>Intrapersonal communication, also referred to as internal monologue, autocommunication, self-talk, inner speech, or internal discourse, is a person's inner voice which provides a running monologue of thoughts while they are conscious.9 posts and 2 image replies omitted. Click reply to view.
>Inner speech is strongly associated with a sense of self, and the development of this sense in children is tied to the development of language. There are, however, examples of an internal monologue or inner voice being considered external to the self, such as auditory hallucinations, the conceptualisation of negative or critical thoughts as an inner critic, and as a kind of divine intervention. As a delusion, this can be called "thought insertion".
>Thought insertion is defined as the delusion that one's thoughts are not one's own, but rather belong to someone else and have been inserted into one's mind. The person experiencing the thought insertion delusion will not necessarily know where the thought is coming from, but makes a distinction between their own thoughts and those inserted into their minds. However, patients do not experience all thoughts as inserted; only certain ones, normally following a similar content or pattern. A person with this delusional belief is convinced of the veracity of their beliefs and is unwilling to accept such diagnosis.
I wonder if religiosity positively or negatively correlates with having an internal monologue? Is there any evidence that religious people sometimes mistake their own internal monologue for the voice of God? Could hearing the voice of God speak to you be a socially acceptable form of Thought Insertion, as defined above? Are religious people more likely to have visual and audio hallucinations than nonreligious people?
I've always heard my own voice inside my head but never anyone else's. When I learned that some people don't even have an internal monologue, while other people have several internal monologues and suffer from thought insertion, I immediately wondered how that correlates with religiosity.
did you ask God why
>>346449>But I know there are things that has happened to me only a diety could will into being
Unless you speak about stuff like breaking the laws of physics, there is nothing you attribute to divine intervention you cannot also attribute to a random occurence.
If it was random it would be only bad things happening to me.