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Bishops say you should give up your iPod for Lent

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Does this mean Steve Jobs is the AntiChrist?

British church leaders are encouraging people to give up their iPods for Lent, instead of more traditional vices such as chocolate, to help save the planet.

The Bishop of London, Richard Chartres, and the Bishop of Liverpool, James Jones, are among those calling for a carbon fast for Lent — a period ahead of Easter which Christians traditionally consider a time of penance and reflection — which begins on Wednesday.

As well as spending a day without using technology such as mobile phones or iPods, the 46 daily suggestions also include eating by candlelight, cutting meat and vegetables thinner so they cook faster and flushing the toilet less often.

Why not give up silly, medieval superstitions and make decisions about ethics and the environment a year round activity?

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Written by Ed Campbell

February 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm

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