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Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« on: February 25, 2012, 12:08:35 PM »
The lady in front of me at the liquor store last night bought two bottles of wine, a fifth of vodka, and a lottery ticket. But "no beer this time; I'm giving that up for Lent."


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Re: Awesome things people around are giving up for Lent
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 12:12:18 PM »
Not going to buy crap I don't need/want.    :pray:

EDIT: Not having loose bowel movements.    :thumbsup:
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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 09:23:55 PM »
Soda


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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 09:25:54 PM »
omfg, went to a sushi place last night.  bad decision.  catholics party with sushi and sapporo like no other. 

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 09:27:32 PM »
omfg, went to a sushi place last night.  bad decision.  catholics party with sushi and sapporo like no other. 
what did you get?   I have been in a sushi rut lately and would be interested in a change up

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 09:39:06 PM »
omfg, went to a sushi place last night.  bad decision.  catholics party with sushi and sapporo like no other. 
Sushi would've been great. Stuck with PBJ.
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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2012, 09:42:21 PM »
omfg, went to a sushi place last night.  bad decision.  catholics party with sushi and sapporo like no other.  
what did you get?   I have been in a sushi rut lately and would be interested in a change up

I am an embarresment to sushi eaters.  I got a thriller and a blue volcano  :frown:

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2012, 09:56:08 PM »
omfg, went to a sushi place last night.  bad decision.  catholics party with sushi and sapporo like no other. 

I had sushi last night because of lent.  90% of the time when I call my local sushi place for a pick up it is ready by the time I get there.  Last night I waited 10 minutes before I left the house and still had to wait 15 minutes for it to be ready.  When I paid I asked the little lady running the register if they were busy, she said it was the busiest night they have had in the 9 months since they opened and she didn't know why.  I told her to expect the same for the next 5 Fridays.  After I told her why she got excited and I saw $$$ in her eyes.
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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 10:51:12 PM »
Soda

Just give it up completely. Its horrible for you in every way.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 11:08:00 PM »
Soda

Just give it up completely. Its horrible for you in every way.

Its not horrible for your taste buds.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 11:11:03 PM »
I am not giving up a God damn thing.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2012, 11:15:21 PM »
Soda

Just give it up completely. Its horrible for you in every way.
I know.  Hopefully it becomes a habit.


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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2012, 11:20:52 PM »
I am not giving up a God damn thing.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2012, 11:24:57 PM »
A girl I know gave up chocolate.  However, healthy stuff with chocolate on it is negotiable.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2012, 11:39:45 PM »
I am not giving up a God damn thing.

This. Lent is a dumb holiday

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2012, 11:42:14 PM »
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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2012, 11:42:55 PM »
I am not giving up a God damn thing.

This. Lent is a dumb holiday
Well it's not really a holiday.


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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2012, 11:52:13 PM »
Lent is dumb.  Fixed.
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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2012, 11:52:25 PM »
I am not giving up a God damn thing.

This. Lent is a dumb holiday
Well it's not really a holiday.

I know i was just trying to be edgy

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2012, 11:55:25 PM »
Lent is dumb.  Fixed.
I think it has its merits.


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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2012, 12:04:00 AM »
If you are giving up something because it is bad for you and you would rather not do it, I think it is silly to need an outside reason to do so, have some self-control.  If you are just giving up something for the sake of giving it up in some sort of sacrificial sense, why bother?

Fun fact: In 2nd grade, 8manpick was outed by a couple girls in his class as not very religious when he had no idea what they were talking about when they asked what he had given up for Lent.
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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #21 on: February 27, 2012, 12:08:04 AM »
If you are giving up something because it is bad for you and you would rather not do it, I think it is silly to need an outside reason to do so, have some self-control.  If you are just giving up something for the sake of giving it up in some sort of sacrificial sense, why bother?


It's not about giving up something that's bad for you, people that spin it that way are missing the point. The point is to give up something that you love. Something that you "can't live without" A much much smaller sacrifice, but likened to, the one that Jesus made.


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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2012, 12:08:47 AM »
If you are giving up something because it is bad for you and you would rather not do it, I think it is silly to need an outside reason to do so, have some self-control.  If you are just giving up something for the sake of giving it up in some sort of sacrificial sense, why bother?
I'm not going to let this devolve into an internet theology discussion because those are just the worst, but it is supposed to be sacrificial.  We bother because it's part of our religion and it's important to us.

Also, for what it's worth, I completely understand why people think it's stupid.
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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #23 on: February 27, 2012, 12:11:05 AM »
Lent is dumb.  Fixed.
I think it has its merits.

Jesus fasted for forty days in the desert....giving up soda in an attempt to victoriously live through his sacrifice is a slap in the face.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #24 on: February 27, 2012, 12:12:34 AM »
If you are giving up something because it is bad for you and you would rather not do it, I think it is silly to need an outside reason to do so, have some self-control.  If you are just giving up something for the sake of giving it up in some sort of sacrificial sense, why bother?


It's not about giving up something that's bad for you, people that spin it that way are missing the point. The point is to give up something that you love. Something that you "can't live without" A much much smaller sacrifice, but likened to, the one that Jesus made.

I guess I can begrudgingly see the logic in that.  Will attempt not to D-K Dome this thread anymore.
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