View Poll Results: Does Jesus talk to you?

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  • Yes, I hear the voice of god.

    6 9.23%
  • Yes, in the form of signs, dreams, etc., but no voices.

    6 9.23%
  • Maybe, I'm not sure.

    5 7.69%
  • No, I've never experienced this.

    39 60.00%
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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    One of those "I wonder why" questions I've had since childhood (in Texas) relates to this. . .

    Why do spanish/latin and arabic/me societies name their children after their saviours, but in english/american society is seems almost blasphemous? Is it only blasphemous in the english translations of the bible?
    I have a theory that there will be a rise in the number of children named Ron and Paul this year, considering the number of people who consider Ron Paul their savior. In fact, I expect a lot of people to use Ron as a first name and Paul as a middle name.

    George Washington Carver? Meet Ron Paul Jones!

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Now that I'm thinking about it (and to bring the thread back on topic), there was recently a story about a Canada Air pilot who went insane in the cockpit and started talking to God.

    I don't think even the godsoaked can defend this kind of thing.

    BBC NEWS | Americas | Pilot 'breakdown' diverts flight
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Now that I'm thinking about it (and to bring the thread back on topic), there was recently a story about a Canada Air pilot who went insane in the cockpit and started talking to God.

    I don't think even the godsoaked can defend this kind of thing.

    BBC NEWS | Americas | Pilot 'breakdown' diverts flight
    What occurred to this pilot is, very clearly, a severe psychiatric problem.
    "Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run

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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    What occurred to this pilot is, very clearly, a severe psychiatric problem.
    So what I get from this thread is that it is okay to talk to "god" or "jesus" as long as you don't act upon it if the voice is irrational.

    If it is irrational then who are they "talking to"?...
    If it is rational then who are they "talking to"?

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    What occurred to this pilot is, very clearly, a severe psychiatric problem.
    My question is, why is it a "severe psychiatric problem" when someone in a position of authority and responsibility talks to God, but perfectly normal when your random believer does it?
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Jesus won't return my calls.
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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    My question is, why is it a "severe psychiatric problem" when someone in a position of authority and responsibility talks to God, but perfectly normal when your random believer does it?
    I work in a psychiatric facility (institution for the criminally insane) and I believe your supposition should be based on outward actions. IF someone hears the voice of "god" but is demonstrably harmless this delusion (as some would claim it to be) is not a danger to either the "hearer" or those around them. However if someone hears "god" and either threatens or purposefully causes harm to themselves or another because this "god" compels them to, this is a serious delusion which should be dealt with either through psychiatric care and/or psychotropic medication.

    Now there are many Christians and other religions whose believers attest to hearing from "god". There is no harm-no foul in this type of faith. Unfortunately atheists wish to disavow the possibility that such experiences are true and harmless yet in the same hand deny the reality that to NOT believe in "god" is a faith based belief system in and of itself. But that is a topic for another thread I suppose.

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by buttonpsi View Post
    aww... come on, at least give JESUS amnesty...screw pedro though.
    Nop, I'm concrete on my position on illegal immigration...undocumented savior is still undocumented, and Jesus is from the middle east...you never know....

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Just because there is no logical reason to accept faith doesn't mean it's illogical to accept it. Not everything is based on logic. We have intuition, 'gut' feelings, and the like. Faith is just that...faith. Obviously, not being an atheist makes it more difficult to understand that position. I, also, do not like debating this particular topic, and usually steer clear from it. Faith is very personal, and if my faith doesn't affect you, your position on my faith is valueless. It is neither illogical or crazy to have faith...nor is it either to not have faith. It is one's personal belief system...that's all.

    BTW, Jerry, the 'you' did not refer to you...it was the 'global' you...not that you are global.
    I would argue that the scientificly established benifits of prayer and self talk would be logical reasons to accept a faith, but we're not really having that debate right now.

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by buttonpsi View Post
    So what I get from this thread is that it is okay to talk to "god" or "jesus" as long as you don't act upon it if the voice is irrational.

    If it is irrational then who are they "talking to"?...
    If it is rational then who are they "talking to"?
    You should do as I do and listin to what you dog tells you...he always nows who needs to be killed.

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