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Wed Mar 6, 2019, 03:51 PM

Ahh, yes...Ash Wednesday...

the day we get to see which of the cable news people and politicians we see on TV are Catholics.

Funny thing is, growing up in a Catholic household in the 50s and 60s, I don't remember it being a thing to leave it there all day. We washed it off as soon as we got home from church, and my parents didn't object.

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Reply Ahh, yes...Ash Wednesday... (Original post)
Mr.Bill Mar 2019 OP
PJMcK Mar 2019 #1
Mr.Bill Mar 2019 #2
unc70 Mar 2019 #3
Mr.Bill Mar 2019 #5
trotsky Mar 2019 #4
TlalocW Mar 2019 #6
Mr.Bill Mar 2019 #7
rurallib Mar 2019 #13
progressoid Mar 2019 #8
Cartoonist Mar 2019 #9
progressoid Mar 2019 #11
handmade34 Mar 2019 #10
lindysalsagal Mar 2019 #12
rurallib Mar 2019 #14
edhopper Mar 2019 #15

Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 03:59 PM

1. It's all a show

Right?

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:03 PM

2. Oh, yes, Catholics always put on a great show.

The costumes alone are absolutely fabulous. Some people are very attracted to ceremony and ritual. Many fraternal organizations are like that, too.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:50 PM

3. Not just Catholics

Various other denominations: Episcopal, Methodist, ...

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Response to unc70 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:54 PM

5. I knew about Episcopalians (Catholic lite) but not Methodists. n/t

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:52 PM

4. Public piety.

Never cared much for it when I was a believer, certainly don't care for it much now.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:56 PM

6. Eh, more hamburgers for me on Fridays



TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:59 PM

7. I never minded having fish one night a week. I looked forward to Fridays as a child.

Now I even have it more frequently than that. I just don't care to have someone else tell me which night.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 7, 2019, 09:29 PM

13. I hated fish and still do - I dreaded Fridays.

finally started eating meat on Fridays @ age 13. I didn't die go to hell and finally quit starving on Fridays.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:12 PM

8. Yeah, I ran into a couple smudged foreheads at the store today.

Wonder if they noticed my eye rolling.



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Response to progressoid (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:42 PM

9. Eye rolling is persecution

Please be tolerant.

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Response to Cartoonist (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 06:01 PM

11. You are so right.

Next time I'll just do an internal eye-roll. Wouldn't want to make Jesus cry.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:50 PM

10. not just Catholics

many Protestants as well... and I respect people that adhere to the ritual... now, dogmatic ritual is dangerous, but many traditions are healthy if approached with awareness and wisdom

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Wed Mar 6, 2019, 07:51 PM

12. Tribalism requires the labeling of both members and outsiders.

But it's the whole "Charred human" look that really sells it.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2019, 09:30 PM

14. Went to a catholic school so the ashes were applied early and left on all day

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Response to Mr.Bill (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2019, 09:46 AM

15. The day people can show

they support child rape.

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