"Richard The Troll" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
"How do you know you're God?"..."Simple, when I pray to Him I find I'm
talking to myself."
--Peter O'Toole, The Ruling Class
Seriously, I can think of no greater arrogance (read "the sin of pride")
than claiming to speak for God. You can tell Him I said so.
"Channeling" is a 'new age,' 'politically correct' term for the delusional
hearing of voices (auditory hallucination) that is a characteristic symptom
of one of the most widespread psychoses in modern civilization -
"God told me to rob the 7-11." - Dick Price
When I hear TV evangelists claiming to speak for God, or that 'God' (or 'the
Lord') told him such-and-such, I seriously don't know whether to laugh at
the irony of his delusion or to cry because there are thousands of fools out
there who believe him. Either way, the prudent course would be to suggest
the aid of a competent mental health professional, but schizophrenics resent
the implication and will never seek out such 'help' on their own.
When the voices get too persistent there is always the universal cure -
"Getting drunk is the only thing that makes the voices stop." - [an
Ask your God why He created schizophrenics, and how they can be helped.