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As much as I enjoy reading your posts, I will be giving up my forum and limiting my internet access during Lent. This includes Cellar Tracker, travel forums, etc. Come to think of it, I think I will limit my internet access to my primary personal email and NY Times.

See you all in about 6 weeks!
 
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organized religion


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Reading DoubleD's posts. Big Grin
 
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Last Saturday, I was talking to friends about getting together for dinner. We tend to do these on a Friday and they usually feature some type of meat, so he said, "well we might have to do a Saturday instead as it will be during Lent." I got an email from him yesterday saying he and his wife discussed it and Friday would work just fine because if the Pope can resign then they can eat meat on Friday during Lent.


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Last Saturday, I was talking to friends about getting together for dinner. We tend to do these on a Friday and they usually feature some type of meat, so he said, "well we might have to do a Saturday instead as it will be during Lent." I got an email from him yesterday saying he and his wife discussed it and Friday would work just fine because if the Pope can resign then they can eat meat on Friday during Lent.


isn't fish a meat? guess its too much to ask to help a friend abide by their beliefs.


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I lent my power drill to my next-door neighbour over 6 months ago now. I'm giving up on ever getting it back.


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I lent my power drill to my next-door neighbour over 6 months ago now. I'm giving up on ever getting it back.


And now I'm going to give up on this keyboard, because with the amount of tea I just sprayed over it the keys are definitely fubar.
 
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Last Saturday, I was talking to friends about getting together for dinner. We tend to do these on a Friday and they usually feature some type of meat, so he said, "well we might have to do a Saturday instead as it will be during Lent." I got an email from him yesterday saying he and his wife discussed it and Friday would work just fine because if the Pope can resign then they can eat meat on Friday during Lent.


isn't fish a meat? guess its too much to ask to help a friend abide by their beliefs.


Where in my post does it say that I was not willing to help friends abide by their beliefs? I guess it's too much to ask that someone read a post before commenting on it.


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So far on this thread, DD seems to be the only one with any understanding of what Lent is actually about.

My answer is that I am giving up some of my time normally allocated elsewhere in an effort to deepen my relationship with God and my family.

May peace be with you all.
 
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Last Saturday, I was talking to friends about getting together for dinner. We tend to do these on a Friday and they usually feature some type of meat, so he said, "well we might have to do a Saturday instead as it will be during Lent." I got an email from him yesterday saying he and his wife discussed it and Friday would work just fine because if the Pope can resign then they can eat meat on Friday during Lent.


isn't fish a meat? guess its too much to ask to help a friend abide by their beliefs.


Come on, finz. Really? Roll Eyes Lighten up.


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So far on this thread, DD seems to be the only one with any understanding of what Lent is actually about.

My answer is that I am giving up some of my time normally allocated elsewhere in an effort to deepen my relationship with God and my family.

May peace be with you all.


Well said. I am big on using this time not to deprive yourself of something, but to better yourself (although I suppose these can go hand in hand).


I think I might be able to help with the Pan, Pam dilemma
 
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This is one of those times where I wish I wouldn't have posted. Sometimes what I consider simply a joke may not appear that way to others, but I can see how it might be taken as a jab. Apologies if my comment above offended anyone.
 
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Candy
Beer
Ice Cream
Pizza


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Last Saturday, I was talking to friends about getting together for dinner. We tend to do these on a Friday and they usually feature some type of meat, so he said, "well we might have to do a Saturday instead as it will be during Lent." I got an email from him yesterday saying he and his wife discussed it and Friday would work just fine because if the Pope can resign then they can eat meat on Friday during Lent.


The 'new church' allows meat on Friday and ecpevially if you are over 75 years of age.

I still strive to teh old church, meatless Friday [if possible]


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Where in my post does it say that I was not willing to help friends abide by their beliefs? I guess it's too much to ask that someone read a post before commenting on it.


That was given up for Lent. Also many other days


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So far on this thread, DD seems to be the only one with any understanding of what Lent is actually about.

May peace be with you all.


Not really I did my time. You can't be Irish Mexican and not.

Did you know the Romans considered the practice of meatless Friday's completely barbaric and disgusting? They equated it to ritual cannibalism.

I lean towards Epicureanism and as such wish no pain on anyone for the practice they follow, but I wouldn't give pain to anyone either because they disagree with mine.


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Not really I did my time. You can't be Irish Mexican and not.

I understand. If something is crammed down your throat, it is natural to be repulsed. I'm a convert, so I probably see things from a different angle.

Did you know the Romans considered the practice of meatless Friday's completely barbaric and disgusting? They equated it to ritual cannibalism.

Do you?

I lean towards Epicureanism and as such wish no pain on anyone for the practice they follow, but I wouldn't give pain to anyone either because they disagree with mine.

I'm not sure I follow you on this one. (?)


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So far on this thread, DD seems to be the only one with any understanding of what Lent is actually about.

My answer is that I am giving up some of my time normally allocated elsewhere in an effort to deepen my relationship with God and my family.

May peace be with you all.


Well said. I am big on using this time not to deprive yourself of something, but to better yourself (although I suppose these can go hand in hand).


Indeed. Well said Redhawk.
 
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Redhawk - Not something crammed down my throat just not something I still keep as a value. My mom attends Mass at least twice a week, and we take care of the vines at our local Catholic church. There's no hatred. I go in every St Vincent's day and ask the priest to say a prayer for our year, and drop him off a couple of bottles of wine.

I was just trying to make the point that perspective is relevant and not to assume that not agreeing is equated to not knowing. The Romans knew what it meant, and their perspective made the practice seem repulsive.

Epicurus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epicurus

Not the modern definition. One of my favorite bits of wisdom from him is that the quality of the wine does not matter as much as the quality of the people you drink it with.


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When I was a kid I got in trouble for asking to many questions in Sunday school about a number of things including lent. My mom sat me down and we had a good talk about my thoughts on the Catholic Church and based on that conversation I didn’t have to go to Church or Sunday school anymore. My sister and brother didn’t like that very much, but they couldn’t articulate their thoughts as well as I could. Razz
 
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