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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Catholics in Mexico are killing 75 thousands turtles each year and guess why ?

Catholics in Mexico are killing 75 thousands endangered species of turtles each year and guess why ?

because according to the fabricated christian religion, one should not eat meat during lent ! since warm blood represent the bloods of Jesus that's why Catholics are only allowed to eat fish or frogs like Catholics in France ! or reptiles

Some activists have sent the Vatican a letter for saving the endangered turtles spices, the Vatican refused to ban the massacre of turtles.

what a silly religion !!

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  • Daver
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    1 decade ago
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    <<Catholics in Mexico are killing 75 thousands turtles each year and guess why ? Catholics in Mexico are killing 75 thousands endangered species of turtles each year and guess>>

    If 75 thousands turtles are killed each year in Mexico - and there are still enough left alive in order to produce enough offspring for 75 thousand dead turtles the following year - so forth and so on, year after year, then it's painfully obvious that the species of turtles in question are PLENTIFUL; hardly endangered.

    <<why ? because according to the fabricated christian religion, one should not eat meat during lent!>>

    First, Catholicism is NOT fabricated.

    Second, the Lenten Fasting of meat is only on Lenten on FRIDAYS, not all of Lent.

    <<since warm blood represent the bloods of Jesus that's why Catholics are only allowed to eat fish or frogs like Catholics in France ! or reptiles>>

    You're missing the point.

    The Lenten Fast ONLY states that meat cannot be eaten on Fridays. That's all. As for what is eaten in the meat's place, that all depends on local custom.

    The reason seafood is a popular substitute is because the Fish is a symbol of Christ, and there's also a strong reference to the Apostles as most of them were fishermen before becoming fishers of men.

    Evidently, in Mexico, they eat turtle.

    <<Some activists have sent the Vatican a letter for saving the endangered turtles spices, the Vatican refused to ban the massacre of turtles.>>

    What evidence is there that the species of turtle in question is endangered?

    Like I said before - If 75 thousands turtles are killed each year in Mexico - and there are still enough left alive in order to produce enough offspring for 75 thousand dead turtles the following year - so forth and so on, year after year, then it's painfully obvious that the species of turtles in question are PLENTIFUL; hardly endangered.

    <<what a silly religion !!>>

    No. The only thing silly here is your 'take' on the Catholic religion.

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  • Look I'm Mexican...and I approve the involuntary sterilization of 80% of the Mexican populace world wide.

    Blessed be all turtles, tortoises and reptiles alike...

    I have the solutions to everything.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Vatican has no authority to ban the killing of turtles in mexico.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Is that serious? They have a weird definition of meat then. Turtles contain meat. Reptiles contain meat. I think they need to review their knowledge of biology or religion. No meat means vegetarian.

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  • 4 years ago

    I am always amused by non-Catholics who think they know more about Catholicism than Catholics themselves! FASTING - A form of penance that imposes limits on the kind or quantity of food or drink. From the first century Christians have observed fasting days of precept, notably during the season of Lent in commemoration of Christ's passion and death. In the early Church there was less formal precept and therefore greater variety of custom, but in general fasting was much more severe than in the modern Church. In the East and West the faithful abstained on fasting days from wine as well as from flesh-meat, both being permitted only in cases of weak health. The ancient custom in the Latin Church of celebrating Mass in the evening during Lent was partly due to the fact that in many places the first meal was not taken before sunset. The modern Church regulations on fasting, until 1966, prescribed taking only one full meal a day, along with some food for breakfast and a collation. Days of fast and abstinence for the universal Church were Ash Wednesday, the Fridays and Saturdays of Lent, Ember days, and the vigils of certain feasts. Days of fast only were the rest of the days of Lent, except Sundays. Special indults affected different nations and were provided for by canon law. With the constitution Paenitemini of Paul VI in 1966, the meaning of the law of fasting remained, but the extent of the obligation was changed. Thus "the law of fasting allows only one full meal a day, but does not prohibit taking some food in the morning and evening, while observing approved local custom as far as quantity and quality of food are concerned." To the law of fast are bound those of the faithful who have completed their twenty-first year and up until the beginning of their sixtieth year. Prescribed bays of fast and abstinence for the whole Church are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Nevertheless, as with abstinence, so with fasting or other forms of penance, "It is up to the bishops, gathered in their episcopal conferences, to establish the norms . . . which they consider the most opportune and efficacious" (Paenitemini, III). In the Eastern rites it is the right of the patriarch, together with the synod or supreme authority of every rite, to determine the days of fast and abstinence in accordance with the decree of the Second Vatican Council for Eastern Churches. FISH - Symbol of Christ, seen before the fifth century. The Greek word for fish is ichthus, consisting also of the initial letters of Iesous, CHristos, THeou, Uios, Soter -- Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. The fish is also emblematic of the fishermen Apostles, Andrew, Peter, and the Sons of Zebedee, whom Christ would make "fishers of men" (Mark 1:17). The archangel Raphael is often represented with a fish brought back to cure the aged Tobit of his blindness.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Please divide Christian from Catholic here. They may have the same basis of belief, but they are not the same in this situation. I don't even observe Lent.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you cut up a fish or a snake guess what?....out comes RED BLOOD!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you say why are they eating turtles .

    because they tortoise

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  • 1 decade ago

    source?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well how many fish do we kill each year?

    and how many of those fish do you consume?

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