I’m not religious but I like the idea of Lent because it fits into the idea of changing our habits, which is hard to do and potentially has dramatic long standing effects on how we live.
I for one love reading Reddit and sometimes Digg, but I find it to be somewhat a sinkhole. Sure it’s funny to read about how someone destroyed their finger with magnets or see a cute picture of a coyote on the BART, but from a learning perspective, I’d be better off spending my time on hacker news.
So to that end, I’m modifying my host file to give up reddit for lent. Who knows, maybe instead of removing the entry after lent, I’ll add more instead.