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    what is the point? it is just an excuse for people to eat pancakes and get fat!
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    (Original post by Return of Satan)
    what is the point? it is just an excuse for people to eat pancakes and get fat!
    too right! bring on the pancakes!
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    your fat
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    (Original post by Return of Satan)
    what is the point? it is just an excuse for people to eat pancakes and get fat!
    That was the traditional reason - eat up all the fat in the larder ready for lent and fasting before celebrating easter.
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    but docters and the government are complaining that the english people are too fat so how can they support this day as it is making people fatter so they die quicker
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    (Original post by Return of Satan)
    but docters and the government are complaining that the english people are too fat so how can they support this day as it is making people fatter so they die quicker
    I don't think a couple of pancakes on 1 day of the year (4 alot of people this is the only time they have pancakes) can be said to be 'making people fatter so they die quicker'
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    That was the traditional reason - eat up all the fat in the larder ready for lent and fasting before celebrating easter.
    It is yet another Christian tradition that Capitalism has won over. Like Christmas or Easter. Next up is the Jewish holidays. Then maybe Muslim or Hindu. As a religion breaks down the hollidays never die.
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    (Original post by Pencil Queen)
    That was the traditional reason - eat up all the fat in the larder ready for lent and fasting before celebrating easter.
    whats the point of anything then.
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    (Original post by Return of Satan)
    what is the point? it is just an excuse for people to eat pancakes and get fat!
    You're not going to get fat by eating a few pancakes on one day of the year! And what's wrong with having an excuse to eat pancakes? Bring on the pancakes!
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    (Original post by pal_sch)
    It is yet another Christian tradition that Capitalism has won over. Like Christmas or Easter. Next up is the Jewish holidays. Then maybe Muslim or Hindu. As a religion breaks down the hollidays never die.
    I think people just prefer the fun parts of christianity (the pancakes, christmas and easter eggs) to the serious bits (lent, fasting actually attending church etc etc)
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    it just comes back to religon and what you belive in
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    (Original post by Cate)
    You're not going to get fat by eating a few pancakes on one day of the year! And what's wrong with having an excuse to eat pancakes? Bring on the pancakes!
    are you fat?
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    (Original post by Return of Satan)
    are you fat?
    :eek: *offended* no where near!
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    (Original post by pal_sch)
    It is yet another Christian tradition that Capitalism has won over. Like Christmas or Easter. Next up is the Jewish holidays. Then maybe Muslim or Hindu. As a religion breaks down the hollidays never die.
    yep - people don't want the commitment of a religion but will gladly take the chance of holidays or a chance to over indulge. xmas, pancake day, easter - all these christian celebrations have become weak, commercially orientations with the real meaning behind them getting forgotten.
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    (Original post by rednirt)
    yep - people don't want the commitment of a religion but will gladly take the chance of holidays or a chance to over indulge. xmas, pancake day, easter - all these christian celebrations have become weak, commercially orientations with the real meaning behind them getting forgotten.
    The meaning isn't forgotten, its just that this generation of parents are not as religiously fanatical as they were in the past, and this generation of kids are more commercialy vunerable, meaning they love to get stuff.
    The meaning has become easy to ignore, and people have found out how much rubbish there is piled up to support a weak system of belief. Simply people don't care about the religious part any more as they dont care about religion.
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    (Original post by Cate)
    :eek: *offended* no where near!
    thats just a cover up isn't it?
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    You could have savoury pancakes which aren't bad for you. Of course they aren't as tasty as their sweet cousins though
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    (Original post by Return of Satan)
    thats just a cover up isn't it?
    :confused:
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    (Original post by Return of Satan)
    what is the point? it is just an excuse for people to eat pancakes and get fat!
    And the probkem with that is?
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    (Original post by pal_sch)
    The meaning isn't forgotten
    we have had a lot of kids asking on here what certain things are about though, Christians, muslims etc lots of people.

    Children are supposed to study RE nowadays, I did it, and my sisters are doing it now, but they aren't educated about different religions. Its more about morals and things (we had to do about Capital punishment, and Martin Luther King Jr and the civil rights movement).
 
 
 
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