Lent's always fascinated me, but, while I'm not of this particular persuasion, religiously speaking, I've wanted to try it for years. It sounds like one of those "easy to say, hard to do" kind of things.
Post by nightangel1282 on Mar 9, 2011 20:48:14 GMT -5
I remember taking part in lent. Once I forgot it was lent and dad gave my crap for eating a ham sandwich. Now nobody in my family pays attention or really gives a shit, even my dad who's a devout catholic.
My mom is trying to stop me from eating meat on Fridays. Otherwise I'm not doing anything
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I have to give up meat during Lent in order to keep the peace at home.
I don't understand why my family insists on observing Lent when they haven't been to mass for over a decade. Surely God would be more angry at 10+ years of missed tithing than eating meat on a Friday.
It's not that I care about giving up meat, because meat honestly isn't a huge part of my diet. On a typical week I have several meatless days. It's just the notion that I have to "give it up" in order to avoid having my mom get all crazy and telling me how I'm going to go to hell.
I gave up Catholicism for Lent ages ago... haven't taken it back up, since.
So, I'm in the clear.
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There's only 10 catholics in Finland, and we don't know where we left them, so I don't know what they're giving up for Lent. as a staunch atheist/maybe sort of anti-theist I shall continue to give up nothing to superstition.