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It would be nice if there were a greater time span between the seasons of Advent and Lent.


2 posted on 12/15/2009 9:59:12 AM PST by NYer ("One Who Prays Is Not Afraid; One Who Prays Is Never Alone" - Benedict XVI)
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I agree. They should be at “opposite poles” of the year, as it were. Oh, well ...

I’m annoyed by articles such as this that attribute all sorts of opinions and emotions to “we.” Presumably that means the author and at least one other person, but it certainly doesn’t include Anoreth or me. We, Anoreth and I, do not “do” fear, as it is boring and unproductive; instead, we are irritatingly chipper and obnoxiously prone to bad jokes when others are in a funk.

Even worse than the implication that the “we” includes the author and the reader, though, is the sense that it isn’t really intended to include the author. What he’s really doing is attributing everything he thinks is negative to “them,” those other people, better than whom he considers himself (and perhaps his readers) to be.

I find it ... disingenuous. And snooty. In what way is a Christian served by being invited, oh-so-delicately, to consider himself superior to others?


3 posted on 12/15/2009 11:53:37 AM PST by Tax-chick (Here I come, with a sharp knife and a clear conscience!)
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To: NYer
It would be nice if there were a greater time span between the seasons of Advent and Lent.

If we go back to the Julian calendar, there will be. The only problem will be Corpus Christi in July. It's usually 90 degrees as it is.

5 posted on 12/15/2009 6:26:20 PM PST by Desdemona (True Christianity requires open hearts and open minds - not blind hatred.)
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