Today is the day of atonement in the Jewish religion. Jewish people across the world are fasting (or not) asking for forgiveness for their sins over the past year. I do not understand pieces of this custom and concept.
Why only one day to atone for wrong doings, why not ask for forgiveness each and every time a wrong is done? Why fast one special day as punishment? What about all the days I do not get to eat? Do those count?
While I take my religion seriously, I do not necessarily agree with all of the rituals and customs. I live my life by gods law, if I have done something wrong or egregious, I immediately make my apologies and seek forgiveness. I do not save all of my wrong doings (hopefully there are not many) for one day, I deal with each event in life as it happens.
My girlie told me something that is absolutely unbelievable about some spiritual leaders. I trust the source that said it, but I am still in shock. During Yom Kippur you are supposed to fast and pray and study Torah for upwards of 25+ hours (that is what the Orthodox and more religious individuals do), allegedly now some people are using caffeine suppositories. They will not drink or eat anything, but the will put caffeine up their butts? That is seriously twisted.
I am still in motion, some day life will be good again.