Is it OK to chew gum during fasting?
Posted 08 December 2008 - 02:39 AM
Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:07 AM
I do think its a personal choice......I don't chew gum when fasting but I know others that do....
I have seem many members chew gum when fasting, I suppose this is one of those personal choice issues. For fresh breath purposes, it's practical - you can use a Listerine spray inhaler to get better results.
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 07:51 AM
Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:03 AM
"The libertarian holds that it is not the business of the law—the use of retaliatory violence—to enforce anyone’s conception of morality. It is not the business of the law—even if this were practically possible, which is, of course, most unlikely—to make anyone good or reverent or moral or clean or upright. This is for each individual to decide for himself." -Murray Rothbard, "For a New Liberty"
Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:13 AM
i don't chew gum now, well.. except when i'm pregnant, then i live off of if. i find gum chewing helps stay off the morning sickness (which for me was all day), indigestion, motion sickness when traveling, etc.
i don't have problems, i have issues
problems can be fixed, issues you just deal with
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:13 AM
Yes I chew gum. . . my mouth gets so dry from the medicaions I take.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:29 AM
If you want to chew gum, chew gum. I'm with Rachelle on not chomping away in the chapel during Sacrament meeting, though.
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Posted 08 December 2008 - 08:34 AM
Well, this is not what you call deep doctrine, but I am wondering if gum chewing is considered to be part of fasting. One of my angelic 9-year-old friends says I wasn't fasting yesterday, she was trying to get candy from me and was using this as an excuse, since she stops fasting after lunch. Rascal.
I do chew gum on fast Sunday and sometimes on other Sundays....
It is not what is in the mouth that counts but what is in the heart that matters.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:17 AM
And maybe have a seat by the Eastern wall.
And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men, several hours every day.
That would be the sweetest thing of all.
If I were a rich man...
Posted 08 December 2008 - 09:24 AM
One other note..... I think as we progress and "practice" the law of the fast, our worship and our righteous desires become more refined. We move to a place where our behaviors are no longer a question and where our desires and appetites are for the eternal and not the temporal. And that is where we start to notice how Father in Heaven has changed us and refined us and is now showing us and blessing us with greater portions of light and learnings.
Posted 08 December 2008 - 03:44 PM
Sound, balanced teaching is a must. Our default should be to partake. Our default should be to live in joy, not condemnation. Our default should be to love, not to correct, to encourage, not to criticize. (Quote from prisonchaplain)
Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:40 PM
And here is the second: 'Love others as well as you love yourself.'
There is no other commandment that ranks with these."
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