Originally posted on The Constitution Club:
Ever since I heard the concept of “Meatless Mondays” I’ve toyed with the idea of a post blasting it for copying the idea from us Catholics who abstain from meat on Fridays as a sacrifice in memory of the Crucifixion. It’s a small thing, but a traditional observance that was never rescinded, actually, and is even observed by those who are the Christmas & Easter variety Catholic at least during Lent. We see it not so much as dogma, but a personal piety observance. There’s nothing really moral about it, or immoral if we don’t do it, but nonetheless a traditional religious observance for quite a number of centuries. After all, meat is the most nourishing and filling food we can eat.