No; I am not addressing the usual forms of godly discrimination against dark skins, slaves, gays and women, but the discrimination Yahweh practices against the majority of Christians. I want to know why this god only shows himself and talks directly to a few, a very privileged elite, of his devoted followers. I don't think I have even heard the Pope claiming, “I have just spoken to god and he told me ….this and that.., and today he spoke Latin and sounded as if he has a sore throat.
Does the god talk directly to any of the billion+ Catholics? All I found was some of the usual blah, bah, BS such as, “God can speak to our souls through words”, on this Catholic website that did not clarify the issue at all - http://rcspiritualdirection.com/blog/2012/04/02/how-do-i-know-if-god-is-talking-to-me-in-prayer
Of all the Christian commentators on News24, noticeably few ever claimed to have been accorded the singular distinction of actually meeting with the god (or Jesus who is his own father and the same guy). Even more rare are the claims that the god actually spoke directly to them, sometimes with an audible voice. For instance -
"As I walked through the church door the following Sunday, God spoke to me." - noChimp on News24.
Comment: Since he was asked to explain what the god's voice sounded like he has not been heard from since.
“I have met god and God spoke to me” - www.hephzibah.wapsite.me on New24.
Comment: This guy plugs his religious business on News24 and calls himself Apostle Michael and his wife a prophetess. Somehow I don't believe him.
“He found me, and has answered many questions for me, even though I often doubt His existence. I am proof of His existence and miracles, and I am no more worthy than anyone else.” - arthur.kerrsheppard on News24.
Comment: Well the god thought you were worthy as he very rarely answers anyone else's questions.
“Then I had a spiritual encounter I will never forget and met Jesus Christ which just leaves all religion in the dust!” - saintbruce.bruce on News24.
I wonder what Jesus looked like. Interesting how members of some cults believe in and flatter the god in groups, but claim they are not religious.
“About twelve years ago, I experienced the presence of Christ in my room and I felt a fear such as I have never before or since experienced. The fear was not for my safety, however, but that He might touch me, and I was so filthy that I coudn't bear the thought of it. After the experience was over, the fear left and delight took its place. I wanted more!" - "Tyronehster on News24.
Comment: I'll bet that Jesus did not look the same as the guy who met saintbruce. Obviously the delight took place after Jesus touched him.
To get an idea as to how many Christians can claim this singular honour of having the god/Jesus actually talk to them I did some Google searches and found these:
“God actually spoke to me. There is no doubt that it was God. I heard the words in my head just as clearly as when a memory of a conversation passes across your consciousness. The words were in English, but they had about them an absolutely self-authenticating ring of truth. I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that God still speaks today.”
“I heard God say to me,"Good News". It was like a whisper, but it came with authority.”
“As I knelt there, praying, I began to cry again. And it was then that I heard a voice in my head. It was a whisper, but it was clear and real as any spoken words: "It's going to be all right."
“So, there I was listening, and I begged God for closure on the matter. And God said to me, "I made her for you. But you aren't ready yet. You have things in your life that I'm working out that are more important right now. Let go of desire, and expectation." I was both thrilled and confused.”
God said the word, "John."
"John?" I thought and a little scared.
"John?" I thought and a confused momentarily.
"John!" I thought in a shocked state. "God means me? Am I my own worst enemy?"
"John...It's me?.... It's me..... It's me!" I thought. "Wow!" God told me and I understood right away the magnitude of His message. In a word, he told me that I am my own worst enemy.
The god also does some weird stuff.
God speaks through a California Highway Patrol Officer
Godmin satnav. “I pulled over to the curb and waited for His voice. He said “First, turn right.”
I found a few more in similar vein. Remarkably very few Christians appear to have these amazing encounters which leads me to ask:
1. Does the god appear before, and speak, only to a few selected Christians; mainly those of the born again, American Jesus cults?
2. When god talks does he only converse in American English and usually in one liners?
3. Are these not just made up stories to impress other Christians and why are so many crying when they hear the god speak to them?
4. Are some knowingly lying: just professional god peddlers making stuff up and claiming “personal” direct access contact with the almighty to trawl for suckers?
5. All these guys hearing voices; are they delusional or just plain bonkers? Could it be that over zealous religious belief and god obsession is a mental illness?
It does make one wonder because this god is always all over the place and his followers make all kinds of contradictory claims.
Have you heard the god speaking to you lately?
Did you meet Jesus? What did he look like?
What language does god use when he talks to you?
What does his voice sound like? Does he have an accent?
Were you also crying when god spoke to you?
I really am interested.
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