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Title: Incense
Post by: Asteriktos on May 04, 2014, 09:05:26 PM
How much stronger is your average incense than your average store-bought candle?
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: WPM on May 04, 2014, 09:29:04 PM
Its the kind you buy that are small charcoal cylinders placed in a incense burner/holder.
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: Asteriktos on May 04, 2014, 10:11:07 PM
But are they smelly?
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: DeniseDenise on May 04, 2014, 10:16:00 PM
I am not sure of the question....


but to me...candles and incense are not at all comparable smell level wise.

even the most fragrant store bought candle, may make a room in a home have a hint of fragrance....

incense in church makes an entire sanctuary smell, however its not constant....so it would ebb and flow depending on the service and how much censing there is.

Title: Re: Incense
Post by: Asteriktos on May 05, 2014, 01:50:54 AM
Ahh yes, good points. I asked because I have thought of using it, but one time the maintenance men came around knocking on the doors in my hallway, asking if someone was burning incense and saying they could smell it out in the hall. Why they'd care I don't know, maybe they thought someone was using it to mask the smell of pot. *shrugs* Anyway, I just was thinking that if I used any I'd want to find a milder variety. Of incense I mean. :P
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: JGHunter on May 05, 2014, 04:42:15 AM
Ahh yes, good points. I asked because I have thought of using it, but one time the maintenance men came around knocking on the doors in my hallway, asking if someone was burning incense and saying they could smell it out in the hall. Why they'd care I don't know, maybe they thought someone was using it to mask the smell of pot. *shrugs* Anyway, I just was thinking that if I used any I'd want to find a milder variety. Of incense I mean. :P

Using incense to hide the smell of pot has been a method used since forever it seems. Every college/uni campus knows this trick for example. Either a milder variety, or less of it? Having only recently learnt that the incense is small pieces that sit on the charcoal, I guess you could just use less pieces?
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: Mor Ephrem on May 05, 2014, 09:20:47 AM
Ahh yes, good points. I asked because I have thought of using it, but one time the maintenance men came around knocking on the doors in my hallway, asking if someone was burning incense and saying they could smell it out in the hall. Why they'd care I don't know, maybe they thought someone was using it to mask the smell of pot. *shrugs*

Keep doing what you're doing, and when they come back asking the same question, invite them in for prayer and a short catechetical talk. 
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: username! on May 09, 2014, 12:15:46 AM
I would have told the maintenance man to mind his own business.
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: DeniseDenise on May 09, 2014, 12:18:33 AM
If the maintenance man went around my complex incense smell hunting....oh boy...

it would not be me with the 'let us cover the pot' incense smell constantly going....not sure why anyone bothers with that though....no one will get in trouble or arrested...
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: SolEX01 on May 09, 2014, 12:20:09 AM
If the maintenance man went around my complex incense smell hunting....oh boy...

it would not be me with the 'let us cover the pot' incense smell constantly going....not sure why anyone bothers with that though....no one will get in trouble or arrested...

For some people in WA and CO, old habits die hard.   :D
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: DeniseDenise on May 09, 2014, 12:22:21 AM
If the maintenance man went around my complex incense smell hunting....oh boy...

it would not be me with the 'let us cover the pot' incense smell constantly going....not sure why anyone bothers with that though....no one will get in trouble or arrested...

For some people in WA and CO, old habits die hard.   :D

indeed....i suspect i might be the only one with incense but NO pot.


 :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: hecma925 on May 24, 2014, 10:10:15 AM
Ahh yes, good points. I asked because I have thought of using it, but one time the maintenance men came around knocking on the doors in my hallway, asking if someone was burning incense and saying they could smell it out in the hall. Why they'd care I don't know, maybe they thought someone was using it to mask the smell of pot. *shrugs*

Keep doing what you're doing, and when they come back asking the same question, invite them in for prayer and a short catechetical talk. 

While opening the door saying, "Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy..."
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: Punch on May 24, 2014, 01:19:19 PM
Ahh yes, good points. I asked because I have thought of using it, but one time the maintenance men came around knocking on the doors in my hallway, asking if someone was burning incense and saying they could smell it out in the hall. Why they'd care I don't know, maybe they thought someone was using it to mask the smell of pot. *shrugs*

Keep doing what you're doing, and when they come back asking the same question, invite them in for prayer and a short catechetical talk. 

While opening the door saying, "Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy..."

You could always do what one of our operators did when he saw the Jehovah's Witnesses coming toward his house after a night shift.  He waited for them to ring the door bell, and then he opened the door wearing nothing but a wife beater and skivvies and said "What the ++++ do you want?  I was upstairs trying to sacrifice a goat to the devil."  He said that he never saw them again.
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: hecma925 on May 24, 2014, 01:22:52 PM
Ahh yes, good points. I asked because I have thought of using it, but one time the maintenance men came around knocking on the doors in my hallway, asking if someone was burning incense and saying they could smell it out in the hall. Why they'd care I don't know, maybe they thought someone was using it to mask the smell of pot. *shrugs*

Keep doing what you're doing, and when they come back asking the same question, invite them in for prayer and a short catechetical talk. 

While opening the door saying, "Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy..."

You could always do what one of our operators did when he saw the Jehovah's Witnesses coming toward his house after a night shift.  He waited for them to ring the door bell, and then he opened the door wearing nothing but a wife beater and skivvies and said "What the ++++ do you want?  I was upstairs trying to sacrifice a goat to the devil."  He said that he never saw them again.

Nice. ;D  A knife in hand dripping with red food coloring would have been a nice touch.
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: Arachne on May 24, 2014, 01:46:13 PM
Ahh yes, good points. I asked because I have thought of using it, but one time the maintenance men came around knocking on the doors in my hallway, asking if someone was burning incense and saying they could smell it out in the hall. Why they'd care I don't know, maybe they thought someone was using it to mask the smell of pot. *shrugs*

Keep doing what you're doing, and when they come back asking the same question, invite them in for prayer and a short catechetical talk. 

While opening the door saying, "Have mercy on me, O God, according to thy great mercy..."

You could always do what one of our operators did when he saw the Jehovah's Witnesses coming toward his house after a night shift.  He waited for them to ring the door bell, and then he opened the door wearing nothing but a wife beater and skivvies and said "What the ++++ do you want?  I was upstairs trying to sacrifice a goat to the devil."  He said that he never saw them again.

A friend of mine did something similar when the JWs interrupted his sacrosanct D&D game. He looked back towards the gathering (there were several odd hats and other pieces of geek costume involved) and called, 'Just in time! The sacrifice is here!' :laugh:
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: xOrthodox4Christx on March 29, 2015, 04:21:21 AM
How much stronger is your average incense than your average store-bought candle?

The best question ever asked by mortal man.
Title: Re: Incense
Post by: homedad76 on March 29, 2015, 08:47:39 AM
You also may want to check your lease for any rules that may mean you can't burn incense.  Also if your neighbors are bothered by the smell that could become an issue.