Ok, I have a question that's actually about religion!
When we fast the Holy Lent we cannot eat any meat, chicken, dairy or fish. I understand this is because Lent is the holiest time for coptics and we must refrain from things we like...
But, now we are fasting the Apostles fast and we cannot have any meat and dairy, however we can eat fish.
Now I don't understand how fish can be allowed and milk is not. Fish used to be living animals that we killed in order to eat, but nothing had to die in order for us to get milk. The cow is still perfectly fine and milk is not any type of meat or poultry.
As a matter of fact, in my opinion, I enjoy fish a whole lot more than I enjoy dairy, so the Apostles fast is much easier.
Is their a specific rule that I am unaware of that tells us what to eat and what not to eat during the fasting months... or is it just a scheme the chuch devises to make our lives a little tougher? Is it the pope that decides what we can or cannot eat??
I really don't know and would appreciate some info