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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

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I'm giving up the celebration of lent for lent.
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O no, you illogical is disrupting my circuits!
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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.................
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I wanted to give up pocket lint for lent but that stuff just never seems to go away.

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

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
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