the reason i beileve in christianity is not only because the bible says so but im a penecostal and we believe that speaking in other tounges is proof that god exist.
How many people that claim to speak in tounges know what they are saying, or have have their speach authentically translated to any coherent language?
Again, one unproven, unsubstantial, or unknown variable cannot be used to explain another unknown variable.
Face it, you believe what you believe because first, you were told to, second, you felt something, third, you took what you felt and labled it what you were told to label it.
You did feel something, the problem is what conclusions people are coming to about those feelings and what meanings they are attaching to them.
You can make claims of euphoria or tounges (incorherent babbling) to a religious group and they can decide you devinely touched, or a tool of satan to be put to death. Yet it can be the same thing they feel.
There is no denial of the powerful emotions that can come from religion, but these feelings are neither unique nor do they require any religion.
The power of suggestion and influence is a topic so important and yet so underrated, if not avoided, or even blocked out.
What exactly do any of you tell yourself that you believe in?
How many of you know why? Not only why you "believe" in it, but why you bother telling yourself and others that you do?
And by the way, it takes some balls to tell of faking tounges, more than it does to be a good sheep and say you agree and believe others are actually speaking otherworldly languages, because they say so.
But so you know, as long as you were making the sounds (and especially if you felt any strong emotions), you were indeed speaking in tounges. You know how I know?
Because I said so...
And becuase no one can prove me wrong or them right.