Wednesday, May 19, 2010
How to fast
From Moses on Jews always loved fasting and "torturing their souls". The prophets like Isaias chastised the Jews because they publicized their fasting, to better impress their suffering on the public. Even Jesus echoes this sentiment, for example in Matthew 6:16 "When ye fast, be not, as the Pharisees, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward." Now verily Dr Rasputin ordered me to tell no one that I am fasting, not because the danger of displeasing God with my vanity, but because people will offer me food and try to force me to eat. Fasting, apparently has no trascendental meaning in our godless days, the inexistent god cares not if you eat or stuff yourself. It is a hygienic practice. I am into day 22 and no one yet tempted me to turn stones into bread. Pity.