I'm sure this has been thrown around here before, but given the time of year, let us go around the block on this issue again. I think I can safely say many (most?) of us do not really mark the season of Lent. I found this article that I'll copy below (source: kencollins.com), that is making me think more deeply about this issue: http://www.kencollins.com/question-41.htm Note: Let us please not turn this into a discussion on the author- he is not a Baptist. Let's stick to the issue of Lent, and to the claims made in this article.