My brother and sister in law are proud anti-environmentalists. They are anti-organic, vegetarian, etc.
My brother works for a church and they do a 40 day modified fast every year. This year the first 21 days are a so called Daniel Fast. My SIL is participating this year and was whining to me today about how hard it is. They have only been doing it for one day. LOL
She explained it as a sort of vegan diet with no sugar or caffiene. They are using honey and drinking herbal tea which now that I’ve looked up the rules I find are strictly off limits. Cheaters! Anyway I directed her to some vegan recipe sites for help and explained that it is possible to make your own tomato sauce because canned sauce is off limits because of the sugar. This saga is going to amuse me to no end.
But I looked up the rules and the first thing I found was the reason why it is named for Daniel.
“In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.” Daniel 10:2, 3
Excuse me? I ate no pleasant food? WTF? I like fruits and vegetables and whole grains. Who reads that line and then markets a whole diet based on veganism being the answer to “I ate no pleasant food”? There is nothing like Christian websites to make me start cussing people out.
Don’t even get me started on wondering why eating no pleasant food (however it is defined) is something to emulate. Sounds like the actions of a depressed and disturbed person. There’s something to base a system of belief on.
I was going to offer to do it with her and give her advice on what to eat but I don’t think I can. Every time I think about I start wanting to smack someone. Maybe I’ll email her what I eat each day to get pretty close to what they are allowed to do.