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Old 13th January 2018, 06:58 PM
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Default Re: Debunking speaking in tongues

Hillsong being Pentecostal also preaches this "skill". Their HQ is about a 10 minute walk from my place and I have employed a few members that have done it at church. The ruse that was suggested in the OP wouldn't work with them as it doesn't happen at every meeting, it happens randomly.
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Old 16th January 2018, 07:45 PM
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Tongues-talking Christians believe glossolalia is as it says over in Corinthians, another language, and one which the devil can't understand. It is spiritual, the language of angels, a unique and personal private prayer language.

There are others who arrogantly presume to be able to interpret someone else's or their own trot of glossolalia and so everyone else believes them.

Personally I prefer the therapy of creative swearing to spiritual warfare, having tried both.

Glossolalia is a medley of phonic sounds typical of the person's learned formal language. A Kalahari bushman will use tongue clicks in their glossolalia, the Chinese will use epiglottal stops, the Scottish will have the brogue, the German's will sound uniquely German, the Indonesian's Indonesian.

The most rudimentary or seemingly simplistic formal language in the world or at any stage in the ancestral development of a language is sophisticated. It is learned, with vocabulary, grammar, syntax and other elements which the linguist studies. Glossolalia does not compare with a formal shared language, the product of cultural evolution. It's apples and oranges, though that analogy is misleading as those are both fruits with a common biological ancestor and so are related.

Glossolalia bears no relationship to real language. It is a mere medley of random phonics.
Everything admits of a naturalistic explanation.
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