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What are YOU giving up?
It's that time of the year folks - Lent - a time in which most of us give something up.  Lent is defined as: (in the Christian religion) an annual season of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday and lasting 40 weekdays to Easter, observed by Roman Catholic, Anglican, and certain other churches.

So...what are you going to give up this year? 
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#2 | 884 days ago
18packabs (+)

Alcohol, and I started 20 days ago. yes
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#1 | 884 days ago

Ha.
#2 | 884 days ago
18packabs (+)

Alcohol, and I started 20 days ago. yes
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#3 | 884 days ago
unopescatore (+)

catholicism
#4 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

I always give up junk food. 
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#5 | 884 days ago

unopescatore wrote:
catholicism
Was wondering how long it would take to see this response.  Our priest made a joke about it at mass on Sunday.  It was well received. 
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#6 | 884 days ago

18packabs wrote:
Alcohol, and I started 20 days ago. yes
yesyesyes

I'm giving up liquor, but not all alcohol.  St. Patty's Day is my favorite holiday next to Thanksgiving.  Good work, though! 
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#7 | 884 days ago

Not going to try the outrageous such as cigarettes but will try to give u p the Bacardi and Hennessy.
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#8 | 884 days ago
unopescatore (+)

jswol54 wrote:
Was wondering how long it would take to see this response.  Our priest made a joke about it at mass on Sunday.  It was well received. 
the sad part is I'm serious....I'm not trying to be a smart arse about it.  Went to a Methodist church....that didn't feel right, but there's a lot less "RULES".
#9 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

unopescatore wrote:
the sad part is I'm serious....I'm not trying to be a smart arse about it.  Went to a Methodist church....that didn't feel right, but there's a lot less "RULES".
Oh my god, I was raised fundamental Methodist. I changed to Catholicism. I myself like the less literal interpretation of the bible. Those fundamentalist get on my nerves. 
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#10 | 884 days ago
Nick__ (+)

My dad taught me to NEVER be a quitter!  wink

So, nothing.  
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#11 | 884 days ago

Facebook :))
#12 | 884 days ago

Swearing.
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#13 | 884 days ago
unopescatore (+)

(Edited by unopescatore)
cubsgirl2 wrote:
Oh my god, I was raised fundamental Methodist. I changed to Catholicism. I myself like the less literal interpretation of the bible. Those fundamentalist get on my nerves. 
everyone gets on my nerves. lol I didn't switch yet & don't think that I will....I'd feel like a traitor or a sell out, course at the same time I don't really believe in god/christ anyway...it's such a MIND F-CK. I went to the Methodist church & the priest or whatever they're called over there, he was taking shots at Catholicism....I just don't get it....YOU'RE ALL CHRISTIAN. It's like the DEMS AND REPS....you're all American. Damn....I went off on a tangent.
#14 | 884 days ago

unopescatore wrote:
the sad part is I'm serious....I'm not trying to be a smart arse about it.  Went to a Methodist church....that didn't feel right, but there's a lot less "RULES".
That's fine.  Catholicism isn't for everyone.  Not going to get into a debate about it, though.
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#15 | 884 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
Not going to try the outrageous such as cigarettes but will try to give u p the Bacardi and Hennessy.
You drink Bacardi Limon, don't ya?
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#16 | 884 days ago

unopescatore wrote:
the sad part is I'm serious....I'm not trying to be a smart arse about it.  Went to a Methodist church....that didn't feel right, but there's a lot less "RULES".
They all have a lot 'rules'.  Some of them even have rules against drinking. Not Catholics. I've never been to a church event that wasn't serving massive quantities of alcohol.
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#17 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

unopescatore wrote:
everyone gets on my nerves. lol I didn't switch yet & don't think that I will....I'd feel like a traitor or a sell out, course at the same time I don't really believe in god/christ anyway...it's such a MIND F-CK. I went to the Methodist church & the priest or whatever they're called over there, he was taking shots at Catholicism....I just don't get it....YOU'RE ALL CHRISTIAN. It's like the DEMS AND REPS....you're all American. Damn....I went off on a tangent.
Lmao, man down here the catholics and the Baptists (which I shall keep my mouth shut about) you would think it was the Hatfields and McCoys. 
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#18 | 884 days ago

(Edited by ms_hippie_queen)
yuck. too much guilt. i love and embrace every one of my vices and if the jesus doesn't like it, he can sit on a tack
#19 | 884 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
You drink Bacardi Limon, don't ya?
heck no- the only thing sweet I drink is a _ _ _ _ __!
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#20 | 884 days ago
unopescatore (+)

jswol54 wrote:
That's fine.  Catholicism isn't for everyone.  Not going to get into a debate about it, though.
I'm catholic bro....I'm not gonna argue with ya.
#21 | 884 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
heck no- the only thing sweet I drink is a _ _ _ _ __!
You drink sweetened lines of coke? 

