Review Dumb Beliefs?

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  1. The Seeker

    The Seeker Member: Rank 5

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    It's dumb, outdated, and silly, AND you're letting your rational thinking get in the way.

    The Coptic Orthodox church fasts for 50 days (to prove they're better than Jesus) and the fasting is eating vegan. I have a number of relatives that do it. Two of my aunts are fasting almost every time we see them (occasionally they come in from out of town) because the Coptic church fasts several times throughout the year. That's why the people in that church are absolute carnivores the times of the year when they're not fasting. Even when I was a Christian I didn't fast. It's all so stupid.
     
  2. chainsaw_metal1

    chainsaw_metal1 Member: Rank 8

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    THAT is the correct answer!
    I guess I just have hit a point where I refuse to be a part of any organization - religion, club, etc. - that would enforce certain restrictions on any part of my life. The idea of fasting just seems really stupid outside of any medical need. I do understand the mentality, that idea of giving up something to seem more devout, and in one way, I can admire that kind of commitment, and yet, my big, rational brain just goes "This is fucking stupid". As I said, mom had areal bias against the Catholic Church, and so during Lent, every Friday, she made sure there was meat for supper. I'm certain some would look at that as a petty action, but I look at it as my own stance against what religion can and often does stand for.
     
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  3. The Seeker

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    I like your mom.
     

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