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#900780 - 02/06/08 04:35 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? Queen Bee
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I dont understand giving up something for lent when what most people "give up" is something that is unhealthy anyway - so why 'give it up' for lent and not just 'give it up' period. If you are just 'giving something up' it doesnt have anything to do with religion so you should use Lent as an excuse.

I agree with trail hiker.


I hear what your saying. I should just be done with fast food for the health of me and my kids. I guess more of what I'm giving up is instant gradification.

My kids will just have to wait while I make something and i'll have to accept that there is nothing wrong with soup and a sandwich for dinner if that's all we've got time for and they are happy.
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#900800 - 02/06/08 04:51 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? cheekEE
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I guess more of what I'm giving up is instant gradification.


Is "instant gradification" like when colleges give people honorary degrees?
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#900803 - 02/06/08 04:53 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? GuitarDude
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Guitardude, as a Christian Headbanger, I must charge you with sacrificing listening to the wholesome and tranquil spiritual tunes of Slayer this Lent. King Diamond too.
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#900804 - 02/06/08 04:54 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? Queen Bee
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Originally Posted By: QueenBee
I dont understand giving up something for lent when what most people "give up" is something that is unhealthy anyway - so why 'give it up' for lent and not just 'give it up' period. If you are just 'giving something up' it doesnt have anything to do with religion so you should use Lent as an excuse.

I agree with trail hiker.


It's not about giving up something "unhealthy", it is about giving up sacrificing something you enjoy. Most people don't get serious about it and give up something that hurts, they give up something they should have given up anyway. I'm not Catholic, but I follow this tradition anyway. This year I'm giving up reading fiction for Lent. Instead I intend to read my Bible more each evening.

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#900809 - 02/06/08 04:59 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? TheManofSteel
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Originally Posted By: Sentinel
Guitardude, as a Christian Headbanger, I must charge you with sacrificing listening to the wholesome and tranquil spiritual tunes of Slayer this Lent. King Diamond too.


I don't listen to King Diamond and I'm not Catholic, but I suppose I could try to give up Slayer for Lent. That is if you give up Judas Priest!

Can I still have a Slayer lyric as my tag line?
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#900815 - 02/06/08 05:04 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? B_F
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The infamous "they" say that it generally takes 30 days to change a habit. The 40 days of lent is a good time to re-evaluate and choose an area of life you want changed. I like the idea of giving up fast food. If you can break the habit for the entire 40 days of lent, then you've created the new habit of cooking well for your family. Most of us try to change too much at New Years which is why we don't succeed.

If you choose to study your Bible more for the next 40 days, you've created a new habit that should stay with you. I'm not Catholic, but I choose to take this time for a good hard look at my life and what I need to do to effect the desired changes.
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#900819 - 02/06/08 05:07 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? GuitarDude
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Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Originally Posted By: Sentinel
Guitardude, as a Christian Headbanger, I must charge you with sacrificing listening to the wholesome and tranquil spiritual tunes of Slayer this Lent. King Diamond too.


I don't listen to King Diamond and I'm not Catholic, but I suppose I could try to give up Slayer for Lent. That is if you give up Judas Priest!

Can I still have a Slayer lyric as my tag line?


GIVE UP PRIEST OMG

I'll try, ok, but I am leaving the Love Bites Tag Line and avatar of the Metallion. But that means no Slayer for you, no Ghost of War, no Raining Blood etc, for 40 days. Th etag line is ok, I guess. No human sacrifices or allowed either.
You will become a Heaven Metal rocker LOL.
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#900839 - 02/06/08 05:23 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? TheManofSteel
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Hey now, just because I listen to metal doesn't mean I'm not a Christian! I like Slayer and other bands with dark themes, I just never bought into their image.

OK, it's a deal! I have quite a bit of "Heavenly Metal" I can listen to. Besides Stryper , there is Mortification, Sacrament, Rez Band, Deliverance, Living Sacrifice, etc.

OH SNAP! I am going to have to change some of the ringtones on my cell phone to non-Slayer tunes.
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#900842 - 02/06/08 05:24 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? GuitarDude
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I'll give up meat. It was beginning to annoy me anyhow.

