot to call him spanakopita!?! :(
:'(
ITS YOUR FAULT CESAR :(
:D

Hahah j/k.  ;D
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 05, 2004, 03:07:40 PM
Well, I'm not Catholic, I'm Southern Baptist...I participatedin Lent for the first time about four years ago, and then again last year.  It was so difficult for me, at least at the beginning to say no to the things I gave up, but by about half-way through, it wasn't difficult at all.  I guess part of it is just giving up the habit of it!  

Cat

I heard somewhere that it takes 27 days to start or break a habit.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: B'rrr on April 05, 2004, 03:18:20 PM
....hmmm, that is why the movie is called 28 days (http://imdb.com/title/tt0191754/) ; )
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Oldbushie on April 07, 2004, 07:59:50 PM
I'm Catholic, forgot about the meat thing a couple times though. ;P

It really isn't in the bible at all though, and I heard originally it was an excuse for fishermen to get more money during Lent.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Celli on April 07, 2004, 08:48:23 PM
lol That probably could be why. :P  Just like how Thanksgiving was moved to Thursday to allow for more holiday shopping. ;)
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: copycat on April 08, 2004, 02:32:02 PM
lol That probably could be why. :P  Just like how Thanksgiving was moved to Thursday to allow for more holiday shopping. ;)
The Catholic church moved a lot of holidays to coincide with the old heathen holidays. However, Thanksgiving isn't even a Catholic holiday, at least not worldwide. Maybe the US Catholics adopted it, but the European ones didn't. 8)
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Jeysie on April 08, 2004, 04:19:16 PM
Er. Thanksgiving isn't a Catholic holiday at all, it's just an American one. Some countries have similar festivals (like Canada, IIRC), but it's not a religious thing.

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: B'rrr on April 09, 2004, 03:25:24 AM
hmmm... I always thought that it was a religious (supposably catholic) one too ; / ...but if it isn't, what about and to who are they saying thnx to?
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: MangoMercury on April 09, 2004, 04:20:59 AM
I don't know much about Thanksgiving, myself...  Just that it's another day to eat turkey.
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: B'rrr on April 09, 2004, 04:35:04 AM
hmmmm.... so it's Thank-you-for-giving-another-opportunity-to-eat-turkey-day ...for you.

...makes sense ; )
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: MangoMercury on April 09, 2004, 04:41:33 AM
EXACTLY!
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: Jeysie on April 09, 2004, 06:04:06 AM
hmmm... I always thought that it was a religious (supposably catholic) one too ; / ...but if it isn't, what about and to who are they saying thnx to?

Well, the traditional tale is that it was started by the Pilgrims giving thanks for surviving their first period of time here in North America. It thus might have it's roots in a Puritan festival, but it's not really a religious thing now (unless you want to bring thanks to G-d into it).

(heads on over to one of her fave websites)

http://people.howstuffworks.com/thanksgiving.htm

Peace & Luv, Liz
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: copycat on April 09, 2004, 03:46:14 PM
The Pilgrims were able to survive their first winter in America with an Indian's help, named Squanto. So they celebrated with the Indians and gave thanks.
If only that Indian had known what trouble he got his race into by doing that. :-X
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: koko_99_2001 on April 09, 2004, 07:07:29 PM
Bad CC, bad!!   ;P

Cat
Title: Re:Meatless Fridays
Post by: copycat on April 10, 2004, 10:55:12 AM
Bad CC, bad!!   ;P
Nono, bad conquistadores (?sp). XB