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Bible Quotes
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.
(Genesis 1:29) ESV

And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
(Proverbs 23:2,3) KJV

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; ...
(Ecclesiastes 3:1-22) ESV

Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.
(Ezekiel 16:49) ESV

Test your servants for ten days; let us be given vegetables to eat and water to drink.
(Daniel 1:12) ESV

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
(Romans 12:1) ESV

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.
(1 Corinthians 6:19,20) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

A fat stomach never breeds fine thoughts.
--St. Jerome - Saint Born 347 Died 420 

A recent police study found that you're much more likely to get shot by a fat cop if you run.
--Dennis Miller – American Comedian Born 1953

Fat is one of the chief enemies of the heart because it has to be plentifully supplied with blood and thus needlessly increases the pumping load that the heart must sustain.
--Gene Tunney – American Athlete Born 1897 Died 1978

For the first time ever, overweight people outnumber average people in America. Doesn't that make overweight the average then? Last month you were fat, now you're average - hey, let's get a pizza!
--Jay Leno – American Comedian Born 1950

I am the one who got myself fat, who did all the eating. So I had to take full responsibility for it.
--Kirstie Alley – American Actress Born 1951

I consider anybody who weighs over 200 pounds fat, and time was when I could not refrain from telling such people so.
--Gloria Swanson – American Actress Born 1899 Died 1983

I developed a nutty attitude where I'd think, If some guy really loves me he doesn't care if I'm fat. I'd come up with all these stupid reasons why it would be OK to be fat.
--Kirstie Alley – American Actress Born 1951

I don't mind that I'm fat. You still get the same money.
--Marlon Brando – American Actor Born 1924 Died 2004

I found there was only one way to look thin: hang out with fat people.
--Rodney Dangerfield – American Comedian Born 1921 Died 2004

I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
--Benjamin Franklin – American Politician Born 1706 Died 1790

I may have exaggerated a bit when I said that 80 per cent of the top 100 women are fat pigs. What I meant to say was 75 per cent of the top 100 women are fat pigs.
--Richard Krajicek – Dutch Athlete Born 1971

I never weigh myself, but the brutal truth of television is that they don't employ old people or fat people.
--Ruby Wax – American Comedian Born 1953

I'd kill myself if I was as fat as Marilyn Monroe.
--Elizabeth Hurley - Actress Born 1965 

Is Elizabeth Taylor fat? Her favorite food is seconds.
--Joan Rivers – American Comedian Born 1933

It's okay to be a fat man. It's prestige and power and all of that. But fat women are seen as just lazy and stupid and having no self-control.
--Camryn Manheim – American Actress Born 19614

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Fat and the Bible

Countless health experts say there's a national problem with obesity -- and some say it's spreading throughout the industrialized world. Some people are fighting it with low-carbohydrate diet plans. Others strive to exercise more. And in some churches, there now are organized anti-obesity programs - ranging from weekly Weight Watchers support group meetings, to full-fledged gyms with tracks and treadmills.

Yet a recent report for the public television program "Religion and Ethics Newsweekly" suggested one hidden cause for obesity - the old-fashioned church dinner. Some congregations have them every week; the congregation I attend is trying to start a monthly "potluck" tradition after the worship service. It's a very open secret in Christianity, you know, that the attendance tends to go up when a meal is served.

One topic which you don't often hear preached about ... which is an ugly word, and not very politically correct nowadays: GLUTTONY.

Gluttony is one of the infamous "seven deadly sins", but is it a Biblical sin?

Crete rhymes with eat

We begin our check of gluttony with perhaps the most ethnically profiling, stereotyping statement recorded in your Bible: "Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons. This testimony is true." (Tit. 1:12-13, NIV unless noted) What a broad-brush-painting insult by the apostle Paul, quoting a Crete philosopher from around 600 B.C.

Whether some Church of God ministers use this passage to justify disparaging remarks about certain people groups is a different topic for another time. (No one in the New Testament ever takes back Paul's words about Crete's residents.) But it's clear from these verses that Paul does not consider gluttony a good thing. He recommends a better approach to life in Titus 2:2: "Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance."

Paul's comment against gluttony actually reflects the mood of the Old Testament. "For drunkards and gluttons become poor," warns Proverbs 23:21. Before you argue this isn't true in an era of all-you-can-eat buffets, consider how the Contemporary English Version translates this verse. "Don't.... stuff yourself with food. It will make you feel drowsy, and you will end up poor with only rags to wear." (23:20-21) In other words, your overall quality of life eventually will suffer.

The Alternative to Gluttony

In ancient Israel, gluttony was part of the acceptable grounds for stoning a rebellious child. (Deut. 21:20, KJV) But other translations introduce us to different perspectives on this topic. Even the margin of my King James shows "glutton" can mean "intemperate." (The CEV goes as far as the word "partying" - but how much partying can you do when you're wandering in the wilderness, relying on manna to eat?)

To go away from gluttony means living a "temperate" or self-controlled life.

"Paul discoursed on righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come...." when he faced trial before Felix the Governor. (Acts 24:25)

One dictionary definition of temperance says "moderation in eating and drinking...."  It follows that eating food in moderation is good for you. But eating to excess constitutes gluttony.

How Things Look

So if you see obese people walking down the street, should you brand them gluttons and sinners in your mind? Hardly.

Modern science has shown some people have genetic tendencies or medical conditions which make them large-sized, even if their eating is moderate and they maintain an exercise program.2


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Definition of Fat

1. a. The ester of glycerol and one, two, or three fatty acids.

b. Any of various soft, solid, or semisolid organic compounds constituting the esters of glycerol and fatty acids and their associated organic groups.

c. A mixture of such compounds occurring widely in organic tissue, especially in the adipose tissue of animals and in the seeds, nuts, and fruits of plants.

d. Animal tissue containing such substances.

e. A solidified animal or vegetable oil.

2. Obesity; corpulence.

3. The best or richest part: living off the fat of the land.

4. Unnecessary excess: "would drain the appropriation's fat without cutting into education's muscle" (New York Times).3




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