Need clarification. Why do some people consider seafood (like fish) not meat?

Answer LIke a lot of things, it had its basis in religion. In Judaism and Catholicism (which grew out of Judaism) there seems to be a distinction made between the flesh of land animals (mammals, mostly) a... Read More »

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Are you still a 'vegetarian' if you eat fish and other seafood but no meat at all?

This question is asked every day, and you will notice you've received various responses, from "Vegetarians do not eat fish" to "My best friend's uncle is a vegetarian and he eats fish" to (my favor... Read More »

How come people who dont eat meat will eat fish?

My theory? They want to be associated with a group that works to reduce the suffering of animals (vegetarians) while not actually reducing the suffering of animals (by continuing to eat fish...and ... Read More »

What are your views on people that dont eat meat but still eat fish products?

Personally I don't eat fish. But everyone is entitled to make their own decision. As long as they don't go around calling themselves vegetarian I'm fine with it.

Is the catholic church responsible for the confusion whereas some people don't view fish as meat?

I have a Catholic friend and he says the "no meat on Friday" thing is only during Lent now. I know Catholics used to not eat "meat" (except fish) on Friday back in the 60s. I'm not sure when that c... Read More »