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  • I have seen people do that "oom shamalama lak lak loom" phony shit. It's hilarious and definitely not a language, ancient or otherwise. I grew up in churches that did that and I never had any doubt it was fake.
  • At a deli, in tongue, pastrami, and corned beef, LOL!
  • I attended a Pentecostal service once. Someone there spoke in tongues. It made me feel uneasy, almost frightened, for some reason.
  • There is no such thing as "speaking in tongues" as mainstream christianity defines it. it is a poor translation. in many old languages the word for language and tongue is the same word. so when the bible refers to "speaking in tongues it simply means people speaking in languages that the had no knowledge of. of course this is equally as miraculous. however it is important to know that tongues is not a distinct language.
  • The Southern Baptists and Sarah Palin claim to speak in tongues. The only problem is that they can't even speak English properly
  • I visited a pentecostal church and witnessed someone "speaking in tongues". It means babbling nonsense words really fast that no one else can understand -- at least to Pentecostals, apparently. Speaking in tongues is ACTUALLY speaking in a language which you do not know. It's a divine miracle and no, I have never witnessed it.
  • No. But I have seen more than a few people who think they can.
  • Yes I did when I was young..it freaked the heck out of me!!
  • In a church when I was a kid... it was creepy
  • Yep a young woman who lived in bayly beach in NZ. All it took to get her to demonstrate her skills was a few bottles of beer and a bag of crisps. You knew you were in for an unusual experience because she would toss her hair AND THEN LICK HER EYEBROWS.. Grin. one week it cost me more than seven dollars for the beers and three for the crisps..
  • I spoke in “tongues” many times, as God gave the utterance… Cannot be taken for granted; it is a definite “God” thing, and demands obedience and lots of “Faith” of the person chosen to give the utterance. It could be “prophetic” or “edifying”, almost never in the group that does not believe in it and cannot receive from God this way… It can be, and often is “acted” out, mostly in the Pentecostal churches; although it is easy to check it out and true believers would not be deceived. If it is prophetic utterance, it must come true, if it is edifying utterance, it has to “edify” (build up) the body, (not the individual). Personal prayer in “tongues” is a often used by those that walk close to God, and is almost always associated with “Born-Again” experience with Baptism of the Holy Spirit. Hope this helps… In Christ..
  • The original question before any later changes if any is: " Have you ever seen anyone that can speak in tongues?" My answer is: Gave you 1 pt ie 13 to 14 pts for interesting & challenging question.When I was in my teens and twenties I spent a lot of time at various churches. i.e from catholic to baptist to several nondenominational churches. Only In the Non Denominational Churches did I see what was referred to by church members present as speaking in tongues on many differnt occasions.No interpretation by another church member was given except on one occasion when I saw a man speaking in tongues then another person gave an interpretation in english. This is the only time I saw the correct way its supposed to be done in the New Testament. I have heard that another member of the church who was born in the Phillipines was terrified when a person spoke in tongues because the only time they has seen that before was when she was at a witchdoctors ceremony back in the Phillipines before she asked Jesus into her heart & started going to churches. It is important to realize that for almost everything gift or otherwise that God has there is a false copycat version of it that the world religion system including occult groups has. I myself have no problem believing that God's Holy Spirit & the about 20 Gifts and/or Fruit of the Spirit exist. Tongues & the Interpretation of Tongues being 2 of them. However after many years spent at various churches and seeing a lot of things wrong there. I now practice my spiritual Christian Fellowship on a daily basis with not such a heavy emphasis on verbal witnessing as All the Non Denomination and some Denominational churches pressure their members to do. I've learned from experience that verbal witnessing at work is very dangerous for ones psychological health. The emphasis in witnessing should be on ones actions at work not one's verbal statements. This leads to a lot more peace and sleepful nights at home & in one's work life. To finish off here is a list of the 20 i.e 7 plus 13 Fruit & Gifts of the Holy Spirit that exist in the Bible old and new testaments. Feel Free to constructively criticise my list if you believe I have left any out. It goes something like this: 7 FRUIT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: Love,Joy,Peace,Patience, Gentleness, Goodness, SelfControl(Note selfcontrol seems to break into two others called Obedience and Faith) 13 GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: Gift of receiving the Holy Spirit in one's spirit-heart (this is also referred to as being saved) Sudden Spirit-Biological body Healing(same as evidence of forgiven Sins)i.e. man born blind or without eyes can suddenly see 20-20 & now has eyes the rest of his biological life.This does not mean he will not die biologically at some point in the future. Wisdom (There is also worldy & satanic types of wisdom) Knowledge (Other types of thinking exist also i.e. intelligence logic ect) Teaching Administration Dreams (This Gift from God is mentioned in the Old Testament by Prophet Daniel i.e of Daniel and the Lions Den fame.) Interpretation of Dreams (This Gift from God is mentioned in the Old Testament by Prophet Daniel i.e of Daniel and the Lions Den fame.he Prayed to receive this gift after receiving some very unusual dreams from God) Tongues (As discussed above their are false imitations of this as well as improper use of this gift) Interpretation of Tongues (Seldom witnessed) Apostle Pauls Gift(i.e some people never develop or ..acquire sexual desire of any type or time at all ..their whole biological life.Even after passing thru puberty.However, Some gay churches claim ..that Paul's gift is acquiring homosexual desire in puberty or later stages of biological life) Material Miracles i.e Water to Wine Prophecy(Some churches say prophecy is not prediction, which is one of the main goals of modern science)
  • Yeah anyone can, you don't even have to believe in a god to do so. I did so last night just for kicks.
