Not unlike certain people's posts.
3/19/2008 5:57:29 AM
Got a case where it was an old (or modern for that matter) language that's recognizable by experts? Didn't think so.
Interesting point: I understood this post and it's still jibberish
3/19/2008 2:35:11 PM
Aliont jirgi ulin tiron seras!
I didn't just randomly hit letters on my keyboard to make pronounceable gibberish, I'm speaking in tongues! Surprise! Now you're cursed with syphilis.
3/19/2008 3:17:22 PM
So...if it's a random hobo on the street, it's gibberish. If it can be used to the benefit of your religion, it's tongues. Yes?
3/19/2008 5:03:48 PM
Now there's a godly temperament.
3/19/2008 5:28:39 PM
Like i said it [speaking in tongues] sounds like Jibberish but it is not.
I once had a dream in which I composed an epic poem that rhymed beautifully and scanned perfectly (it was based partially on the Cthulhu mythos, and I dreamed I composed it in a nuclear bunker with these thick vines growing everywhere - OK, so I have weird dreams, STFU!).
When I woke up and thought back, I realised it was incoherent garbage. What I could remember of it didn't rhyme, it didn't scan, it didn't even parse - I just dreamed that it did.
My point is that when your brain gets detached from reality like that, then your perception of anything that goes on at the time means squat. If you ever did "speak in tongues" and perceived it to make sense, you were almost certainly talking shit that sounded like sense to you because you were thinking shit at the same time.
3/19/2008 8:23:31 PM
Fledna kershy gneepnotoob jepple arbi! Gleetsna shunda kaboofo glatzy etchamuffy pleetznitz shabooko! Ertz ertz tnubo!
3/20/2008 5:17:17 AM
Egg just recited a very old (and very dirty) Sumerian limeric. My Sumerians a bit rusty but it has something to do with a bucket
3/21/2008 1:35:53 PM
"You talk to God, you are religious
God talks to you, you are delusional"
Lots of cultures have rituals similar to speaking in tongues, they say ancestor/God/Gods/Animal talk through them. It's just an outlet to touching the unknown, none with more convincing evidence than others
3/21/2008 1:39:33 PM
Peyote does that to people.
Does someone's private language mean anything to the rest of the world? Have phrase books been published? Are the rules of grammar and syntax meticulously followed?
I would like to read of a case where an American fundie spontaneously recited a speech in Aramaic. But that's about as likely as a man giving birth to the Prophet.
3/21/2008 2:53:31 PM
As I recall, the original "speaking in tongues" involved foreigners being able to hear their own language. I'm pretty sure that if no one nearby can understand you, you're just speaking gibberish.
3/21/2008 3:23:01 PM
Your post on the other hand does not look like jibberish, but it is.
3/21/2008 5:13:02 PM
Nah. It's jibba jabba and we all know I ain't got time for it.
3/21/2008 5:15:58 PM
In Elizabethan English "tongues" meant "languages," i.e., speech meant to be understood by foreigners. And it IS gibberish, Nydas!
3/21/2008 6:47:08 PM
Hell, I was born here, an' I was raished here, an' dad gum it, I am gonna die here, an no sidewindin bushwackin, hornswaglin, cracker croaker is gonna rouin me bishen cutter! - Gabby Johnson, Blazing Saddles
Now THAT was 'authentic frontier jibberish', Nydas' post is just plain old dumbass.
3/21/2008 9:24:29 PM
Speaking in tongues, regardless of what Pentecostals think, means Xenoglossia, not Glossolalia. Most passages in Acts and 1 Corinthians refer explicitly to tongues as a speech that would be understood by other people in the room.
2/18/2009 5:54:27 PM
Yeah, as far as I remember it, speaking in tongues meant speaking an actual language that people can understand. Not just blurting out random shit and saying its speaking in tongues. No, its just blurting out random shit.
2/18/2009 6:02:58 PM
All I can say to this is: jehjgnfycnwerishj wekadgxcfnwehscgrim aoiuxdrhfyceishfkv ajwedfhdbxhsfiwyv4uvomhtagcmi.
2/18/2009 6:08:54 PM
Then show me three people with no prior relationship that can give a detailed translation of what is said. Surely if it's a true language, they shouldn't differ much, should they?
2/18/2009 6:13:15 PM
Allegory for Jesus
Wasn't tongues supposed to universally understood speech? Whereas virtually no-one can understand what someone is saying when they "speak" in tongues? Gibberish by any other name would sound as stupid.
2/23/2011 11:18:05 PM
After reading your post, I think I know the feeling of jibberish...
2/23/2011 11:28:54 PM
you don't even know what speaking in tongues actually meant originally, originally it was when the apostles were preaching and everybody could understand even if they didn't speak the same language. So yeah, nonsensical gibberish that nobody can understand is pretty much the opposite of the original meaning of speaking in tongues.
Dumb Pentecostals and charismatics should learn about their own bloody mythology.
2/24/2011 12:47:35 AM
"Nydas" is obviously referring to "religious experiences".
Yes, I experienced that. I was around 12 years of age. My whole childhood I was told of God and Jesus. "With God, you always have a friend", and other blabber. "God always answers your prayers". As a child, I wanted to believe that. Somehow, God didn't answer my prayers. But when the adults tell me, it must be right, isn't it?
Ironically, my life-changing experience was in a church. I was kneeling, and praying hard to the promised "friend".
Then it happened. It was really some kind of super-natural revelation. Completely overwhelming. I have nearly no words for it.
This experience was: I suddenly realized that all of this is nothing but BS. There is no God. All the adults lied to me. I'm doing nothing here but to sit in a cold church and make a fool out of myself. Religion and the "holy texts" are nothing but nonsense.
I stood up, shook my head, took a deep breath, and I realized that I just made a huge step further in life. Then I left the church, never to look back again.
2/24/2011 3:54:18 AM
Jibberish(sic) makes more sense.
8/24/2011 3:02:11 PM
Why do people speak in tongues?
So they can sell these t-shirts to gullible idiots.
8/24/2011 3:05:03 PM