Do you suppose one has to be a super spiritual person to fast, and that is why so many people are afraid of it
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
First, I think few people are taught about it.
Second, I think few people realize fasting can be anything from not eating (Biblical fast: sunrise to sunset). to now watching tv.
Third, Our culture is not into self denial and has few examples.
- nebtetLv 61 decade ago
naw ... anyone can quit eating but fasting, real fasting takes preparation and knowledge. ya just can't quit eating without first being healthy enough to do so and once the fast is over you can't simply start cramming solid food into your mouth. ya gotta return to eating regular food slowly by first consuming fruit juices and mild soups and work up to your normal diet. failing this the stomach rebels causing cramps and diarrhea. people with hypoglycemia can't fast at all because blood sugar levels drop too rapidly causing headaches, illness and fainting. and ya gotta drink water, lots of water because dehydration can be very serious health risk.
i mean ... unless the whole point of the fast is to punish your body so severely that you start starving causing your brain to produce hallucinations.
- george pLv 71 decade ago
not really but i take another step in the life i'll start sun gazing and after 9 month i'll stop eating all together as long i'll be heree on this planet how about that got u thinking now i'm super spiritual person agree
- blazeLv 41 decade ago
No you don't have to be a super spiritual person, just in need of a miracle or answer to prayer.
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- fireLv 51 decade ago
i dont think so. but then if you are a christian and do want to fast you must not comprehend the meaning of what Jesus did for everyone. But most just don't want to give up there comfort zone at taco bell.
- AngelsFanLv 61 decade ago
Fasting just isn't New Testament.Besides ...give up a double double from In n out? You crazy?
Honestly I think "Fasters " are a bunch of self righteous "Look at me!" guys.
- kyle.keyesLv 61 decade ago
Fasting is a superstition.
The only power any superstition
holds, is our belief in it.
Look at the average American, today.
Obviously, not many people are into
- 1 decade ago
No not at all. I am betting many people find the idea of self denial alien. Chalk it up to the "It's all about me." thinking.
- steelypenLv 51 decade ago
It's not healthy for me to fast, faith or not, I'll collapse.
- SmileyLv 51 decade ago
Nah, fasting is not so hard.