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The last time you did the ashes on the forehead thing

 
 
Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 01:06 pm
It was 60 years ago. My friend Pete and I went to the fireplace in his living room and I did a pax vobiscum with index finger to head.
I was too lazy to trouble the priest but still feared parental wrath.
Pete was Lutheran, so he didn't give a rodent's rump.

Mea culpa.

BTW, I hear you can do it drive through now.

Any good stories? Or, did you go today?
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 01:21 pm
@neologist,
I'm guessing 1959 or '60.. What a good girl..
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 02:12 pm
I was dating a Catholic girl. She asked the priest to put some on my forehead. He knew I did not belong and turned away. I would have done it for her.
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George
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 02:18 pm
Last time was last year.
Next time is in about an hour and a half.
George
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 02:21 pm
@George,
Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 02:36 pm
@neologist,
1957.

Long time ago.

Although, actually...it is a rite that even an atheist can appreciate.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 03:53 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank Apisa wrote:

Although, actually...it is a rite that even an atheist can appreciate.

Ummmm.... Nope. Never done it. Never will.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 03:56 pm
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:

Frank Apisa wrote:

Although, actually...it is a rite that even an atheist can appreciate.

Ummmm.... Nope. Never done it. Never will.


Didn't say you...or any atheist should do it (whatever that means), Tsar.

I merely said it is a rite even an atheist can appreciate.

Essentially, the essence of the rite (certainly a significant part of it) is to remind people that at some point, they are gonna be dead...and turn to dust.

Is there some part of that, that you as an atheist, cannot appreciate.
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 04:17 pm
I just look in the mirror.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 04:28 pm
@neologist,
Nov 5th, trying to get the bonfire going. I didn't realise that made me religious.

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bobsal u1553115
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 05:46 pm
The last time I passed out face down into the fireplace.
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neologist
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 06:44 pm
@George,
Thank you for the reminder, George
George
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 07:17 pm
@neologist,
Little Johnny heard that at church and told his Mom,
"I looked under the bed and someone's either coming or going."
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 18 Feb, 2015 08:01 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Quote:
Is there some part of that, that you as an atheist, cannot appreciate.

Long answer? Not really.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Sat 21 Feb, 2015 06:44 am
@neologist,
neologist wrote:
The last time you did the ashes on the forehead thing

I don't recall ever doing it. Do Catholics do it?

I suppose it's possible that I did it and it just wasn't particularly memorable to me. But I don't know, I have a pretty good memory.
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mags314772
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 03:38 pm
It was in the early '60s. I have a question about where the get the ashes. I know it' s from the previous year's Palms, but do the get them from their own parish or is there a Catholic "Palm Warehouse" they buy them from? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 03:42 pm
@mags314772,
I don't know, but hi, mags, really good to see you.
mags314772
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 03:48 pm
@ossobuco,
Good to see you, too Osso
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George
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 07:25 pm
@mags314772,
mags314772 wrote:
It was in the early '60s. I have a question about where the get the ashes. I
know it' s from the previous year's Palms, but do the get them from their own
parish or is there a Catholic "Palm Warehouse" they buy them from? Anyone?
Anyone? Bueller?
It varies. Some parishes burn palms left over or brought back. Some have
a special ceremony for it. There are religious supply firms that some parishes
buy them from.
neologist
 
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Reply Tue 24 Feb, 2015 07:30 pm
@George,
Actually, any ashes will suffice to convince parents.
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