Erin - posted on 04/01/2010 ( 54 moms have responded )
I saw a friend's status this morning, and it basically said that anyone who eats meat on Good Friday has no respect. So it made me curious... if you are an athiest, agnostic or simply non-practising, do you ignore the no-meat tradition?
Personally, I am a loooooooong non-practising Catholic and consider myself an agnostic, but still adhere to this tradition for some reason. Maybe it's my upbringing. Maybe it's out of respect to those around me. Or maybe it's just habit. My family are not church-goers, but they still observe this holiday and tradition. Usually we have a seafood lunch, but nobody goes to Church and there is no talk of the actual history behind the occasion.
So my question is, is it in fact disrespectful to eat meat on Good Friday? Or is it just a case of individuals exercising their religious freedoms by not partaking in the tradition?