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  • iPod "Fasting" Begins Today?

    Could millions of iPods around the world catch a breather for, let's say, the next forty days or so?

    Believe or not, there is a movement underway that could actually inspire many around the world to include their iPods on the list of items to sacrifice during Lent, a religious season of sacrifice known as Advent that begins with the observance of Ash Wednesday - which is today.

    According to the UK's Telegraph:
    The bishops of Liverpool and London have called on us to give up our iPods for Lent
    The whole notion behind the suggestion, however, seems to have every bit as much to do with global climate change as it does the annual abstaining ritual. The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, and the Bishop of Liverpool, James Jones, are specifically calling for a "carbon fast" for Lent. Nonetheless, the idea has gotten widespread media attention and could result in a lot of people adding iPods to their off-limits list for the next several weeks.

    There is, of course, a humanitarian theme behind the movement. Those who agree to give up their iPods for Lent are encouraged to calculate their "energy savings" and send the difference to a worthwhile cause or charity that serves the less fortunate.

    Anyone planning to actually forgo their iPod for Lent?

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPod "Fasting" Begins Today? started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 37 Comments
    1. Truckerbear's Avatar
      Truckerbear -
      Not a chance, but I might put my iPhone down for a minute or two!
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      as this is my 666 post and it must be fate with its inter-twined strings of blasphemy to coincide with this news letter. i am going to say bahhh....to Lent and Ash Wednesday :/]
    1. odbtgdy's Avatar
      odbtgdy -
      that would be a no!
    1. mr.sparky's Avatar
      mr.sparky -
      Seeing that I don't believe in god and JC is not my savior...I'm going with no on that one
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      So, The Church has decided to support AGW theory? Hmmm... I'm glad they don't speak for the entire "Body."
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      the whole carbon foot print awareness isn't all that bad an idea but im gonna have to go with a no on this one.
    1. hackint0uch's Avatar
      hackint0uch -
      Lucky nothing was said about iPhones! I'm safe. But my iPod 5G . I love that thing. It has a CF HD.
    1. risingkazuya05's Avatar
      risingkazuya05 -
      Give up my iPhone and iPods?! Lol. Fat Chance on that one. That's why I'm no longer a Catholic :P
    1. barno909's Avatar
      barno909 -
      I'm not catholic so don't practice lent, but last time I checked iPods use very little amount of energy, how is abstaining from a small electronic device going to help the environment. People will end up sending like .25 cents for the energy there iPod would have used. Why not picking something like a washer machine and have people wash their clothes by hands. Now there is something that will teach someone to be grateful for what we have and save a significant amount of energy.
      Also I think it's a dumb thing to give up seeing as an iPod can be used for good in a religious aspect in the fact that many religious podcasts and RSS feeds are available for download to iTunes or streaming if your iPod doubles as an iPhone and could give a practitioner of lent strength to make it through.
    1. chuk12chuk's Avatar
      chuk12chuk -
      Im giving up my iPod for lent!!...Im freeking addicted to it. The only unfortunate thing is..i wont be able to have meat/meet (no idea) on friday....mmmm i love meet/meat.
    1. zozodouce's Avatar
      zozodouce -
      the bishops shouls give up molestation for one day too lol.they should stop with playing with little boys, just for one day hahahaha.
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      Interesting how Catholicism is buying into the whole "green" fad, considering the Vatican came out and denounced Avatar for promoting ecological spiritualism.

      I guess that was BEFORE it made $2.4 Billion! Now they'll probably see all kinds of parallels to try and hook the youth:

      Vatican: "The death and rebirth of Jake Sully was just like Jesus..."
    1. yomamashump's Avatar
      yomamashump -
      Why give up anything for Lent?

      Just give up in general.
    1. aldech's Avatar
      aldech -
      Thank you modmyi for deleting my post just because i said im an atheist,,WOW
    1. Zeal's Avatar
      Zeal -
      Lol Religion..


      Delete this off the front page before it gets real bad.
    1. Bernie-Mac's Avatar
      Bernie-Mac -
      Well unlike a lot of people on this thread I do believe in God but would not give up my iPod/iPhone for lent in a million years lol. Besisdes, Lent isnt about just giving up something, its about doing something to make yourself a little better person and me giving up my iPhone would not make me a better person, it'd make me an agitated one

      And did you maybe think that the mods are deleting your posts because you come on here and bash religion? I mean, if this has religious connotations do you really have to come on this thread just to say "God is a joke, (insert atheist slur here)?" If you dont practice Lent then what are you doing on this thread? You atheists are just as bad at pushing your beliefs on others as extremist Catholics who take the Bible literally. Either you believe or you dont but the bottom line is NO ONE knows what the hell is going to happen when we die so your belief is just that, keep it that way and have fun in hell
    1. xYurjevich's Avatar
      xYurjevich -
      That's sooooo stupid. What's wrong with listening to music? -_-
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Let's keep it sensible here guys. Stay cool and on topic
    1. aldech's Avatar
      aldech -
      Quote Originally Posted by Rota View Post
      Practice what you preach.

      Last I checked, replying "Glad I'm an atheist" isn't bashing religion at all. If anything, you're going to be the one to spark the religious debate that's sure to ensue. This crap shouldn't be on the front page news, it's a recipe for disaster.

      Thank you Rota...somebody (Bernie-Mac) sounds really pissed off and off topic over here...
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      you know they say "there's no such thing as an atheist in a foxhole"?

      what? why do they say that?

      cause when you're lying in the dirt and the mud, and you're praying that you make it out alive,

      you want to believe someone's listening.