I get powerful feedback as a result of my faith, but it's never taken the form of a physical appearance, but I do experience sensations around my
head at certain times, and there's been all kinds of other feeback, along with significant increases in conscious awareness and vitality, and a loss
Ironically, I too am a rebellious minister's son, and spent most of my life in search of meaning anywhere but the Christian religion, but at the same
time, to be intellectually honest, I had to keep an open mind to all possibilities free from contempt prior to investigation.
In my view, it's a valid frame of reference which holds water, which does not mean to say that I am a fundamentalist literalist by any means.
I do know a Christian friend who saw an angel, and have another friend who, as a child, saw Jesus at the foot of his bed..?
I am open to all possibilities, but there is a genious to the Christian story framed relative to the Jewish temple which is just so alien to our human
conception of justice, and so unfathonably merciful, loving and above all meaningful, that it is hard for me, having looked deeply into it, to walk
away and dismiss is out of hand. No, I've become convinced in SPITE of my bias against it as a result of my family of origin's association, because
hey we PK's are not about the toe the line.
I'm with C.S. Lewis on the Christian story, and I think that Jesus rocks!
P.S. Yes, if given the opportunity, ask them. I have this theory regarding what I call the cosmological Christ framed in the context of a hiearchy of
Angelic beings and other HEBs (highly evolved beings) such that word should have spread far and wide if the Christian story is true. It is said that
all of heaven knew why Jesus went to the cross, and I think that a big part of heaven may be considered as represented by the "heavens" above.
It may not be an either/or proposition, the way you present it, as in - "your Christian belief vs. my Angelics"..
[edit on 6-5-2009 by OmegaPoint]