I am a believer in Christ have been DF'd since 7/01, but left the JW's in my heart for some time before that.
I feel that the gifts of the Spirit didn't end in the 1st and 2nd century but should continue until the Church is no longer on Earth.
I have been to serveral different christian groups and have heard many speak in tongues, but to be honest I'm not very impressed.
It seems to be, not supernatural,.. but more like the reaction you get when you jump in very cold water, and get a terrible chill that makes your jaw vibrate.
The women seems to be the most prominent ones in speaking in tongues, so I wonder if it is just an emotional response, more than any thing else?
And if Paul said to limit the speaking in tongues to just 2 and only if there is an interpeter, why does the speaking in tongues become so prominent at these meetings? And how come I never hear a translator interpet what is said?
If someone lived a trillion X longer than you, and had a billion X more reasoning ability would he come to the same conclusions as you?