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Re: The Daniel Fast (A Protestant Lent)
« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2012, 11:40:40 PM »
Many neo-Evangelical/post-Protestant groups are looking for ways to practice their faith more actively, while retaining their aversion to anything "traditional." So, there are groups that have fasts, but they won't call it Lent; people who are living essentially like friars, but deprecate monasticism; groups that do healing services with oil, but won't call it a sacrament.

As an aside for the Daniel Fast followers: if they wanted to be really Biblically hardcore, they might consider doing the Jesus Fast. They could go into the wilderness and live off the land for forty days. ;D

i know a chick who said she ate nothing and drank only water for 40 days...

Yikes! That can kill you!

I know a priest who is eating no solid food this lent...trying to lose weight.

ya, i didn't believe her for a while...she said she slept alot...

no solids...that will do it.

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Re: The Daniel Fast (A Protestant Lent)
« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2012, 11:45:19 PM »
i know a chick who said she ate nothing and drank only water for 40 days...

Out of curiosity... why?
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Re: The Daniel Fast (A Protestant Lent)
« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2012, 11:55:48 PM »
i know a chick who said she ate nothing and drank only water for 40 days...

Out of curiosity... why?

she was in a cult...

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Re: The Daniel Fast (A Protestant Lent)
« Reply #48 on: March 25, 2012, 12:22:52 AM »
Many neo-Evangelical/post-Protestant groups are looking for ways to practice their faith more actively, while retaining their aversion to anything "traditional." So, there are groups that have fasts, but they won't call it Lent; people who are living essentially like friars, but deprecate monasticism; groups that do healing services with oil, but won't call it a sacrament.

As an aside for the Daniel Fast followers: if they wanted to be really Biblically hardcore, they might consider doing the Jesus Fast. They could go into the wilderness and live off the land for forty days. ;D
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Re: The Daniel Fast (A Protestant Lent)
« Reply #49 on: March 25, 2012, 12:26:17 AM »
Many neo-Evangelical/post-Protestant groups are looking for ways to practice their faith more actively, while retaining their aversion to anything "traditional." So, there are groups that have fasts, but they won't call it Lent; people who are living essentially like friars, but deprecate monasticism; groups that do healing services with oil, but won't call it a sacrament.

As an aside for the Daniel Fast followers: if they wanted to be really Biblically hardcore, they might consider doing the Jesus Fast. They could go into the wilderness and live off the land for forty days. ;D

i know a chick who said she ate nothing and drank only water for 40 days...

Yikes! That can kill you!

I know a priest who is eating no solid food this lent...trying to lose weight.

ya, i didn't believe her for a while...she said she slept alot...

no solids...that will do it.

Most people are probably going to die just consuming water for 40 days. It is called salts. You sorta need them to function.

The longest I went for a bet without having food save for some salts and tiny bit of carbs in the morning (tablespoon of honey) was like 21 days.

I don't believe her.
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Re: The Daniel Fast (A Protestant Lent)
« Reply #50 on: March 25, 2012, 12:48:47 AM »
You guys are weak. Only 40 days? Pfft I can fast for 4 hours at a time.
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Re: The Daniel Fast (A Protestant Lent)
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2012, 01:04:36 AM »
Many neo-Evangelical/post-Protestant groups are looking for ways to practice their faith more actively, while retaining their aversion to anything "traditional." So, there are groups that have fasts, but they won't call it Lent; people who are living essentially like friars, but deprecate monasticism; groups that do healing services with oil, but won't call it a sacrament.

As an aside for the Daniel Fast followers: if they wanted to be really Biblically hardcore, they might consider doing the Jesus Fast. They could go into the wilderness and live off the land for forty days. ;D

i know a chick who said she ate nothing and drank only water for 40 days...

Yikes! That can kill you!

I know a priest who is eating no solid food this lent...trying to lose weight.

ya, i didn't believe her for a while...she said she slept alot...

no solids...that will do it.

Most people are probably going to die just consuming water for 40 days. It is called salts. You sorta need them to function.

The longest I went for a bet without having food save for some salts and tiny bit of carbs in the morning (tablespoon of honey) was like 21 days.

I don't believe her.

i'll have to ask her if she had salt or something...

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Re: The Daniel Fast (A Protestant Lent)
« Reply #52 on: March 12, 2017, 06:13:56 PM »
I discovered this fasting today. :p I was searching generally about fasting habits among people. It is a bit funny that some Protestants come closer to our Tradition. Orthodoxy keeps Daniel's fast for almost 2000 years. I read in an article that Daniel's fast reminds Orthodox fast. I think that maybe our Fathers introduced this partial fast from prophet Daniel, as we do with the prayer for 3 times per day etc. In the greek text it says "ἐδίδου αὐτοῖς σπέρματα" in Daniel 1:16. Σπέρμα means seed in greek. So indeed Daniel ate everything that is made by seed (fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains). And indeed we, orthodox christians, during fasts we eat only these products without alcohol plus we avoid oil.
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