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Re:Rationalists Opposed to Speaking in Tongues

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There is nothing more bizzare, self-delusional, and stupefying than babbling away in the morphemes of one's own language while claiming it to be another!


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Re:Rationalists Opposed to Speaking in Tongues

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Each Pente church has someone who speaks in tongues in a semi-retarded kind of way. 

There was a guy in the Melbourne RCI we called The Seat Buckler because he would speak out in the 'gifts and just say

'see- bakala-see- bakala-see- bakala-see- bakala-see- bakala-see- bakala-see.' 

It sounded a lot like "Seat Buckler". It was an in-joke amongst the Melbourne youngies and we'd all piss ourselves whenever he went at it at gifts time.

We had another guy we called Guatemala because...well you can guess what it sounded like he was saying over and over again.

In the AOG there was one woman who always said 'Ah-kee, Ah-kee, Ah-kee, Ah-kee.'  Yep, that was it.  We'd also giggle at her because even though we believed in tongues then, we knew that sounded nothing like a real language.  Of course the 'interpretation' was far more complex than her repetition. Even back then it didn't add up.

Another AOG guy I know used to just say, "bubububububububub" and believed it was a language.  He sounded like he was talking to a baby.  Maybe he thought he had to become like a child?
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Re:Rationalists Opposed to Speaking in Tongues

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Ma cherie sh-boom was our favorite! Never believed the translation stuff, a mate of mine sent someone (to grc) once who was a stranger. He called out a horse race very fast and got an "interpretation". Noel got very careful as time went on, and would only intererpret from those he knew. Must have been embarrassing on the occaisions we were there, and he couldnt see who "prophesised" and wouldnt translate.
¡uıɐƃɐ ʎɐqǝ ɯoɹɟ pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɐ ƃuıʎnq ɹǝʌǝu
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Shigada shigada shigada was a pretty common 'repetitive' tongue in our assembly. We'd always pray for their tongues to ermm... loosen, for goodness sake.

I remember one guy just going Sssssss Ssssss Sssss for the whole hour long prayer meeting. He was pulled up for it. Ha. I can't believe we did that for a full hour on Tuesday nights, and Thursday nights too. Thanks for sapping more of my life Brad. No wonder I've got issues. :D
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I remember one guy at a p&f sounded like he had swallowed a blowfly.He drove me crazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzy!
"Try not to burn the toast"
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Re:Rationalists Opposed to Speaking in Tongues

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Shigada shigada shigada was a pretty common 'repetitive' tongue in our assembly. We'd always pray for their tongues to ermm... loosen, for goodness sake.

I remember one guy just going Sssssss Ssssss Sssss for the whole hour long prayer meeting. He was pulled up for it. Ha. I can't believe we did that for a full hour on Tuesday nights, and Thursday nights too. Thanks for sapping more of my life Brad. No wonder I've got issues. :D

ha - funny how all that faux spiritual language used to seem so normal when immersed in the Revival culture and how barking mad the whole thing is with the benefit of perspective.

My Brother and I used to refer to those closed praying sessions as "Beehive", from outside of the room it sounded like a massive colony of bee's having an orgy. I'd love that time back to do something more productive like clipping my nails or helping paint dry.

Can someone tell me how, why and where repetitive use of the word hallelujah became deriguer for tongues to flow, a very convenient tongue twister!

I'm pretty sure "shigada" is tongues for "get me the f*#k outta here!

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I came to a point of unbelief re: tongues well before I left church and eventually the faith. 

For me, there was no way to link what is being labelled 'tongues' in today's church with what the Bible called tongues. 

Or to turn it around, whatever was being called 'tongues' in the early church may not have resembled what goes on today.  Without a time machine, we can only ever speculate.  It seemed to me that there was a 'leap of faith' that will never be proved, or for that matter, disproved.

Anyway, as a Christian I studied the history, theology and even some of the psychological studies of the modern tongues phenomena and thought it all came up lacking.  Luckily for me, I happened to live next door to the Presbyterian Theological College in Box Hill, Victoria so it was not such a daunting task.  Eventually, I stopped speaking in tongues which was no small thing for a post-Revivalist with an AOG Biblical Studies degree.

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