Why are people so convinced that they've heard/seen a deity?
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17-12-2013, 02:16 PM
RE: Why are people so convinced that they've heard/seen a deity?
(17-12-2013 10:47 AM)DLJ Wrote:  As promised:



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DLJ that video was brilliant! I can personally relate to a point that it makes:
I was diagnosed with OCD by my psychiatrist (I'm currently on medication and have a therapist for it.)

I'm not sure how may people with OCD are able to tell that their thoughts are just thoughts, though. I'm sure people have gotten confused about that because we can't control intrusive thoughts.

I can't believe I never put OCD and God hallucinations together...
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17-12-2013, 02:23 PM
RE: Why are people so convinced that they've heard/seen a deity?
DLJ can you PM me the link of the video? I want to watch it when i get home.

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17-12-2013, 05:43 PM
RE: Why are people so convinced that they've heard/seen a deity?
(17-12-2013 02:23 PM)djkamilo Wrote:  DLJ can you PM me the link of the video? I want to watch it when i get home.

I can and what's more, I did.

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Credit goes to IndianA for highlighting the vid... see the resource library or post #148 for link to the whole series

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17-12-2013, 05:47 PM
RE: Why are people so convinced that they've heard/seen a deity?
(16-12-2013 03:36 PM)thedudette Wrote:  This a question that I've been wanting to ask for awhile.

If they aren't lying about the experience then what could it be?
Hallucinations?

If anyone has an article about this I'd be happy to read it!

Explain what constitutes hearing/seeing?

Like physical manifestations and audible voices, or seeing visions in dreams and having God speak to you through "feelings"?

Which are you referencing?

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17-12-2013, 05:52 PM
RE: Why are people so convinced that they've heard/seen a deity?
(17-12-2013 05:47 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(16-12-2013 03:36 PM)thedudette Wrote:  This a question that I've been wanting to ask for awhile.

If they aren't lying about the experience then what could it be?
Hallucinations?

If anyone has an article about this I'd be happy to read it!

Explain what constitutes hearing/seeing?

Like physical manifestations and audible voices, or seeing visions in dreams and having God speak to you through "feelings"?

Which are you referencing?

Yes.

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17-12-2013, 05:53 PM
RE: Why are people so convinced that they've heard/seen a deity?
(17-12-2013 05:47 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  ...
Explain what constitutes hearing/seeing?

Like physical manifestations and audible voices, or seeing visions in dreams and having God speak to you through "feelings"?

Which are you referencing?

Yes.

She is talking about you!

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17-12-2013, 05:53 PM
RE: Why are people so convinced that they've heard/seen a deity?
(17-12-2013 05:47 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(16-12-2013 03:36 PM)thedudette Wrote:  This a question that I've been wanting to ask for awhile.

If they aren't lying about the experience then what could it be?
Hallucinations?

If anyone has an article about this I'd be happy to read it!

Explain what constitutes hearing/seeing?

Like physical manifestations and audible voices, or seeing visions in dreams and having God speak to you through "feelings"?

Which are you referencing?

It can be in any case of awakened state... if they hear god in a voice, if they see god, if they sense god around them, physical manifestations or uncontrolled thoughts. Smile
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17-12-2013, 05:55 PM
RE: Why are people so convinced that they've heard/seen a deity?
(17-12-2013 05:52 PM)Dom Wrote:  
(17-12-2013 05:47 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Explain what constitutes hearing/seeing?

Like physical manifestations and audible voices, or seeing visions in dreams and having God speak to you through "feelings"?

Which are you referencing?

Yes.

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It's not a yes/no question.

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17-12-2013, 05:59 PM
RE: Why are people so convinced that they've heard/seen a deity?
(17-12-2013 05:53 PM)thedudette Wrote:  
(17-12-2013 05:47 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Explain what constitutes hearing/seeing?

Like physical manifestations and audible voices, or seeing visions in dreams and having God speak to you through "feelings"?

Which are you referencing?

It can be in any case of awakened state... if they hear god in a voice, if they see god, if they sense god around them, physical manifestations or uncontrolled thoughts. Smile

Well, my experiences aren't empirical and are entirely anecdotal. But, these experiences change me as a whole.

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17-12-2013, 06:02 PM
RE: Why are people so convinced that they've heard/seen a deity?
(17-12-2013 05:59 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(17-12-2013 05:53 PM)thedudette Wrote:  It can be in any case of awakened state... if they hear god in a voice, if they see god, if they sense god around them, physical manifestations or uncontrolled thoughts. Smile

Well, my experiences aren't empirical and are entirely anecdotal. But, these experiences change me as a whole.

Please, tell me about them Smile
What were they exactly?
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