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2018-02-03 12:07:20 AM  
Pretty much the same as "loaned".
 
2018-02-03 12:07:59 AM  
It collects in the dryer and around static electricity.
 
2018-02-03 12:18:30 AM  
Don't really know. Don't really care
 
2018-02-03 12:24:29 AM  
Lent is the Old English word for Spring.
 
2018-02-03 12:25:05 AM  
A theocratic powerplay to manipulate a primitive population with scant resources that fasting during the winter months and not eating meat intended for the gentry is a holy thing and you get into heaven by eating fish which doesn't require as many resources to harvest and use. However, if you were rich you could buy indulgences from the one true church and have some corned beef. But they also had a party at the end of it so it's all fun and games and distraction. "oh look beads"
 
2018-02-03 12:25:23 AM  
An excuse for me to give up celibacy.
 
2018-02-03 12:30:27 AM  
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2018-02-03 12:52:47 AM  
Duh, it collects in your bellybutton.
 
2018-02-03 01:05:46 AM  
You're supposed to give something up. Like hookers or blow.
 
2018-02-03 02:20:48 AM  
Q: How many weeks belong to the year?

A: 46 - the other six are only Lent.
 
2018-02-03 02:20:48 AM  
christian version of Ramadan.  Or maybe it'd be more accurate to say Ramadan is the Muslim version of Lent.
 
2018-02-03 04:22:49 AM  
Is also why St Patrick's Day is such a big deal - feast days are exceptions to Lent.
 
2018-02-03 05:22:50 AM  
You find lent in your billy button...
 
2018-02-03 06:45:26 AM  

GardenWeasel: An excuse for me to give up celibacy.


Old Catholic school joke --
Him: Can we go all the way tonight?
Her: I can't. It's Lent.
Him: Well when you get it back, can we?
 
2018-02-03 06:46:35 AM  
I lived in New Orleans for 20+ years. This area (and most of Louisiana) is a Catholic mecca.
The most common Lenten "sacrifice" in this area, is for practicing Catholics to revert back to the pre-Vatican II-age prior to the 1960's and give up meat on Fridays.  Coincidentally, this is also the beginning of crawfish season. Apparently, Catholic-Jesus REALLY loves skrimps and crawfish on Fridays during Lent.

Not-so CSB There is a small (but slow-growing) number of  Louisiana Catholics that are not "in fellowship" with the Catholic Church. They attend all-Latin Masses where the priest keeps his back to the congregation, plebes are not allowed to touch the Eucharistic host, and are forbidden from replying "Amen" after eating said host. They do not acknowledge the current pope (or any other subsequent pope since the 1959 Second Vatican Council) as "legitimate".  They do not eat meat on any Fridays and they force their women to wear chapel veils when attending church.  They also encourage their women to wear long skirts, cover their arms, and stress the importance of women remaining subservient to their husbands. In other words, women should remain quiet, barefoot and pregnant.

Of very little surprise, The movement is VERY popular with the home-school, anti-vax, doomsday-prepper, chem trail-believing, Libertarian crowd.

Just like to keep some of you apprised of current mumbo-jumbo superstitious trends of the weird and wacky.

Here's a picture of some boiled crawfish because eating them on Fridays after Mardi Gras to shorten your time in Purgatory is a very real thing in much of Louisiana.

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2018-02-03 07:32:05 AM  
Your ears?
 
2018-02-03 07:32:11 AM  
I grew up in rural OK. The Southern Baptists and Church of Christ basically ran every town in the area. My Mom dragged me to church when I was unsuccessful at weaseling out to a Methodist church and Lent was nothing of consequence as I recall. To the Baptists, however, giving up something for Lent was viewed as Catholic like behavior and ridiculed and scorned as much as possible. There were a few Catholic kids in school and the shiat they got from the Baptists was over the top. 

At the time I kept my head down because I didn't put any value on religion but knew enough to keep my mouth shut or be ready to hear a string of preaching assholes lecturing. Now it really pisses me off when I think about it.
 
2018-02-03 07:43:29 AM  
It's when people have to eat nothing but lentils for 40 days and 40 nights until the world's flooded by their poo.

(Legumes: keeping the world regular since at least the bronze age.)
 
2018-02-03 07:59:51 AM  

Weaver95: christian version of Ramadan.  Or maybe it'd be more accurate to say Ramadan is the Muslim version of Lent.


They roughly rose about the same time.
 
