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What Are You Giving Up For Lent?  
User currently offlineJoePatroni707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 493 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

Lent is beginning today, and for this special time of year I have decided to give up Fruits, Vegetables, Gin (I hate Gin anyway) LIGHT beer, and porn..... ahh maybe not porn.

32 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1770 times:


I think I'll give up the same thing as this guy



"...stay hungry, stay foolish" -Steve Jobs
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6307 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Giving up fruits and vegetables? Words escape me on the logic of that. I 'm giving up the same thing I always give up. Not a damn thing.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlinehOmsar From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1189 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

Here's what I'm giving up:

http://www.airtransport.cc/gallery/767_cargobay.gif



I was raised by a cup of coffee.
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13649 posts, RR: 62
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1709 times:
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I'm giving up the arbitrary giving up of things based on a calendar.

And yes, I'm Catholic.



"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7757 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1707 times:

I'll give up giving up something   

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 1):
I think I'll give up the same thing as this guy

  

Quoting hOmsar (Reply 3):
Here's what I'm giving up:

  



我思うゆえに我あり。(Jap. 'I think, therefore I am.')
User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3032 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1695 times:

I'm giving up religion. And in doing so, there will be no Easter to end my giving it up, so it will remain indefinitely.


Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Haven't decided yet...I should probably hurry up and do so. Last year I managed to successfully give up chocolate for the entirety of Lent, something I'm rather proud of. Maybe it will be coffee and soft-drink this year.


Air New Zealand; first to fly the Boeing 787-9. ZK-NZE, NZ103 AKL-SYD, 2014/08/09. I was 83rd to board.
User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11721 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Lent?

What am I giving up for it?

Let's see....

I'm not Catholic, so: NO!



Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2693 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1638 times:

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Pants.



Pancakes are delicious.
User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1638 times:

Quoting seb146 (Reply 8):
I'm not Catholic

One doesn't have to be Catholic to participate. I think the Catholic church just takes Lent more seriously (or holds it in more importance) than protestant churches such as my own.



Air New Zealand; first to fly the Boeing 787-9. ZK-NZE, NZ103 AKL-SYD, 2014/08/09. I was 83rd to board.
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1628 times:

I'm gonna try to give up fat girls for lent.


Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlinenjxc500 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
fat girls

  

I've given up Mountain Dew, and the first three days is rough. I think I need to develop a habit of hookers and blow, it would be easier to give up than Mountain Dew.


User currently offlineJoePatroni707 From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 2):
Giving up fruits and vegetables? Words escape me on the logic of that

I hardly eat them anyway, so it should be easy. No way in the world I am giving up women, alcohol, gambling and red meat.


User currently offlineDreadnought From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 8866 posts, RR: 24
Reply 14, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

Quoting JoePatroni707 (Thread starter):
What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

My sanity, my patience and my forgiving nature.



Veni Vidi Castratavi Illegitimos
User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1518 times:

When Orthodox Lent actually starts, which is in about a month, there'll be no animal products or alcohol for the duration (except for a token amount where allowed on feasts), and will try to modify my behaviour to be more focused on God, giving more and helping others.

Lent should be more than just a giving things up contest. Behaviours and attitudes are important too.



✈ Every strike of the hammer is a blow against the enemy. ✈
User currently offlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 7565 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

lent appears to be a



to me.


User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Alcohol. I haven't felt like drinking alcohol at all after I got some amazing Mojito drinks in Thailand during my trip there soon after Christmas, now everything that I can get within 50km from here tastes just boring.

For summer I might get some ingredients and make my own though.



"A rational army would run away"
User currently onlineL0VE2FLY From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 1617 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

Years ago I had a classmate whose filthy rich family would "give up" red meat and poultry for lent. They would feast on the finest seafood in the best restaurants in town, they even had a chef come over to their McMansion and prepare vegetarian and seafood meals for them, so much for giving up!

User currently offlinecharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1131 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Gave up not drinking!
It may work


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39907 posts, RR: 75
Reply 20, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

Quoting njxc500 (Reply 12):


I failed already. I ended up doing one yesterday evening for Valentine's Day. At least I didn't have to leave the house & wine & dine.

