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    Most don't. I only saw it once when my Grandma died. The pastor who was conducting her funeral spoke like this but it was mixed in with the rest of the sermon. I had no clue what that was and asked my Mom and she explained that people who can do this are speaking directly to God. It was not a spectacle like the video. LOL As far as snakes, never saw that, but it is denounced in most Christian churches. They feel it is tempting God and putting yourself in harms way forcing a reaction. I heard that it is fake anyway...if you hold the snake correctly around its head paralyzing the muscle so the snake can't strike. Both of those are practiced in very strict baptist churches, where women only wear dresses, never cut their hair, etc.

    All religions have their symbolic shows of faith. You will like this story....I invited my Muslim girlfriend on a road trip with my friends. We were going to a outlet mall in PA, about a 2 hour drive. When stopped at a rest area, a busload of Orthodox Jews were praying to a wall with a lot of movement and it was very loud. She NEVER goes out with us on our girls trips or nights out and was traumatized. Refused to get out of the car. She also hates Jewish people with a passion. We avoid the subject entirely because she does not have that "live and let live" spirit in her. There must have been 50-60 of them praying right next to the women's bathroom. My other friends were WTF...and had never seen that before and they were afraid to leave the car. I had seen this many times working at Mt Sinai and the hospital had a garden set up where the Orthodox Jews could pray. I did end up sniping at my Muslim friend when she was going off about this...I reminded her of when she was my student and the times I allowed her to leave class and found a empty room where she could pray. To this day, she has never gone on a girls trip with us again.

    Speaking in tongues and snakes are only practiced in the most primitive of Christianity. Their churches are very small with only about 5 or 6 members. Snake handling is actually illegal in some States. People who practice this live a very strict spiritual life, similar to devout Muslims and Orthodox Jews. Many can't live by the rules and practice and this is why you see so many different denominations in Christianity.
    I think snake handling is illegal in all states but one now. It's one of the Virginia's, don't remember if it's the plain or west version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    Yes. That's how they explain people from all over the world being able to talk to aliens. It's also why everyone has a British accent on the show.
    Depends what you mean by "British" accents. A wide variety of English, Welsh and Scottish accents appear frequently, of course, but there is no single accent more common than any other.

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    Interesting I never thought about it.
    Not only spoken languages, but they can read anything, too. Once in a while, an episode has something that doesn't translate, and it's always a major plot point. (I just recently watched a two-parter Under the Lake and Before the Flood, which featured such a thing.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    Most don't.
    Oh, I know. But hardly anyone else does, either.

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    I think snake handling is illegal in all states but one now. It's one of the Virginia's, don't remember if it's the plain or west version.
    Probably the west version.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snake_...g#Legal_issues

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    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    https://youtu.be/_Tp4ENcSvFc

    Yeah kid, you're really saying something there. You're full of the holy spirit, along with other things, as well.
    Why do Xians do this? They are not saying anything but gibberish. It's the Xian faith distilled to its most basic level of stupid...the purest form. I think this is a Xian only phenom, I hate to think there are other faiths this dumb. Do they really think they are making sense, and what drug do they commonly take to make them think this?

    I once worked with a very religious dude. He told me of speaking in tongues. I told him it was bullshit. He cried. Literally. My proudest moment.
    Are you saying parseltongue is not real ? Oh may the spirit of Dumbledore haunt you in your sleep !!!
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    Hmmmm - what I call crazy is talking to a silent man/God/ferry
    Silent for eternity. I call BS on all miricles.

    I question whether anyone has seen one.

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    The Day of Pentecost
    1 When athe day of Pentecost 1had come, they were all together in one place.
    2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled athe whole house where they were sitting.
    3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire 1distributing themselves, and 2they 3rested on each one of them.
    4 And they were all afilled with the Holy Spirit and began to bspeak with other 1tongues, as the Spirit was giving them 2utterance.
    5 Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, adevout men from every nation under heaven.
    6 And when athis sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own 1language.
    7 aThey were amazed and astonished, saying, “1Why, are not all these who are speaking bGalileans?
    8 “And how is it that we each hear them in our own 1language 2to which we were born?
    9 “Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and aCappadocia, bPontus and 1cAsia,
    10 aPhrygia and bPamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around cCyrene, and 1dvisitors from Rome, both Jews and 2eproselytes,
    11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God.”
    12 And athey all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”
    13 But others were mocking and saying, “aThey are full of 1sweet wine.” https://biblia.com/bible/nasb95/Acts%202.1-21
    14 But Peter, 1taking his stand with athe eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words.
    15 “For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, afor it is only the 1third hour of the day;
    16 but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:17 ‘aAnd it shall be in the last days,’ God says,
    ‘That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all 1mankind;
    And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
    And your young men shall see visions,
    And your old men shall dream dreams;
    18 Even on My bondslaves, both men and women,
    I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit
    And they shall prophesy.
    19 ‘And I will grant wonders in the sky above
    And signs on the earth below,
    Blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke.
    20 ‘The sun will be turned into darkness
    And the moon into blood,
    Before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come.
    21 ‘And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

    Speaking in tongues or foreign languages in Jerusalem was during Pentecost , so all the foreigners in Jerusalem could understand what was being said in their own language.
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    CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Charismata

    • The gift of tongues is inferior to that of prophecy: "Greater is he that prophesieth, than he that speaketh with tongues: unless perhaps he interpret, that the church may receive edification" (ibid., 5).
    • The charisma of interpretation is, then, the necessary complement of glossolalia; when interpretation is not forthcoming, the speaker with tongues shall hold his peace (ibid., 13, 27, 28). Interpretation is the work either of the speaker himself or of another (ibid., 27). It takes the form of an intelligible address; the explanation was to follow the speech with tongues as regularly as the discerning of spirits succeeded prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:28, 29).


    Talk gibberish all you want. In the end, it is always faith with reason.
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    CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Charismata

    • The gift of tongues is inferior to that of prophecy: "Greater is he that prophesieth, than he that speaketh with tongues: unless perhaps he interpret, that the church may receive edification" (ibid., 5).
    • The charisma of interpretation is, then, the necessary complement of glossolalia; when interpretation is not forthcoming, the speaker with tongues shall hold his peace (ibid., 13, 27, 28). Interpretation is the work either of the speaker himself or of another (ibid., 27). It takes the form of an intelligible address; the explanation was to follow the speech with tongues as regularly as the discerning of spirits succeeded prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:28, 29).


    Talk gibberish all you want. In the end, it is always faith with reason.
    Faith and reason are opposing forces. I can have faith that one million dollars will appear in my bank account. I can't, however, write a check based on that faith.

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