reply to post by NamelessMonster
Well, if you're like me and living in America, the reason for the predominance of Christian visions is because Christianity is the predominant faith
in America. At the same time, the persecution complex accompanying several sects of the religion give the followers an unbalanced demeanor making them
crave to turn any mundane experience into a religious vision or prophecy so that they can feel important and special in their God's kingdom.
No one would see Jesus in their toast, or the Virgin Mary in a stain on an underpass if the people were more secure in themselves and their faith.
They wouldn't need silly religious relics in food and nature to make them feel justified in believing what they do. Unfortunately, Christianity is a
religion of self-degradation (we're all sinners, our salvation died to save us but we still sin, God despises us unless we accept He killed Himself
to save us, etc), so it's followers are constantly looking for affirmation of their faith.
Hinduism is not widely practiced in America, so the visions of Krishna, Brahma, and the other Asuras, Devas, and Gods of the Vedic-Hindu caste do not
make as many appearances here as they traditionally do back in India where their belief system began and flourished. All yogis, gurus, monks, and
Hindu priests tend to have visions, dreams, or some kind of inspiring event occur to turn them towards the road they're pursuing.
Googling "Hindu visions" might yield a lot of India results.
The Buddha wasn't a god... so if anyone has a vision of Buddha, the Buddha would consider such a disciple as not quite grasping the whole meaning of
his message. What a Buddhist has is something called Satori, which is a powerful moment of clarity, realization, and understanding. This is a common
occurrence actually, experienced by all fledgling, and full-flung Buddhists as it is the desired goal of meditation.
Now, what each Buddhist sees in Satori is going to be different as existence is subjective, not objective. All of life is subjective. We all exist,
but why we exist and what we choose to explain how we exist is not something that can be garnered by any religion or dogma.
So, to answer your inquiry, you can search for "visions of ______" and very easily find dozens of cases of just such a being having been witnessed
by a follower.
As for an atheist seeing God... not likely to happen as an atheist would never admit to it. The vision would be written off as an hallucination, or
some kind of dream, or a faulty memory, or pareidolia... any number of reasons to not accept it as a genuine vision.
And a Christian seeing Krishna? If you were a Christian and you saw Krishna would YOU suddenly go "Krishna is real!" or would you rather say "The
Devil gone and done fooled me!" because a non-Christian vision experienced by a Christian is always categorized as "of the Devil".
I wish people would be open to others' religious beliefs, and willing to experience them. Unfortunately, religious-minded individuals are seldom so
understanding and open-minded. On the same hand, atheists are just as discriminatory as the religious at times too.
Interesting topic though, and maybe you'll get some personal ATS accounts of religious individuals seeing their chosen gods, goddesses, or nature