Posted by JCPhoenix: * … He asked a priest this when he was in school, and was told not to ask silly questions … *
It’s Friday in Lent and you are away from home on a business trip. You’re running late and on your way to the airport, after not having eaten all day, you do to a drive-thru and order two quarter pounders completely forgeting that it’s a Friday in Lent. While driving along, as you are about to take your first bite, it suddenly hits you that it’s a Friday in Lent.
Eating the burgers would be sinful but discarding them would be wasting food and also sinful. You can’t bring them on the plane. You don’t have the time to properly dispose of them so they are not wasted.
What would be the non-sinful action to take?
PS: This came very close to happening to me last year but it dawned on me as I was placing my order and I changed it to a fish sandwich instead of a burger.