Originally posted by robbie carrobie
the practice has no scriptural basis, those who spoke in tongues spoke specific
languages, not some fraudulent gobbledygook. I understand that this is not what you
want to discuss, never the less, it lends weight to your assertion of fraud.
(Acts 2:4-6) . . .they all became filled with holy spirit and started to speak with different
tongues ...[text shortened]... ther and were bewildered,
because each one heard them [b]speaking in his own language. . .[/b]
I was raised Lutheran, went all through primary K-8 grades in Lutheran school located on the same campus as the church, the First Lutheran church and school of El Monte California.
However, my grandmother was pentacostal and took me to a few meetings at which I saw this speaking in tongues thing first hand. A woman out of the blue in the audience had what could be described as an epileptic seizure and was literally rolling in the aisles, speaking in "tongues' and I thought I saw her frothing at the mouth.
Later I told my grandmother, who was there, what I saw, rolling in aisle, speaking in tongues and frothing at the mouth.
Grandma said with an indignant voice: She was NOT frothing at the mouth🙂
I think the kind of church where this kind of thing takes place has set rules about this and the protaganists were following some kind of inner guide about just what behavior should be visible and such. She followed the script very well, taking the allotted amount of time and how many turns rolling around on the floor, etc.
I think they viewed it as being touched personally by their god. I viewed it as an epileptic seizure. Of course, I was only about 8 years old ATT and I don't think real epileptics speak anything verbal during their attacks.