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Would you be interested in having a monthly roundtable discussion on the site: things you enjoy, things you hate, things that can be improved and anything else?

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Offline Karamazov

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Fast Food
« on: November 18, 2003, 02:30:27 PM »
Here's your chance to respond honestly and with anonymity.  Just trying to see where we're all at. :D

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Re:Fast Food
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2003, 03:17:05 PM »
Hey - it will only allow one thing to be marked - so How do I say that I rule out meat eggs dairy etc etc ?
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Re:Fast Food
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2003, 03:26:05 PM »
Any fasting that is not vegan is anathema!
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Re:Fast Food
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2003, 04:02:29 PM »
 :-X

I thought we weren't supposed to talk about fasting!!

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Re:Fast Food
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2003, 07:37:53 PM »
When I read this thread, I thought you were talking about McDonalds...

Shows where my mind is on fasting :)

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Re:Fast Food
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2003, 08:49:13 PM »
I'm not sure of the the dogmatic rules of frog eating. But biologically speaking frogs are amphibians not fish so if I had to take a guess I would say no. But of course that is only a guess.  ;D

WHICH fast, please, and WHICH denomination's rules? and if THIS fast, WHICH part of it? (ya gotta be clear?) And someone please tell me if frogs are acceptable to be eaten on days when fish are allowed during fasts....

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Re:Fast Food
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2003, 09:55:14 PM »
Well, just checked the poll results, and it appears that during fasting periods people are only quitting meat!  HAR HAR! :o

Truthfully, though, DO I FEEL LIKE A DOLT! :P I need to learn how to properly use the polling feature before I try it out again!

Totalling undeserving of any moniker other than "newbie,"  

the disoriented Karamazov

PS.  Admin-types, feel justified in removing this extremely lame thread!  :cwm28:
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Re:Fast Food
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2003, 09:08:24 AM »
I'm not sure of the the dogmatic rules of frog eating. But biologically speaking frogs are amphibians not fish so if I had to take a guess I would say no. But of course that is only a guess.  ;D

WHICH fast, please, and WHICH denomination's rules? and if THIS fast, WHICH part of it? (ya gotta be clear?) And someone please tell me if frogs are acceptable to be eaten on days when fish are allowed during fasts....



Hmmmm.  Since frogs are amphibians and are cold blooded and spend more time in the water than on land, I would consider them to be more like fish, but the safer thing would be not to eat them.  

Vicki, Interesting question, planning a trip to Africa?  :)
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Re:Fast Food
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2003, 09:26:50 PM »
I can't vote truthfully (and therefore  anonymously) 'cause I would have to say "all of the above" - which some hedging on the sixth item and I NEVER partake 'soy'-anything, knowingly, especially tofu (yuck.)

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Re:Fast Food
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2003, 09:33:15 PM »
- which some hedging on the sixth item and I NEVER partake 'soy'-anything, knowingly, especially tofu (yuck.)

The problem is most westerners haven't the first clue how to cook tofu.  I used to be of the same opinion before I married an Asian vegetarian.  She's showed me the joys of tofu done in the Thai style.  Also, many Japanese and Chinese restaurants prepare it nicely as well.  There's one Thai restaurant in town here that prepares tofu so well, that I rarely get meat there anymore!

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Re:Fast Food
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2003, 09:57:47 PM »
I agree to that last...I LIKE tofu...just not tofu pretending to be other things. :P
 Now that, I whole-heartedly agree with.  It has been ruined for most people because it has been dressed up as a pretender!  Just call it tofu.   ;)

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Re:Fast Food
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2003, 09:59:04 PM »
Nope...Just the local French restaurant  :D

AAAHHHH...swoon...ESCARGOT!!!! Yes! (VAT! NO garlic BUTTER?!!!)

Pardon the intrusion; gotta' go raid the fridge now.

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Re:Fast Food
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2003, 09:06:22 PM »
But isn't the purpose of the fast to try to abstain from everything you're supposed to abstain from, knowing you may fall short of your goals?  Heck, that's Eastern Orthodoxy -- set goals way above your head and shoot for them, understanding you are not perfect!

For the other males out there, soy has phytoestrogens -- so if you use soy as a substitute for milk, etc, understand you're consuming estrogen!  (Soy is actually a known treatment of post-menopausal hot flashes, since it's an estrogen supplement)
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