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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 09:22 pm (UTC)

I...think you may be trying to read more into synaesthesia than there is to read into it.
As far as I've been able to determine, synaesthesia almost never has an effect (or a noticeable effect) on how someone behaves or interacts with others. Thus I don't think it would have been something the Bible's authors would have even noticed in order to make note of it, if it was something they would have considered note-worthy anyway.