  • Just on tv and I hope never to see that crazyness in person!
  • I know someone who thinks that's what she is doing.
  • yes; there was an Associate pastor who was capeable of Speaking in Tongues .. and did so often ...
  • Only once at a bible study to which I was invited. When the eight of us rose to pray together, one woman began babbling. No one translated and it was rather disruptive to the group prayers.
  • Yes, I've met several such people.
  • yes, and it was absolutely hilarious.
  • Yes, in a Catholic cathedral in Washington D.C.
  • Yes it scared me
  • Yes he was my uncle.He really beleived it.Not Penecostal.I`m not saying it`s not real,who am I to judge.But he had been crazy for a long long time.Decided that when I was 5.It was that apparant,seriuosly,from something crazy he did.And that was decades before he started specking in tongues.
  • It is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and where we attend church it happens very frequently and there is NOT a thing to be scared of, trust me!! My adopted father who is now deceased would absolutely do it in such reverence and sweetness you could do nothing but cry and listen
  • Yes. Funny how not long after I saw her out having drinks etc. I just wonder where the borderline is between mentally ill and gobleegook.
  • Yeah me. Just before my morning cup of joe.
  • Moi, je parle un peu de Francais.
  • Yes, and I believe it is mostly used as a way to say. "Look how holy and close to God I am." The actual Biblical speaking in tongues is speaking an Earthly language you never knew. I was talking to a pentecostal friend about this and they always bring up the same story about the day of pentecost in the Bible. My reply always is. "That was a one time thing. God made a donkey talk once, but you don't bring a donkey to church every Sunday and wait for it to talk." He just got mad and left.
  • I have never seen anyone do it personally, but yes, I have met some that do it. According to the spurious verses at the end of Mark, particularly Mark 16:9-20 (Not in the oldest manuscripts) speaking with new tongues along with handling serpants would be a sign of those that believe. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=mark16:9-20;&version=72;78;31;47;72; According to 1Cor 13:8-10, the tongues were to cease. The following is from "reasoning on the scriptures": In the first century, the miraculous gifts of the spirit, including the ability to “speak in tongues,” verified that God’s favor had shifted from the Jewish system of worship to the newly established Christian congregation. (Heb. 2:2-4) Since that objective was accomplished in the first century, is it necessary to prove the same thing again and again in our day? In the first century, the ability to “speak in tongues” gave impetus to the international work of witnessing that Jesus had commissioned his followers to do. (Acts 1:8; 2:1-11; Matt. 28:19) Is that how those who “speak in tongues” use that ability today? In the first century, when Christians ‘spoke in tongues,’ what they said had meaning to people who knew those languages. (Acts 2:4, 8) Today, is it not true that ‘speaking in tongues’ usually involves an ecstatic outburst of unintelligible sounds? In the first century, the Bible shows, congregations were to limit the ‘speaking in tongues’ to two or three persons who might do that at any given meeting; they were to do it “each in turn,” and if there was no interpreter present they were to keep silent. (1 Cor. 14:27, 28, RS)
  • Plenty. Even did it myself. Once, as a 'test' I was at a pentecostal church and said, over and over "I shove your momma in a gutter and tread on 'er" really fast. The man with the "Gift of discernment" decided I was imploring the congregation to show their holiness by donating more money toward their new carpark...

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