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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby Hydesland » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:51 pm

Pointless.

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Postby New Kereptica » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:52 pm

O5vx wrote:What do you think of fasting?


I prefer not to. One of the benefits of atheism is that I don't have to engage in meaningless and possibly harmful rituals.
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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby Antilon » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:54 pm

Never tried it before. But I'd be willing to if invited by a religious person, if only for health reasons.

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Postby Samatolian City-States » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:55 pm

I think it could help solve the obesity problem.
EDIT: I'm hungry. Think I'll go grab a hot pocket.
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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby Ravea » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:56 pm

I'm fasting as we speak. It's no big problem for me. I fast quite a lot outside of Ramadan, actually.
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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby Mad hatters in jeans » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:58 pm

not such a good idea

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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby Hydesland » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:58 pm

O5vx wrote:It rewarding to me. I encourage you to try it.


In what sense is it rewarding?

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Postby Antilon » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:59 pm

Samatolian City-States wrote:I think it could help solve the obesity problem.
EDIT: I'm hungry. Think I'll go grab a hot pocket.


That made me go lulz for a bit.

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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby New Kereptica » Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:59 pm

Hydesland wrote:
O5vx wrote:It rewarding to me. I encourage you to try it.


In what sense is it rewarding?


The same way anorexia is rewarding, just over a shorter period of time.
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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby Autotelic » Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:05 pm

I have fasted for Christian holidays and with my boyfriend for his Catholic traditions (I am of the Friends Church). I think fasting goes better when you meditate on your faith and why you are fasting. It can help one come closer to themselves, God, and their faith.

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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby O5vx » Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:07 pm

In so many ways, first i fill piour when i fast,Second i get to put my selfe in someone who dose not have shoo.

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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby Mad hatters in jeans » Sat Aug 22, 2009 3:07 pm

Autotelic wrote:I have fasted for Christian holidays and with my boyfriend for his Catholic traditions (I am of the Friends Church). I think fasting goes better when you meditate on your faith and why you are fasting. It can help one come closer to themselves, God, and their faith.

Would you still fast if you were the only person to do so?
If the answer is no, then how much do you believe in your religion?
If the answer is yes, then how would you know you were fasting?

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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby O5vx » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:00 pm

No matter what the sitution is i will always fast, becuse is like a part of me.

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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby O5vx » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:22 pm

Allah in the qur an, ''Allah does not place a burden upon a soul beyond what it can bear" (al-Baqarah 2:286)

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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby O5vx » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:45 pm

The prophet Muhammed sead; Allah did not send me to teach and make things easy"I-so if some Islam orders are hard for you say in your heart i accept it and i do not reject it and when i get chance i will do it and aske Allah from your heart to fogiveness.

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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby New Kereptica » Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:46 pm

I don't care.
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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby Kbrookistan » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:30 pm

O5vx wrote:What do you think of fasting?


While I do not fast, partly because it's not required of me, but mostly because my hypoglycemia makes it inadvisable. But I respect those in my family and out to do so, for whatever reason.

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Postby Lunatic Goofballs » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:40 pm

I tend toward the opposite idea. Getting together with good friends and family, enjoying a shared meal and good company seems closer to God in my mind than magic crackers or even no food at all.
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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby Soviet Taoistan » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:42 pm

I do it because it is kind of a fun challenge and I can give mine lunch money to charity. Don't really care about the religious aspect but I have always like the idea of fast-a-thon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast-a-Thon

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Postby Hairless Kitten II » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:44 pm

Muslims have their fasting in the daylight.

I'm wondering what Muslims are doing at areas close to the Pole circle where the sun isn't disappearing for months.

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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby Kbrookistan » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:51 pm

Hairless Kitten II wrote:Muslims have their fasting in the daylight.

I'm wondering what Muslims are doing at areas close to the Pole circle where the sun isn't disappearing for months.


Eeesh. I would think that an exception could be made - maybe fasting on Mecca time?

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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby Milks Empire » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:53 pm

O5vx wrote:What do you think of fasting?

Considering the points of the fast (from what I remember reading) are:
[*]To put yourself into the position of someone who has no choice but to go without
[*]To use the time to meditate on the faith
[*]To work on one's self-discipline
...I'd say it's admirable. I've tried a go-totally-without fast, which is probably a very bad idea, but it showed me what some people feel like on a daily basis. And frankly, it's sickening that anyone is allowed to go through that.

Also, as I recall, groups for whom it would be inadvisable (children, pregnant/menstruating women, people with medical conditions) are not required to fast.

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Re: Ramadan Fasting

Postby Kantria » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:53 pm

You shouldn't do it. It's dangerous, inconsiderate and illegal. Those limits aren't posted just to inconvenience you!
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