Why is fish not considered meat?
My wife asked me the following question:
Why do catholics think fish is not a meat? Thereby making fish, but not beef or chicken o.k. for consumption on Fridays during lent?
Meat is defined as "the flesh of animals as used for food". Fish falls into that category.
If we were to truly abstain from eating meat on Fridays during lent, shouldn't we avoid fish as well?
Silly question I know, but still a bit confusing. Thanks.