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Re: Lou's response-whatzghoenohn morgan miller

Posted by Dinah on October 25, 2010, at 21:25:32 [reposted on October 28, 2010, at 14:32:32 | original URL]

In reply to Re: Lou's response-whatzghoenohn, posted by morgan miller on October 25, 2010, at 20:34:00

> Also, I don't know a single person that is a devout Christian or Jew, that has ever said God makes commandments for them to carry out. It would be different if they said it is God's message to try to do good in the world and this is why they were motivated to do the good deeds they did. Maybe this is what Lou meant.

I think you might know a single person. I know a good many. There are those who believe in a more personal relationship with God than you might experience. I'm not sure those of my acquaintance would consider it a commandment, but many people I know consider themselves to have been called by God. I feel nudged now and again myself. It's actually rather common in many of the church groups I've attended. And the churches I've attended haven't been particularly fundamentalist or charismatic.

I remember once someone in my Sunday School class told me that God had told her that I should go to a charismatic retreat that is very emotional in tone. I rather suspect that the woman thought it up herself, because I don't think God would be that wrong...

I know that neither you nor Conundrum meant any offense. But there are groups of people who think in those terms on an everyday basis. It doesn't mean that they are all sane of course, but neither does it mean, on the face of it, that they aren't. It may be a cultural thing.




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