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What are you giving up for Lent?
2/27/06 | Me

Posted on 02/27/2006 9:47:28 AM PST by tje

Just wondered what people were giving up for Lent.


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KEYWORDS: chat; easter; lent; notnews; vanity; wrongforum
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To: CWOJackson

"reading pat buchanan books"

They're better in the original German.


51 posted on 02/27/2006 9:56:41 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: gondramB

I understand Baptists don't recognize the Pope as their spiritual leafer.
Nor do they recognize each other at Hooters.

Old joke, sorry..


52 posted on 02/27/2006 9:56:48 AM PST by xroadie
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To: Jimmy Valentine's brother

That's pretty easy to do in February..........thru March and part of April.....


53 posted on 02/27/2006 9:57:15 AM PST by Red Badger (And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him...)
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To: tje
Celibacy
54 posted on 02/27/2006 9:57:24 AM PST by ASA Vet (Those who know don't talk, those who talk don't know.)
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To: tje

Snacks and alcohol.


55 posted on 02/27/2006 9:57:33 AM PST by r9etb
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To: tje

Tofu Chili.


56 posted on 02/27/2006 9:57:34 AM PST by Grut
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To: tje
Celibacy
57 posted on 02/27/2006 9:57:42 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Learn from the past, don't live in it.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

...ouch!


58 posted on 02/27/2006 9:57:45 AM PST by CWOJackson
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To: tje

Watching '24'. Wait--can we postpone Lent until this summer?!


59 posted on 02/27/2006 9:58:23 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: JFC
I'm Baptist, we don't give up anything.

Really? Or is that a "Baptists aren't allowed to have any fun anyway so what's the point of giving something up" joke? Anyway, I'm a Catholic and I always give up the drink for Lent, and this year I'm giving up, God help me, salt. It was the doc's suggestion and my gift to my wife. To tell you the truth, I'd rather give up my left arm than cut out salt. I know it sounds ridiculous to be so attached to salt, but I really think I'm going to feel the walk to Calvary very acutely this year

60 posted on 02/27/2006 9:58:23 AM PST by old and tired (Run Swannie, run!)
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To: tje

I'm not Catholic so I do not recognize giving up anything for Lent - But if I was, I just had a vasectomy last Friday, giving into months of pleading from the Wife, so does giving up your gene pool count?


61 posted on 02/27/2006 9:58:34 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: MineralMan

Not yet.


62 posted on 02/27/2006 9:58:41 AM PST by Chi-townChief
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To: tje

Can I give up my mother-in-law?
Well, just thought I would ask anyway.


63 posted on 02/27/2006 9:59:21 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: tje

I heard a priest caution about giving up some things for Lent. For example, if I give up drinking, then Easter means I can drink. If I give up gambling, then Easter means a trip to the dog track.


64 posted on 02/27/2006 9:59:28 AM PST by bobjam
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To: JFC
I'm Baptist, we don't give up anything.

Jews don't recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

Protestants don't recognize the Pope as their leader.

Baptists don't recognize each other in the liquor store. :-)

(Before you attack me, I'm Baptist too.)

65 posted on 02/27/2006 9:59:30 AM PST by Bluegrass Conservative
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To: gondramB

Nah, some Anglicans and Lutherans do, too.

The key to doing Lent correctly is the idea that by depriving yourself of something you truly desire, one is reminded of, in a very small way, of what Christ gave up for us.

Too many people go through the motions, however, and miss the point --- thinking you're sacrificing for Christ or something.


66 posted on 02/27/2006 9:59:33 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: massgopguy

I had a chineese girl friend once a hour after we made love id be horny again


67 posted on 02/27/2006 9:59:48 AM PST by al baby (Father of the Beeber)
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To: tje

I am giving up ... giving up things for lent


68 posted on 02/27/2006 9:59:53 AM PST by clamper1797 (We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties)
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To: ASA Vet
Celibacy

Beet my by 16 seconds.
69 posted on 02/27/2006 10:00:02 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Learn from the past, don't live in it.)
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To: tje
Catholicism.

Just a joke. Couldn't help it.

70 posted on 02/27/2006 10:00:06 AM PST by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of news)
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To: Red Badger

I just invite two Baptists.

That way they can carry my cooler.


71 posted on 02/27/2006 10:00:18 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: MeanWestTexan
You know why you never invite just one Mormon to go fishing, right?

Get your own jokes. Heh heh.

72 posted on 02/27/2006 10:00:58 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah, where the world comes to see America!)
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To: bayourant
coke I think.

The soft drink?

73 posted on 02/27/2006 10:01:01 AM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: Red Badger
I keep finding it in my trouser pockets, shirt pocket, even my suit pockets.

