God proved to me that he exists.

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  1. 786 Searching for Truth Valued Senior Member

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    What do you mean 'such a thing'? It was 'out of the ordinary' that is why I shared my experience.

    As for the rest of you people trying to offer explanations like spider with that picture- I hope you take in all the info I stated before you state something as an explanation because right now I am just having a laugh at all your explanations.

    Like for example, spider's picture can be subject to the 'explanation' that it was written by a plane. While in my experience there was no plane and the text was transforming into different PHRASES.

    You guys don't have to offer any explanation anyways. Just believe that I am lying and if not lying, my whole family was on drugs hallucinating. There isn't really any reason for you to believe anything I or anyone says so no reason to go on the offensive (or defensive?) by offering explanations.

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    As Salaam Alaikum Akhi, Kaifa haloka,

    Lugati alarabic laisat k ama yajib....so english

    I Believe everything you said and you are blessed to see such a confirmation and peace offering of mercy. She must have been truly Righteous and her seed too ^_^.


    Salam akhi
     
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  5. SciWriter Valued Senior Member

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    Peace, and I wish many cloudy days for you and yours to read that which is writ large in the skies.
     
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    It wouldn't be "teaching faith" but showing through evidence that a claimed event actually happened. If only you had have taken the time to film or photograph these giant sky words. If only you picked up the phone, and called the local news. Instead what we have here is you saying something is true, that you can't provide evidence to establish it and undoubtedly see something unfair in people demanding actual evidence.

    One way or another - given that we are talking about clouds - you'd expect someone to have filmed it.
     
  8. NMSquirrel OCD ADHD THC IMO UR12 Valued Senior Member

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    me personally was not trying to make you feel discredited.

    i have heard 'writing in the sky' stories alot and my comment on aramaic writing sums up why i can believe it,(and request for pics) i have never seen words in the clouds in the sky just the occasional duck,or dragon..but then again i do not know aramaic.

    (i vaguely recall a similar conversation in another thread about writing in the sky and someone had posted a pic.)
     
  9. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    I think that he was asking whether there's any evidence of this or similar purported events that's a bit less subjective than anonymous internet posters sharing their experience.

    I think that he was joking. A sarcastic joke, perhaps, but not an explanation.

    I'm not sure what the explanations are. But I'd guess that the explanations are psychological. Like I wrote in an earlier post, I have an acquaintance who often hears voices inside his walls saying disquieting things about him. Nobody else hears those voices.

    From our perspective, the only evidence for the truth of this report is your word. You're the individual that's telling us that others were involved.

    What you are reporting sounds like a report of a miracle, a divinely generated violation of the order of nature. That's going to be an unlikely event by its very nature, from the simple fact that it is a violation of the observed order of nature. I don't intend to insult you by saying this, but it's just a fact of human experience that people making untrue assertions (for whatever motivation) is a very common occurance.

    So in terms of simple probabilities, it would be more rational for other people to think that your report has a naturalistic explanation than it would be for them to accept that it was a miraculous confirmation of Islam.

    More generally, the philosophical point in all this is that in the case of miracles (of any religion, it doesn't matter which) there's typically going to be a natural explanation that's more likely (more consistent with the observed order of nature in other words), and hence more rational for people to believe, than a unique supernatural violation of that order would be.

    That doesn't necessarily prove that miracles are impossible. But it does mean that it's rational to be skeptical about them.

    (David Hume made a similar argument in his essay, 'On Miracles'.)
     
  10. SciWriter Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, what is more likely? (hint: not a miracle).
     
  11. 786 Searching for Truth Valued Senior Member

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    Well, I can only say what I saw.. I can understand being skeptical, as I would be too.

    I don't take pictures of these things to show to people- as I don't believe in showing this to anyone, not to mention I was 10 at the time with no camera. And secondly I'm not going to 'google' one for you, because I don't know the authenticity of them. The only 'authentic' source of this is ME for myself-

    I don't believe in using these things as 'proof' for Islam or anything, I just thought I would share my experience nothing more as it was a relevant topic. In a discussion, I would not use this as 'proof' for anything. It can be 'proof' for me but that is pretty much it.

    I would rather have people become Muslim because they recognize God than to look at a cloud, so I don't show anyone this. When I was in middle school, I saw Allah (in arabic) written, very very clearly and cleanly, no clouds were even near it and my friend (a Catholic) was with me, I chose not to tell him to look at it even though I was trying to convert him (I had many discussions with him on religion). I don't know if that was a correct decision or not, sometimes I think I should've shown him, but I don't believe in doing this to convert people.

    I'm not the kind of person who uses these things to 'prove' a point. If you're asking me for proof that arabic is written in the sky, I have none. Just take my story as my experience. That is all.

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  12. NMSquirrel OCD ADHD THC IMO UR12 Valued Senior Member

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    no i was not asking for proof of your experience..i believe you.
    i think it was more of a 'proof of concept' that i was trying to validate (that it is possible to read Aramaic in the clouds)
     
  13. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    I know. I don't have to offer an explanation because clouds are a common thing to see patterns in. It's a popular pastime on a nice day. Interestingly, no one who doesn't speak arabic already sees arabic writing, go figure. We see things from our own culture.
     
  14. Me-Ki-Gal Banned Banned

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    No Fear. The world will see soon . The unfolding of truth is on it's way. Naysayers beware
     
  15. 786 Searching for Truth Valued Senior Member

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    Hmm... of course you must 'understand' it to realize it. This is a given. You will 'recognize' it to say 'Allah' if you know the Arabic of it. Even if I gave you an Arabic book and it had 'allah' in arabic written on it, without you knowing the arabic for 'allah' there is no way for you to recognize that it is talking about Allah... so thanks for stating the obvious. It doesn't change the fact that the book indeed says 'Allah' even if you don't know.

    I wouldn't necessarily call my experience pastime but I can understand your opinion.

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  16. 786 Searching for Truth Valued Senior Member

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    If you know how to read, then you should be able to, given it is 'written'. Or no?

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  17. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    I'm just saying, in Japanese they probably see Japanese characters, in Disneyland they might see cartoons, I like to recognize faces in the clouds, we see what we expect to see, it's like a Rorschach test.
     
  18. jayleew Who Cares Valued Senior Member

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    Wow, that's awesome. A lot of good that does to show you, you already believed.

    If he's real, then something like that would save my life. He must want me dead. Do you realize how many people are not saved simply because they don't believe. They are righteous people, probably more than you. Good people who theists would claim them dead to god because they didn't believe. What is that? How is god a just god worthy of your praise to let your brother die, and yet give you the sight beyond sight. And not because your friends were bad people. No, just because they didn't believe...because god chose not to act to save the soul. What, is he shooting craps up there to decide who will see and hear him?

    God may as well finish us off, because we will fight him as he is evil. Are we atheists just tools to help train you. Are we spilling our blood to defend the meek and working to heal the sick and feed the hungry just to die because we don't believe. Bullshit I say.
     
  19. Lori_7 Go to church? I am the church! Registered Senior Member

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    a rorschach test from god! exactly.

    and to address snake's suggestion to call the evening news...

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    if you see it, you were meant to, and if you don't, you weren't.

    and if you see it and it means something to you, then that's what it was meant for.

    and if you see it and it doesn't mean jack shit to you, then you qualify as "normal".
     

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