I'm confused. 

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#22 | 884 days ago
unopescatore (+)

cubsgirl2 wrote:
Lmao, man down here the catholics and the Baptists (which I shall keep my mouth shut about) you would think it was the Hatfields and McCoys. 
lol....I hear ya....look at the Irish / Scots & English....all christians but slaughtered one another...at least the majority just fights with words now.

chirp chirp chirp
#23 | 884 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
You drink sweetened lines of coke? 

I'm confused. 

LOL
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#24 | 884 days ago

absolutley nothing =)
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#25 | 884 days ago

I think you can have everything in perfect measure..large measure sometimes but still :)
#26 | 884 days ago

uhmmmmmmmmmmmmm...ill try giving up ........GAINING WEIGHT....lmao...............crying
#27 | 884 days ago

I refuse to play Video Games till after Easter!!! ....Maybe even longer since I never play them anyway.... cheeky However, In honor of this blessed holiday and because I'm thankful that Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sins. I do not eat red meat on Good Friday. smiley
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#28 | 884 days ago

I think I'm going to give up hope, mostly so I can keep doing some of those other things. I just hope I can hold out until Easter.
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#29 | 884 days ago

I'll be giving up certain words. 
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#30 | 884 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Beaneaters wrote:
I think I'm going to give up hope, mostly so I can keep doing some of those other things. I just hope I can hold out until Easter.
right?!?!?!

Although, I wouldn't give up this Hope

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#31 | 884 days ago

I'm going to be giving up red meat and faniq.. I love traditions
#32 | 884 days ago

Words With Friends.....it's turned into it's own monster as the amount of games I'm playing at one time keeps growing much like "The Blob" and cannot be contained.....RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!

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#33 | 884 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
I'm going to be giving up red meat and faniq.. I love traditions
I hope your joking about Faniq..... You would be missed ya know.. :(
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#34 | 884 days ago
Sharp Square (sid) profile photo




I'm not very good at the giving something up part. But i do follow the not eating meat on friday tradition , seafood day !
#35 | 884 days ago

unopescatore wrote:
I'm catholic bro....I'm not gonna argue with ya.
I'm actually Catholic, Lutheran and Methodist.  Baptised at 6 weeks Catholic, Confirmed age 13 as Lutheran , Re-affirmed my faith age 30 as Methodist so I guess that makes me Methocatheran........No clue..lol.... But I am a Christian and that's all that matters. cheeky
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#36 | 884 days ago

Sharp Square wrote:



I'm not very good at the giving something up part. But i do follow the not eating meat on friday tradition , seafood day !
'Round these parts we call it a fish fry....and it's damn good eatin' if I must say. 
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#37 | 884 days ago
Sharp Square (sid) profile photo

jswol54 wrote:
'Round these parts we call it a fish fry....and it's damn good eatin' if I must say. 



Indeed ......... Fish fry , Crawfish Boil , Seafood Gumbo , Crab Boil , Seafood Jambalaya ..... Makes not having meat for that day a lovely thing yes
#38 | 884 days ago

Sharp Square wrote:



Indeed ......... Fish fry , Crawfish Boil , Seafood Gumbo , Crab Boil , Seafood Jambalaya ..... Makes not having meat for that day a lovely thing yes
I need to be in N'awlings right about now cheeky
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#39 | 884 days ago
Sharp Square (sid) profile photo

(Edited by Sharp Square)
alainpeartree wrote:
I need to be in N'awlings right about now cheeky



I can assure you no one there is giving up the 3 B's  -  Beads , Booze , or Boobs cheeky
#40 | 884 days ago

i give up on facebook  it houses just too much drama and some of the games has virus's in them which messes up the computer.
i may give it up permanently after Easter BUT i am not sure it depends on how I feel at a time. 
 