2018-02-03 08:03:50 AM  

Dahnkster: I lived in New Orleans for 20+ years. This area (and most of Louisiana) is a Catholic mecca.
The most common Lenten "sacrifice" in this area, is for practicing Catholics to revert back to the pre-Vatican II-age prior to the 1960's and give up meat on Fridays.  Coincidentally, this is also the beginning of crawfish season. Apparently, Catholic-Jesus REALLY loves skrimps and crawfish on Fridays during Lent.

Not-so CSB There is a small (but slow-growing) number of  Louisiana Catholics that are not "in fellowship" with the Catholic Church. They attend all-Latin Masses where the priest keeps his back to the congregation, plebes are not allowed to touch the Eucharistic host, and are forbidden from replying "Amen" after eating said host. They do not acknowledge the current pope (or any other subsequent pope since the 1959 Second Vatican Council) as "legitimate".  They do not eat meat on any Fridays and they force their women to wear chapel veils when attending church.  They also encourage their women to wear long skirts, cover their arms, and stress the importance of women remaining subservient to their husbands. In other words, women should remain quiet, barefoot and pregnant.

Of very little surprise, The movement is VERY popular with the home-school, anti-vax, doomsday-prepper, chem trail-believing, Libertarian crowd.

Just like to keep some of you apprised of current mumbo-jumbo superstitious trends of the weird and wacky.

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There are small parishes of those all over the country. Like the Breakaway Anglicans, the believe modernity is evil and will lead to Perdition.

When in fact, Mankind has always been in Perdition.
 
2018-02-03 08:10:16 AM  
Jesus comes out of his cave & if he sees his shadow there will be 6 more weeks of winter.
Or maybe that's Easter?
 
2018-02-03 08:35:07 AM  

inthesticks: Jesus comes out of his cave & if he sees his shadow there will be 6 more weeks of winter.
Or maybe that's Easter?


Six more weeks of Easter?
 
2018-02-03 08:38:53 AM  
It's when I give up my New Years resolution.
 
2018-02-03 09:33:31 AM  
Tis the season of the fish fry.
 
2018-02-03 09:58:11 AM  
Its when the fast food places all advertise "The fish sandwich is back!!"
 
2018-02-03 10:11:15 AM  
Lent is what you pay to your randrord in Tokyo.
 
2018-02-03 10:23:49 AM  
Ramadan for white people.
 
2018-02-03 10:30:23 AM  
Lent was a ploy by the Roman empire to co-opt existing practices into their new religious power structure.  Their traditions are all slowly crumbling, much like the Coliseum in Rome.  The Vatican is still raking in the dough, though.
 
2018-02-03 10:45:51 AM  
I'm only in it for the pancakes.
 
2018-02-03 11:02:28 AM  

Another Government Employee: Weaver95: christian version of Ramadan.  Or maybe it'd be more accurate to say Ramadan is the Muslim version of Lent.

They roughly rose about the same time.


Lent is earlier in origin:

In 325, the Council of Nicea discussed a 40-day Lenten season of fasting, but it's unclear whether its original intent was just for new Christians preparing for Baptism, but it soon encompassed the whole Church.
 
2018-02-03 11:32:20 AM  

vudukungfu: Ramadan for white people.


Smart? No. Funny? No. Dumbest comment I'll read all day? That's the one.
 
2018-02-03 11:36:36 AM  
It's when banks lend me money so I can pay the gas bill before shutoff.
 
2018-02-03 12:30:54 PM  

Hooker with a Penis: Its when the fast food places all advertise "The fish sandwich is back!!"


Give me back that filet o fish.
 
2018-02-03 01:05:04 PM  
A positively epic song opening one of my favorite albums

The Legendary Pink Dots - Lent
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2018-02-03 01:43:11 PM  
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/it makes religious people sad
 
2018-02-03 03:21:32 PM  
"I lived in New Orleans for 20+ years. This area (and most of Louisiana) is a Catholic Mecca."


I see what you did there, and I LOL'd.

I think the Catholic Mecca would be Vatican City or Old Jerusalem.
 
2018-02-03 03:32:22 PM  
I always give up lent for lent, so I have no idea what it's all about.
 
2018-02-03 04:15:15 PM  
For some, it is a period of fasting that goes by slowly.
 
2018-02-03 04:24:14 PM  
I grew up in a hard core Catholic family.    I loved Lent.    That was the only time that we got  to eat fried shrimp, crab cakes.  Of course there was always that Friday that we had an egg sandwich.
 
2018-02-03 05:10:00 PM  

Any Pie Left: I see what you did there, and I LOL'd.



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