The Language of Tongues. 27 replies

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#1 13 years ago

Everyone, or most people, have heard of people speaking in tongues. The language of Tongues is really unknown. What language do you believe it is? I posted something on this in the Religous Discussion thread, but it was overlooked and ignored, so I thought that it would do better in a thread of its own. Please do not merge it with the Religious Discussion thread as it may be overlooked again. Thanks.

I actually have a very interesting topic to post here. I'll start it off and post on it more later. Basically, you've heard of people speaking in tongues. Christians do it when they are slain by the Spirit as my mom likes to call it, which means that you get so full of Christ's spirit that you speak in tounges. I do not know if anyone has heard someone speaking in tounges, but I have, especially lately. Maybe I should get a recording for those who haven't. Actually, before I present my question, I have another one: do followers of other religions speak in tongues or have instances where they speak in tongues? So far, I've only heard of Christians doing it, but it may be possible that any religious believer could speak in tongues for some reason. Back to the original question, which may be easier to answer or discuss if you've actually heard someone speaking in tongues, what language is "tongues?" Apparently, when someone speaks in tongues, they speak a language that they do not know at all. They don't speak complete gibberish as you can make out words in that language if you hear that language being spoken. What language do you think it is? I personally think that tongues is the common language that existed prior to the splitting of the languages in the book of Genesis in the Bible. Basically, everyone in the world spoke one language but tried to build a tower known as the Tower of Babel *to unite the world, but God got angry at the people and split the language of the people up so they could not understand each other and complete the tower. Did the pre-babyl language survive? I honestly believe that it possibly could have survived after the Tower of Babel incident, but it changed form until it was no longer the language that it was. Most likely though, the pre-babyl language died at the Tower of Babel incident, and only God, everyone in Heaven, and a select few on Earth know the language or can at least interpret it. Basically, I think that the language of tounges is the pre-Babel language, and when people speak in tongues, they speak the language only existed (in mass) before the fall of the Tower of Babel. In other words, toungues is pre-Babyl, and I like to call the language pre-Babel. What are your thoughts about the language of speaking in tongues? EDIT: The Tower of Babel incident is recorded in Genesis 11:1-8. *According to the passages, the tower and the city that it was in was built by man to unify the world, but God saw what man was capable of and saw what man could do in the future if it remained a unified body, consequences that I cannot be sure of but are most likely bad (possibly man could rebel against God and God would have to completely destroy man as he intended to do in the Great Flood that occured before this incident) and God thus split the languages so no one could understand each other and all of mankind was scattered across the world.



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#2 13 years ago

I have just heard at church that it is simpily a Direct language between you and God, however i dont believe this is true because God can here you none the less.




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#3 13 years ago

Intersting concept. I'm not religious in any aspect, but it's something to think about. So basically, speaking in toungues is just blabbing nonsense?




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#4 13 years ago

Yeah, pretty much.




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#5 13 years ago

Well, not really. I've heard it in person, and you can make out words that seem to correlate with the preacher's interpretation (one word in pre-babyl = one word in english translation). It does not entirely make it a language, but it also does not make it complete nonsense either.




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#6 13 years ago

If speaking in tongues is babbling nonsense, then i've witnessed a few cases myself.




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#7 13 years ago

Tounges? Is that a language? Can you please give a link with additional info? Wikipedia or something.




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#8 13 years ago
Komrad_BIf speaking in tongues is babbling nonsense, then i've witnessed a few cases myself.

Same here. Almost every time a politician is interwiewed.




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#9 13 years ago
Apparently, when someone speaks in tongues, they speak a language that they do not know at all

I think it's that, not jibbereesh, but another language that they do not know or do not realise they are speaking, allowing people who know that language to hear. They speak correctly though. Like the Babel fish in the Hitch-Hiker's Guide, allowing the user to hear foreign languages as their own. That's why it's named Babel.




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#10 13 years ago

Can anyone spot the correlation between church goers and nonsensical blabbering?