Asceticism refers to a lifestyle that avoids all forms of physical pleasure, generally for religious reasons.
|Arguments in favor of||Arguments opposing|
|It is a life style that avoids all forms of physical pleasure.|
|Asceticism helps to divert away one's focus from physical pleasures.||Asceticism is physically inconvenient and unpleasant.|
|It is generally to achieve religious goals.|
|Asceticism may help to achieve a higher level of religious or spiritual experience.||Asceticism associated with a religious practice may reduce its appeal to its followers.|