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#900843 - 02/06/08 05:26 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? GuitarDude
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Originally Posted By: CheekEE Monkey
I guess more of what I'm giving up is instant gradification.


Is "instant gradification" like when colleges give people honorary degrees?


Or an online degree from Sally Struthers!

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#900855 - 02/06/08 05:35 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? pjs
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I'll give up meat. It was beginning to annoy me anyhow.


Don't befriend the cow before you eat it! Then it can't annoy you.
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#900867 - 02/06/08 05:41 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? Angel Eyes
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I am giving up a certain vice...

all the lucky ladies and dudes posing as ladies out there in cyber land will surely be upset(sorry Pale)


also going to smile more....
especially as I walk past homeless people and try to ignore their cries for help...
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#900868 - 02/06/08 05:42 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? doobydoobydoo
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Originally Posted By: DoobyDoobyDoo
I am giving up a certain vice...

all the lucky ladies and dudes posing as ladies out there in cyber land will surely be upset(sorry Pale)


also going to smile more....
especially as I walk past homeless people and try to ignore their cries for help...


Poor Baily
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#900872 - 02/06/08 05:45 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? #Just Jay
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Originally Posted By: DoobyDoobyDoo
I am giving up a certain vice...

all the lucky ladies and dudes posing as ladies out there in cyber land will surely be upset(sorry Pale)


also going to smile more....
especially as I walk past homeless people and try to ignore their cries for help...


Poor Baily


he's gonna kick your bum for leaving out the "e".... run while you have the chance.
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#900880 - 02/06/08 05:50 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? doobydoobydoo
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Originally Posted By: DoobyDoobyDoo
I am giving up a certain vice...


pineapples?

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#900882 - 02/06/08 05:52 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? kitten
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yeah, it's the lack of an "E" that makes me want to smack him...

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#900884 - 02/06/08 05:54 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? Bailey.
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Opps! Did forget the 'e' again?

my bad

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#900888 - 02/06/08 05:56 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? #Just Jay
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it DEFINITELY wasn't the implication that i'm a dude posting as a lady...

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#900896 - 02/06/08 06:02 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? Bailey.
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I think I'm gonna give up making up false names and tricking people... even though it is kinda fun.
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#900899 - 02/06/08 06:05 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? Clown Boy
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I think I'm gonna give up making up false names and tricking people... even though it is kinda fun.


But WHY?!

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#900903 - 02/06/08 06:09 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? Ops
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This is an excellent explanatation of why people give up things such as fast food, smoking, certain types of entertainment, etc.:

"When done conscientiously, giving things up is an excellent way for us to reflect on our life and develop our spirituality. By giving up certain excesses, we are assessing what the physical pleasures really means for us. We realize that bodily pleasures are only temporary and that they cannot bring us lasting happiness. Giving up excesses helps us to focus on the more important things in lifeľour relationships with ourselves, family, friends, the poor in the world, and God."

So yes, while giving up fast food or not engaging in certain "sinful" activities come as a "No Duh!" viewpoint, by giving these things up it allows you to focus on the important things in life.

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#900908 - 02/06/08 06:13 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? Ops
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I think I'm gonna give up making up false names and tricking people... even though it is kinda fun.


But WHY?!

You know, some people just don't appreciate all the hard work that goes into something that.
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#900915 - 02/06/08 06:18 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? Clown Boy
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I will continue to chain smoke, drink like a fish, and eat as much fast food as possible though...
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#900931 - 02/06/08 06:33 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? Clown Boy
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Not reaching a goal that one sets for oneself can be frustrating.

That's why I don't set any for myself, I can't be let down.

As a result, I'm a perfectly sane and well adjusted individual.
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#901038 - 02/06/08 08:23 PM Re: It's Ash Wednesday - are you giving anything up? Peepers
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Originally Posted By: Mr. Peepers
Not reaching a goal that one sets for oneself can be frustrating.

That's why I don't set any for myself, I can't be let down.

As a result, I'm a perfectly sane and well adjusted individual.



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