Don't feel too bad. Soundgarden subscribed, sent a post and unsubscribed from my GnosticThought group without waiting for a reply. I have seen him or her post one or two times and then disappear on other Gnostic groups too. I don't think he wants dialog.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2002 11:36 AM
Subject: [Gnosticism2] Re: Dogma and insanity
--- In gnosticism2@y..., "soundgarden81" <soundgarden81@y...> wrote:
> I will be unsubscribing from this group the very minuite I post this
> message...So save your petty comeback's...Hmmm. Well, indeed, Soundgarden has unsubscribed.
I always feel bad when this happens, and I wonder if members, who
have unyielding devotion regarding the efficacy of their Truth and
leave in a emotional flurry when they can't convince everybody else,
don't end up doing the same thing at other groups that aren't
interested in proselytization.
I have no interest in "petty comeback's" [sic] to Soundgarden's
patronizing insults to members.
However, just in case Soundgarden is lurking, I would like to offer
some food for thought, unless this person does not value critical
thinking. Other members and I don't pretend to have all the answers,
but we like to share and even debate our opinions (not inflexible
dogmas) based on accumulated experience at any given point of time
(yep, just can't permanently get away from that temporal mode while
Soundgarden: "We must start with faith in what the master's have
That seems to contradict what Soundgarden said in a previous
message: "there are people who call themselves gnostics but in fact
they have no DIRECT experience of reality . ."
I would wonder whether Soundgarden is relying on direct experience
and self-knowledge or rather on "faith" or "belief," adopting
another's way to "direct experience."
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