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.Al-Salam.
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....
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.
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.
Fasting from water damages health.
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.