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2583 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Feb 2013 at 2:19 PM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-02-13 11:20:06 AM  
13 votes:
2013-02-13 11:20:26 AM  
4 votes:
Moderation and self-denial
2013-02-13 11:19:42 AM  
4 votes:
I gave up Lent for Lent!  I'm the first person to have ever thought of that!  Haha!
2013-02-13 12:42:52 PM  
3 votes:
It doesn't matter what I give up, it won't top Father Ratzinger's giving up of the Papacy.
2013-02-13 12:20:11 PM  
3 votes:
I gave up soft drinks for my health (trying to lose some weight), not out of a sense of religious obligation.  I think I'll keep hanging out with the pagans.  they're far less judgmental about their faith.
2013-02-13 11:20:16 AM  
3 votes:
Not believing in God.

Oh wait.
2013-02-13 03:16:04 PM  
2 votes:

p51d007: How about giving up lint for Lent?

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I prefer to celebrate Lint and give up lent for Lint. I like to start by cleaning out my dryer real well.

//It's a practical celebration.
2013-02-13 02:34:11 PM  
2 votes:
I'm not even remotely Catholic, but I may still give up drinking "for Lent."  Really, it's just more of a "hey, why not stop boozing it up for 40 days" sort of thing.  I'm not worried that there's a God who's going to like me better for doing so, but I expect my liver will.
2013-02-13 02:29:28 PM  
2 votes:

Al_Ed: Sex.

A friend of mine gave up sex (including masturbation) for 40 days. She said towards the end, even simple kisses were electric again in a way they hadn't been since her teen years, when she was a virgin. After it was all over, boy did she slut it up. Bonus: orgies. Difficulty: lesbian.

2013-02-13 02:22:58 PM  
2 votes:
BBQ joints are ghost-towns on Good Friday.  Go chow down on some swine for to achieve maximum religious offense.
2013-02-13 01:46:09 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-02-13 11:31:03 AM  
2 votes:
I'm not giving anything up.  I'm going to spend Lent in somber reflection on my actions and actively trying to become a better person.

Plus Imma gonna eat a metric shiatload of fried fish sandwiches.
2013-02-13 11:27:38 AM  
2 votes:
2013-02-13 11:23:02 AM  
2 votes:
"The papacy"

2013-02-13 11:19:57 AM  
2 votes:
2013-02-14 01:25:33 AM  
1 vote:
What should I give up? Sheesh, I'm on a stupid diet already, gave up most carbs, ranch dressing, french fries, and cheese. What more do I have to do?!?

Wait... I'm atheist. Not a bloody thing. Yippee!
2013-02-13 08:58:55 PM  
1 vote:

revman64: ParagonComplex: I'm giving up trying to figure out how Catholics can call themselves believers in God when they worship a False Idol (the Pope), and support a church ran by pedophiles covering up for other pedophiles.

Catholics don't "worship" the Pope.  He's the leader of the church, but is a man, not a God.  Catholics only worship God (father, son, holy spirit) and honor Mary, the martyrs and saints.  The pedophile scandals are a stain on the church, no way to deny that and while it's a very small percentage of priests, if it were only one it would be terrible.  I think the church will have to eventually realize that priests should be allowed to marry and <gasp> women priests should be permitted as well.  There are many great priests and sisters out there but a very small majority have damaged the vocation's reputation.

Seems to me that they worship a False Idol. To say that one person is closer to God than anyone else is atrocious. As for a very small percentage? You must be kidding me. I wouldn't be as bold as to say it is the vast majority, but the percentage is certainly not "very small". The only "very small" are the children that are preyed upon. I also don't dig the whole confessional thing. I confess my sins directly to God. I don't need a middle man. The number of atheists that used to be Catholics is pretty astonishing. Makes one wonder. The whole thing is bizarre. Cannibalizing Jesus, confessing through a middle man, the False Idol aspect, and the Mary aspect as well. Whatever floats your boat.
2013-02-13 08:27:03 PM  
1 vote:
I heard some people discussing this very topic this morning, and then it came up that only one of them is actually Catholic and the other two started going on about how it's still a good thing to observe Lent because you're giving something up to challenge yourself to be better (they were talking about giving up hard liquor, porn, stuff like that).

