Speaking in "Tounges" a hoax?

Speaking in "Tounges" a hoax?

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Open Minded

Greensboro, NC

#1 Jul 10, 2007
If speaking in "Tounges" is a secret language that only God understands- Wouldn't you be afraid of what it is that you're really telling Him? What do people, in general, really think about speaking in "Tounges" anyway. Are these people serious? A language that comes off the top of your head, no two versions are the same, no one has ever tried to record the languge and some spiritual presence actually understand this stuff?! What is the logic behind it and where did it come from (I haven't seen it in the bible). What's the history on this "secret language"? It seems to be parallel to pulling a wish bone and making a wish or believing in fortune cookies.(i really have to say it again) ARE YOU FULLY GROWN PEOPLE SERIOUS!
Open Minded

Greensboro, NC

#2 Jul 10, 2007
Did I mention that people that claims to know how to speak in "Tounges" have no idea what they are saying? Not one weird syllable is known to man. Why?! WHY WOULD YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT?! NO, really, why? What is the reasoning behind speaking a language that not even the speaker understands?
John Coffey

United States

#3 Jul 10, 2007
Open Minded wrote:
If speaking in "Tounges" is a secret language that only God understands- Wouldn't you be afraid of what it is that you're really telling Him? What do people, in general, really think about speaking in "Tounges" anyway. Are these people serious? A language that comes off the top of your head, no two versions are the same, no one has ever tried to record the languge and some spiritual presence actually understand this stuff?! What is the logic behind it and where did it come from (I haven't seen it in the bible). What's the history on this "secret language"? It seems to be parallel to pulling a wish bone and making a wish or believing in fortune cookies.(i really have to say it again) ARE YOU FULLY GROWN PEOPLE SERIOUS!
Read the book of Acts.

“Cats are angels in furry coats”

Since: May 07

In memory of my Sophia

#4 Jul 10, 2007
Open Minded wrote:
Did I mention that people that claims to know how to speak in "Tounges" have no idea what they are saying? Not one weird syllable is known to man. Why?! WHY WOULD YOU DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT?! NO, really, why? What is the reasoning behind speaking a language that not even the speaker understands?
I attended a Pentecostal church service with a friend once. Several people spoke in tongues. Interesting enough, there just happened to be someone there for each person, who could translate that tongue.

Personally? I think it's an attention getting device. But that's just my opinion :)

“why did I miss this?”

Since: May 07

lapeer, Michigan

#7 Jul 10, 2007
I saw a special on that once where they took some recordings of people speaking "in tongues" and then translated it. It turned out to be that the ones translated were speaking in a foreign language I think was hebrew, that they apparently had no knowledge of. Not saying that some may be, or not be a sham.
Just as I wonder about the validity of the so-called healers. Also not saying that some may be or may not be. I just try and take everything at face value.
BloodyViking

United States

#8 Jul 10, 2007
It can be a hoax, and I am sure that it sometimes is. For others, I am sure that it at least seems real, so it wouldn't be a hoax, as no deception is involved. I do not believe that it is some special language of God.

I seem to recall having seen something interesting on the psychology involved some time ago, but I don't have the reference or the details. Perhaps someone else remembers seeing it?
Bud

Oceanside, CA

#9 Jul 10, 2007
Maybe it is a way for the mind to down-load. When it is done , you pull your ear, push your nose and rub one eye to defrag.

Since: Dec 06

Phoenix, AZ

#10 Jul 10, 2007
Ever hear of the Navaho code talkers?
My wife when she was young went to a prayer meeting and stated speaking in tounges. She had no clue as to what she was saying, but after the meeting, an Indian came up to her and said she was speaking his peoples language, he told her every word she said.
Now, you go and find a place that can teach you Navaho. Won't happen. You can PAY to learn that language, let alone make it up well enough to let others know what your saying.

“Cats are angels in furry coats”

Since: May 07

In memory of my Sophia

#13 Jul 10, 2007
Bud wrote:
Maybe it is a way for the mind to down-load. When it is done , you pull your ear, push your nose and rub one eye to defrag.
hee hee hee :)
BloodyViking

United States

#15 Jul 10, 2007
Lowell wrote:
Ever hear of the Navaho code talkers?
My wife when she was young went to a prayer meeting and stated speaking in tounges. She had no clue as to what she was saying, but after the meeting, an Indian came up to her and said she was speaking his peoples language, he told her every word she said.
Now, you go and find a place that can teach you Navaho. Won't happen. You can PAY to learn that language, let alone make it up well enough to let others know what your saying.
And, of course, even if we total strangers automatically trust what you say that your wife told you, the "Indian" could have been a plant. ;-)
Mario Delgado

Pittsboro, NC

#16 Jul 10, 2007
When compared to Remain it Light it is.

“Cats are angels in furry coats”

Since: May 07

In memory of my Sophia

#17 Jul 10, 2007
Lowell wrote:
Ever hear of the Navaho code talkers?
My wife when she was young went to a prayer meeting and stated speaking in tounges. She had no clue as to what she was saying, but after the meeting, an Indian came up to her and said she was speaking his peoples language, he told her every word she said.
Now, you go and find a place that can teach you Navaho. Won't happen. You can PAY to learn that language, let alone make it up well enough to let others know what your saying.
Windtalkers was an excellent movie! I was very impressed with the courage of those young men.

