Newsgroups: alt.religion.christian.roman-catholic, alt.philosophy, alt.atheism
From: Alan Ferris <hairy.fer...@yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2012 18:46:14 +0100
Local: Thurs, May 10 2012 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: What is a Religious Experience?
On Wed, 9 May 2012 22:55:16 -0700, Rockinghorse Winner
<badass.super...@gmx.com> wrote:I assisted with videoing a photographing at an evangelical rally over
>Does religious feeling have to include an experience of 'God?' Is religious
>feeling incompatible with atheism? Can a religious experience ever
>contradict previously held religious beliefs rather than be interpreted in
>terms of those beliefs? Thoughts? Ideas?
a week where thousands of Christians turned up each day and each
evening there was a massed service. Now my friend kept telling me
that it was amazing the feeling of Jesus's presence, he could fee a
real buzz every evening. I to could feel a buzz, but I recognised it
for what it was. It is the same buzz you get at a concert or major
sports final. That smell of adrenaline causing your own body to
respond as well. So, you would call that Jesus, I just call it a
massed public response.
One laugh I had was the visiting pastor one evening who came from an
What it really meant was that as I did not believe in his god I was
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