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Fast and freedom

by: Hieromonk Savatie


  What can be more absurd than the fast, in a religion which boasts of having given the man the freedom? How can you name yourself free, when you have to refrain from the things you like, when you must do what you don’t want! The fast is the abstinence not only from food, but also from the bodily pleasures. How not to see in this an outrage to the noblest instinct that the man has – the freedom?

  If the fast is an obligation, than the Gospel is a masterpiece of the absurd’s literature. Understanding this, the Protestants decided to renounce the fast. However, despite the numerous quotations brought from the apostle Paul or from the words of the Saviour Himself, the spur to fasting is like a thorn in the flesh of him, who at least scarcely, knows the Holy Scriptures.

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