Originally posted by robbie carrobie
well one must paint the eggs which is a deliberate act , as is decorating a birthday cake.
I didn't say anything about "decorating a birthday cake". Regardless, Consuming pancakes is also a "deliberate act". Consuming pancakes on Pancake Tuesday is a "deliberate act".
Here's some more info you might find interesting:
In the United Kingdom and many other countries, the day is often known as Pancake Day. Making and eating such foods was considered a last feast with ingredients such as sugar, fat and eggs, whose consumption was traditionally restricted during the ritual fasting associated with Lent.
So you'll basically be deliberately participating in a pre-Lenten feast. A feast which is directly tied to Lent which, as I understand it, is not to be observed by JWs.
As I understand it, Thanksgiving is not to be observed by JWs in the US. I wonder how many JW households refrain from observing it by eating a meal with turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc.
Can you spell h-y-p-o-c-r-i-s-y? Sure you can.