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Tue Feb 28, 2023, 05:57 PM

What should MTG give up for Lent?

She claims to be a good Christian. Lent started last week with Ash Wednesday. It is customary for Christians to give up something for Lent because it is a period for self reflection, self sacrifice, and spiritual growth.

It used to be that only Roman Catholics gave up something for Lent, but Protestant denominations have also started doing this, including getting ashes on Ash Wednesday.

So, what should MTG give up?

I suggest she give up harassing and screaming at people whose politics are different from hers. Think she could last from now until Easter without harassing people?

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Reply What should MTG give up for Lent? (Original post)
wnylib Feb 28 OP
CurtEastPoint Feb 28 #1
wnylib Feb 28 #3
Funtatlaguy Feb 28 #5
NowISeetheLight Feb 28 #15
2naSalit Feb 28 #34
phylny Feb 28 #35
Name removed Feb 28 #39
Takket Feb 28 #40
Vinca Feb 28 #2
wnylib Feb 28 #8
Name removed Feb 28 #41
fierywoman Feb 28 #4
TheBlackAdder Feb 28 #32
Ocelot II Feb 28 #6
wnylib Feb 28 #10
Deuxcents Feb 28 #7
wnylib Feb 28 #9
Deuxcents Feb 28 #11
wnylib Feb 28 #19
Deuxcents Feb 28 #23
wnylib Feb 28 #25
Wicked Blue Feb 28 #12
greatauntoftriplets Feb 28 #13
rurallib Feb 28 #14
keithbvadu2 Feb 28 #37
Rebl2 Feb 28 #16
rubbersole Feb 28 #17
MontanaMama Feb 28 #26
rubbersole Feb 28 #28
fightforfreedom Feb 28 #18
wnylib Feb 28 #21
rubbersole Feb 28 #31
Aristus Feb 28 #20
brooklynite Feb 28 #22
Elessar Zappa Feb 28 #36
zeusdogmom Feb 28 #24
wnylib Feb 28 #29
NutmegYankee Feb 28 #27
wnylib Feb 28 #33
GReedDiamond Feb 28 #30
OAITW r.2.0 Feb 28 #38

Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 05:58 PM

1. breathing

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 05:59 PM

3. Well, that would quiet her down.


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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 05:59 PM

5. This wins. End thread.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:14 PM

15. Got my Vote!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 07:38 PM

34. First thing I thought too!

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 07:40 PM

35. I thought it,

you wrote it.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 08:50 PM

40. took my answer......... LOL

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 05:58 PM

2. Many pints of blood in a warm bathtub.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:02 PM

8. Only if McCarthy or Bang Bang has to clean up the mess.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 05:59 PM

4. Talking.

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Response to fierywoman (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:44 PM

32. The empty husk that used to be her soul.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:00 PM

6. Congress.

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Response to Ocelot II (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:04 PM

10. I'll second that.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:00 PM

7. Give up screaming at people? In a word, no.

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:03 PM

9. No she shouldn't? Or no she wouldn't?

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Response to wnylib (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:06 PM

11. Both, most likely. I wanted to say her congressional seat but Osclott beat me to it!

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:22 PM

19. We should encourage her to give up Congress

by starting a trend on social media calling on her to resign during Lent as her personal Lenten sacrifice.

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Response to wnylib (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:25 PM

23. Yes..where do we sign?

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #23)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:28 PM

25. I am not on Twitter or Facebook, but

people who are could start promoting the idea.

Then she could whine about being harassed on social media, too. It would make her day to have something to whine about and make our day to see it bothering her.

When she objects, tell her she is not a good Christian.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:10 PM

12. Her vocal cords

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:10 PM

13. Lying and spreading false information.

Or, Kevin McCarthy.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:10 PM

14. I would say adultery. It has been hard on her marriage

uh - former marriage that is.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 08:42 PM

37. Faithfulness in marriage is what she gave up.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:14 PM

16. She should

give up speaking out loud and social media sites.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:18 PM

17. Butt plugs and dildos from Target.

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Response to rubbersole (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:31 PM

26. I hear they keep those next to

the toothbrushes...

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #26)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:32 PM

28. Children's toothbrushes according to her.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:21 PM

18. Her seat in Congress.

 

Then she can apply for the job she is made for. A bartender at a Biker Bar.

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Response to fightforfreedom (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:23 PM

21. Works for me.

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Response to fightforfreedom (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:34 PM

31. What do you have against bartenders in biker bars? 😉

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:23 PM

20. The ghost.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:24 PM

22. FWIW, I'm not aware of anyone other than Catholics who fixate on Lent.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #22)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 07:43 PM

36. Some Lutherans and Episcopals observe Lent.

Iím not sure how common it is but my former Episcopal church always observed Ash Wednesday and Lent.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:26 PM

24. There is a list of things one might give up for Lent

Includes
13. Entitlement
15. Hatred
16. Negativity
25. Destructive speech
28. Disunity
34. Narrow view of God

The list of 40 things by Pastor Phil Ressler, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Old Bridge NJ includes other suggestions

1. Fear of failure
2. Your comfort zone
3. Feelings of unworthiness
4. Impatience
8. Blame
9. Guilt

Obviously Iím not including all 40 but most are things we are all guilty of doing to ourselves and our loved ones. It is a different view of looking at ďgiving something up for LentĒ

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Response to zeusdogmom (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:32 PM

29. Thank you. I am familiar with the list. My pastor

discussed it at my church.

I admit that I am guilty of using the occasion to challenge a hypocrite's claim to being Christian.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:31 PM

27. Only 20% of Protestants observe Lent by sacrificing something.

It's not required in most protestant faiths.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #27)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:47 PM

33. Yes, I know, having been raised in a Protestant church where

it was not the custom but is being encouraged now. The Protestant denomination that I now belong to did not do it in the past, but is now encouraging it, too. Neither one makes it a requirement, but they do discuss and encourage it. A few other denominations are also doing this now, along with dispensing ashes on Ash Wedenesday, which they did not used to do.

I am wondering about the 20% that you mentioned. The ELCA Lutherans and the PCUSA Presbyterians are now encouraging the practice and some Methodists, too. Episcopalians do it. Those are mainline Protestant denominations. If you put them all together, along with the few Evangelicals who now encourage it as a part of spiritual meditation, I think that it would be more than 20% of Protestants. Not a majority, but more than 20%.

Anyway, the point is that it gives MTG less of an excuse to say that it would not apply to her.




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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 06:32 PM

30. The one thing she would never miss...

...her walnut-sized brain.

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Response to wnylib (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2023, 08:44 PM

38. Talking...or. if that's too much to ask...

breathing.

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