Heart and soul: Fasting has spiritual and physical benefits across faiths

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  • ? SLC, UT
    Aug. 13, 2013 9:51 a.m.

    I'm going to agree with LDS Liberal on this one. I could be wrong, but if I understand what he said, I think what he means is we as members of the LDS Church have much in common with Islam possibly even more than Judaism has in common with Islam.

    Might be possible that the LDS church could be the bridge that brings Islam, Judaism, and Christianity together.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 8, 2013 7:06 a.m.

    Fasting from water damages health.

  • Lowonoil Clearfield, UT
    Aug. 6, 2013 7:25 a.m.

    I suspect fasting improves health because it does what the Atkins diet and other low carb diets do: run the body low on glucose so it will revert to metabolizing fat for energy. A ketogenic fat burning metabolism is good for you whether it is the result of a high fat diet or the result going hungry for a while and metabolizing your own stored fat.

  • Mike in Cedar City Cedar City, Utah
    Aug. 5, 2013 2:05 p.m.

    It won't hurt most people to fast...But then again I am not sure of the benefits, spiritual or otherwise...might be there...might not.

  • crunchem Cedar City, Utah
    July 29, 2013 1:53 a.m.

    Huh? The only commonalities of any significance I can think of is the Abrahamic Covenant (if in fact Islam's teachings on that are the same) and oh, I guess we both fast now and then too. But to say that beats the aligning LDS have with Judaism is mind-boggling....

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    July 26, 2013 5:18 p.m.

    As an active LDS, I've often observed Ramadan with my Islamic friends many times over the years.

    For this --
    many ultra-far-right-wing fellow 'Latter-Day Saints' wrongly accuse me of sympathizing with the Devil or enemy.As Latter-Day Saints and heirs to the Abrahamic Covenant,
    We have more in common with Islam than any other religion, even Judahism.

    We should focus on our commonalities,
    rather than split hairs over a few differences.