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Religious fasting poll

The Holy Bible makes quite a few references to fasting (going without food). For instance, Jesus says to fast without complaint or even telling anyone (Matt.6:16-18). Do you fast (voluntarily go without food) as part of your faith? Is it relevant? Is it good for you, spiritually or physically? Give your opinions here.
1. What is your faith or religious belief?
I am a Christian
I am a Muslim
I am a Jew
I am God-fearing, but have no specific faith (e.g. Deist)
I have another religion
I am agnostic or atheist
2. Do you sometimes fast (voluntarily go without food) as part of your faith? (For agnostics and atheists, do you fast as part of your life pattern?)
Yes, frequently
Yes, sometimes
Yes, occasionally
No, never (jump to question 4)
3. For how long do you fast?
Up to 12 hours
12-24 hours
24-48 hours
Longer than 48 hours
4. Which of these statements is true of religious fasting? (select all that apply)
I am a Christian, and I fast regularly
I am a Christian, and I should fast more often
I am not a Christian, but I should fast more often
I am a Muslim, and my fasting is covered by Ramadan
Fasting is spiritually good for you
Fasting is physically good for you
Fasting is spiritually bad for you
Fasting is physically bad for you
Fasting is no longer relevant in today's world
I enjoy eating, and I don't see why I should fast at all
I often eat when I am not actually hungry
This poll was created on 2003-02-09 17:21:42 by Predator