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25 February 2004 @ 01:15 pm
just to clarify on the last post. i'm giving up McDonalds's for "Lent"; however, i do not follow the catholic religion at all, and do not and will not be celebrating any catholic holidays from hereonin (WITH the exception of christmas, for family reasons). this does include easter. the idea of "Lent", though i do not believe in jesus and subsequently, the notion of his 40 days spent in the desert, happens to be just a good reason for me to begin to give up something that i have been wanting to give up for a little while now (and just haven't had the willpower to). i'm sorry if this seems disrespectful in any way; i don't mean for it to be. when the radio dj's were talking about lent this morning, i gave it no thought; it wasn't until we were in the car on the way to work that liz put forth the question to myself and noel, "what are you giving up for lent?" my first reaction was just silly things - like josh hartnett's character giving up sex in 40 days & 40 nights - but then i realised this was simply just a good opportunity for me to finally bite the bullet and say, i am going to resist eating mcdonalds food from now on. since the emphasis is on sacrifice and all. i figured now was probably the best time to start.

but apologies if it offends any one [catholics or not] or if i misled anyone. it just seemed like a good opportunity to begin my moral quest of giving up mcdonalds.

(&damnit. i can't keep anything short, can i? !!)

&also. no lectures on religion or lack thereof, okay? we all make our own decisions for our own reasons.
Simonemonielove on February 25th, 2004 03:37 am (UTC)
I definitely did not take offence sweetie ;) I was just confused because I thought you weren't catholic...but I give you all my support in quiting mcdonalds!!! [ I haven't been successful yet :P ] xox
mylunchbox on February 25th, 2004 04:22 am (UTC)
go for it hunny :D
[it should be easy when u go overseas...when i was in the uk the exchange was sooo bad that a cheeseburger was costing me $4!! and they were tinier then aussie ones!!! lol]
lindafragilehearted on February 25th, 2004 04:57 am (UTC)
eh, i'm not Catholic either. i think it's funny--that's the first thing anyone points out when i tell them that i'm giving up something for Lent. i don't do it b/c i have to. i do it b/c i want to. but however, since i am Christian, part of the reason i sacrifice is to feel closer to God & Jesus, since Jesus sacrificed His life for me & God sacrificed His Son for me. but you know, you don't have the be Christian to sacrifice anything, & Lent is as good of a time as any to make any sacrifices to better yourself for any reason.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 25th, 2004 07:58 am (UTC)
yeah, thats what i figured. since everyone's talking about the whole idea of "giving up something", i figured it was good motivation.
lyricsofmylife on February 25th, 2004 05:34 am (UTC)
you are GREAT! the end :) sorry I've been so quiet lately....thank you for your kind words when I need them. I still love you :)
The Lady of Situationsxhermiax on February 25th, 2004 05:35 pm (UTC)
Not disrespectful at all - but one doesn't have to be Catholic to follow Lent (this is me being a pedant, I know, but wanted to say it). I'm an Anglican (Church of England) and I've given up chocolate and biscuits for Lent. I am already a crankier but lighter person.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 25th, 2004 10:43 pm (UTC)
blind for the lust; deaf for the feeling.asofterversion on February 25th, 2004 06:31 pm (UTC)