I'm curious, how did the Coptic church determine how to fast? I would think fasting means abstaining from food, drink or anything that focuses on physical gratification. Something to stregnthen your spiritual bond with God.
Where did they come up with the 'vegan' way of fasting? (no cheese, meat, milk, etc...?)
I know Catholic people give up a favorite food for Lent and that is their way of fasting.
Any feedback would be great!
Plus--Ive seen people in Egypt who will have many substitutes for things they can not eat because it's not "see-yami." Doesnt this defeat the whole purpose of fasting? If people are overly concerned with what they can or can't eat, it's still a preoccupation with the physical self.