See fullywired posts. It happens a lot. But it is the context of the angels visit and message which might be considered unusual.
I'm sure a lot of religious people convince themselves it was all god and block out other possible reasons
A person who actively chosses to disbelieve, is not able to do this, and must restrict their opinion only to that which is known.
Ohhh riiight.. so I guess non believers have never turned over to god after they thought god saved them then eh?
I dont know. Ive never been able to comprehend this. i have logical extrapolations and possibilities based on logic, but no knowledge.
If a bunch of strangers came up to me on the streets out of nowhere, to tell me about their godly experiences, I would think they were freaks or in need of serious help, so I would throw them some change and tell them to find a shelter..and direct them to the nearest doctors clinic
But remember its not just me. There are lots of people like me about,
But i dont necessarilty accept that the world i described is NOT real
Well I guess some people like to live in their heads..and dream on lol
My question is, how does your mind make clear to you which world is real?
Well I know the little day dreams I hold are only in my head and not realistic ..If I didnt know and couldn't tell the difference, I guess I would be rocking back and forth in a padded cell by now LOL
In my mind i do not ever need to be sad angry depressed etc. I can always choose to be happy and empowered. no person canhurt me or make me do anything i dont choose to.
If I was like this, living in a lil dream world where I am always happy and nothing can harm me or annoy me and it a world I dream up, then my life in the real world must really suck for me to do that...
Both humour and some sadness in this. Of course you should teach your children reality, but not neccesarily let reality limit or define them. Today kids are increasingly imprisoned by their parents fears, and lack of dreams. Children need to involve creative risktaking in their play. Today we dont even let kids play on play grounds without soft fall, let alone climb trees swing from ropes and swim in water holes.
Every human needs to balance risk and reward, and children require challenges to grow their physical and emotional skills
I allow my kid to be a kid... she uses her imagination all the time, creates her own games, and invites me to join in, we both play fairies ect.... because its SAFE...she even belives in Santa coming ect.. like any normal child at her age would.........but then there are real life dangers (yes I said real life it mean real life and not something inside someones head)
Real life – I teach her not to do the following
Matches – dangerous, she knows not to play with matches.....
(your personal fav) - Jumping off my roof top arms flapping - she knows she can be killed or seriously hurt
Bike – She knows never to drive her bike near busy roads, she knows cars are dangerous...but I still keep a close eye on her regardless
Roads again she knows (for I have it drummed into her) that the roads are not a safe place to play
Sharp objects – My 4 year old knows never to play with them..I still keep a close eye on her
Now if I wanted my Becky to use her imagination..and do it your way as you described before I would convince her that she was some kind of invincible super girl that cant get hurt ..thus leading to her........
.........Playing with sharp objects cutting herself to pieces...screaming the place down in agony!!
.........Trying to race the cars on the busy roads and on the freeway causing accidents!!
.........Setting herself and my house on fire from playing with matches!!
........Winding up seriously injured or killed from leaping off the top of my roof while chanting the Superman theme tune da \da da da daaaaaaaaaa *SPLAT*!!!
........Where would I wind up? Well ether dead from my house fire or in some nut house for the rest of my natural life...judge would toss the book at me
Ohh knock yourself out mate...let me know how it all goes....but tell me something Mr Walker
Did you ever play basket ball? Shoot hoops? And when you shot some good hoops, someone cried out – Mr Walker I BELIEVE YOU CAN FLY...............YOU GOT GAME MAN <-and you took it seriously? LMAO just kidding
Why should it be strange that anyone would climb on one and imagine flying from it.?
Edited by Beckys_Mom, 12 December 2009 - 03:13 AM.