One that struck me young and stayed with me was the story of Elijah being visited by God on the side of the mountain.

白云泉 I was raised Methodist (Christian) and I read the Bible, learned various parables and teachings.

One that struck me young and stayed with me was the story of Elijah being visited by God on the side of the mountain.

There was all sorts of noisy loud dramatic stuff happening around Elijah but none of that was God. God was in the “still small voice” or here translated as “Sound of a gentle whisper”.

Intuition. Conscience. The voice in the head. etc.

1 Kings 19:11-13
Living Bible
11 “Go out and stand before me on the mountain,” the Lord told him. And as Elijah stood there the Lord passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain; it was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind, there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.

12 And after the earthquake, there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire, there was the sound of a gentle whisper.

13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his scarf and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.

Oh you have to doubt your own judgement, absolutely. Check, double check, triple check. I do it constantly.

If it’s good, all the testing will only help support it.
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I don’t think objectivity is enough. I see objectivity as SUPPORTIVE of intuition – as a rudder or a way to backtrack and give supporting evidence.
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I also think that intuition is not enough: if you only find facts that support your intuition, well, that’s not helping things.
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Yes. I think cherry picking done intelligently with just cause can sometimes be useful, so long one knows they’re doing activism and not science.
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