Quoting njxc500 (Reply 12):
I think I need to develop a habit of hookers and blow,



Haha! That would be a very expensive habit.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently onlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 6360 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1408 times:
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Quoting pvjin (Reply 17):
I haven't felt like drinking alcohol at all after I got some amazing Mojito drinks in

You do know you can make your own in less than 2 mins. right? PM me if you need the recipe.


User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

You don't have to give up anything. You can actually start doing something new,something positive for you and the people and world around you. Like doing the garden for the old lady down the street for free, or not swearing in front of kids etc.

Not participating in Lent is the highest selfish act there is.


User currently offlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9413 posts, RR: 26
Reply 23, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

for lent, i shall give up ... lent


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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3032 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1345 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
I'm gonna try to give up fat girls for lent.
Quoting Superfly (Reply 20):
I failed already. I ended up doing one yesterday evening for Valentine's Day.

Always an inspiration, Fly. Always.



Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlinepvjin From Finland, joined Mar 2012, 1319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1364 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 21):
You do know you can make your own in less than 2 mins. right? PM me if you need the recipe.

Yeah sure that's posible, just certain ingredients are kind of difficult to find from here middle of nothing, I guess I could find those from the nearest city though.



"A rational army would run away"
User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7757 posts, RR: 18
Reply 26, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Quoting 4holer (Reply 24):
Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
I'm gonna try to give up fat girls for lent.
Quoting Superfly (Reply 20):
I failed already. I ended up doing one yesterday evening for Valentine's Day.

Always an inspiration, Fly. Always.

Agreed. I wonder how the hell you do it, man. I've been on a dry spell since October (with the exception of my chinese ex a few weeks back....but let's just say she got railed completely and couldn't walk for days...not to mention she was horrible at it) 



我思うゆえに我あり。(Jap. 'I think, therefore I am.')
User currently offlineATCtower From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 544 posts, RR: 3
Reply 27, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1299 times:

Im giving up catholocism... bring on the fun!


By reading the above post you waive all rights to be offended. If you do not like what you read, forget it.
User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 28, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1298 times:

So much hate for Catholicism, compare that to this thread about Ramadan; and most here would profess to being tolerant individuals. Ramadan Mubarak! (by FatmirJusufi Aug 10 2010 in Non Aviation)

User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 29, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 28):
So much hate for Catholicism,

The word "hate" suggests an extreme aversion to something. While one post in particular suggests intolerance, and possibly a desire to offend, others may indicate indifference or taking things lightly and not too seriously - the opposite of hatred.

Only a couple of posters have mentioned Catholicism, while others have pointed out that you don't have to be catholic to recognise lent. That doesn't suggest hatred.

Have a look at the positive suggestion from babybus, given that one of the central planks of Christianity is charity or love : And now abideth faith, hope, charity (love), these three; but the greatest of these is charity (love).


User currently offlineQFA380 From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 2081 posts, RR: 1
Reply 30, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 29):
The word "hate" suggests an extreme aversion to something.

My apologies, spend a bit of time around people under 25 and it tends to lean more towards aversion, insults or taking the piss as it may be; rather than a deeply rooted loathing. Language changes.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 29):
Only a couple of posters have mentioned Catholicism

You can't seriously deny that lent is an institution largely relegated to the sphere of Catholicism. To each his own though, as a Catholic I won't threaten to kill you unlike others on this planet when their faith is slighted.


User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 31, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1277 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 30):
Language changes.

Indeed, it does.

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 30):
largely relegated to the sphere of Catholicism.

Lent is still observed in the Anglican Church and among some others, such as Methodists, Presbytarians and Lutherans. Last year the Church of England even launched an app that you could download to your iPhone to inspire its followers.

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 30):
I won't threaten to kill you

I am much relieved.   Pray tell, who in this forum has threatened to kill anyone and what relevence does extremists purporting to be adherents of another religion have to do with lent?


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7714 posts, RR: 21
Reply 32, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1252 times:

Quoting QFA380 (Reply 30):
You can't seriously deny that lent is an institution largely relegated to the sphere of Catholicism

Yes, you can. Although usually at a slightly different time of year (it occasionally coincides) it is a hugely important time in Orthodox Churches too. Hundreds of millions of Orthodox Christians.

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 31):
Lent is still observed in the Anglican Church and among some others, such as Methodists, Presbytarians and Lutherans

And for these guys too.



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