Then what god is it you believe in? All through the bible god talks to his people. This voice defines who god is. If you don't "get a voice" what is it you believe in?
No voice? You agree with me. Yes, there may be a god, but it is not that voice in your head. I do not believe in the god described in the bible. Yes, all god's creatures get that voice, but the voice is not god. It is just the condition of consciousness. Some imagine it to be god. Some may imagine it a past relative. Some may call it wind spirits as they focus on the horizon. Some just recognize it as their own thoughts. Thank god? Okay. I have no problem with that.
I think some people have acute psychotic disorder, and this is how they hear voices and make it a religion to cover up their madness.
A different experience all together I would think ... but maybe not. Not getting anything I could call a voice it is hard for me to say.
And crouching, caught praying at a libel...
Not lesser in olden times than the Holy Bible.
I hear voices all the time, but I know they are my own thoughts, or the memory of the voices of others. But then I doubt that's what you are talking about!
If I ever heard a clear voice telling me to do something bad to another, my first thought would be, "A part of me (not a good part) is trying to convince me of something my rational or kindly self would not approve of...and if it continued after I said "no", then I'd have myself checked out.
Yes, or as simply them an excuse to do harm upon another, or do what you want. The "make it" might also not be deliberate.
I hear voices all the time,
Same here. Yes, it is such that I am talking about. When I ask others why they think there is a god they often talk of this "voice" that gives them advice. All through the bible god "talks to his people". God talks to Adam often. Is this just what Adam imagines god would say? God tells Abraham when it is time to leave town. Is this just Abraham getting wise to something going on?
To those bible believers who say they get no voice I have to ask "then what god do they believe in because god talks to people in the bible".
Each of us gets a different voice, suggesting they are our own thoughts. Thus my conclusion is that the biblical god only exists in the myths of the bible.
"To those bible believers who say they get no voice I have to ask "then what god do they believe in because god talks to people in the bible"."
I think that most of them would not take such passages literally if applied to all believers, but only to a few selected by God as messengers of a sort.
Of course that has problems too. If He has such an important message to save our eternal souls, then why not tell everyone? Why do we have to get the message second or third hand, and just hope that it really comes from God, that such a God is good, and that the messengers got the message right?
If He has such an important message to save our eternal souls, then why not tell everyone? Why do we have to get the message second or third hand, and just hope that it really comes from God, that such a God is good, and that the messengers got the message right?
Now there is a very good point. An omnipotent god that can't reach his creation?