Any time a religious person says "peace" I can't help but think HYPOCRITE !
I understand why you think that. There are many religions in which this WOULD be hypocritical. But please see the thread that I just started to perhaps understand my faith a little more. (as well as others who might come on and share some things, though I can understand why some might not want to at the moment)
Let's get down to it: you think there are some invisible people that talk to you. That is the basis of most religious belief.
Okay, I can discuss this with you. A little wary about it, lol, but okay.
I don't think that is the basis of much religious belief at all though.
But yes, Christ speaks. I have not seen Him with my eyes. Only heard Him. Yes.
Now I would suggest that like most people claiming faith, you haven't heard the voices yourself. No, someone else told you they heard the voices and what the voices told them to tell you (that you have to do what the hearer heard). But of course it still isn't as direct as that - the chain of people who heard the voices that have passed on the message is immense as it is rediculous.
But I have heard His voice, myself.
I cannot prove that to you. There is nothing that I can say that will make you believe that. But others who wish it may go to and ask to hear/learn to hear/recognize Him also. I know that is true... because that is what I did.
But what if you do hear the voices yourself? Tell us if that is the case and why you are so special that the supreme being of all the galaxy wants to come to you for a bit of chit-chat. Yeah, he's too busy to do anything about children starving to death or being raped and murdered, he is busy talking to you after all!
I am not so special. I am not special at all. I am just willing. To serve Him and those who belong to Him... which has nothing to do with whether or not I am good, or moral. (I am even a poor servant). To hear Him, to be willing to go where He says to go; to speak as He says to speak; to do as He says to do, to put Him first, to give credit to Him rather than take it for myself. Even though all of that will at times garner ridicule, derision, contempt, etc, from some.
Plus, talking to someone, sending them to help others (be that spiritually or physicall) IS helping. In no way does that take away from anything or anyone else.
There are a number of diagnoses that could apply, all of them treatable with medication.
And again, as I have said many times, I understand this from an atheist because there can be NO other explanation (other than a liar)
But from a faith pov, that IS our faith, even though some of faith do not yet see and/or deny that this is written about in the examples of all those who belonged to Him.
If others starting saying that "I heard that someone told them that a friend said that they heard Satan once whispered to someone that climate change and evolution are both true so there you have it, undisputable proof that it is a solid fact" ... you could rightly say the person was all the things you describe above:
delusional, afraid to face reality, crazy, less intelligent.
Sure but none of that applies. There is no chinese whispering going on here. Take out the chinese whispering part (and satan), and I have said that I undertand this from an atheist. Well, actually, from anyone... but I have never presented what I have heard to someone else as undisputable proof that it is a solid fact.
It is solid to me... but others may do with that as they please. I would not take another person at their word on these matters either. But would test what has been said. So I do not expect or even want others to do the same for what I share.
And if they kept saying it they you could also add "annoying" to the list too.
Yes, to some who do not want to see/hear it. But that can be true of many things.
Anyone hearing voices deserves treatment. If they don't think they do then they deserve redicule. You think they deserve respect? praise? thanks?
I don't think they 'deserve' anything. Not praise, respect (other than as a fellow human being), thanks... or... ridicule.