“Cats are angels in furry coats”

Since: May 07

In memory of my Sophia

#18 Jul 10, 2007
Lowell wrote:
Ever hear of the Navaho code talkers?
My wife when she was young went to a prayer meeting and stated speaking in tounges. She had no clue as to what she was saying, but after the meeting, an Indian came up to her and said she was speaking his peoples language, he told her every word she said.
Now, you go and find a place that can teach you Navaho. Won't happen. You can PAY to learn that language, let alone make it up well enough to let others know what your saying.
Actually you can pay to learn Navajo (the correct spelling). Do a web search :)

“Help Cecil Help!”

Since: Dec 06

Lafayette IN

#20 Jul 10, 2007
A more relevant question might be "why is this important to you?" (aside from the obvious and not very well disguised attempt to poke a stick at the nest).

I mean, if it works for other people and doesn't work for you, who the hell are you to rain on their parade?

By ridiculing those who do practice praying in tongues, aren't you guilty of the same logic that they might use if they tell you that you're going to hell if you don't?

“stand up and be counted”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#21 Jul 10, 2007
Mario Delgado wrote:
When compared to Remain it Light it is.
We have people here who claim to 'speak in tongues' too. I was talking to a deeply religious chap a couple of years ago who referred to someone who did it in this blokes church. Personally; and I claim the right to comment, I think it is complete garbage.
Never have I known so many words to end in lalala, shalala, malala, walala or any other lalala you can think of. Each and every new little thing that a deep believer does, seems to become addictive.
The falling down [VERY politely of course], and the shaking too, all seem to happen at once to a different religious group. Must be terrible when you can't keep something for yourself.
Can you imagine where at just one church service, one starts shaking, one starts wailing, one starts throwing their arms about, one starts talking in tongues, one starts falling down VERY politely and one starts getting better after being in a wheelchair for the last two lifetimes? Well if I was there; I wouldn't go again. I'd be afraid that some cuckoo would start throwing rattlesnakes around.

“stand up and be counted”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#23 Jul 10, 2007
I should add by the way, that there are others who actually put their hands together and start talking to the ceiling as well.

“Cats are angels in furry coats”

Since: May 07

In memory of my Sophia

#24 Jul 10, 2007
rods1 wrote:
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We have people here who claim to 'speak in tongues' too. I was talking to a deeply religious chap a couple of years ago who referred to someone who did it in this blokes church. Personally; and I claim the right to comment, I think it is complete garbage.
Never have I known so many words to end in lalala, shalala, malala, walala or any other lalala you can think of. Each and every new little thing that a deep believer does, seems to become addictive.
The falling down [VERY politely of course], and the shaking too, all seem to happen at once to a different religious group. Must be terrible when you can't keep something for yourself.
Can you imagine where at just one church service, one starts shaking, one starts wailing, one starts throwing their arms about, one starts talking in tongues, one starts falling down VERY politely and one starts getting better after being in a wheelchair for the last two lifetimes? Well if I was there; I wouldn't go again. I'd be afraid that some cuckoo would start throwing rattlesnakes around.
Have you ever seen the movie Saved? It's high on my favorites list! In it, the rebel character begins "speaking in tongues" at a school assembly. She's ripping at her sweater and throwing herself around. The bitch character listens for a few minutes, then realizes what the rebel girl is saying "Ma poo-seh isa HOT!" over and over again, with different emphasis on the words. She yells out "she's saying she has a hot pussy" and everyone looks at her in surprise!

Great movie with a good message about tolerance on both sides.

“The proof is in the pic'n!”

Since: Apr 07

Ooltewah, TN

#26 Jul 10, 2007
Get a life.
Open Minded wrote:
If speaking in "Tounges" is a secret language that only God understands- Wouldn't you be afraid of what it is that you're really telling Him? What do people, in general, really think about speaking in "Tounges" anyway. Are these people serious? A language that comes off the top of your head, no two versions are the same, no one has ever tried to record the languge and some spiritual presence actually understand this stuff?! What is the logic behind it and where did it come from (I haven't seen it in the bible). What's the history on this "secret language"? It seems to be parallel to pulling a wish bone and making a wish or believing in fortune cookies.(i really have to say it again) ARE YOU FULLY GROWN PEOPLE SERIOUS!

“stand up and be counted”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#27 Jul 10, 2007
Mama-san wrote:
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Have you ever seen the movie Saved? It's high on my favorites list! In it, the rebel character begins "speaking in tongues" at a school assembly. She's ripping at her sweater and throwing herself around. The bitch character listens for a few minutes, then realizes what the rebel girl is saying "Ma poo-seh isa HOT!" over and over again, with different emphasis on the words. She yells out "she's saying she has a hot pussy" and everyone looks at her in surprise!
Great movie with a good message about tolerance on both sides.
Very funny. Hi Mama-san. I see you around quite a bit. You're the young lady with a high Scottish influence aren't you? In fact if my mamory serves me
correctly, the name Stewart comes to mind.
That's the name of my son in law and daughter. There is a little twist too. Their fourth son is very red headed but my son in laws' grandfather was Jamaican.
The only child to have a darkish skin,[and this only shows after sun] is the eldest grandson.
Life's so much fun isn't it?

“stand up and be counted”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#28 Jul 10, 2007
MY MAMORY????? That HAS to be memory.

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