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Old April 1 2014, 01:36 PM   #61
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

If it helps you to cleanse your mind... .
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Old April 1 2014, 03:03 PM   #62
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

considering how many people in the world don't have a voice (or nobody to listen), I am not sure 40 days would count. (Sorry, that was just my annual fit of sarcasm. I'm a bit pessimistic when it comes to having human rights, gender equality etc for everyone and having a splitting headache doesn't exactly help raising my spirits)

But grim jokes aside, that's quite an ordeal you have to endure, PW. How do you cope? Using a notepad and pencil? It must be utterly frustrating to try to communicate and not be able to get oneself understood.

Kirby, I am very sorry for your loss. It's never easy to lose a friend and it's ten times worse if it comes that suddenly and unexpectedly. Did you get a chance to say goodbye?
I agree with HIjol. It's propably a good and helpful idea to stick with your lent goals. It will keep your mind and soul occupied and keep you from brooding.
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Old April 1 2014, 04:01 PM   #63
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Notepad, pencil, texting, and what tiny squeaking I have left. My babysitting charges can read... well, most of them... And my dog can hear me or respond to hand claps.
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Old April 1 2014, 11:31 PM   #64
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Why have you lost your voice Peach?

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Old April 1 2014, 11:48 PM   #65
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Thanks for that clarification. I hope I was clear in that I was asking out of curiosity rather than criticising.

I've been trying, not terribly successfully, to give up *not* swimming (i.e. I'm trying to get back into the habit of doing it).

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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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Old April 2 2014, 12:01 AM   #66
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

You weren't being snarky; it's a legitimate question. I understood that.

I hope your efforts to get back into swimming are successful. I can swim like a fish, I always could, but I hate - absolutely hate - swimming in cold water. I prefer the warmth and intimacy of a jacuzzi, myself.
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Old April 2 2014, 12:03 AM   #67
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Does giving up something for Lent count if it's something you didn't give up voluntarily?
I'm sorry to find out about your laryngitis, also.
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Old April 2 2014, 12:30 AM   #68
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

How 'bout giving up faith for lent to see the other perspective? I read an article about a priest who decided to do that for a whole year.
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Old April 2 2014, 07:49 PM   #69
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Thankyou.

I swim in an indoor pool rather than outdoors.

I tend to find Jacuzzis like baths - I quickly get bored!

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You weren't being snarky; it's a legitimate question. I understood that.

I hope your efforts to get back into swimming are successful. I can swim like a fish, I always could, but I hate - absolutely hate - swimming in cold water. I prefer the warmth and intimacy of a jacuzzi, myself.
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Old April 3 2014, 03:11 AM   #70
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

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Why have you lost your voice Peach?

It seems to be a sinus infection that went out of control. It went into my throat and knocked my voice out.
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Old April 3 2014, 05:22 AM   #71
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Re: Catholics, What Are You Giving Up for Lent?

Well that sucks.

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Old April 3 2014, 06:52 AM   #72
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Well that sucks.

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Old April 3 2014, 01:18 PM   #73
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How 'bout giving up faith for lent to see the other perspective? I read an article about a priest who decided to do that for a whole year.
Found it!
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Old April 3 2014, 05:16 PM   #74
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How 'bout giving up faith for lent to see the other perspective? I read an article about a priest who decided to do that for a whole year.
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Well, he neither gave up faith nor became an atheist, he just gave up actively practicing and openly acknowledging some aspects of his religion for a year, which, while interesting, is not really the same thing.

He also seems to have turned being a fauxtheist into almost a dogmatic religious experience in itself instead of just a choice, which kind of misses the point (for most atheists, at least).

But he gets an "A" for effort and a nice participation award anyway. We're not ready to teach him the secret handshake yet, though.
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Old April 3 2014, 10:47 PM   #75
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How 'bout giving up faith for lent to see the other perspective? I read an article about a priest who decided to do that for a whole year.
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Well, he neither gave up faith nor became an atheist, he just gave up actively practicing and openly acknowledging some aspects of his religion for a year, which, while interesting, is not really the same thing.

He also seems to have turned being a fauxtheist into almost a dogmatic religious experience in itself instead of just a choice, which kind of misses the point (for most atheists, at least).

But he gets an "A" for effort and a nice participation award anyway. We're not ready to teach him the secret handshake yet, though.
Thanks, Sheldon. That you can't switch belief on and off should be obvious. So he gave up actively practicing it.
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