And I agree it is a good thing to challenge yourself and if there's something in your life you know you should quit, doing so is certainly a positive change. But... I don't need religion to do that. I don't need a church telling me when to do that. I've already given up drinking (during the week) and fast food, on my own, for the sake of no one else but me and my health. Some people need religion to tell them how to act, to define their moral compass for them and give them a sense of "purpose", but for those of us that don't the whole thing seems pretty silly.

Now I need to remind my (lapsed) Catholic boyfriend about Lent, because he never remembers. He just needs to have a convincing lie ready for when his mom asks about it.
2013-02-13 08:24:34 PM  
1 vote:
I gave up Lent years ago...... Best thing I ever gave up for Lent ever...... Yes. I meant to say it that way.
2013-02-13 08:21:35 PM  
1 vote:
Talking to followers of draconian dogmatic religions.
2013-02-13 05:30:03 PM  
1 vote:
Delusional thinking.
2013-02-13 05:20:53 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-13 05:15:21 PM  
1 vote:
Sex.  And since I'm married this should be easy.
2013-02-13 04:37:44 PM  
1 vote:
Nothing because, as an atheist, I consider the whole concept to be utter bollocks.
2013-02-13 04:26:17 PM  
1 vote:
Any holiday reapproiated for the Christian "better" ... oh wait, guess I'm only left with nationalist holidays.
2013-02-13 03:46:02 PM  
1 vote:
I'm giving up all the books I "lent" to people, since I'm not going to get them back anyway.
2013-02-13 03:41:49 PM  
1 vote:

dryknife: I heard that Christopher Dorner is going to quit smoking.

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2013-02-13 03:34:21 PM  
1 vote:
I heard that Christopher Dorner is going to quit smoking.
2013-02-13 03:34:02 PM  
1 vote:

mugwump867: I'm still recovering from the shock of seeing so many people with smudges on their foreheads ambling about today.  Moving to a heavily Catholic area from the godless Northwest has been interesting.  Can't wait to see all the dirty looks I get when I slow smoke a brisket on Friday.  The one good thing is all the fish sandwiches that have suddenly appeared on menus as I dig me some fried fish with lots of hot sauce.

Frankly the whole thing creeps me out.  I'm so glad I got away from Catholicism.
2013-02-13 03:15:49 PM  
1 vote:
Nothing. If I wanted to make a personal sacrifice or lifestyle change, I wouldn't wait for some event to begin.
2013-02-13 03:13:41 PM  
1 vote:

TheGhostofFarkPast: lennavan: My ridiculous belief in a magical sky wizard.

This. I wish i could go to some alternate universe where God never existed and see how far advanced their society is. I bet those people have flying cars, jet packs, and part of the USS Enterprise built already.

/religion: dumbing us down since the dawn of time
//and touching your children inappropriately

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I'm sorry, was too busy inventing modern genetics to listen to you.
2013-02-13 03:13:07 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-02-13 03:10:05 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-13 02:53:32 PM  
1 vote:
I am going to try to abstain from wanting to slaughter every Abrahamic sky wizard believing piece of shiat because of all the wars, death, rape, ignorance, and bigotry that they have spread throughout human history.
2013-02-13 02:48:01 PM  
1 vote:
Fish tacos this Friday. Shrimp jambalaya next week.

I'm sorry, I thought the question was What Are You Making For Lent?
2013-02-13 02:44:32 PM  
1 vote:
Things I am giving up for lent:

* Celibacy
* Moderation
* Sobriety
2013-02-13 02:44:10 PM  
1 vote:
How about giving up lint for Lent?

