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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #25 on: February 27, 2012, 12:13:34 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.
I'm not pretending that my sacrifice is at all similar, but it serves as a reminder.  In fact, here we are discussing it.


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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #26 on: February 27, 2012, 12:19:32 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.
I'm not pretending that my sacrifice is at all similar, but it serves as a reminder.  In fact, here we are discussing it.

Sorry bro, I see this is a soft spot for you.  This should cheer you up


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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2012, 12:24:55 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.
I'm not pretending that my sacrifice is at all similar, but it serves as a reminder.  In fact, here we are discussing it.

Sorry bro, I see this is a soft spot for you.  This should cheer you up


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Thanks, man.


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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2012, 12:25:51 AM »
In all seriousness, the Friday seafood menus at Hibachi Hut during lent are pretty legit.
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Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2012, 04:59:28 AM »
A girl I know gave up chocolate.  However, healthy stuff with chocolate on it is negotiable.

There's a girl at work who gave up chocolate...but only "solid chocolate".

On the other end of the spectrum, my Maronite in-laws give up all animal products along with caffeine, alcohol, sex, etc. They're basically brown vegan Mormon nuns for two months (b/c for some reason their lent is longer than normal lent).
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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #30 on: February 27, 2012, 06:59:06 AM »
I don't know anything about this at all.

What religion is giving up meat on Fridays?  Or is it every day for 6 weeks.  Always seemed weird to me that restaurants break out or feature new non-meat menu items for a segment of people who can't eat their processed meat for 1/7 of the days over 6 weeks.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2012, 08:23:37 AM »
I don't know anything about this at all.

What religion is giving up meat on Fridays?  Or is it every day for 6 weeks.  Always seemed weird to me that restaurants break out or feature new non-meat menu items for a segment of people who can't eat their processed meat for 1/7 of the days over 6 weeks.

The catholics make up a pretty large chunk of the population, and most people don't really know how to cook seafood so a large percentage of them go out to eat every Friday during Lent. Couple that with the fact that Friday evening is one of the busiest times for restaurants anyway, and no catholic would go to a restaurant that didn't have some kind of seafood option, and you can see why the catholics really have the restaurant industry by the balls this time of the year.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2012, 08:34:16 AM »
I don't know anything about this at all.

What religion is giving up meat on Fridays?  Or is it every day for 6 weeks.  Always seemed weird to me that restaurants break out or feature new non-meat menu items for a segment of people who can't eat their processed meat for 1/7 of the days over 6 weeks.

The catholics make up a pretty large chunk of the population, and most people don't really know how to cook seafood so a large percentage of them go out to eat every Friday during Lent. Couple that with the fact that Friday evening is one of the busiest times for restaurants anyway, and no catholic would go to a restaurant that didn't have some kind of seafood option, and you can see why the catholics really have the restaurant industry by the balls this time of the year.

Yeah, I get nice Friday night restaurants making sure they have a non-meat special on Fridays during this time.  I don't get McDonald's and every fast food joint marketing the crap out of their "seafood" options every day for six weeks.  Who's eating McDonald's 7 days a week and has a dilemma on Fridays?  Get a salad.  Make a grilled cheese.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2012, 08:51:15 AM »
I never fully understood why it's ok to eat eggs on friday but not chickens.
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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2012, 09:02:28 AM »
How in the eff is fish/seafood not considered meat? 

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2012, 09:04:23 AM »
How in the eff is fish/seafood not considered meat? 
That's puzzled me as well.

You are supposed to be giving up a luxury, aren't you? Since when is ground beef a luxury? In Kansas, fish is more of a luxury than ground beef. Back in the days of Jesus and whatnot, beef was not as plentiful as it is now.
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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2012, 09:06:29 AM »
How in the eff is fish/seafood not considered meat?

This is a great question...
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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2012, 09:09:01 AM »
How in the eff is fish/seafood not considered meat? 
That's puzzled me as well.

You are supposed to be giving up a luxury, aren't you?
no.


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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2012, 09:09:46 AM »
How in the eff is fish/seafood not considered meat? 
That's puzzled me as well.

You are supposed to be giving up a luxury, aren't you?
no.
Well then what's the deal? You are just supposed to give up something awesome?
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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #39 on: February 27, 2012, 09:14:42 AM »
i mean, i guess you can use the term luxury but to your point, it's really not applicable anymore. 


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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2012, 09:35:49 AM »
I never fully understood why it's ok to eat eggs on friday but not chickens.

It does sort of go against the strong anti-abortion stance they have.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2012, 09:46:57 AM »
I don't know anything about this at all.

What religion is giving up meat on Fridays?  Or is it every day for 6 weeks.  Always seemed weird to me that restaurants break out or feature new non-meat menu items for a segment of people who can't eat their processed meat for 1/7 of the days over 6 weeks.

The catholics make up a pretty large chunk of the population, and most people don't really know how to cook seafood so a large percentage of them go out to eat every Friday during Lent. Couple that with the fact that Friday evening is one of the busiest times for restaurants anyway, and no catholic would go to a restaurant that didn't have some kind of seafood option, and you can see why the catholics really have the restaurant industry by the balls this time of the year.

Yeah, I get nice Friday night restaurants making sure they have a non-meat special on Fridays during this time.  I don't get McDonald's and every fast food joint marketing the crap out of their "seafood" options every day for six weeks.  Who's eating McDonald's 7 days a week and has a dilemma on Fridays?  Get a salad.  Make a grilled cheese.

Yeah, that doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, either, but I guess poor catholics have to eat, too. Just look at the parking lot and drive thru of your local Long John Silver's next Friday. There is definitely a market for Friday fast food fish during lent.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2012, 09:47:34 AM »
I love lent.  I don't practice, but I love the infusion of fish sandwiches everywhere.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2012, 09:55:23 AM »
I gave up religion for lent.


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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2012, 09:57:07 AM »
Wasn't no meat on Fridays just a way to force people to buy from fishermen back in the old days? Weren't all of the disciples fishermen? hmmmmmmm

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #45 on: February 27, 2012, 10:03:28 AM »
Technically catholics are supposed to eat fish every friday all year.  :bait:

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #46 on: February 27, 2012, 10:55:03 AM »
any god worth a damn would require the fish be sustainable

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #47 on: February 27, 2012, 10:57:35 AM »
When I worked at DQ in high school we would have popcorn shrimp during lent.  I ate a lot of it.  Therefore, I like lent.

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #48 on: February 27, 2012, 11:49:55 AM »
Wasn't no meat on Fridays just a way to force people to buy from fishermen back in the old days? Weren't all of the disciples fishermen? hmmmmmmm

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Re: Awesome things people around you are giving up for Lent
« Reply #49 on: February 27, 2012, 11:52:21 AM »
Wasn't no meat on Fridays just a way to force people to buy from fishermen back in the old days? Weren't all of the disciples fishermen? hmmmmmmm

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It's a nice theory, but it was the catholic church hundreds of years later that started lent. Jesus and the disciples played no part.