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40 Days and 40 Nights

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by effinshenanigans, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. effinshenanigans

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    It's that time of year again and people are deciding what nominal sacrifices they can come up with to participate in lent. I've heard some people say that they're giving up swearing (fuck them), I've heard others say that they're giving up drinking (fuck that).

    Focus:
    Do you give anything up for lent? If so, what?

    I believe in not believing in Jesus, so I've never given up anything. If I did, though, it would be something better than chocolate. Chocolate has been done, people. How about giving up sofa cushions or 2nd gear in your car. Now that's interesting.

    If I did give up something for lent, it would be static electricity. I'm sick of getting near anything even remotely conductive and have the shit shocked out of me. My legs feel like tesla coils and I'm sure that my balls have taken on an eerie glow with the amount of energy pulsing up at them from my ankles.
     
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    I'm athiest, but if I was to give up anything I guess it would be smoking pot. It's my only daily vice, but it's now (voluntarily) limited to after my daughter is asleep.

    On the other hand, I think Lent is stupid and I would never take part in it.
     
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    A friend of mine, basically every year, gives up solid food for Lent. The weirdest part is that he's not even religious. He views it as a crazy crash diet I think, or something, but it's become his personal ritual. He'll drink various nourishing beverages and the like, but nothing that needs chewing. Then, at the end, it's kind of amusing to see how much he looks forward to the first italian sub. One year the pizza place was subpar and the sub he'd waited 40 days for was mediocre at best and he was utterly crestfallen.
     
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    Since I'm Maltese I was raised in a traditional, catholic background. As a kid I was encouraged (forced) to give up things I like during lent, but then I grew up and realized that I suffer throughout the whole year, so why would I voluntarily for 40 days suffer more than usual, to share in the suffering of someone who, 2000 years ago was nailed to a piece of wood?
     
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    I just wonder how many dipshits will post on their Facebook, myspace, twitter and/or wtfever else is out there that that's what they are giving up. That's not sacrifice, it's called living life.
     
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    Can I give up homework for Lent? Oh, and test taking too? I wonder if I could pull that shit with my professors...

    Focus: I'm giving up bad beer and bottom shelf liquor. Seriously, but I think I'm going to do it indefinitely. No Macrobrews and absolutely nothing with light in the name. No liquor under $20 a fifth.

    This probably won't save me cash, but it should reduce my consumption until I get rich...
     
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    For lent, I give up the same thing I give up every year.

    Lent.

    My wife gives up chocolate. I hate sweets, but during lent I make sure to keep chocolate around and eat it in front of her.

    I'm such a charmer.
     
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    I'm giving up my virginity for Lent. Hello, ladies!
     
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    Dropping the F-bomb all the damn time

    I gotta use lame words like friggin and f-in instead. Given my lifestyle and friends, I'll probably get called a pussy and whatnot. I should just give up swearing all together, but hell, that ain't gonna happen any time soon.
     
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    I'm actually fairly religious, at least more so than I tend to let on. That being said though, I've never given up anything for lent, personally I think its kind of dumb. Of course I'm not Catholic or anything like that, I've never really subscribed to one specific denomination.

    Of course, for those of you out there that also believe in some of this stuff, wasn't the whole point of Jesus suffering and dieing for us so that we wouldn't have to suffer through stupid shit like this?
     
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    per Shegirls post I've decided to give up being friends with every one of my jackass friends that has posted what they're giving up for lent on Facebook.

    I'll block their profile and ignore them completely for 40 days and 40 nights. Since I'm not posting it on FB I can continue to be friends with myself.

    The only legitimate thing I can ever remember anyone I know giving up is my cousin in Santa Barbara who gave up using his car for 40 days. He did 100% of his commuting by bike, public transit, or carpooling with others. Actually kind of a cool idea though I wouldn't last a day.
     
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    I'm giving up sobriety and celibacy.

    It's gonna be a long 40 days and nights, but I know I can do it!!!!
     
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    Sundays don't "count" in lent. So all you degenerates giving up your speedballs, booze, and hookers can safely overindulge yourselves once every weekend.

    Right after you get home from Church.
     
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    Same here.

    My best friend gave up mayonnaise for lent a couple years ago. She loves mayo so much that 40 days was suffering for her.
     
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    I'm not religious and I've never given up anything for Lent, but February 15, 2009 I gave up alcohol for a year for no better reason then to see if I could do it.

    It's been a year + 2 and this Saturday is my "Welcome Back to the Bottle Party". I'm guessing 2 beers will be enough to floor me.
     
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    I gave up my faith for Lent one year, liked it so much I made it permanent.
     
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    Im giving up friends that give things up for lent. They get crabby without their sex/booze/chocolate/caffeine. And I don't feel the desire to be around miserable people that torture themselves in the name of.... well you get the idea.
     
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    Even though I'm Catholic, I don't observe the whole giving stuff up for Lent thing. I don't go to church and I eat meat on Fridays, so why bother. It's kinda like people that only go to church on Easter and Christmas.

    My son came home from school today and asked me what I was giving up for Lent. I told him I was "giving up on giving things up for Lent."
     
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    What a pious and devout discussion of Lent. The lengths that you people are willing to sacrifice for a greater purpose truly uplifts the soul. In fact, I think that if Jesus were to come into this thread, he would look upon each of your glowing, radiant faces and be humbled, and proudly proclaim that it is you, not he, that is the true son of god, and he would give to you his crown of thorns.

    Then he'd probably laugh his ass off as you're nailed to a cross and then bang your girlfriend.

    Focus: I am canceling my asshole bleaching for this year.
     
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    From what I've learned on this forum, Drew Brees would do all that but keep the crown and his cross.