Jesus has been called upon to help Americans in their
eternal struggle with obesity with a diet dubbed "the healthiest ever devised
Drawing on the inspiration of loaves, fishes, water and
wine, a doctor from Florida has published a self-help manual, What Would Jesus
Eat?, and a companion volume, the What Would Jesus Eat Cook Book.
Dr Don Colbert told The Telegraph that he wrote the book
after realising that many of the fattest Americans are also dedicated Christian
Dr Colbert, who studied for a year at a Bible college
as well as training at medical school, believed that in such a God-fearing country
as America obese patients might be prepared to listen to Jesus even if they
failed to heed the advice of their doctors.
"Jesus sat down calmly to eat and drink and enjoy
the company of his companions. There was laughter and profound conversation,"
he said. "Our lifestyle has gone wrong. It is behind the epidemic of heart
disease and cancer, and this is something we really can learn from the Bible."
Recently an obscure Psalm has been found intact in a Qumran Cave, which I reprint
The fool says in his heart, "There is no Cholesterol."
They are fat, they eat abominable foods,
there is none that eats good.
The LORD looks down from heaven upon the fattest of men,
to see if there are any that eat wisely,
that seek after health.
They have all gone buffet, they are all obese;
there is none that eats good,
no, not one.
Have they no knowledge, all the over eaters
who eat up my Twinkies as they eat bread,
and do not call upon the diet?
There they shall be in great terror,
for God is with the generation of the fittest.
You would increase the weight of the poor eaters,
but the LORD is his refuge.
O that deliverance from calories would come out of Searle!
When the LORD restores the fitness of his people,
Weight Watchers shall rejoice, Dr. Atkins shall be glad.