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Good friday!

I wondered if people on here believe that it is ok for people with intellectual or health disabilities to eat meat on Good Fiday. I have a family member staying with me on Good Friday who is unaware that they have been christened in the Catholic Church, is it wrong of me to allow them to eat meat on a day that I would not eat it myself. I am not a strict Catholic, there are just things I don't do, a girlfriend has told me that their is a dispensation for the disabled, especially if they don't have the capacity to decide for themselves. Once again I am not a strict or practicing Catholic,I just have things that I don't do!

Last reply: 27th Sep 2012 / 9 replies / Post by mistymae53

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Ziah

Posted by: Ziah
Posted: 30th Mar 2012

Ziah says: As far as I am concerned, not eating meat on Good Friday is a personal choice - and therefore if someone is unable to make the choice for themselves, it should not be made for them. Regardless of someone's "being christened into a religion" - if they are not a practising Catholic/Christian/religion that doesn't eat meat on Good Friday, and have no knowledge or understanding of the tradition, they should not be forced into a practice which may upset their routine (and for a lot of disabled people, routine is everything). If they have an understanding of the practice, they are able to make the choice for themselves.

I would, however, make an exception for a person such as this being housed in a group home or retirement/nursing home, where everyone gets the same meals from the main kitchen, in this case, they eat what's on the menu for that night - fish, chicken, meat, tofu or pink polkadot pickled pork. And if it's a religious home (like, say, an Anglicare home) that observes no meat on Good Friday, then they don't get meat on Good Friday.

That's my $0.02 anyway. And I happily eat meat on any day of the year, but allow those who don't to do as they please. Reply

mistymae53

Posted by: mistymae53
Posted: 30th Mar 2012

Ziah says: As far as I am concerned, not eating meat on Good Friday is a personal choice - and therefore if someone is unable to make the choice for themselves, it should not be made for them. Regardless of...

mistymae53 says: Thankyou for your feedback, I do agree with you but it's hard to be objective when you're so close to the situation. People with disabilities such as and including autistic behaviour in particular have strong routines and need them to be followed religiously. Thankyou once again for your opinion, I do appreciate it! Reply

mistymae53

Posted by: mistymae53
Posted: 30th Mar 2012

Ziah says: As far as I am concerned, not eating meat on Good Friday is a personal choice - and therefore if someone is unable to make the choice for themselves, it should not be made for them. Regardless of...

mistymae53 says: Thankyou for your feedback, I do agree with you but it's hard to be objective when you're so close to the situation. People with disabilities such as and including autistic behaviour in particular have strong routines and need them to be followed religiously. Thankyou once again for your opinion, I do appreciate it! Reply

mistymae53

Posted by: mistymae53
Posted: 30th Mar 2012

Ziah says: As far as I am concerned, not eating meat on Good Friday is a personal choice - and therefore if someone is unable to make the choice for themselves, it should not be made for them. Regardless of...

mistymae53 says: Thankyou for your feedback, I do agree with you but it's hard to be objective when you're so close to the situation. People with disabilities such as and including autistic behaviour in particular have strong routines and need them to be followed religiously. Thankyou once again for your opinion, I do appreciate it! Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 7th Apr 2012

Ziah says: As far as I am concerned, not eating meat on Good Friday is a personal choice - and therefore if someone is unable to make the choice for themselves, it should not be made for them. Regardless of...

Captain Slog says: And if it's a religious home (like, say, an Anglicare home) that observes no meat on Good Friday, then they don't get meat on Good Friday.

SEE what I mean? (Above) Rotten swines!! Its just pure EVIL and Spiteful. Care Home? THAT is NOT CARE!! Its abuse! I bet they'd go MENTAL if someone came home that day with a Burger. Poor old buggers! Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 5th Apr 2012

says: I think you should be allowed to eat whatever you want whenever you want.. within moderation. You only live once. Reply

Captain  Slog

Posted by: Captain Slog
Posted: 7th Apr 2012

Captain Slog says: Hi Folks, Here's a nice BIG can'o' worms (or Huhu Grubs if you prefer?) for you!
I WAS a catholic when I was a kid. But what choice did I have? As I reached an age where I was able to understand things better ( I was five), I could see this foul religion for what it was. Pure rubbish! And as for NOT eating meat on ANY Friday? Yeah, RIGHT! I'd like to see them stop me!
As a kid at a catholic school (Thank goodness it was only for one year) I witnessed all kinds of abuse to try and make kids adhere to this henious sect, and were severely punished and abused if they asked too many questions. One kid was paraded in fron of the assembled school kids, dressed in girls clothes and we were all being told, "THIS is what happens if HE wants to walk with the girls! He DRESSES like a girl!" (The stressed words were how we were addressed).
I never learned a thing at that place, other than to NOT trust the bastards and that they were very dangerous people. How dare they treat us like that! Everything they tried to "teach" us was, and IS, a lie! All their rituals and strange demands are just ways they try to CONTROL us and Manipulate us.
You alll have FREE minds, and I'm sure even you know the facts as you actually see them. ABORT religion and its evil. Be FREE and of sound mind. A Good honest person doesn't need religion to be decent. I DON'T trust religious people.
As for Easter, it doesn't apply to us Down Under. it is a Northern Hemisphere Festival which celebrates the End of Winter, and the Arrival of Spring, but, it was hi-jacked by the vatican. They couldn't kill enough of us "pagans" for celebrating a non-christian event, and couldn't stops us either, so they hi-jacked Easter and twisted it to make it theirs with their crucifixion story.
No Easter Eggs for the stupid christians, but, PLENTY for us! Whoo-hooo! Go for it! Even I managed to get a few this year.
We may be going into winter, but, still have Easter thanks to those idiot chrisitians. Thanks to them, instead of just ONE day to celebrate the occasion, those boofheadsd gave us FOUR.
Enjoy your Easter and your Easter Eggs and be good to each other. DON'T get bullied by the rest.
AND. . . Eat your MEAT of you WON'T get any PUDDING!
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE! Reply

dunbaylass

Posted by: dunbaylass
Posted: 21st Sep 2012

dunbaylass says: I know this is 6 months late, however as a non practicing Catholic I still find it hard to accept that its OK to eat meat on Fridays. The Pope did give dispensation for Fridays to be exempted from the " No meat " however what is one Friday in 52, surely you can make do without on such Holy Day. My Husband is C of E, and he respects my believes. as a matter of fact he even cuts down on the beer intake, because I fast on the day so he says "he is doing his bit to support me" Reply

Deb

Posted by: Deb
Posted: 27th Sep 2012

Deb says: I know it's a very late comment but will always ring true in this debate and has shocked many Catholics. There is no biblical dogma which prevents the eating of meat on good friday. It was a papal (pope) decree a few hundred years ago to prop up an ailing fishing industry. By encouraging the faithful to partake in a seafood dish one day a week it saved many jobs.
The modern day equivalent would be our government telling us to all buyAustralian made goods to help our manufacturing industry (pity they don't) Reply

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