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Not being a superstitious religious type, I've never observed Lent. However, Mrs Wrighty suggested earlier that instead of giving something up for Lent, it would be a good idea to do something positive for 40 days, instead of not eating chocolate or whatever it is that people usually do.

 

Haven't decided what I'll do yet - some form of exercise probably - but I think it's a good idea, and I commend it to the forum. Any takers?

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Not being a superstitious religious type, I've never observed Lent. However, Mrs Wrighty suggested earlier that instead of giving something up for Lent, it would be a good idea to do something positive for 40 days, instead of not eating chocolate or whatever it is that people usually do.

 

Haven't decided what I'll do yet - some form of exercise probably - but I think it's a good idea, and I commend it to the forum. Any takers?

 

Walk round the IOM on the coastal footpath (or at least what remains of it) in 40 days, that'll be ~ 2 miles a day.

 

& take a dog with you.

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I suppose I could be persuaded to give up Manx Forums for the forty days of lent, if £100 in an unmarked brown envelope found its way to me.

 

Jesus' forty days in the desert are the same as Siddhartha Gautama's forty nine days under the Bodhi tree. It's a universal mythological motiff for letting go of attachment to the material world. No need for any religious belief whatsoever.

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I suppose I could be persuaded to give up Manx Forums for the forty days of lent, if £100 in an unmarked brown envelope found its way to me.

 

Jesus' forty days in the desert are the same as Siddhartha Gautama's forty nine days under the Bodhi tree. It's a universal mythological motiff for letting go of attachment to the material world. No need for any religious belief whatsoever.

I'd imagine lots of people would take you up on that offer.

 

Of course, how do we get that envelope to you without you having to be coerced into revealing your identity?

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I suppose I could be persuaded to give up Manx Forums for the forty days of lent, if £100 in an unmarked brown envelope found its way to me.

I can make that happen for a tenner.
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If you prove you've donated it to the SA then I would agree to that (assuming you don't just label everyone a sock puppet of me as a pretext to keep banning).

 

Giving up this forum for 40 days is like giving up a kick in the teeth.

 

You won't be able to. You're addicted.

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If you prove you've donated it to the SA then I would agree to that (assuming you don't just label everyone a sock puppet of me as a pretext to keep banning).

 

Giving up this forum for 40 days is like giving up a kick in the teeth.

 

You won't be able to. You're addicted.

That's not how you spell 'a dick head.'

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