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Old 02-12-2002, 12:06 AM   #16
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Lent is observed for the 40 days before Easter, in which Christians sacrifice (giving up certain things, as you have read in the previous posts, fasting, and abstaining from meat etc.) - as Jesus sacrificed his life on the cross. I believe it is for 40 days because Jesus fasted in the desert for 40 days before starting his public ministry.

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What is Lent anyway?

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Old 02-12-2002, 01:21 AM   #17
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I have to decide quickly...the past two years it has been soda pop. That was tough, but I'm up for a bigger challenge this time.
One year, my dad gave up watching WWF, but he didn't really miss anything important.
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Old 02-12-2002, 01:55 AM   #18
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So... when exactly does Lent begin and end this year?
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Old 02-12-2002, 03:12 AM   #19
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So... when exactly does Lent begin and end this year?
This Wednesday, less than 24 hours now.

**getting nervous**

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Old 02-12-2002, 03:21 AM   #20
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I'm willing to give up... my virginity.

Damn, its just one of those things you can't give up twice.

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Old 02-12-2002, 04:51 PM   #21
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Whoops, I just posted this topic in Lemonade Stand! Maybe I should give up posting topics twice...

I haven't decided what to give up yet. My priest last year talked about how giving up chocolate/pop/chips etc, for 40 days is pretty pointless. (Just his opinion, don't flame me!) He suggested trying to start a good habit instead, like not having road rage or being nice to 2 strangers a day or taking the money you spend on coffee and snacks every day and giving it to a worthy cause. I think I might try to go along those lines. Anyone else?

Guess I don't have much time to decide!

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Old 02-12-2002, 05:39 PM   #22
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you can also use it as 40 days to DO something like volunteer or something. Its just some way of making an effort to do something extra for 40 days.

I'm going to try not to say anything negative about New Jersey for 40 days. Weird I know, but right now Jersey really has it out for me.
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Maybe you could give up being an Oklahoma Sooners fan?
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Old 02-13-2002, 01:10 AM   #24
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Lent starts Wednesday, 2/13 - and ends on EAster, 3/31.
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Old 02-13-2002, 10:30 AM   #25
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I have officially decided to give you, the web-based community known as www.interference.com, up for Lent. No posting, no trolling, no alternate identities.

Effective at sundown today, this Ash Wednesday, until on or after the day marking Christ's Resurrection, Easter Sunday (March 31), I will not be around. I will be checking e-mail.

If you have any issues you wish to resolve wiht me beforehand, I would suggest addressing them before the clock of this forum reads 3:00 p.m. Pacific time.

Have a great Ash Wednesday/Lenten season/Maundy Thursday/Good Friday/Easter, Passover, St. Patrick's Day, Valentine's Day, Presidnets' Day, Black History Month, and/or whatever else you observe in the next 6.5 weeks.

SAVOR THE ABSENCE.

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Old 02-13-2002, 04:37 PM   #26
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Okay, if it sounds any better: I am giving up Klodomir for Lent.
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Old 02-13-2002, 04:50 PM   #27
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That's more like it, Bama! See you in 40 days. If I live that long.
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Old 02-14-2002, 03:43 AM   #28
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I don't wish to offend anybody, but is this really what lent is about? Internet, candy? Seems so... oh I dunno.
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