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Old March 25 2014, 02:11 AM   #16
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

I'm Anglican/Episcopal and tried to give up computer games, replacing it with an hour of cleaning instead.

Note I said tried. I have reduced my daily playtime to thirty minutes, though, so..

(I know that's like saying "Well, It's a D-PLUS!")
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Old March 25 2014, 12:35 PM   #17
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

It's the effort that counts, sir! I commend your efforts. The Roman Catholic Church, especially, promotes having discipline in one's life. This is a very useful tool, actually, in light of what it takes to achieve one's goals. Discipline or Regret is the choice we're given in this world. The former is the only way to go and exercises, like Lent, may just help one to accomplish that ...
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Old March 25 2014, 12:43 PM   #18
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

2takesfrakes wrote: View Post
Discipline or Regret is the choice we're given in this world.
How tedious.
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Old March 25 2014, 12:47 PM   #19
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Lapsed (inured).

Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

Though as a good Jesuit-raised lapsed, I am in constant self-denial 365. Works.
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Old March 25 2014, 01:51 PM   #20
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

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What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Catholicism
LOL same here, actually. Yet I think that some Christian values make sense and are very laudable. And there's nothing that keeps an atheist from sticking to them.

Not doing anything for lent specifically, but I gave up on sweets last year and instead made a donation to Boston Children's Hospital. A year worth of chocolate makes a nice figure on their list

Last year I broke my knee and walked 1/4 of a charity marathon instead of running it. That was fun! There was even a wheelchair relay team and 2 perambulator-teams: moms agains dads. (The moms won )
The money from our sponsors goes to the local leukemia fund for children.

Don't know yet what I'll do this year. Tourguide for blind people through the regional flower show, propably. Or interpretor for foreign visitors.
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Old March 25 2014, 07:18 PM   #21
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

teacake wrote: View Post
2takesfrakes wrote: View Post
Discipline or Regret is the choice we're given in this world.
How tedious.
Even more depressing than tedious.
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Old March 25 2014, 07:40 PM   #22
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Isn't it party or regret?
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Old March 25 2014, 07:43 PM   #23
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I thought it was cake or pie.
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Old March 25 2014, 07:44 PM   #24
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Or red or white.
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Old March 25 2014, 07:52 PM   #25
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

now you made me hungry!
Fortunately I have a few Christmas cookies left which I had the discipline to keep and now shall eat without regret
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Old March 25 2014, 09:14 PM   #26
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

God and I have barely been on speaking terms for years, so my Lenten project is to pray -- if only for a couple minutes -- every day. I'm probably remembering two out of three days so far.
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Old March 25 2014, 09:54 PM   #27
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

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Isn't it party or regret?
Party, regret, party, regret.. the cycle of life.
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Old March 26 2014, 12:05 AM   #28
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I thought it was cake or pie.
Cake or death, actually.

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Old March 26 2014, 12:22 AM   #29
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

2takesfrakes - out of curiosity, is there a particular reason you asked about Catholics, as opposed to Christians?

Legally I'm CofE and am giving up more than one cup of coffee a day (I usually have at least five a day at work), chocolate, takeaways (apart from when I have a gig because that usually means coming straight from work and not getting home until at least 2am), and NOT swimming before work in the morning (but I've only managed one day a week so far).

I'm giving myself two "days off" from the chocolate one, my nephew's birthday which was in early March, and Mother's Day, which in the UK is this Sunday, because some thing are more important than God.
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Old March 26 2014, 11:24 AM   #30
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

I felt, simply, that it was a $afe assumption that Catholics would recognise - and participate in - The Season of Lent. You've got a lot on your list of items, though I never considered giving up swimming for Lent, because it's always too cold for that here, around this time of year. Far too cold, at best ...
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