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Published: Friday, March 22 2013 7:03 a.m. MDT

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samhill
Salt Lake City, UT

"Muth has dropped about 30 pounds in the hospital since his fast began and his organs are failing, said Dr. Russom Ghebrai. He did eat and drink last weekend — and has consumed food intermittently in the last few weeks — but then chastised himself for disobeying the orders of the archangel Gabriel and pledged to begin his fast anew.

He's shown no signs he intends to permanently resume eating, telling Canan last week that if forced to choose between a jury of "secular-ites" and his own religious convictions, it was an easy decision: 'I opt for God.'"

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Well, shoot. We could make this case very easy and save the prosecutor, judges, in fact the whole judicial system and the taxpayer who fund it, a lot of trouble.

I say, take him at his word, that he wants to fast and is bothered by his lack of self-control.

So, rather than giving him the option of backsliding against his self-imposed fast, just don't supply him with any food or drink. Within a week or so, he'll have his option to let God decide his guilt. Done.

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