JCC What are you giving up for Lent?

Discussion in 'Community' started by Eeth-my-Koth, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Tunick, just because you CAN be grateful about something while not giving it up for a little while doesn't mean it's EASIER to be grateful.

    I'm not really practicing lent this year, but I don't think it's a silly thing to do, even if you don't believe in God. Sometimes it's good to live a more thoughtful life, and doing things like intentional fasting from things you like for a period of time makes it much easier for you to build an appreciation of those things going forward. It's not stupid or dumb, until you factor in the God stuff I guess.
  2. Mortimer_Snerd Jedi Knight

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    Mar 14, 2004
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    I've never practiced Lent. That's probably why I'm not very good at it.

  3. MasterP Jedi Master

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    Jun 8, 2003
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    Posting on these forums.
  4. Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master

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    You failed P. Enjoy an eternity in the pit of despair.
  5. Souderwan Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm giving up giving a ****!

    Funny guy. See you in a week.
  6. AaylaSecurOWNED Jedi Master

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    Date Edited: 7:35am (1 edits total) Edited By: Souderwan
  7. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Sundays are not included in the 40 days.
  8. Jabba-wocky Force Ghost

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    Wait, what?

    . . .Why not, exactly?
  9. Souderwan Jedi Grand Master

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    You caught me
  10. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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  11. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    Sunday is a day of rest and celebration for Catholics. It isn't counted. Look at the dates and count the days.

    W-Feb 22 to
    Sat - April 7
  12. timmoishere Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 2, 2007
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    You wacky Catholics.

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  13. EHT New Films Manager

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    I gave up being Catholic years ago.
  14. Darth_Invidious Jedi Grand Master

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    Ditto. There's only so much hypocrisy one could perpetuate -- or stand from the Church itself -- for so long.
  15. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    May 31, 2005
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    I think you'd all think of Lent far more fondly if you had this readily available

    [image=http://www.augustinerbier.at/typo3temp/pics/8015f62944.jpg]

    Augustiner Bräu Lenten Beer
  16. EHT New Films Manager

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    So we can give up NOT drinking more beers made by monks? Sounds good to me, those are usually great.
  17. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    Their regular Märzen is quitegood, but the Lenten beer (Fastenbier) is tremendous. Even better in their beer hall, where it's served from giant wooden kegs.

    [image=http://www.augustinerbier.at/typo3temp/pics/ab31785d9a.jpg]

    I've given up alcohol for Lent a few times in the past, but always made an exception for this.
  18. Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master

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    Apr 25, 2004
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    I will give up lentils.