I am not trying to insult or upset anyone. I just want to understand something that does not make sense to me. The first thing that I do not understand is Catholics and their priest. In the Bible it says not to call any earthly man Father, but the Catholics call their priests Father. The second thing I do not understand is lent. When the fasting man (cant think of his name at the moment) was asked why he wasnt eating the animals he said that it was bc they were unclean, and God said that it was okay to eat them. So why is it that Catholics do not eat meat on Fridays during lent? I really do not understand why Catholics seem to go against the Bible when it comes to their religious practices, and I dont know why they would do this if they are believers of God and Jesus Christ. Maybe I am misunderstanding.....
Answer by Dr.Donna at 8:36 AM on Oct. 21, 2010
Answer by Dr.Donna at 8:44 AM on Oct. 21, 2010
It's important not to take scripture of of context or your sure to misinterpreted it. I don't think Jesus meant this literally because he broke this rule in Matthew 23:30-32. Paul also calls Abraham the father of all of us. I call my dad Father sometimes. I don't think that Jesus had a problem with any particular word for Father, it's that we are suppose to be humble before God no matter what we call ourselves.
Catholics do not abstain from meat during Lent because the meat is unclean. It's a meant to be a personal sacrifice for a time while focusing on inter-reflection. There is nothing wrong with meat, but if you are changing something that you usually do for a time it can be beneficial in reminding us of all we have to be gratefulfor and what so many don't have. Many catholics will donate money they haven't spent on meat during Lent to the hungry.
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