Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Something fishy

Jimmy Akin breaks down everything you might want to know about Lent. One in particular struck me as hilarious about the Fish industry hoax claiming the Pope mandated eating fish to promote the Italian fishing industry. The distance some people will travel to find a conspiracy is amusing.

Jimmy gives that rumor a good beating, and my two cents is that fish was the food of the poor. Since the abstinence from meat was supposed to lead to greater concern for the poor (perhaps giving alms instead of spending the money on meat) it was deemed improper to include fish and put a greater burden on the poor.

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