God Speaks / Spoke to Me

That this voice is always right is a result of hindsight bias, and can easily be corrected for. The truth is we all have that inner voice – it is a condition of human consciousness. It’s how we work out problems. (We also usually talk to ourselves when we’re alone, though no one will admit it). There are very few actions you can take in your life without that little voice suggesting that maybe it’s a bad idea. If that voicings of being correct, it is proof that your instincts (or the voice of God) is always right. If that voice is wrong, you will discredit that voice as simply being internal doubt stash and say that you acted on your instincts, in spite of doubt, and again those instincts are correct.
Note that in all cases, that voice is always right. In all cases your instincts are always correct.
If you credit your instance as being the voice of God, it becomes a self-fulfilling proof that God is speaking with you.
The other thing we do is cherry pick our evidence. If you listen to that voice, and the consequences are bad, but you choose to credit that voice with being the voice of God, we will look for the good in that bad. Whatever the good is, you will magnify it to say that it is the reason you did what you did, and that the reality is we cannot see the big picture – therefore nobody can prove that despite the overwhelmingkm negative, because nobody knows the final outcome – maybe in a year, five years, 10 years, hundred years, I thousand years – these actions will prove so consequential so as to save the human race. Note once again the argument from ignorance – we don’t know the future, so it’s entirely possible that your actions were ultimately good.
Once again, note that you have to ignore the immediate evidence around you.
The solution for this is simple: before you take any act, figure out what your instincts are, and write them down so that you cannot change your mind later. Most people find this a nearly impossible exercise, and say that “well, I don’t really know which one is my instincts until I do it”. But there in lies the problem. They haven’t settled on which one is their instincts until they learn which is the correct solution, and then credit that with their instincts. Commit to which one is your instincts before you start, and he will find you are right about half the time.
People who speak with God – 14 things is true:
One) this is simply an inner dialogue – the voice inside your own head. We all have it. We like to attribute it was special powers – we say it is our instincts – we say it is almost never wrong – but this is actually a hindsight bias, and a few simple experiments can demonstrate that that in your voice is no more or less accurate than any other thoughts you have.
Two) you are a profit:
If God speaks to you – really speaks to you – then you are a profit. If this is the case, I think you should take ownership of it, though I find it quite amazing how many people – like Sarah Palin – who has been told by God and self that you should run for president – – refuse to own up to the consequences of having a direct conversation with God.
Three: you were committing blasphemy.
Class for me is to suggest that you know what God thinks or wants. In this context, nearly everyone who speaks for God – which is nearly everything else I’ve met – is in fact committing blasphemy. If you are not a prophet of God, you cannot say what he thinks (he does, after all, move in mysterious ways)
Four: your psychotic. You have had some kind of break with reality. This is for more common than people give credit for – our senses are phenomenally sensitive to error. There are many causes of hallucinations, the rangement, or other altered perception of reality.

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Warren Kincaid
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The Humanist Codex I was the opposite. I was raised in a non-church family. In my early 20’s I began to ask questions that just couldn’t be answered from an Atheistic point of view. The deeper I thought about things the more convoluted the answers seemed to be. I began to try and understand the “Christian” faith and a monotheistic creator concept. I maintain that in our modern “scientific” world, we are actually moving closer to understanding who and what God is….. not moving away from it (but our focus is tuned to historic errors and their inevitable results for the most part). What we are moving away from is out-dated and limited view religion when it comes to biblical precepts.

Shaun Philip Hutchings
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It isn’t your inner monologue it’s an absolute feeling. A massive concept hits you in a split second. So you think it’s God because you don’t believe you can do that. I only realised I had gone crazy years later when I started thinking I was some one else. Psychosis kind of ruined my atheism.

Warren Kincaid
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I’ve been accused lately of debating every post, but they are to inviting not to. The problem here (and with many “where’s the evidence” style statements) is that they are human-centric in their scope. Meaning that our viewpoint is where we start. No “little inner voice” is sufficient proof that God exists, whether we get it right or wrong. The larger proof is that we have an inner voice at all. The ability to construct and communicate deductible ideas (even with ourselves) is something not easily explained. God is neither there or not there based on anything we think, say, or do about him. He is just there and things build from that premise. If he is there and we deny it, human reasoning degrades as we become human-centric in our thought patterns. Seeing things from a God-centric way is the first step in understanding who we are and what we’re about.