Originally Posted by Rev
Dave, I think he knows why people do it and what it represents. He, like me, cant find in the bible where we are called or even suggested to do this at this time.
I see nothing wrong with fasting and giving things up for God, but in the manner that Lent is observed, I find nothing biblical about it.
We arent called to do it at a specific time...but the Church thinks its good to remember...so slotted it in before Easter as a preparational season...just like Advent is to Christmas
they thought that a good feast should be surrounded by a time to reflect on why its important before it happens, and to celebrate its importance after it happens.
I dont see whats so wrong with that