Secular lent is funny

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Sycorax
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Secular lent is funny

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It’s very funny to me that with “Veganuary”, “No-nut November”, “Sober October” etc etc we are institutionalizing a secular Ramadan or Lent.

Doesn’t matter what you do or when you do it. It only matters that for one 30-day period of the year, you deliberately make yourself fucking miserable.
The only pain I want in my life is pain au chocolat.
thatalex
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If it's not for God, who is it for??

Oh yeah... It's purely an empty marketing stunt, a PR ploy. If you need to get clean, noone can tell you when the right time is with any chance of success. If you don't, do what the fuck you want.
Sycorax
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Re: Secular lent is funny

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Even when it's done for God, I don't see the value.

The dissonance between "You cannot have/do/eat xyz" and "Have these meat-filled dumplings that are specifically banned during this time. It's fine, our omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent God apparently lacks the power to see through pastry/dough" is but one of the many, many reasons this practice makes no sense.

Then to do the same thing but without God? Even more ridiculous. Nobody ever has a reason why they choose to deprive themselves for 30 days at a time, it's just done...just to do it, I guess? Nothing better to do? Leftover Christian guilt perhaps-can't say I relate to that though.
The only pain I want in my life is pain au chocolat.
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