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#41 | 884 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

Beaneaters wrote:
I think I'm going to give up hope, mostly so I can keep doing some of those other things. I just hope I can hold out until Easter.
Never give up hope!  Trust me on this one. frown
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#42 | 884 days ago

I'm not so much giving up something. Last year I tried being nicer to people that I work with, that didn't last throughout Lent, so this year I decided that I would work out 3 times a week. It gives me incentive to do it and its much easier than being nice to the Wiglet! smiley
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#43 | 884 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)

I'm not giving up a damn thing that gives me pleasure, regardless of how much it may shorten my life-span.
#44 | 884 days ago

playing the Lottery!
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#45 | 884 days ago

unopescatore wrote:
catholicism
That was my answer.  And I've been fasting for about 10 years now.  Beat THAT, soapbox lecturers.
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#46 | 884 days ago

I give up nothing for lent.  If I give up something it will be because I choose to.  Not because some religion's rules dictate I do.
#47 | 884 days ago

I am giving up the same things I give up every year. Heroin, Gay Sex and Religion.
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#48 | 884 days ago

if my priest doesn't wants me to give up something,  he can try and take it from me. 
#49 | 884 days ago

Even though Roman Catholicism isn't me anymore, more recently, this time of year reminds me of a fantastic HBO documentary called "Hard As Nails." It's really good in a scared straight way and delves into how personal sacrifices / suffering should be or can be used to help others. Specifically those who need it most. (Remind you of anybody? Guy from Nazareth?) It's brutally honest and emotionally raw. I actually donated some money to the ministry after seeing it. Might be worth a look, no matter what your views on faith and religion are.
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#50 | 884 days ago

I decided to give up giving up stuff.
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#51 | 884 days ago

I'm giving up speaking with anybody who participates in Lent
#52 | 884 days ago

I have some small sacrifices during Lent and that I have to set aside all my sports activities and do Fasting during this season.  I also usually give up wearing jewelries as one kind of my fasting not only food intake as we usually do. I'm Catholic by the way.
#53 | 884 days ago

My mother.
#54 | 884 days ago

Gave Up Video Games For Lent About 2006. Still Going Strong 6 Years. Sold All Of My Systems and Games, I Sometimes Fiend For The New Madden Every Year But I Constantly Stay Strong Every Year. I Miss It But I Hope It's For The Better, Because I Was Addicted And It Wasn't Good Because It Would Take Up All My Time And Well, It's A good thing I Gave It Up.
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#55 | 883 days ago

ML31 wrote:
I give up nothing for lent.  If I give up something it will be because I choose to.  Not because some religion's rules dictate I do.
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#56 | 883 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
It's funny because it's hypocritical....
#57 | 883 days ago

ML31 wrote:
It's funny because it's hypocritical....
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#58 | 883 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
And you just hammered my point home.   (again)


PS:  Can't wait to see how I get blamed for this tangent, as usual...
#59 | 883 days ago

ML31 wrote:
And you just hammered my point home.   (again)


PS:  Can't wait to see how I get blamed for this tangent, as usual...
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#60 | 883 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Yes.  You made your point.  You like to be a cyber bully.

And it's still funny because it's hypocritical...
#61 | 883 days ago

ML31 wrote:
Yes.  You made your point.  You like to be a cyber bully.

And it's still funny because it's hypocritical...
Please explain how I've been a "cyber bully." 

Have I threatened you in some way?   Or did that "getting picked last" picture hit a little too close to home? 

I'll hang up and listen. 
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#62 | 883 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Please explain how I've been a "cyber bully." 

Have I threatened you in some way?   Or did that "getting picked last" picture hit a little too close to home? 

I'll hang up and listen. 
You and I know exactly what you are doing.  Either that or I'm giving you more credit than you should have.
#63 | 883 days ago

ML31 wrote:
You and I know exactly what you are doing.  Either that or I'm giving you more credit than you should have.
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#64 | 883 days ago

ML31 wrote:
You and I know exactly what you are doing.  Either that or I'm giving you more credit than you should have.
Would you quit antagonizing everyone ML.....geeezzz

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#65 | 883 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Yeah.   You go ahead and call it that if it makes you feel better about it.
#66 | 883 days ago

ML31 wrote:
Yeah.   You go ahead and call it that if it makes you feel better about it.
^^^Still mad about being picked last in double-dutch and not getting any PT in Little League...and yes, there is a rule that states every kid gets to play.  LOL @ ML. 
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#67 | 883 days ago

Beer.   Still smokin
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#68 | 883 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
^^^Still mad about being picked last in double-dutch and not getting any PT in Little League...and yes, there is a rule that states every kid gets to play.  LOL @ ML. 
#69 | 883 days ago

ML31 wrote:




^^^So angry.    
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#70 | 883 days ago

Kenne wrote:
I'm giving up speaking with anybody who participates in Lent
I'll talk to you after Good Friday then?
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#71 | 883 days ago

jswol54 wrote:




^^^So angry.    
You're funny when you are in denial.

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