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Tyburn 03-11-2011 11:49 AM

Celebrating Lent
 
Rather then giving something up to look fashionably pius during this solemnity, in an attempt to dwell on the fasting and self punishment that seems to reflect Christs forty days of temptation in the wilderness prior to ministry...I suggest that we actually take up something, that is non selfish, and pius, but not for the sake of being pius...but for the sake of advancing the Kingdom of GOD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0t8Wbs_5C8

VCURamFan 03-11-2011 11:53 AM

I've decided to give up morals for lent.

Spiritwalker 03-11-2011 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by VCURamFan (Post 157222)
I've decided to give up morals for lent.

hahahahahahah.... your on a roll lately Ben..

Tyburn 03-11-2011 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by VCURamFan (Post 157222)
I've decided to give up morals for lent.

I've decided to give up Church for lent to :laugh:

County Mike 03-11-2011 12:36 PM

I'm giving up the celebration of lent for lent.

VCURamFan 03-11-2011 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by County Mike (Post 157241)
I'm giving up the celebration of lent for lent.

O no, you illogical is disrupting my circuits! :wacko:

DonnaMaria 03-11-2011 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Tyburn (Post 157220)
Rather then giving something up to look fashionably pius during this solemnity, in an attempt to dwell on the fasting and self punishment that seems to reflect Christs forty days of temptation in the wilderness prior to ministry...I suggest that we actually take up something, that is non selfish, and pius, but not for the sake of being pius...but for the sake of advancing the Kingdom of GOD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0t8Wbs_5C8

I agree! During lent the girls and I try to volunteer more at the local animal shelter and the local senior center. Things that we mean to do more during the year but never actually do.................:sad:

NateR 03-11-2011 04:24 PM

I wanted to give up pocket lint for lent but that stuff just never seems to go away. :unsure-1:

Anyways, in all seriousness, I've never observed lent in my life, since I see no Biblical basis for it; so no reason to start now.

If someone can provide a Biblical argument for why this tradition is necessary, then I'd love to hear it. To me it just smacks of works-based salvation or an attempt to make ourselves worthy of GOD, which we all know is totally impossible.

flo 03-11-2011 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by DonnaMaria (Post 157270)
I agree! During lent the girls and I try to volunteer more at the local animal shelter and the local senior center. Things that we mean to do more during the year but never actually do.................:sad:

DonnaMaria, you and your girls rock. What you're doing has inspired me to get with it and donate some of my time as well.

Tyburn 03-11-2011 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by NateR (Post 157285)
I wanted to give up pocket lint for lent but that stuff just never seems to go away. :unsure-1:

Anyways, in all seriousness, I've never observed lent in my life, since I see no Biblical basis for it; so no reason to start now.

If someone can provide a Biblical argument for why this tradition is necessary, then I'd love to hear it. To me it just smacks of works-based salvation or an attempt to make ourselves worthy of GOD, which we all know is totally impossible.

Its supposed to Reflect the forty days of Christ in the Wilderness, before his ministry...did you even bother to listen to the video?

is the temptation of Christ not biblical enough for your Nathan :rolleyes:


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