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God has Spoken… to me

January 12, 2010 By: jaysays Category: Commentary, Featured, Thought of the Gay

Atheists for JesusAs many regular readers know, I’m an atheist; therefore, when I say this, please don’t take it lightly.  It was after much contemplation that I decided to go public with this very personal moment in my life. Tonight, I spent many hours in the kitchen working on making some candy.  It’s a long process and messy – so the clean up often takes as long as the making.  Thereafter, I was a bit tired and stepped outside for some fresh air.  I began thinking hard about things in the world – the economy, marriage equality, the criminal trial against the cop that beat Duanna Johnson, and other things relevant.

It was then that God spoke to me.  I’m not sure why I was chosen, but after much consideration, there is no logical explaination for what occured other than it was the voice of God.  While it isn’t freezing outside, it is chilly; however, a warm wash came over me and I began to see a light – slowly growing brighter and brighter.  Then the voice came through, clear and in English (not some weird tongue).  At these moments, one would expect something extraordinarily profound, perhaps even a burning bush or two, but that was not the experience at all.  Instead, it was simply a kind, warm voice.  God spoke only one word, “Now.”

Either God wished to promote the National Organization for Women, or there is a message in that word.  I haven’t discovered the message yet, but I hope to.

Now…

All that being said, I now wonder how many of you are thinking, “Jay has lost his mind.”  If that is what you are thinking, you may be right – or perhaps, I’m destined to become a prophet…

or perhaps, I’m lying.

How would you know if God spoke to me?  You’d simply have to take my word for it, wouldn’t you?  Just like we take the word of Moses, or the word of Joseph Smith who founded the Mormon Church a scant 180 years ago, or even the word of Maggie Gallagher, the founder of the National Organization for [Heterosexual Only] Marriage.

So why don’t you believe me?

Of course, God didn’t speak to me.  God has never spoken his word to my ears.  I’m either not worthy, or there is no God.  But those that fight hard against same-sex couple and invoke his words likely haven’t spoken to God either.  In fact, any that claim a direct link to God would likely either be considered “crazy” or a “liar”.  What changed in the past 180 years since the founding of the Mormon church that made us stop believing that humans can speak directly to God or angels?

I suppose the right wing would argue that the gays are to blame for that, too.

Goodnight, and God speed… or is that speak.

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12 Comments to “God has Spoken… to me”


  1. So, because God hasn't spoken to you, He speaks to no one. Sorry, I know different from first-hand experience. Your disbelief has no effect on reality. As a professed atheist, you openly admit to having no knowledge of such things, so you have no basis for your comments.

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  2. Rob, one can grow up with parents who attend and promote their religious beliefs of Baptist, Christian, Catholic, etc. Cult children grow up to see that their "faiths" is not that of their parents. Watch shows such as The Real World on MTV. I know, not the 'Real" world, however their is a participant that explains her reformation of religion. She grew up in a cult, but has chosen not to include these beliefs in her everyday, and has broken away from this religion to claim that she is now an atheist. Here is a definition link for atheist: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/atheist
    Perhaps you think of an atheist as ignorant to religion. Therefore, by definition, your statement is ignorant. Not to say that you are. But I have to say that, someone who has not and may not experience a voice from a supreme being does not necessarily mean that the said person does not contain knowledge about religion. Religion and spirituality are different.

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  3. Wow Rob, back again for more. You cannot prove that God has spoken to you. No one can. The claim is unprovable. To use your own words, you have no basis for your comments. Your belief cannot be proven as a reality. Worse, when people claim that God has spoken to them, it can have very dangerous consequences.. The terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 firmly believe that God spoke to them. I doubt you could convince them otherwise. Uganda currently has proposed legislation to execute gays in the name of God. Somehow "Thou Shalt Not Kill" got overruled by the fear of completely harmless and innocent people – gays.

    I actually do believe in God and I have moments so profound that I feel someone speaking to me. It's my conscience, my heart, my ethics. All humans deserve equality, respect and a life free of discrimination. No one chooses to be gay. But many religious people have chosen to degrade and marginalize gays, in the name of God. This is wrong.

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  4. Deacon Sandy says:

    I am an ordained Deacon in the Catholic Church — and as such have been given the faculties to preach during Sunday Mass. I am preaching this weekend in fact and, in doing some research, I came accross this interesting post and blog discussion.

    So here is what I believe, and I believe it accurately represents the views of the Catholic Church.

    I too have had the experience of God speaking to me. Actually, it has happened a lot. Here's the context. All Christians believe that the scriptures are divinely inspired and as such the scripture authors heard the voice of God. We Catholics also believe that the same Spirit that was working through the scripture authors is working in the homilist as they pray, research, and prepare a homily. So when I preach this weekend, the assembly will be hearing the voice of God! (A very humbling reality). Now, here's the really neat part. We also believe that same Spirit, the voice of God, is alive in the hearing of the assembly!

    Best and blessing to all who may read this.
    ___________
    Deacon Sandy

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  5. I do not believe in god, never did and never will. Religion is all fiction. I do not believe people that say "god spoke to me."

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  6. I asked God to speak to me. You say you're an athiest. I am a Christian for all my life. I believe God does speak to us. The Bible says "The Spirit of God goes to and fro througout all the earth looking for those who are seeking Him." So, God is no respector of persons. He will find you or me – whomever is seeking Him. (Consciously or subconsciously.)

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  7. Charlie - A Disciple says:

    It can be proven that God speaks to people. It can be proven by a radical change. A change that turns around one's life and their direction. How do people clean themselves up from the gutter, how do people stop the chains of sexual, drug, or alcohol bondage? They drop to their knees and honestly cry out to God to be saved. In order to hear from the Savior you need to realize you need to be saved.

