Somebody is going to burn

April 30, 2012

“People train the mind in such a way that they experience part of their mind as the presence of God.” *

I hear voices. We all hear voices. Sometimes its that song you can’t get out of your head. Sometimes you are preparing to say goodbye to your lover. Or speak to your doctor. Apparently Evangelicals can train themselves not to recognize that voice speaking to them and mistake it for God. Or Charleton Heston. Like a painter can see more colours than the commoner because he is always dealing with colour, it is thought that if you pray enough, you can train part of your brain to answer. Back. But in another voice. Like a ventriloquist. I was raised a Roman Catholic. I’m sure that there is a heresy attached to this belief. Somebody is going to burn.

*When God Talks Back, Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God, by T. M. Luhrmann

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