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British church leaders are urging people to give up their iPods instead of the typical chocolate, cigarettes, and caffeine for the Christian tradition of Lent, which begins today.
Now, I could maybe give up my iPod...but my iPhone? Hell will freeze over before I'd be able to do that. I know, shame on me, right?
Granted, the bishops are suggesting to only give up technology for one day in an effort towards having a "carbon fast," which includes 46 daily suggestions that include candlelight instead of electricity, cutting meat and vegetables thinner so they cook faster, and flushing the toilet less often.
Whether you observe Lent or not, would you be able give up your iPod or cell phone for 40 days (or even for one day)?