    I too was an atheist at one point until I realized I needed to be saved. I didn't create me so I couldn't save me. When God spoke to me for the first time, he softened my heart and allowed me to be interested in Him. So… I believe you can prove God speaks to people by looking at what they do, watch the change in their lives. Do they say God spoke to them and then kill people? Then God didn't speak to them as God has not spoken to you… yet.

    Just because you don't believe does not mean God doesn't exist. Example… the wind. You cant see it, you cant touch it, but you can feel it. You just haven't felt it yet. I will pray God breaks you to the point you want to hear from Him.

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  8. Matt - Not a Disciple says:

    People clean up their acts on their own, as far as I or anyone knows. I certainly have never had any help with anything I’ve ever done from God, or at least he’s never felt it necessary to mention it to me. I’ve also tried praying before, and that has never showed itself as actually working in any situation. Assuming a voice in your head is God might work for some people. Seeing a light might serve the same purpose. BUT we also have the ability to misinterpret something that is cold to be wet. So there IS no way to prove God spoke to you. There’s no way to prove that the color red is actually red. Our senses can deceive us. And that’s not the big, bad Devil corrupting us, that’s just some temperamental wiring.

    And to Charlie; that doesn’t sound very righteous to pray for God to cause suffering. Radical change can also be brought on by diseases, mental illnesses, irritation, and so much more.

    So now I leave you with a question that no religious person I know can answer without contradicting their whole belief system: If a person is raised by a family who has never had knowledge of religion at all and that person eventually dies, do they go to Hell because they were never given a choice? And further yet, did God intentionally send a person to Hell just for kicks by withholding knowledge? Or can we throw all beliefs aside and say they can get in for free?

    If anyone still posts here, I suggest they give it a shot.

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  9. They should all be burned at the stake! Witches! Heretics!

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  10. Tom McCartney says:

    It was God man. I too have had God Speak to me! Talk about WOW realty check right!
    Listen do not care about the naysayer’s. They think just becouse they have not had it happen that it does not happen..

    To ALL DOUBTERS IT DOES HAPPEN !!!
    IT IS REALL!!!
    IT HAS HAPPENED TO ME!!!
    I WAS SPOKEN TO WHEN I WAS SAVED!! ( I TO WAS IN HEAVY THOUGHT OF THINGS)
    IT HAPPENED TO ME WHEN I WAS GIFTED THE SECOND TIME!!!
    IT HAPPENED A THIRD TIME TO TELL ME THERE WILL BE NO OTHER LIKE ME!
    IT HAPPENED TO ME FORTH TIME TO BRING TEACHINGS TO A REALISTIC LIGHT!!
    ALL SINCE May 2013!!
    HIS MESSAGE TO ME TO SPREAD THE WORD AND HERE IT IS VERBATIM!!
    ” I AM ALIVE AND I DO CARE.”
    THEN RED WRITING AND SYMBOLS FLASHED BEFORE MY EYES AND I WAS AWARE BUT UNAWARE OF MY FLESH! ONCE I REGAINED MY FLESH HE THEN ADDED VERBATIM
    ” THAT IS YOUR MESSAGE SPREAD THE WORD.”
    SO YES GOD DOES SPEAK TO PEOPLE AND NO MAN HAS EVER SEEN GOD! SO THERE IT IS BRO>
    YOU DID NOT GO CRAZY GOD IS REAL AND NOT SCARY HE IS WARM AND LOVING LIKE A FAMILY MEMBER ONLY A LOVE AND PEACE THAT IS PROFOUND IS KNOWN IN HIS PRESENCE.
    ONLY ONCE DID I FEEL FEAR WHEN I HEARD GOD.
    BUT HE WAS WITH COUNCIL WITH ANOTHER I THINK TO BE HONEST THE FEAR I HAD WAS DUE TO A WRONG I WAS DOING. IT WAS MORE LIKE A REALTY CHECK!

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  11. YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT ! ! God has spoken to me on a few occasions and I think maybe his angels on other occasions. Not all the time but like every few years, now & then. All my life. Not by words in my own head. I AM NOT CRAZY ! I have had a hard life & have nearly died a number of times in different ways & he saved me every time & it took me a long time for me to believe it was actually God & why would he speak to me & why would he speak to me when other people dedicate their whole life to him ?
    I am nearly 50 years old now & all the things that had happened to me in my life all the time when I asked him questions, he had answered. I have tested him out so many times. There IS NO DOUGHT ABOUT IT. IT IS GOD ! ! When he has been near me or inside of me, my heart rate is different. It pounds hard. I feel so warm, full of love & glory. It is SO BEAUTIFUL, THAT WORDS CAN’T EXPLAIN….. If you want to know how he speaks to me. I don’t want to say I might reveal later ….. but YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT. GOD IS REAL ! ! WITH NO DOUGHT. He he has plans for all of us. U might think, why is this happening to me ? But he does things for a lesson or test or for someone else or who knows ? Only he does. At the present God is very angry with his or people making a joke of him & NOT believing him & those who go to church on a Sunday & then sin all through the week. Yes. He is angry & sitting back & watching us all screwing the whole Earth. He isn’t doing anything because it is up to us to change it and stop the greed & sinning……. There is so much more I know. But won’t reveal it yet.
    IF GOD HAS SPOKEN TO U ???? I need to know to make more sence of my own story. GOD IS REAL …. U DON’T NEED TO GO TO CHURCH. GOD LOVES US AND DOES LISTEN & FIND SOME WAY TO HELP US…… YOU TALK TO HIM,TEST I’M WITH THINGS & HE WILL SHOW YOU. But it can’t be silly things or selfishness or nastiness. Of course.

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