1. Zugzwang
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    02 Mar '14 23:58
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inedia

    Valeria Lukyanova, a Ukrainian model, recently said that she eventually
    hopes to live without eating or drinking physical substances. She believes
    in reincarnation. I suspect that her belief in reincarnation might be tested
    earlier than she has assumed if she adheres to her other belief.

    Practices akin to 'breatharianism' have been extolled in some religious traditions.
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    03 Mar '14 00:33
    Originally posted by Duchess64
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inedia

    Valeria Lukyanova, a Ukrainian model, recently said that she eventually
    hopes to live without eating or drinking physical substances. She believes
    in reincarnation. I suspect that her belief in reincarnation might be tested
    earlier than she has assumed if she adheres to her other belief.

    Practices akin to 'breatharianism' have been extolled in some religious traditions.
    Practices akin to 'breatharianism' have been extolled in some religious traditions.


    In Christianity, fasting is a discipline that was practiced regularly by the early church and by some adherants today. The purpose of fasting (denying) the wants of the flesh for a period of time is to gain a deeper relationship (communion) with God. It is also required when praying throught certian situations for a specific outcome.
  3. Zugzwang
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    03 Mar '14 01:33
    Originally posted by yoctobyte
    Practices akin to 'breatharianism' have been extolled in some religious traditions.


    In Christianity, fasting is a discipline that was practiced regularly by the early church and by some adherants today. The purpose of fasting (denying) the wants of the flesh for a period of time is to gain a deeper relationship (communion) with God. It is also required when praying throught certian situations for a specific outcome.
    Protracted fasting (sometimes until death) has been known for both secular
    causes and in religious traditions. A fairly recent example was the famous
    1981 hunger strike by Irish nationalist prisoners in Northern Ireland, which
    resulted in the deaths of ten members of the PIRA or the INLA.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Irish_hunger_strike

    During the Victorian era, some girls became celebrities, though often at
    the cost of their lives, on account of their claimed abilities to survive
    without eating.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasting_girls

    During the Middle Ages, some Christian women became renowned for
    starving themselves (sometimes to death) in their efforts to draw closer
    to God.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anorexia_mirabilis
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    03 Mar '14 23:15
    Originally posted by yoctobyte
    Practices akin to 'breatharianism' have been extolled in some religious traditions.


    In Christianity, fasting is a discipline that was practiced regularly by the early church and by some adherants today. The purpose of fasting (denying) the wants of the flesh for a period of time is to gain a deeper relationship (communion) with God. It is also required when praying throught certian situations for a specific outcome.
    Your calm demeanor, objective focus and on topic contributions to this forum are appreciated. Thanks.
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    07 Mar '14 13:58
    Breatharianism

    What eternal value does it have with God? It is not fasting.

    Didn't Jesus say in Matthew 16:26 of the KJV
    For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

    If living on light and air leads to death, what Godly value is there to it?

    Does breatharianism include not drinking water?
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