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    Quote Originally Posted by fool View Post
    It's when all the Catholic Churches suddenly start selling fish dinners on Friday.
    Not just the churches....restaurants know a good thing when they see it. Every February, every chain in town starts advertising fish sandwiches.

    That's how you know who the Catholics are...look at the cars in the drive-thru line.

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    What do you think about the practice of observing Lent?
    I'm fine, so long as they give back what I lent them.
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    When I was a kid, the school always had fish on Fridays. I really liked fish sticks, so that was fine with me. I often wondered what the non-Catholic majority thought of it, though.
    Let's say that I suffer from a delusion. I will call this delusion "Fact-check Syndrome." I respond by citing facts.

    Most people online don't want to be corrected. They do not care about anything that does not agree with them.

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    To each their own. I do not believe on or practice Lent. I do not judge folks who do. I understand why they do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    The TheologyOnline.com TOPIC OF THE DAY for March 5th, 2013 06:00 AM


    toldailytopic: What do you think about the practice of observing Lent?






    Take the topic above and run with it! Slice it, dice it, give us your general thoughts about it. Everyday there will be a new TOL Topic of the Day.
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    I don't observe Lent. It is not God ordained in Scripture. I understand its significance to many and accept it as a doctrine/tradition playing out in the lives of Brothers and Sisters.
    I AM the pie lady!!


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    the best thing about lent
    is
    it is man made
    a voice crying in the wilderness :chrysost:

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    I don't see the point but I am not Catholic so I don't need to see it.

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    blind is okay?
    a voice crying in the wilderness :chrysost:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knight View Post
    The TheologyOnline.com TOPIC OF THE DAY for March 5th, 2013 06:00 AM


    toldailytopic: What do you think about the practice of observing Lent?



    I think that like most things if you practice it enough you'll eventually get good at it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    When I was a kid, the school always had monkey-fish on Fridays.



    I knew it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrysostom View Post
    blind is okay?
    Were you responding to me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dena View Post
    Were you responding to me?
    sure looked like it

    couldn't you see?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Barbarian View Post
    When I was a kid, the school always had fish on Fridays. I really liked fish sticks, so that was fine with me. I often wondered what the non-Catholic majority thought of it, though.
    I looked forward to fish stick Fridays. It was years later that I learned that it was a Catholic tradition.

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    Lent makes me happy. I imagine God is looking down on me and very impressed that I'm not drinking orange juice, or using facebook for a while.
    "I believe in Christianity, as I believe the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." C.S. Lewis

    "Don't believe that there's nothing that's true, don't believe in this modern machine." Switchfoot

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    I suppose the trick is to change your daily life in some way that keeps reminding you His sacrifice for us. To me, it was never so much sacrificing something, as doing something different to remind me of Him.
    Let's say that I suffer from a delusion. I will call this delusion "Fact-check Syndrome." I respond by citing facts.

    Most people online don't want to be corrected. They do not care about anything that does not agree with them.

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