No, fasting definitely would not make me a better Christian. Nothing makes me a better Christian. My sis says to me all the time, "Every day God flattens me like a pancake." He does me too. He keeps me humble all the time because it is impossible to do anything without God. I have written this before: I fall down. I get up...I fall down, I get up.
It is all about dependence on Him. I'm currently reading a book about fasting, very interesting and alot of good points. The writer is a pastor, and each January, the people in his church fast for 21 days. But I would never go on a 21 day fast.
I have fasted in the past. I'm not against it. I believe it is a personal thing between the individual and God. I think there are advantages, such as physical cleansing. I know of people who feel closer to God when they fast. Also I have read it really inspires writers if they fast.
However, as far as being better? Nope. I can't be better. I can, of my own self, do nothing.
Finally, I believe if a Christian does fast he/she should keep it private and not tell anyone. I think that makes a Christian appear pious and prideful to do that.
Thank you, glmclendon, for a great thought provoking question. Blessings, Sparklea