Wednesday, November 08, 2006

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

Are the gifts of old, nil today? I think not. You cannot take bits and pieces of the bible and say, "Oh, I'll believe this but I will not believe that."

I think these gifts are readily available to us, God willing. Seek and you will find. I found this very interesting, to say the least!

Published: November 7, 2006

The passionate, sometimes rhythmic, language-like patter that pours forth from religious people who “speak in tongues” reflects a state of mental possession, many of them say. Now they have some neuroscience to back them up.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania took brain images of five women while they spoke in tongues and found that their frontal lobes — the thinking, willful part of the brain through which people control what they do — were relatively quiet, as were the language centers. The regions involved in maintaining self-consciousness were active. The women were not in blind trances, and it was unclear which region was driving the behavior.



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