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So the devil is here tempting you. What has he in his hand?

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Litluts Tue 05-Mar-19 14:29:31

Whatever it is, you better eat it quick, as it's the last you'll see of it for 40 days and 40 nights.

What are you giving up for Lent? grin

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Thu 07-Mar-19 10:52:59

Opioids and farting indoors.

stevie69 Thu 07-Mar-19 10:47:44

I'd rather take my chances with the devil. God seems an utter cunt.

And that is your right. I don't think it'll end well but ...... it's your choice blush

youwouldthink Wed 06-Mar-19 21:51:03

Doing something new this year that I saw shared.
Every day going to take one thing from my house. . Be it clothes, books etc that I no longer use but in good order and when the 40 days are up going to drop it to my local charity shop.

stopfuckingshoutingatme Wed 06-Mar-19 21:17:00

I liked what the archbishop said about cynicism and listening to differing views

One for AIBU smile to consider

Kerantli Wed 06-Mar-19 20:35:03

Nail biting/skin biting.

I expect to last a grand total of 2 days

Huntawaymama Wed 06-Mar-19 20:33:07


Litluts Wed 06-Mar-19 20:23:49

I believe in the devil (temptation), so a wise soul once told me that you can't believe in evil without believing in good. Fair point.
I'm probably on the devil's team. Centre half back. Or a worn out goalie that God's team keep taking shots at.
I am agnostic. However, it's a good excuse to try to restrain myself.
I'm giving up nothing. I've 2 vices I should give up, but it's going to take more than self control to conquer them.

Yutes Wed 06-Mar-19 19:11:05


Esaworry Wed 06-Mar-19 19:10:29

I'd rather take my chances with the devil. God seems an utter cunt.

IamFrauBlucher Wed 06-Mar-19 19:02:32

Woah woah woah......

There are chocolate malted milks???????

How long have they been in existence???

beanaseireann Wed 06-Mar-19 18:48:53

Lindor chocolate

lottielady Wed 06-Mar-19 18:47:00

Tequila and group sex.

WhatisFreddoingnow Wed 06-Mar-19 18:42:34

God is the author of life so he has the right to create life and to permit it being taken away. I trust that He will always work for the good in any bad situation. Furthermore, death isn't the end for us. The devil and man can kill life but only God has the power to give eternal life.

Also, if we're talking about OT, Catholics don't use Sola Scriptura so we don't take everything in the OT as literal as well.

colouringinpro Wed 06-Mar-19 18:15:48

Cakes and biscuits. Really need to get my comfort eating under control confused

Esaworry Wed 06-Mar-19 18:10:41

God killed millions in the Bible. The devil killed 4.

Seems like God and his temper are a much worse wrath to face.

WhatisFreddoingnow Wed 06-Mar-19 16:04:34


I've never really understood these comments glorifying the devil as something fun. The devil represents every aspect of torture and evil and suffering. It's like saying "I want to go to hell (i.e eternal torment through the absence of God) because that's where all the fun people go." Even taking the religious aspect out, it doesn't make logical sense?

Even when I was fairly unreligious, the representation never made sense...

stevie69 Wed 06-Mar-19 10:56:21

I'd take the devil's hand and we would laugh together at the people giving things up for lent

Laugh away. It's not going to change my plan blush

sar302 Wed 06-Mar-19 10:52:03

Not religious, and not original, but I'm giving up chocolate for lent. I'm attempting it as an exercise in self control, as this is something I seem to be lacking at the moment - specifically in relation to chocolate!

I also have a spa day booked for two days after Easter Sunday, so I'm hoping 40 days with no chocolate binges and a bit more exercise will see me looking better in a swimsuit!

Tryingtoholdittogether Wed 06-Mar-19 07:29:03

But I won't be doing this

Tryingtoholdittogether Wed 06-Mar-19 07:27:44


Happynow001 Wed 06-Mar-19 06:44:30

Possibly Mumsnet. I'm spending far too much time on here! 😬

ADHMeeee Wed 06-Mar-19 06:04:06

Not religious, here.
And I've never remembered what happens when.
But I do need to diet and exercise, badly.
I'll give up beating myself up for my weight.

NoCanoe Wed 06-Mar-19 04:21:41

But oh my thoughts!!! blush

NoCanoe Wed 06-Mar-19 04:20:51

Oooh, too late JaneJeffer!
Surreptitiously wipes drool away.
I didn't actively look for him, so I'm still good, I think. smile

JaneJeffer Wed 06-Mar-19 00:31:28

I’ve had to google Ant Middleton and he looks very devilish.

Don’t look at this NoCanoe!

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