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Man, I have so many LiveJournaly things to say, and yet THIS ridiculous shit is the shit that prompts me to post:

Church Nixes Good Friday Fenway Hot Dogs

Here's the quote that makes me mad: "I would hope it was just an oversight when they were doing the schedule," Rev. Christopher J. Coyne, a spokesman for the archdiocese told the Boston Herald. "I think it's very insensitive to the huge number of people who are Christians and fans."

Also, in 1995 and 2000, Cardinal Bernard F. Law, then the head of the archdiocese, allowed local Catholics to eat meat when St. Patrick's Day fell on a Friday during Lent.

Hey assholes, the whole point of giving up something is that you're GIVING UP SOMETHING. Hel-LO! "Insensitive"? Are you serious? That they're daring to have a BASEBALL GAME on Good Friday? You have got to be kidding me. It's not even, like, free hot dog day or anything! I mean okay, it's Opening Day, but so what? Get a pretzel! Have some peanuts! What a bunch of whiners. The whole point of sacrifice is that it's a PAIN IN THE ASS. That's why I don't follow a religion, I'm too lazy and have no will power. But at least I have come to terms with that, and don't look for excuses.


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Mar. 12th, 2004 12:43 pm (UTC)
Mar. 12th, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)
Sure, they could eat cookies, too! Good one, M.
Mar. 12th, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)
i am helper A+
Mar. 12th, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC)
Ha. One could say that a large part of the Catholic clergy's problems stem from their lack of will power. Man, I'm feeling especially strong-willed as a meat-lover keeping up vegetarianism for 10 years when damn Catholics can't do it for 1 day.
Mar. 12th, 2004 03:25 pm (UTC)
Completely Ridiculous
Being a "mostly" practicing Catholic, I'm going to say that is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard... seriously, I don't think it will kill people to miss eating a hot dog for a game or eat just eat the damn hot dog, for cryin' out loud. You aren't going to hell for it.

The fact that this, dude calls it "insensitive" is the real kick in the pants. No, it isn't insensitive to the "Christians" in the fan base... it's called life. It would be insensitive to the fans who aren't Christian whether they're Aetheist or Jewsih, or whatever! It's called you can't pick and chose what day games fall on, so just deal with it. That's the whole point of Lent anyway, it's not supposed to be easy.

It's people like this dude, who give Catholicism a bad name.
Mar. 12th, 2004 04:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Completely Ridiculous
I 100% agree. One of the readings they do on Ash Wednesday, he start of the whole thing, focuses on how during Lent you are NOT supposed to let people know you are sacrificing and suffering. "Never let your left hand know what your right hand is doing." is from that. It says to look good and smile and to be humble, because your reward is in HEAVEN, and if people are extra-nice to you, you are doing it for a reward on EARTH.

We are NOT supposed to be so big on earthly rewrads.
Mar. 12th, 2004 11:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Completely Ridiculous
Amen Sista!

P.S.- that icon is supa fly... I was just talking about First Communion the other day, I thought I was hot stuff with my veil and then I was the May queen... man- I was on a huge ego trip that year in CCD
Mar. 12th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
The last paragraph says church leadership allowed Boston Catholics to eat meat on Good Friday when it was also Saint Patrick's day.

You goddamn weenies.
Mar. 12th, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC)

Anyway, it's stuff like this that helped me decide that I should leave the Church. Not the not-eating-meat thing, but the way a lot of Catholics practice: they take what they like about the religion and leave the rest. Dude, if I wanted to live like that, I'd be a Protestant. Oho ho. But I realized that if I were going to be a Catholic, I was going to have to buy into EVERYTHING: papal infallibility, transubstantiation and the resurrection of the body as actual facts...everything. Not as hazy ideas I could interpret on my own, but as truths set down by the Church. And I found I couldn't stomach the good with the bad. So I left.

But don't tell my mother. It would kill her.
Mar. 13th, 2004 03:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah I know, I quoted that in my LiveJournal post.
Mar. 13th, 2004 07:59 pm (UTC)
Your what?
Mar. 12th, 2004 05:56 pm (UTC)
this is why i never tell anyone i was raised catholic...

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