personal religious expieriences

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    Hi,

    i like to ask you which personal religious expieriences you did have in your live. Did you see any miracles? Did a wonder happen to you? Have you heard a holy voice? I mean this serious. I´m really curois about your reports.
     
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    No, no and no.
     
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    You first, Mr. S.
     
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    OK.

    I´m a confirmend lutheran christian and i never had any doubts that there is a god who´s good to me and loves me. I did have a very hard childhood but praying, believing and keeping my faith saved me to take the wrong way. In 1987 i did have an reborn expierience at a evangelical church but i did not stay at them because i refuse to denie the science in general.

    But sometimes young men do stupid things.

    In 1988 I invested 100 DM in a pyramid game or chain letter. To make any money I had to make some people to invest in this too but there i got a conflict with my conscience. As a reborn christian my order was to tell the people from god and jesus and not about a bogus system where unavoidably many people will lose their money for nothing. So I accepted the loss of these 100 DM and forgot this whole thing.

    One year later I took my father´s car even it wasn´t allowed to and did a little scratch on it. My father wasn´t very lucky about this but after i promised that i´ll pay the repair it was ok for him. I regretted deeply what i did and prayed for forgiveness.

    On the next day two letters laid in the box. The first one was the bill from the workshop: 240 DM. Ouch, in this time that was money for me. But the other letter came from this chain letter system which I already had forgotten. In it was a bank cheque for me of 220 DM.

    This is the way god handles me. THings like these happen very often to me, that an unexpected help comes from heaven.
     
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    There was a time in my life that was particularly challenging to the point where I prayed for strength. Went to church, received the sacraments, prayed to the Blessed Virgin Mary for strength to make the right decisions facing me.

    A few weeks into it, I would smell roses. In the dead of winter, everywhere I went. Not all the time, but often. It was a sign. I made my decision, did what I had to do, and things turned out for the best.

    Next: the near-drowning. :D
     
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    I am a confirmed atheist and if I ever heard voices, I'd be getting to a neurologist right quick.
     
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    God gets credit for the good stuff and satan is blamed for all the bad stuff.
    Much of much we bring on ourselves, such as banging up a car.
     
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    Not without the aid of psychedelics.
     
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    23 years ago, I was drinking 2 cases of beer and a quart of Jack Daniels every day. My life was a shambles and I was dying of malnutrition. For whatever reason, I suspect, pride, I checked myself into a rehab. Some 3 days later, when I was healthy enough to get out of bed, I made my way to the chapel where I prayed that the compulsion to drink alcohol be lifted from me.
    From that moment on, I have not had the desire to drink.
    Call that what you want. I call it a spiritual experience.
     
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    Have you read "Eat Pray Love"? The Author describes in it very good an expierience of hearing voices and that this isn´t unusal for searchers.

    Several years ago nothing seemed to make any sense in my life. I worried and cried and sendet one big question to heaven: "Why me?" And I recieved this answer:

    "Because you have the ability to make the best of all."

    Whoops. In fact, these were been 2 messages: The first was the spoken words, which are delphic and cryptical for me til today. The other message was the voice itself: This was peace, love, solace, care, hope and spirit in a way that´s undescrible. This was god, touching me directly for two seconds and it concussed me. I didn´t hear it again til them but that doesn´t mind. Expieriencing this once is enough for a whole life.

    Don´t wonder if you hear something when your down enough. It needn´t to be christian faith to get a contact to the higher power. Once you heard it you´ll understand that all religions are the medias to keep in touch to god. That´s my conviction.
     
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