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  • Yes, I hear the voice of god.

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

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  • Maybe, I'm not sure.

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    I wouldn't worry about it from a 5 year old. most 5 year olds aren't able to fully seperate what they imagine from what is real, and its normal for 5 year olds be be obsessed with things for periods of time.

    it only becomes abnormal when they don't outgrow it.

    I don't have anything against religion or spirituality, but literally hearing voices in ones head is delusional and a sign of mental illness, not spiritual enlightenment.

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by FallingPianos View Post
    I wouldn't worry about it from a 5 year old. most 5 year olds aren't able to fully seperate what they imagine from what is real, and its normal for 5 year olds be be obsessed with things for periods of time.

    it only becomes abnormal when they don't outgrow it.

    I don't have anything against religion or spirituality, but literally hearing voices in ones head is delusional and a sign of mental illness, not spiritual enlightenment.
    This is debatable.
    Very young children exhibit many symptoms associated with mental illness in adults: chief among them, being unable to distinguish between what is real and what is fantasy, "magical" thinking, and ritualistic behaviors which would suggest OCD in an older person. It is also not uncommon for children to "hear voices".
    It is now widely accepted within the psychiatric community that children- some children- are simply more susceptible to hallucinations and delusions, and that this may fall within normal parameters and is not, in most cases, a warning sign of future psychological problems.

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    This is debatable.
    Very young children exhibit many symptoms associated with mental illness in adults: chief among them, being unable to distinguish between what is real and what is fantasy, "magical" thinking, and ritualistic behaviors which would suggest OCD in an older person. It is also not uncommon for children to "hear voices".
    It is now widely accepted within the psychiatric community that children- some children- are simply more susceptible to hallucinations and delusions, and that this may fall within normal parameters and is not, in most cases, a warning sign of future psychological problems.
    *confused*

    what part is debatable? you just said the exact same thing I did.

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by FallingPianos View Post
    *confused*

    what part is debatable? you just said the exact same thing I did.
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    "...but literally hearing voices in ones head is delusional and a sign of mental illness, not spiritual enlightenment."

    Or perhaps you meant only for adults- in which case, yes, we are in agreement.
    I'm not saying that such hallucinations never indicate a serious psychopathy even in small children, however in small children it's not a definitive sign that something is wrong. And I'm not sure at what age it becomes problematic; I would think that by five or six (just guessing) this sort of thing should begin to abate.
    Of course recieving a lot of outside encouragement for and affirmation of one's hallucinations from the adults around one would complicate things.

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Or perhaps you meant only for adults- in which case, yes, we are in agreement.
    yup

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    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.
    And I would agree with you on both counts.
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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    Mythological creatures don't talk to me, but I have seen this technique on Jesus Camp. Kids are easy to manipulate and control so you make them believe this and then you send them out Evangelion-ing it up for ya. It's harder to yell at a kid than it is for an adult. So you can engineer it so that the kids are the ones going out and talking about this and that. It's a pretty brilliant ploy, at least it will stop doors from slamming and such. Though I would rather my little child be concerned with playing and such and not so much with imaginary creatures man invented log ago.
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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    If an adult told me that they literally heard the voice of some dude named Jesus and/or any other voices, I would probably stop associating with them as much since I'd be resigned to believe they are bordering on insanity.

    I had a friend who insisted that he saw and talked to 'god' once. The only reason I let it go with him is because he told me he was tripping on LSD at the time. Therefore I know he only had a hallucination that he is interpreting to have been "god". Having used LSD a few times myself, I know how real those hallucinations can be. I tell him I saw pink and purple polka-dotted miniature elephants on LSD, but that doesn't make them real. However, he insists that he "saw god". /shrug I don't consider him insane because he was under the effects of a pretty damn strong hallucinogen.

    But anyone else I would!

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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    I wouldn't mid Jesus or God talking to me. It would be better than the country music that plays in my head for hours, since I have to listen to it ALL day at work.
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    Re: Does Jesus talk to you?

    I think i would find this kind of thing disturbing.I dont think its a very good idea to encourage the child into believing some of her thoughts are jesus talking to her.Chances are she will remain a strong believer as she gets older and if she carries on believing this it will give her own thoughts a massive amount of authority.I think we call think up some pretty crazy ideas that we dont follow on. However imagine believing the idea was told to you by jesus himself?
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