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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Lent experiment

I've never been a Catholic and did not understand this whole Ash Wednesday (just a funny name on the calendar for a day that sometimes fell on my birthday. Also found Palm Sunday rather mysterious as a kid)/ Lent thing until adulthood.

I find the whole giving up something for a period of time an interesting spiritual practice. I'm giving it a try this season for personal growth reasons. See what happens in my life.

I'm giving up television for Lent. Not for the reasons Catholics celebrate but to satisfy my own curiosity and possible growth. I suppose I should call it something else since I'm not Catholic. This seemed like a good a time as any to try this and the idea of Lent is what prompted my desire to do this. This would certainly cause me to evaluate my habits and lifestyle.

I believe I don't watch much TV anyway but it will be interesting to see what happens.

As a Unitarian-Universalist, I'm free to make caveats. (Just the sort of attitude that turns some people off our religion. Makes us sort of a religious Borg Collective.) I have to make an exception for the last episodes of Battlestar Galactica. I could record them then watch them after April 11 but there's only 4 episodes left.

I've told Walter about this and posted on Twitter. Stating my intent in public should improve my chances since the fear of public humiliation is a powerful motivator.

1 comment:

Robin Edgar said...

"the fear of public humiliation is a powerful motivator."

I guess that Rev. Beth Miller of the UUA's aptly named Ministerial Fellowship Committee and Rev. Dr. Tracey Robinson-Harris of the UUA's Congregational Services department never gave much thought to that principle in allowing Rev. Victoria Weinstein to publicly humiliate me and rather too many other people on her Peacebang blog. Oh well, what goes around comes around as they say, especially if the Dark Knight of the U*U World The Emerson Avenger has anything to do with it. ;-) I wonder if Peacebang will rise to the occasion and give up publicly humiliating people for Lent, to say nothing of a considerably longer period of time?

WVC = rises