Be patient with me here, I'm not quite sure how to word this..
Many believers who have spiritual experiences, claim that these experiences are "of god" or that they are testimony of the "holy spirit." I suppose according to the believing individual, that the definition of the origin of these experiences differ, due to differing religious sects/beliefs. Anyway, all of these experiences, to my knowledge, are defined as a result of individual, subjective reality. The individual having the experience thinks it is real, based on their interpretation of the experience which is coupled with a belief in a higher power. Agree?
Now, my questions are, do you that believe give the experience of the Muslim, the atheist, or anyone who practices a different perspective than you, the same reverence as you give your own testimony? If not, how do you justify denying the validity of a subjective reality belonging to someone else?
When someone believes in a different god than you, and they too have had what they believe are intense spiritual experiences that are of god, do you think they are lying, or that their experiences are from something evil, seeing as they don't believe in your god?
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