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What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:36 am

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.
 
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:58 am


I think I'll give up the same thing as this guy
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:36 am

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.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:13 am

Here's what I'm giving up:

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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:48 am

I'm giving up the arbitrary giving up of things based on a calendar.

And yes, I'm Catholic.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:57 am

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:

  
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:23 am

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.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:13 am

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.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:00 am

Lent?

What am I giving up for it?

Let's see....

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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:38 am

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

Pants.
Pancakes are delicious.
 
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:44 am

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.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:10 am

I'm gonna try to give up fat girls for lent.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:29 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:59 pm

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.
 
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:55 pm

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

My sanity, my patience and my forgiving nature.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:08 pm

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.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:05 pm

lent appears to be a



to me.
 
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:13 pm

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.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:09 pm

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!
 
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:12 pm

Gave up not drinking!
It may work
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:54 am

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.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:13 am

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.
 
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:14 am

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.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:00 pm

for lent, i shall give up ... lent
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:08 pm

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.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:11 pm

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.
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:17 am

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) 
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:28 am

Im giving up catholocism... bring on the fun!
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:43 am

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)
 
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:12 am

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).
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:21 am

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.
 
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Sat Feb 16, 2013 9:37 am

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?
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RE: What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:23 am

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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