Rules of Meat Abstinence


#1

Ok, this is a bit of an outside the box question, but I bite (and even eat) the skin of my lip sometimes, which, technically, could be considered flesh, and I, as a human, am technically an mammal. Would doing so then violate the rules of abstinence?

Thanks for the thoughts, all!


#2

No. It wouldn’t.


#3

C’mon man. Don’t be so hard on yourself. You’re ok. Maybe instead you should see it as something to be given up for lent altogether.


#4

scruples , do you have any help for it


#6

Really irresponsible advice for someone with scruples


#7

Be at peace , @hawksnest23 , you are not breaking your abstinence by biting your lip or swallowing any of your skin .

The Church law on abstinence applies to meat we eat as food , as part of a meal .

If you suffer from scruples may you receive the healing you need . :pray:


#8

No you aren’t breaking the Friday abstinence by doing this


#10

Totally inappropriate and flagged


#11

If real, the problem of scruples as represented by this original post is without a doubt a problem that requires serious psychiatric help. It is so bizarre that I have a hard time accepting it as anything but a troll’s post.


#12

And mods have asked us to be charitable and flag it.


#13

If it violated the rules of abstinence than it would also qualify for cannibalism. Not only cannibalism but self-cannibalism. It’s like murder vs suicide.

Disclaimer: the above is tongue in cheek so don’t take it seriously

It’s like chewing on your fingernails. I doubt if anyone would consider that a proper meal.


#14

Seé your priest.


#15

Why?

Anything with what I posted?


#16

Not you, the OP.


#17

I thought so but you replied to my post. I just wanted to make sure.


#18

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