Giving it up for Lent by Default

Today’s Quote: “Happiness is sitting down to watch slides of your neighbor’s vacation and finding out he spent two weeks at a nudist colony.” ~ Johnny Carson
(We don’t call them colonies any more.)

Song: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Sexually Aroused Gas Mask
Artist: Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention
Album: Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Released: 1970

After yesterday’s post, I pondered what I could possibly give up for Lent. While it would be nice to give up depression, poverty, and celibacy, they really aren’t sins although Sadness was included in the 7 Deadly Sins in the 17th century. (Eternal damnation for having the Blues?). What vices do I have? I really couldn’t come up with very many. All the really good vices are well out of my price range.

I’m not really plagued by demons much any more. It’s not so much that they were cast out. It’s more like they left because they were bored. Even the Dark Side leaves me alone these days. When the Dark Side does call, I just put him (or her) on hold and force him to listen to Muzak. I don’t hear much out of the IVOR any more either. About the only voice of interest is the little Internet porn demon.

That settles it. The Internet porn demon gets ousted for 40 days (not including Sundays, of course) by default. Will I grant visitations rights on Sundays? I don’t know yet. It kind of gets away from the spirit of abstinence although it can be a rather convenient loophole. Since The Temple of the Agnostic Savior is my church and I have some influence in making the rules, I’ll play it by ear. It’s not like I’m going to excommunicate myself.


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.

One thought on “Giving it up for Lent by Default”

  1. Lent Update
    I haven’t given in to the temptation of Internet porn since the Lenten period began, so far so good. Since today is Sunday, it technically doesn’t count against the 40 days of Lent but I would consider that loophole as just another temptation to break the vow.
    Just 36 more days of Lent (and 42 days total) left. I’m not over the hump yet but I’m off to a good start.


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