Normal skepticism?

Many times I’ve heard stories of people experiencing God in really intimate ways, often prefaced with, “Normally I’m very skeptical, but…” before the speaker goes on to describe his or her experience. I, too, have used that phrase before describing an experience with God.

This month, that phrase really started to bother me.

Why do we like to preface our accounts of the wonders or intimacy of God with, “normally I’m very skeptical, but…”?

Is it so that we won’t be...

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