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All or nearly all atheists who have discussed religion with Christians or who have simply been approached by Christians have probably had the surreal experience of being sagely informed about what they believe, how they believe, and even why they believe. Christians may lay claim to a variety of supernatural powers (like healing prayer), but when did they acquire the ability to read the minds of people they don't know and have never met? Does Christianity really provide mind-reading powers?

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February 5, 2010 at 9:41 am
(1) Leah says:

I had a similar experience recently. I gave a talk about my experiences in Mormonism. A Mormon bishop was in attendance and during the discussion that followed my talk he tried to claim that excommunication is not a punishment. I lost my temper and yelled at him. I later felt bad about the yelling and sent him a letter of apology. He wrote back, and claimed that I wouldn’t have gotten so upset unless, deep down, I really still believed it. Maddening!

February 5, 2010 at 10:09 am
(2) sornord says:

I can prove they can’t read minds: They are not shutting up and going away like I wish they would.

February 5, 2010 at 1:35 pm
(3) cag says:

As well as christians; smokers, litterbugs, bad drivers and a bunch of other people cannot read minds. I have yet to be confronted by any of the former for my less than charitable thoughts of their beliefs/actions.

February 8, 2010 at 12:27 pm
(4) tracieh says:

The most amazing thing to me is that they can read my mind better than _I_ can. Even when I tell them that’s not my motivation, they tell me it is my real motive, and I just am not aware. It’s uncanny…spooky!

January 7, 2013 at 11:45 pm
(5) Det.Goren says:

As a former Christian, I would smugly smile and say “Well thats ok if you dont bieve- God believes in you and understands why you are rebelling…you will come around!” Yes- I was that guy. Am so glad I am an agnostic now and free of such delusions. Your point is spot on though. In a sense, I used to speak and act as if I knew what others really thought-assuming they were actively rebelling and revisiting god.

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