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  • What are you giving up for lent?

    Im back just in time for lent.

    While Im sure this will stir up all kinds of trouble, I figured it would be interesting to see if anyone actually partakes or even knows what lent is.For those that don't know, Lent is a 40 day religious event (actually used to be 48 days back then) that commemorates Jesus' 40 day fasting (not eating) period. Also going in line with Fat Tuesday, hence eating a lot that last day, as this fasting period starts on the following day called Ash Wednesday, TODAY, which is 40 days before Easter. Now we don't go to such extremes anymore, and lent has more or less become more of a tradition, than religion, similar to a New years resolution. Basically you give up something or change something about yourself for 40 days from ash wednesday all the way up to easter (or more) such as smoking, chocolate, pop, fatty snacks, and even some more in depth ones like certain popular sins.

    That being said, no matter how undetailed or incorrect the fine lines are, it sums up the point of the religious event.

    this lent, Im giving up smoking, and i hope it last more than the 40 days
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  • #2
    I'm giving up happyness, as this particular avenue has been cut of to me recently.
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    • #3
      I'm not giving up anything, since I'm not religious. lol
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      • #4
        Originally posted by FixXxeR
        I'm not giving up anything, since I'm not religious. lol
        Ditto.

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        • #5
          I'll try to give up swearing.

          EDIT : Sorry I couldn't hold myself.
          JM

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          • #6
            I will try to give up playing Thievery! Impossible!
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            • #7
              i'm trying to give up.... umm fish at wendys. but gawd i didn't know it lasted for 40 days.. man that sucks (no offence) i only thought it was a week.
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              • #8
                Pancakes. They had run out of pancake mix by the time I made it to the supermarket. Bastards.
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                • #9
                  Hm... I *could* give up eating. That ought to save me some money.

                  Oooh! And the hallucinations are so gonna be worth it!
                  Ah, to be a hero. Keeping such company...

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                  • #10
                    I'm giving up Catholicism.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by LaughingRat
                      I'm giving up Catholicism.
                      Yo do realise that means you'll have to give it up forever or else you'll create a paradox, don't you?
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Chainsaws
                        Originally posted by LaughingRat
                        I'm giving up Catholicism.
                        Yo do realise that means you'll have to give it up forever or else you'll create a paradox, don't you?
                        Yeah. And?

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                        • #13
                          Not shit because I'm not Catholic and IMHO giving up something for lent is retarded. People do it because Christ fasted for 40 days and 40 nights, and that doesn't mean he gave up chocolate or riding his bike. He gave up eating and drinking, so if you really want to be like him (which is your belief), then you should give up food and water for 40 days, not chocolate. This is just another moroinc idea the Catholic Church has come up with. Sorry if I hurt anyones feelings, this is just the way I feel.
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                          • #14
                            Giving up drinking water for 40 days is lethal.
                            Ah, to be a hero. Keeping such company...

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                            • #15
                              What about giving up breathing?
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