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  • That intrudes upon our religious freedom

    If we end the practice by force- as that would be the only way to do so- we would be forcing Christians to deny their conscience even though observing the holiday does not, In fact, Deny anyone of their rights. We therefore shouldn't end Ash Wednesday, But rather allow it to continue. If we're talking about ending Islam, I am all for it, But even that should be done by spreading the truth about Islam and peacefully convincing Muslims to leave and renounce the faith rather than by forcing them to do so, As that would undermine freedom of religion.

  • People should be free to decide for themselves.

    I think it is up to each individual as to which religious practices they wish to partake in. As long as they keep the practice to themselves, and do not expect others to either join in or change how they behave towards the person, then it is down to individual freedom of behavior.

  • Religious Practices Should Continue

    Many religions have practices that are core to its set of beliefs. These practices are the basis and foundation of the religion and provides parishioners with a way of actively participating in their religious belief system. The practices enable people to identify themselves with their religion through a practice of their belief. These practices should not be retired as retiring them may lead to the watered down and less identifiable religion.

  • We are mortal.

    No, some religious practices like Ash Wednesday should not be retired, because it is a good practice. The purpose of Ash Wednesday is to remind ourselves that we are mortal. From ashes to ashes, so they say. What is the harm in remembering that? We need to remember that so our lives have purpose.

  • Up To The Follower

    To say that a religious holiday should be dropped because one person finds no value in it seems wrong to me. Ash Wednesday, I would presume is still followed by many in the Christian faith. The secularization of America does not mean that these practices have lost favor with true Christians.

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