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An Athiest’s Lent Sacrifice
Posted: 18 March 2011 06:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Some religious practices fine for atheists

March 8, 2011
by RANDALL BOURQUIN  
http://www.redandblack.com/2011/03/08/some-religious-practices-fine-for-atheists/

I’m an atheist. Lent is Christian. And I really like it. . . .

Testing your resolve, cultivating personal restraint and ridding your life of something negative are all beneficial activities. . . .

But, given my religious views, it confuses people that I participate. . . .

Practice Lent with fervor and learn from Jesus’ life. But seriously consider what you’ve been told you have to accept along with those ideas. And after some careful thought, challenge yourself to end the day with only the pudding.

There are many areas in which atheists and theists can agree. We can both engage in certain valuable acts, practices and lessons. . . .

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Posted: 18 March 2011 07:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Why wait for Lent to have a reason or excuse to give something up? Especially if for some reason, it’s a good and even wise thing to give up?

Just a passing thought.

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Posted: 18 March 2011 01:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon - 18 March 2011 07:53 AM

Why wait for Lent to have a reason or excuse to give something up? Especially if for some reason, it’s a good and even wise thing to give up?

Just a passing thought.

Jews, hindi,  muslims, and natives of the Amazon rainforest do not give up anything for lent, and neither do I. If I am to give up something, it will be because it is something I SHOULD give up, not because of social pressure. I don’t make New Year resolutions to break a few days later either.

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Posted: 18 March 2011 05:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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asanta - 18 March 2011 01:52 PM
Equal Opportunity Curmudgeon - 18 March 2011 07:53 AM

Why wait for Lent to have a reason or excuse to give something up? Especially if for some reason, it’s a good and even wise thing to give up?

Just a passing thought.

Jews, hindi,  muslims, and natives of the Amazon rainforest do not give up anything for lent, and neither do I. If I am to give up something, it will be because it is something I SHOULD give up, not because of social pressure. I don’t make New Year resolutions to break a few days later either.

Jews have Yom Kippur
Muslims have Ramadan
Hindu’s fast monthly and or weekly…

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Posted: 18 March 2011 05:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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She’s still right, man.  Those Jews, Muslims, and Hindus aren’t giving up anything for Lent.

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Posted: 18 March 2011 05:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Dead Monky - 18 March 2011 05:08 PM

She’s still right, man.  Those Jews, Muslims, and Hindus aren’t giving up anything for Lent.

They have their own lent…

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Posted: 18 March 2011 05:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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But it’s not Lent.

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Posted: 18 March 2011 05:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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Dead Monky - 18 March 2011 05:13 PM

But it’s not Lent.

Potatoes or Potato’s…

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Posted: 18 March 2011 05:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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I’m messing with you, dude.

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Posted: 18 March 2011 05:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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Dead Monky - 18 March 2011 05:17 PM

I’m messing with you, dude.

Cool dude…

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Posted: 18 March 2011 05:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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I wonder.  How many times could we say ‘dude’ to each other before the mods’ heads exploded and/or they banned us?  Wanna find out?  grin

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Posted: 18 March 2011 05:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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Dead Monky - 18 March 2011 05:22 PM

I wonder.  How many times could we say ‘dude’ to each other before the mods’ heads exploded and/or they banned us?  Wanna find out?  grin

Dude…that’s a totally rad idea…

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Posted: 18 March 2011 05:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Sweet dude.  Glad you’re on board.

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Posted: 18 March 2011 05:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Totally righteous dude!

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Posted: 18 March 2011 05:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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Dude, I like your top hat wearing avatar.

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