I'm giving up my laundry.
74 posted on 02/27/2006 10:01:32 AM PST by FreedomFarmer (Push Me, Shove You - Oh, Yeah? Says Who? Push Me, Shove You -Oh, Yeah? Says Who?)
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To: Chi-townChief

"Not yet."

Ouch! (to copy an above poster)


75 posted on 02/27/2006 10:02:04 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: tje

Orthodox Christian here...so all meat, most dairy, alcohol.


76 posted on 02/27/2006 10:02:21 AM PST by FormerLib (Kosova: "land stolen from Serbs and given to terrorist killers in a futile attempt to appease them.")
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To: tje

Do you have a scripture reference for the whole "giving up thinks for Lent" thing?


77 posted on 02/27/2006 10:02:25 AM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: tje

Giving up TV, which is going to be tough...


78 posted on 02/27/2006 10:02:26 AM PST by nk_47
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To: tje
Just wondered what people were giving up for Lent.

Parsnips, lima beans and cheap wine.

79 posted on 02/27/2006 10:02:59 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: tje

Meat, and everything sweet.

I'm gonna die.


80 posted on 02/27/2006 10:02:59 AM PST by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: tje

I give up booze. It's good the clear out the old kidneys anyway. Boy, don't cha just love that kind of technical jargon?


81 posted on 02/27/2006 10:03:31 AM PST by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Utah Binger

That's an OLD joke, baby.

Predates Mormonism, I'd wager.


82 posted on 02/27/2006 10:03:50 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: MeanWestTexan

Thanks for that - I've never seen lent explained so well.


83 posted on 02/27/2006 10:03:52 AM PST by gondramB (Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and unto God that which is God's.)
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To: DoctorMichael
I already live like a Monk.

Screeching and throwing feces at people.....Oh, wait, that's a Monkee....Sorry.

84 posted on 02/27/2006 10:04:09 AM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: tje

Chocolate and sweets. I'm also going to try to be nicer which means I'll have to stay away from the Cindy Sheehan threads.


86 posted on 02/27/2006 10:04:50 AM PST by Patriot from Philly
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To: gondramB

Pretty good for a Jew, huh?


(Yes, I coverted to christianity.)


87 posted on 02/27/2006 10:06:01 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: tje
Last year I gave up coffee. This year I think I'll give up dieting.
88 posted on 02/27/2006 10:06:08 AM PST by shezza (God bless our military heroes)
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To: MeanWestTexan

You're cruel........


89 posted on 02/27/2006 10:06:08 AM PST by Red Badger (And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him...)
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To: tje
Last year I gave up coffee. This year I think I'll give up dieting.
90 posted on 02/27/2006 10:06:12 AM PST by shezza (God bless our military heroes)
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To: Red Badger
Us Baptists have already given up everything....except when nobody's lookin..........

Old joke...

Never take ONE Baptist fishing with you.....He'll drink all your beer. Take two Baptists, and neither of them will touch it.

91 posted on 02/27/2006 10:07:03 AM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: Onelifetogive

Post 66.


92 posted on 02/27/2006 10:07:05 AM PST by MeanWestTexan (Many at FR would respond to Christ "Darn right, I'll cast the first stone!")
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To: tje

93 posted on 02/27/2006 10:07:22 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Ax

Peanut Butter. That's like a Lutheran giving up coffee.

I'm giving up Girl Scout cookies (Samoas, Thin Mints, and Tagalongs). Thank God I have a few days left before Lent starts.


94 posted on 02/27/2006 10:07:34 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: tje

I have not decided yet. I guess I better get to it soon. It is a shame that some on here are making fun of this, but it is serious to the Catholics. I guess you can make fun of Catholics, but God forbid you make fun of the Evangelical Baptists.


95 posted on 02/27/2006 10:07:55 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: sandyeggo

When I was growing up, we had fish every Friday, and that soured me for life on eating fish. And I love to fish. Our staple was cheese pizzas or omelets. "Where's the Beef?"


96 posted on 02/27/2006 10:08:14 AM PST by Ax (iumentum sum.)
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To: tje

Abstinence.


97 posted on 02/27/2006 10:08:22 AM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Bend over and think of England.)
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To: Pompah

Think it has something to do with those seeds that they cook in soup.

Pretty tasty.


98 posted on 02/27/2006 10:08:27 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: tje; All

Satanic Worshipping..


99 posted on 02/27/2006 10:08:28 AM PST by KevinDavis (http://www.cafepress.com/spacefuture)
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To: tje

i really should give up FR... .

Really, I should.
Really, I should.
Really, I should.


100 posted on 02/27/2006 10:08:42 AM PST by peacebaby (The wicked games people play)
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