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Speaking in tongues

Posted by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 7:02 PM
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What's your opinion of the speaking in tongues you see in pentecostal churches and the like, the kind that is not a known earthly language? Do you think it's real? Faking? Mass hysteria?
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Clairwil
by Silver Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 8:48 PM
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The technical term for it is "Glossolalia"

It isn't divine in origin.  They've monitored the brains of people doing it.

Also, the phonemes used depend upon the person having been exposed to human languages using those particular phonemes.

SoInLove515
by Platinum Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 8:52 PM
I don't think people should do it, unless they can interpert it.
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DonnaNoble
by Platinum Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 8:54 PM
What do the brain scans show? Do you think they're straight up faking, or something else?


Quoting Clairwil:

The technical term for it is "Glossolalia"

It isn't divine in origin.  They've monitored the brains of people doing it.

Also, the phonemes used depend upon the person having been exposed to human languages using those particular phonemes.


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LoveTragedyFun
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 8:55 PM
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I think its just a show...much like most of religion

DonnaNoble
by Platinum Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 8:56 PM
Unless the person speaking in tongues can interpret it?


Quoting SoInLove515:

I don't think people should do it, unless they can interpert it.

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wilesmomma
by Gold Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 8:57 PM
Fake
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ttfnt20
by Bronze Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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I've been around it and think it was legit. I grew up pentecostal witnessing this at revivals. ...just because I couldn't understand the words doesn't mean its fake.
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kaedrasgma
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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it's real

butterflymama21
by Bronze Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 8:59 PM
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It's real I have the gift ;)
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macbudsmom
by Ruby Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:02 PM
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I believe that the speaking in tongues is a true gift of the Spirit. However, I also believe there are those who fake it.
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