Have you given up anything for Lent?

@Fleura (7110)
United Kingdom
February 11, 2016 1:51am CST
Traditionally Lent is a forty day period of fasting leading up to Easter, according to the Christian church. Not many people do that any more, but some do give up some sort of indulgence such as chocolate or alcohol. I‘ve also heard of people resolving to do something instead, such as a good turn every day. Have any myLotters given up or taken up anything for Lent? Personally I have resolved to stop reading the Daily Mail online! All rights reserved. © Text copyright Fleur 2016.
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• Preston, England
11 Feb 16
I gave up religion itself - not just for lent
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• United States
11 Feb 16
Why are you giving up that (in particular) if you don't mind me asking? I do not participate in lent myself.
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@Fleura (7110)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 16
Mainly just because I waste too much time reading it and this seems like a good incentive!
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11 Feb 16
Nope. Although it is possible I've unintentionally given up my healthy eating regime In honour of the occasions.
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@LadyDuck (146740)
• Switzerland
11 Feb 16
I gave up nothing and I have not even to fast, because now I am over 60.
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@JudyEv (118536)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Feb 16
I don't think we'll be giving up anything although the idea is good.
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@WorDazza (9799)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
Oh the hardship!!! To show some solidarity with you I'll give that up too!!
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@Fleura (7110)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 16
Ha ha. I always used to read the BBC news site but nowadays it never seems to carry much news.
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@WorDazza (9799)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
@Fleura These days it seems that opinion passes for news!!
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• Budennovsk, Russian Federation
12 Feb 16
I tried to give up smoking every Lent, but it didn't work. I don't know why Orthodox Christmas day helped me in giving up this bad habit.
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@Fleura (7110)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb 16
Dn't worry about the whys and wherefores, just congratulate yourself that you did it!
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@amadeo (61398)
• United States
11 Feb 16
No,why should I give up on anything.
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@Fleura (7110)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 16
As part of the Christian tradition, a sort of watered-down version of fasting.
@PainsOnSlate (20079)
• Canada
11 Feb 16
Even as a child our church didn't talk about fasting. Never have, probably never will
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@Fleura (7110)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 16
When I was at school the idea of giving something up for Lent was practically universal, even if not everyone did it many people thought of doing so or tried to start at least - giving up chocolate was a very popular intention I remember. Now it seems to have gone out of fashion completely - although indulging in the excess of the pre-Lent festivities still seems quite popular!
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@LeaPea2417 (19019)
• Toccoa, Georgia
12 Feb 16
I have not given up anything.
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• Philippines
12 Feb 16
yes, traditionally only fasting and abstinence during ash wednesday and good friday and abstinence of meat on fridays are required by our Catholic faith but some believers personally add more penitence like denying themselves of things they enjoyed most to share somehow in the sufferings of Christ.
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@Dragonairy1 (1415)
• Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
12 Feb 16
No, although I have taking things up in the past, one was randomly a household manual to become more organised, when I use it it works.
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@garymarsh6 (13204)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 16
I have given up giving up anything! Does that count?
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@marlina (71208)
• Canada
11 Feb 16
I have not given up anything for Lent and I have no intention of doing this.
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@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
11 Feb 16
No, not giving up anything for Lent.
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