View Full Version : Sacrifices for Lent

01-03-2006, 12:55 AM
This isn't a religious thread by any means, but say: if you were/are Catholic, what would you give up for Lent? If you have no idea what Lent is, the movie 40 Days and 40 Nights might ring a bell.

As for myself, I've chosen to give up soda, chocolate, and myspace.

01-03-2006, 01:11 AM
As an athiest, I only worship my own smug sense of superiority....
It never asks me to make sacrifices.

01-03-2006, 01:20 AM
...And that was meant as a joke, so no one get offended....:)

01-03-2006, 02:14 AM
i'm athiest too. but if i were to sacrifice something, it'd probably be orange juice and snacks.

01-03-2006, 02:34 AM
I'd like to give up binging on junk food, but I don't really consider myself Catholic.

01-03-2006, 03:16 AM
daydreaming about KK (hey it had to appear here somewhere)

late night movie marathons
swearing at people in gaelic

01-03-2006, 03:20 AM

Honestly that's the first thing that crosses my to give up whenever I think about Lent. But we have to be practical here. I've done many studies proving that semen is an evil liquid that attacks and finds shelter in the testicles. You will become evil unless you get this demonic goo out of the body, one way or another. And since no one will have sex with me (believe me, I ask everyone I encounter) I have no other choice but to shake hands with the sherrif. So you can go ahead and cross "wanking" off the list, thankyouverymuch.

01-03-2006, 04:07 AM
Last year I gave up meat. Lent came early for me this year; I gave up religion.

01-03-2006, 04:11 AM
Give up wanking?
I've never heard of anything so ridiculous.

01-03-2006, 04:29 AM
I'm giving up on humanity.

01-03-2006, 05:11 AM
Yeah, I'm feelin that urge, also....

01-03-2006, 05:12 AM
The Father at our school said it was a time for personal growth. Screw giving up liberties.

01-03-2006, 06:23 AM
I got up swearing. I have a mouth like a sailor fresh from the docks.
A year ago I gave up bars, that sucked. Swearing I think will be tougher, because I really don't go to the bars THAT much anymore. But I swear everyday... more than once. We'll see how it goes. Church for me in t-minus 11:37 hours.

01-03-2006, 08:25 AM
I'm giving up smoking. Not just for lent though, obviously.

01-03-2006, 08:30 AM
I'm giving up McDonald's. It's so much a very guilty pleasure. And It's so easy because it's just down the street.

01-03-2006, 08:52 AM
Mandy, how can you give up McDonalds?

They stopped making McDonalds donuts here for months and now they're back I just can't resist!

01-03-2006, 08:57 AM
I know, I know. I'm going to have to chain myself up when it's 3 am and I really want a quarter double pounder with cheese. rofl.

01-03-2006, 09:18 AM
Tsk. Stoners and their munchies.

01-03-2006, 09:58 AM
Don't you know that's the reason McDonald's even stays open 24 hours?

01-03-2006, 01:14 PM
I gave up sex for lent...

...last year. :sad:

01-03-2006, 01:27 PM
So you gave up wanking too?

01-03-2006, 01:39 PM
So you gave up wanking too?
Oh, hell no.
I beat it like it smarted off.
Jake's right. A build up of that infernal fluid will drive a man slap-fucking crazy.
I just gave up the pursuit of sex given the string of bad dating luck. :icon_redf

01-03-2006, 02:17 PM
I gave up sex for lent...

...last year. :sad:

Was this your choice or the womens choice?

01-03-2006, 02:21 PM
Was this your choice or the womens choice?
As hard as it may be to believe, it was my choice.

25-03-2006, 09:14 PM
No offense to the religous peeps here...but if I had to give up something I'd go with something I didn't like anyway: spinach, pork products, other narsty things.

I like the month of Ramadan because you're required not to do things during daylight hours: eating or sex...technically you're not supposed to drink anything either but an exception is made for water...and WATER only. BUT before sunrise and after sunset you can get things on like donkey kong W00T!!!

26-03-2006, 04:12 AM
I see people eating chocolate bars and it pains me. 15 more days until it's all over...

26-03-2006, 04:38 AM
I'm not Catholic, but as a devout Presbyterian and track athlete I gave up carbonated beverages, candy, and swearing (that one is HARD!!). I also gave up women, but I realized that was simply impossible.