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2013-02-13 02:40:57 PM  
1 vote:
I was going to give up my Catholicism, but I remembered that I already Lent it to someone and they never gave it back.  Meh, they can keep it.
2013-02-13 02:36:20 PM  
1 vote:
High blood pressure.

No, really. It was only 120/64 today, lowest it's been in 15 years.
2013-02-13 02:31:55 PM  
1 vote:
Yesterday, my seven year old son, who goes to catholic school, was asked what he would be giving up for Lent. He said, "video games". Then he came home and figured out that he just committed to 40 days without his favorite pastime. Right now, he's lawyering up for an appeal. He's gonna renegotiate with "chocolate", but is ready to sacrifice sweets altogether, should jesus and father adams push back on the issue.
2013-02-13 02:27:02 PM  
1 vote:
I'm following in the Pope's footsteps and giving up religion for Lent.
2013-02-13 02:26:13 PM  
1 vote:

lennavan: My ridiculous belief in a magical sky wizard.

This. I wish i could go to some alternate universe where God never existed and see how far advanced their society is. I bet those people have flying cars, jet packs, and part of the USS Enterprise built already.

/religion: dumbing us down since the dawn of time
//and touching your children inappropriately
2013-02-13 02:24:49 PM  
1 vote:
Same thing I give up for Lent every year.  Paczki.
2013-02-13 02:22:48 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-13 02:22:09 PM  
1 vote:
Guilt. It will be trying
2013-02-13 02:21:28 PM  
1 vote:
I'm giving up deprivations for Lent
2013-02-13 12:53:45 PM  
1 vote:
It's not what I'm giving up, it's WHO I'm giving up: Freddie Coffee Bean, Q-Tip Tony, Pops Leo, Larry the Digger, Johnny Francona, Joey Banana Box, Petey Six-Wheels, Donny Ice, Russian John, and Doctor Three Lips.
2013-02-13 12:47:14 PM  
1 vote:
Much like the Pope, I'm giving up my job for Lent.
2013-02-13 12:46:11 PM  
1 vote:
Wish the admin would give up greening TFD links for Lent. The unclean masses have not made their $5 purification rituals in which you are cleansed in alcohol and deemed worthy to be a true Farker
2013-02-13 12:35:11 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-13 12:26:43 PM  
1 vote:
Nothing in particular, but I'm on day four of no smoking.
2013-02-13 12:25:35 PM  
1 vote:
My wife said she's going to cease using profanity.
No farking way she's going to make it.
2013-02-13 11:39:51 AM  
1 vote:
King cake.

/Probably going to be understood by a very small fraction of FARKers.
2013-02-13 11:37:11 AM  
1 vote:
Cutting back on drinking.

I wanted to give up procrastination but I'll just do it next year.
2013-02-13 11:37:09 AM  
1 vote:
Fast food and nicotine.
2013-02-13 11:31:30 AM  
1 vote:
I only actively participate in religious events when they involve me getting ham.
2013-02-13 11:30:47 AM  
1 vote:
Oh, ASH?  I thought it was Ass Wednesday.
2013-02-13 11:25:11 AM  
1 vote:
...Actually, I usually commit myself to praying a rosary every day. I missed a couple days last year, but it usually works out pretty well.
2013-02-13 11:23:44 AM  
1 vote:
I gave up guilt last year.  Best season of Lent ever.
2013-02-13 11:23:42 AM  
1 vote:
Lent: the New Year's Resolution of the bible crowd.

/ usually about the same success rate
2013-02-13 11:22:14 AM  
1 vote:
I will continue to not smoke and drink. I figure that's good enough.
2013-02-13 11:21:32 AM  
1 vote:
2013-02-13 11:21:27 AM  
1 vote:
2013-02-13 11:20:44 AM  
1 vote:
Bizarre voodoo rituals or whatever this is.
2013-02-13 11:20:23 AM  
1 vote:
The Doobie Brothers.
2013-02-13 11:19:55 AM  
1 vote:
Making New Year's resolutions.
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