Sorry about the site reference. It seems to be empty. Google up
"gnosticism, varieties" and find the "lost sheep" site (about 7th
--- In gnosticism2@y..., "wilbro99" <wilbro99@y...> wrote:
> Hi Flag, I come in peace, as usual. I am still crawling through the
> web in search of a picture of what Gnosticism is. As is my wont, I
> always decide that the picture I cobble together is only that, a
> picture, then take it apart and start over. There is always that
> little glow that comes with a completed picture before the
> sets in, so I go for the glow.
> Perhaps what intrigues me about the Gnostic notion is that it
> parallels the ploy I came up with to confound the Christian notion
> that the Bible meant what it said, being the word of God. This was
> before I ever heard of Gnosticism. Generally, I would tell them that
> the Bible was written by the Devil as a way to relieve his boredom.
> was all a scam. The God in the book was to hold the truth and the
> Devil was to try to take that truth away. He created people so that
> could play the game. My question to any and all objections given
> "That's exactly what the Devil wants you to believe." Great fun,
> especially with the door to door God sellers.
> Anyway, I ran across the following site that gave me what I thought
> was the best picture of Gnosticism so far. How does it fit, or not
> fit, with your Big G picture?