s Thoughts from the Physics Chick: Chocolate, cars, commas, and self-criticism

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Chocolate, cars, commas, and self-criticism

I am giving up Mormon blogs for Lent. This is not to say that I am giving up reading all blogs by Mormons, rather, I am giving up reading the major Mormon group blogs, such as ZD, FMH, T&S, Exponent II, etc. (Happily, everything I miss will be recorded, so I can gorge myself in the archives, come Easter.)

9 Comments:

At February 05, 2008 4:02 PM, Blogger eleka nahmen said...

So what is the benefit you'll gain by doing so?

 
At February 05, 2008 5:59 PM, Blogger Pinto said...

I'm on a no-blogging for lent fast too.

 
At February 05, 2008 8:47 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Oooh, I might join you...

 
At February 05, 2008 8:57 PM, Blogger Petra said...

Wow, it looks like everyone is giving up blogs or some variation thereof this year. Best of luck!

 
At February 06, 2008 12:33 PM, Blogger alea said...

I'm also curious about the rationale behind nixing the Bloggernacle.

 
At February 06, 2008 2:16 PM, Blogger Th. said...

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I'm giving up food with vitamins and oxygen. Also: gravity.

 
At February 08, 2008 6:44 PM, Blogger Katya said...

eleka & alea - I wanted to give up something that I do a lot, so I would be frequently reminded that it was Lent, but not something that would make me completely miserable. (I used to give up chocolate, but haven't done so since I developed amazing food allergies, because giving up one more food thing just makes me depressed.)

And, let's face it, the Bloggernacle tends to be more squabbly than church-y, anyway, so it's not as if I'm giving up General Conference, or the like.

becca - please do!

 
At February 09, 2008 8:11 PM, Blogger Jenn said...

I was unaware that Mormons observed Lent. I've always associated it exclusively with Catholic, Orthodox, and some of the Protestant denominations (e.g., Lutheran, Anglican...).

 
At February 09, 2008 10:10 PM, Blogger Katya said...

Heh. We don't. But I have a number of friends who started observing it years ago, and I've kept up the habit. I was surprised at how much it improved my spiritual life the first year I did it seriously, so I try to do something every year.

 

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