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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I can give up on celebrating the Valentine's Day for starters. Does not eating flowers also count?
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I'll give up the hard women and loose drugs again.
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Old 10.02.2016, 16:10
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I can give up on giving stuff up.
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Old 10.02.2016, 16:16
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I think I'll give up smoking*. All the anti smoking posts have convinced me that it's a nasty, disgusting habit that should be banned.


* I'd have to actually start first mind you.
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Old 10.02.2016, 16:20
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I'm giving up on you lot.

Since bashing newbies is frowned upon, my life lost its meaning.
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Old 10.02.2016, 16:21
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

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I'm giving up on you lot.

Since bashing newbies is frowned upon, my life lost its meaning.
Anything else is ok but please don't leave. You will be dearly missed
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Old 10.02.2016, 16:25
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

What's this habit/tradition of giving up something for lent anyway? I never heard of it until I moved to the USA - we never did it and neither did my friends.

We did however skip meat on Good Friday (Friday before Easter), and I still do...if I remember to. One year I forgot about it and had a spectacular burger with bone marrow, only to remember afterwards and I felt very guilty...for exactly 5 minutes
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Old 10.02.2016, 16:27
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I am giving up fun. Until my thesis is done.
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I am giving up fun. Until my thesis is done.
That rhymes. Which is fun. Fail.
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

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Old 10.02.2016, 16:43
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

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Old 10.02.2016, 16:55
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

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What's this habit/tradition of giving up something for lent anyway? I never heard of it until I moved to the USA - we never did it and neither did my friends.
It's Anglican. Muslims and Catholics get told what they should give up (Ramadan as a fasting exercise and meat on Fridays respectively as two examples) but Anglicans can chose.

Traditionally Shrove Tuesday is, in the U.K. pancake day where all the excess eggs and milk are used up by cooking and scoffing pancakes.

Perhaps the world would be a better place if all the religious types gave up their guns rather than food for a month or so.
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I`m giving up hitting the children. Not difficult, I just kick the dog more.
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

I always thought that an Anglican was a Catholic just without the commitment. Sort of Christianity Zero - all the flavor of Catholism but with zero guilt.

Or is that Methodists?
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Old 10.02.2016, 17:36
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I always thought that an Anglican was a Catholic just without the commitment. Sort of Christianity Zero - all the flavor of Catholism but with zero guilt.
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There are so many flavours of Christianity that it seems that people are actually making it up as they go along. Which they are, of course.
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Is anyone giving up his/her Single Malts? just let me know so I can help to keep those evil stuff away
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There are so many flavours of Christianity that it seems that people are actually making it up as they go along. Which they are, of course.
You'd have thought they could all just agree and base it on a single book or something.
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What's this habit/tradition of giving up something for lent anyway? I never heard of it until I moved to the USA - we never did it and neither did my friends.

We did however skip meat on Good Friday (Friday before Easter), and I still do...if I remember to. One year I forgot about it and had a spectacular burger with bone marrow, only to remember afterwards and I felt very guilty...for exactly 5 minutes
My father was a Catholic and we never had meat on Fridays- despite not beign practising otherwise. Lent or Carême as it is called here in Romandie, is quite a big thing with practising Christians. The Ecumenical group (mainly Catholics and Protestants) will be having a communal 'soupe de Carême' every Friday during Lent- the money saved going to Charity. In the UK, my Anglican friends always made a big thing of it - mainly giving up alcohol.
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Re: What are you giving up for Lent?

Keeping it simple

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You'd have thought they could all just agree and base it on a single book or something.
You can play religious Top Trumps to help you work out the 'better' religions:



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