Thursday, October 25, 2012
So what do you think of speaking in tongues?
Speaking in tongues is an excellent practice - it is also a myth. There is absolutely no evidence of any sort that any claim to an actual language is ever a part of it. That is just stuff people make up in their attempt to justify it as some sort of spiritual gift. But I contend that it is ignorance and nonsense.
However, I also speak in tongues. WHY? you might ask.
I believe the actual and original practice of speaking in tongues was the mere enunciation and vocalization of pure gibberish. It is an excellent way of connecting with the inarticulate part of yourself.
Praying in tongues is a way of saying what you need to say but have absolutely no idea how to say it, what to say, or why you should even say it. It is an emotional release. It allows you to feel that you have really gotten it off your chest. It is an act of faith that God knows what is in your heart even if you don't and by deliberately opening your mouth and letting phonemes proceed you can actually develop the habitual sense that you have successfully expressed your deepest self even when you have no clue what your deepest self is thinking or feeling.
I highly recommend it, but I do not for a moment think that it is anything supernatural or an actual language. It is merely a useful therapeutic practice.