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    05 Jun '07 18:44
    if a homeless person or anyone for that matter were to claim they were talked to by god and he was told to do something huge would anyone believe him or would we just label him as a crazy person that should be kept in a mental hospital?
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    05 Jun '07 18:471 edit
    Originally posted by dielon444
    if a homeless person or anyone for that matter were to claim they were talked to by god and he was told to do something huge would anyone believe him or would we just label him as a crazy person that should be kept in a mental hospital?
    Those kind of extreme responses. Aren't there possible responses in the middle? Couldn't we simply laugh at him an move on? Couldn't we also listen to him with a healthy does of skepticism? Or aren't there a dozen other ways one could respond?

    Perhaps he's hungry. Extreme hunger has led some to delerium. Couldn't a sensative person give the man some bread or soup or something?
  3. Meddling with things
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    05 Jun '07 18:48
    Originally posted by dielon444
    if a homeless person or anyone for that matter were to claim they were talked to by god and he was told to do something huge would anyone believe him or would we just label him as a crazy person that should be kept in a mental hospital?
    god told me to do it............Peter Sutcliffe, the Yorkshire Ripper
  4. Donationrwingett
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    05 Jun '07 18:56
    Originally posted by dielon444
    if a homeless person or anyone for that matter were to claim they were talked to by god and he was told to do something huge would anyone believe him or would we just label him as a crazy person that should be kept in a mental hospital?
    Learn the difference between 'profit' and 'prophet.'
  5. Donationkirksey957
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    05 Jun '07 19:27
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Learn the difference between 'profit' and 'prophet.'
    You don't like either one of them.
  6. Donationbbarr
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    05 Jun '07 19:57
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    You don't like either one of them.
    Priceless!
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    05 Jun '07 21:12
    Originally posted by kirksey957
    You don't like either one of them.
    LOL. Just imagine the expression on his face if he ever encountered a rich prophet.
  8. Donationkirksey957
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    05 Jun '07 21:18
    Originally posted by whodey
    LOL. Just imagine the expression on his face if he ever encountered a rich prophet.
    I'll throw Rob a bone. Thomas Szasz, MD who was president of the humanist society at one time asked, "Why is it that when we talk to God we call it prayer, but when he talks to us, it is called schizophrenia?"
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    06 Jun '07 06:36
    Originally posted by dielon444
    if a homeless person or anyone for that matter were to claim they were talked to by god and he was told to do something huge would anyone believe him or would we just label him as a crazy person that should be kept in a mental hospital?
    When I was young there was a madman who wondered the streets around my area who was known throughout the town as Jesus. Apparently he claimed he was Jesus returned.
  10. Subscribersonhouse
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    11 Jun '07 18:04
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    When I was young there was a madman who wondered the streets around my area who was known throughout the town as Jesus. Apparently he claimed he was Jesus returned.
    And I suppose you believed him?
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