Issues with verifying religious experiences

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  • What are the issues with verifying religious experience?
    • Hallucinations?
      • Angel of Mons
    • Over exaggeration because of emotion
      • Misinterpretation of nature
    • Can't be remembered exactly
      • Loss of details
    • Subjective
      • Importance changes depending on life situation
        • Individual needs
      • Experienced as an individual not a group
    • Could be forced/Wanted too much
      • Julian of Norwich
    • Caused by substances?
      • Alcohol/Drugs


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