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Does god speak to you?

Postby Sarniajoy » October 3rd, 2017, 10:57 am

Some Christians claim that god is speaking directly to them, what exactly do they mean by that? How do they know it is god and not their imagination playing tricks?

My late unlamented mother-in-law believed she and god were on speaking terms and great buddies. :roll: God was apparently in agreement with her about everything, including which clothes were suitable to wear, and which TV programmes to watch. :lol:
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Re: Does god speak to you?

Postby Lyn » October 3rd, 2017, 10:17 pm

I've never actually heard a voice in my ear if that's what you mean. If I did I'd book myself into a funny farm.
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Re: Does god speak to you?

Postby Sarniajoy » October 4th, 2017, 7:34 am

Lyn wrote:I've never actually heard a voice in my ear if that's what you mean. If I did I'd book myself into a funny farm.


Good for you.
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Re: Does god speak to you?

Postby Sprocket » October 4th, 2017, 12:43 pm

"When you talk to God, it's called prayer. When God talks to you, it's called schizophrenia." Anon.
Brendan Behan once went on a lecture tour of Canada. On his arrival, a reporter asked him why he'd come to Canada. Behan replied "I saw an advert that said 'Drink Canada Dry', and I thought 'I'll try anything once!'"
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Re: Does god speak to you?

Postby GregB » October 4th, 2017, 3:14 pm

And when you talk to yourself, it probably means you're beside yourself...
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time."
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Re: Does god speak to you?

Postby Lyn » October 5th, 2017, 10:11 am

I'm in two minds about that.
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