Why is seafood not considered meat?

i always wondered this. like why cant we have meat on certain days thru lent, makes no sense to me. why only thru a specific time people do that, and then the rest of the year its ok to have meat whenever. its stupid. anyways i dont get why seafood is not considered meat.

Answer #1

well i buy lots of seafood, including fresh crab and lobster meat.

Answer #2

Some people believe the idea that fish is not meat comes from the fact that when freshly caught fish are cut, they don’t bleed blood… as warmblooded animals will bleed if cut.

I don’t think the word “meat” always meant what it means today, which is animal flesh that is used as food. I think “meat” used to mean just land animals that were slaughtered and bled blood… not just a term for flesh.

I personally consider fish a type of meat, as fish fits the definition of meat. “Meat is animal flesh that is used as food. Most often, this means the skeletal muscle and associated fat, but it may also describe other edible tissues such as organs, livers, skin, brains, bone marrow, kidneys, or lungs.” - http://funadvice.com/r/14u2i001hkj

Answer #3

It represents wat Jesus sacrificed for us so we make a sacrifice for him during lent. small price to pay for wat he did. this time of yr represents the time he went to die for r sins and made sacrifices. Fish is cold blooded. other is warm blooded. its not considered as meat in biblical since. meat in the bible is beef/red meat

Answer #4

exactly how i was thinking.

Answer #5

Fish do actually have blood? (my dad exports fish, believe me, fish have blood)

Answer #6

Really? I didn’t know that cold-blooded creatures bled… ?

Answer #7

Fasting used to be more than just Friday, if my memory serves me right there was supposed to be no meat throughout all of Lent. then they changed it to just Fridays.

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