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Thu, Mar. 24th, 2011, 04:02 pm
aurora_nebulosa: Christians with Synesthesia

How are Christians to understand their synesthesia in the context of their Christianity? Is there any biblical example of people (not necessarily with synesthesia) but with other unusual perceptions (un-related to spiritual ones? If so, were these approved of, disapproved of, or reacted to indifferently either th bye writer of a given book or by the "characters" within it? Should Christians understand their perceptual situation as a "disability" or as a "blessing"?

Thu, Mar. 24th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)

It seems to me that the answer to the last question would have to depend on the effect of synesthesia in the individual's life. Mild synesthesia, such as I experience, doesn't really present me with any trials, opportunities to help others, etc.; it's just a way of perceiving the world. I can't really imagine a situation where synesthesia would present a struggle...maybe you've thought of some? I feel like I'm not really sure what you're asking. (I am a Christian, by the way.)

Thu, Mar. 24th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)

I think this is one of those cases where people try to find depth where there is none, try to make themselves more ~special~. I mean, REALLY! We have synaesthesia, we are no the X-men. It's just as mind-boggling as the ability to bend your thumb backwards or being able to roll your tongue. It's just an entertaining curiosity. Geez!

Thu, Mar. 24th, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)

I am an X-Woman. ;)

Fri, Mar. 25th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)

There should totally be a special school for us to study our ~powers~ and protect us, since we're obviously such outcasts...

Mon, Mar. 28th, 2011 05:29 am (UTC)

I'm almost finished my hover-chair. Then watch out when I gather together my Brotherhood of Evil SINesthetes.