QUOTE (anoushik @ Jan 22 2005, 03:10 AM)
Oops, I forgot to give the link. Here it is: http://www.cwg.org/
I just googled his name
Thank you Anoushik, I browsed the site. According to the website he heard voices in his mind and put down notes. While I may not believe in him doing it 100% I am sure it is possible in general to hear voices without sound vibrations in the air, because many others have had similar experiences.
The fact that he sold books and made a lot of money (probably, I don't know how much) is not actually bad. In my opinion he has done a good thing overall - wrote a book about God that has inspired many people. Many people write books on various subjects and make money, if that is normal and acceptable then this should also be so.
One thing that raises a question to me is that the way God started to talk to him is unusual. Normally God speaks with people who have practiced prayer and meditation for a long time. But in his case he just wrote an angry note and God answered in a gentle voice. Sure, God's grace does not know any standards and God may answer to angry people too, so that would be possible, it's just unusual.