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YDI for fasting. Christianity and it's rules are BS.(if that was your reason for fasting, if not YDI for having another stupid reason)
21, you're an idiot. Maybe tonost people the point of fasting is to resist temptation, but in my religion, and many others, the point is to gain nearness to God - by not eating, as we leave these bodies once we die, & return to the world of souls. And as souls, one does not eat (nor do they experience temptation). Nor does God eat. So it isn't really about resisting temptation, but spirituality. As a sidenote, I apologize for sounding preachy. I just wanted to correct this twisted belief of religious fasting, as I feel it is a duty as people to understand and/or accept all religious beliefs. So, again, sorry if this pisses anyone off, and i'd REALLY like people to not yell at me for this. Thanks! :)
I don't know if 72 is being sarcastic, but I certainly hope so. In reality, it was intolerance that caused more wars than any other entity in existence. How does it feel, 72, to know that it is, in fact, not religion, but people like the above description — some of which happen to supposedly believe in various religions — who typically cause conflict?
OH WOE IS ONTO ME! I CAN'T EAT MY ICE CREAM TILL NIGHT! Well, at least it's working. Imagine the poor children back in your home country who will want a cup of water and maybe some Ramen Noodles. But can't afford it. That's the whole point of Ramadan (that and proving your faith to yourself by not doing what 44 said. With that strict but loving lecture being said, Ramadan Mubarak bro/sis. Make good use of it.
62 knows what they're talking about. calling the guy an idiot was a little uncalled for. I always thought fasting was to resist temptation as well. but then a guy at my church was talking about how he went on a trip and had no food and it was hot and when he felt like he was going to die, he felt close to god. something like..when you have absolutely nothing but him, you're closest to him. I put 2 and 2 together and figured out that's what fasting is. @ myself - cool story, bro beat everyone to it
62 is right. 72, the reason why is because those people we call terrorists are brainwashed via corrupt version of the Koran and have devoted their lives to kill anyone who aren't worshipping their god. Don't blame him, grab a gun and shoot the real reason why the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been crappy.
That is not the original Skroal making these comments. It is just someone waiting for the comments back so he can rub his little peepee thinking about how he made someone mad. The best way to deal with her is to ignore her. The original Skroal went away and this one will go soon enough.
Again, 163, you're describing the Ramadan fast. Fasting is a much wider term that simply means not eating, either at all or a few specific things, for a certain period of time. People do it for religious, medical, or general health reasons. You can also "fast", or abstain from, non-food things like TV for religious reasons.
you don't need ice cream. ice cream makes you fat! eat something healthy like tofu.
Is it really something to get so angry about? It's absolutely appalling to see people that are claiming to be religious, talking and acting the way some of you are. You are on here cussing at someone and calling them an idiot for a simple mistake and telling them they should try being a Muslim. You are certainly no role model. I can hardly see a single person in this FML that is the least bit religious. You are a true embarrassment to religion, faith, spirituality and to any higher power. You should be barred from any church.
118, while for the most part I agree with you, I can't help but critique: the last little bit, in which you said the character in question should be banned from any church, was unnecessary. I understand the point you were trying to get across, but it seems like you're being somewhat supercillious. This could very well not be true — and I doubt it actually is, since you recognize that the others weren't acting in a very holy manner — but that bit seemed out of place in your otherwise great comment.
I'm certainly not one to think I'm above another person, especially on a website. To me, I think people take advantage of religion. It's abused and when people claim to be one way and act another, it really irritates me. Meh, the last comment was driven from pure annoyance with some of the people here, I didn't mean it in a mean way, just came out with my ramble. I don't go to church very often, but I'm a spiritual person and I don't think anyone should claim to be something they're not. I suppose maybe the right route for a person that way, would be to go to church. If he does, he should go more often. I hardly ever take this website seriously. However, there are a few certain issues that I take very seriously. Religion being one of them, also things such as molestation/rape or any other type of crime.
I'm a bit late to this party, but I'll try to clear up some of the confusion about fasting anyway. As I stated in an above comment, "fasting" is a loose term used in many religious and health-related applications. The orthodox definition may be "no food or water for a set period of time", but nowadays it commonly means "abstaining from all food, liquid, and ingested substances (ie smoke), or abstaining from specific types of the same, for a set period of time." For example, some fasts allow you water, others allow all clear liquids, others allow water, fruits, and vegetables only, etc. I'm not clear on the traditions and laws of Ramadan, but in Protestant Christianity, extended fasts often apply only to food, so you can stay hydrated and get some nutrients from juices, etc. The purposes for fasting run the gamut from surgical preparation to attaining spiritual enlightenment. Fasts can be found in lots of cultures throught history, and the reasons are too varied to go into here. But basically, personal fasting is what you make of it. Your heart should be in it, and you should know why you're doing it. It's a good idea to be aware of any health risks beforehand, even if you then choose to take the risks anyway. You should at least know what you're looking to overcome through your faith. Oh, and BTW, *waves at FFML* Here's a religious one. ;) I try not to be a wishy-wash or a nutjob, while still living my faith.
Hi TIJD! I'm the exact same way. I will always stand by faith and what I believe in, but it certainly doesn't consume me. I'm extremely open minded and down to earth. People stereotype religion, it happens. I will certainly fight for it though. :] I'm a tough cookie to crumble. I'm certainly not a force to be reckoned with! Muahah.