Originally Posted by dsdrane
Literalists/empiricists cannot stand this. But then they also don't like poetry, art, etc.
Oh so true! We live, by-and-large, in a left-brain dominant world- that is- a world run by left-brain dominant people. And they are usually men.
Women have more access, more connective tissue between the hemisphere's in their brains. They start talking about something and go from thing to thing to thing (going back and forth between hemisphere's - between feeling and thought), and then wind up at their point, while men just go slam bam into what they want (no...I am not talking about sex but the same approach applies!). Why? Because of the connective tissue! It seems like such a simple thing, but it isn't. And yes, it also takes both sides of the brain to appreciate poetry. When I read about this (years ago), I really 'got it'. Those who can see the poetry in scripture express themselves quite differently that those who don't.
Sorry for the tangent. But sometimes I think the thing to be able to do is to speak the the person one is speaking with in the manner in which they think, not what