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Old 03-06-2011, 05:04 AM   #3
claire0412
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Originally Posted by Porthardygurl View Post
I didnt even know what Lent was? But i think..if i were to equate it to my belief as a Christian(pentecostal charasmatic) then that would be equal to "fasting"..to abstain or to give up something in order to purge your life and get closer to God...is that about right?? do i have the right idea? Cause people who fast give up everything from junk food to bread to carbs..to dessert..to tv..to drinking..ect...
Hi sorry, Lent is the period between Ash Wednesday (this coming Wednesday) and Easter. Maybe it is a European thing? Traditionally Sundays are not considered part of Lent. I'm not too sure about the religious connotations, but the majority of my friends see it as a social tradition.

Yep, you're completely right - giving something up as a form of penance is the idea. I thought I might jump on the bandwagon and give up alcohol, but I'm a bit hesitant about overloading myself. Are you participating?
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