Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Hmmmm....Brian McLaren to Practice Fasting During Ramadan to Better Understand Muslims

What ever happened to just preaching the Gospel to Muslims??
Read the full article HERE.


ExPatMatt said...

How did it go? (didn't Ramadan end a few weeks ago?)

A friend of mine who considers herself to be a 'non-practicing Muslim' fasted this year for the first time and said (at around day 36) that she felt more spiritual for the experience.

I asked her if that was a euphemism for hungry and she said; "yep, probably".

Messing with your body's natural workings in order to bring about a 'spiritual' (read: 'hallucinatory') state, seems ridiculous to me.

I'm not sure why Brian didn't just fast for Lent instead though...

Angel said...

You know, I could understand it if he had decided that he would fast during Ramadan for the souls of Muslims, but to fast in observance of it to better understand Muslims ... I don't get that.

ExPatMatt said...


That would make [more] sense.