Re: [GnosticThought] Re: faith
- Hi Joe,I don't have a problem with explaining that Paul was not using the word faith as the literalist Christians use it when discussing Paul's writings.But I still think our using the word when discussing our own experiences only adds to confusion.George----- Original Message -----From: Joe MendozaSent: Saturday, November 30, 2002 1:20 PMTo: GnosticThought@yahoogroups.comSubject: [GnosticThought] Re: faith
I think that defining "faith" is important if you wish to understand
the Gnosticism of Paul of Taurus (and others). If 'faith' is defined
as 'blind belief', Paul is not Gnostic, but if faith is defined as
'openness' then Paul is Gnostic.
I personally think that Paul's writtings are very important (his real
writting, not the fraudlent pastoral letters). I do not wish to toss
them out because the word 'faith' is misused by most people.
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But I have "faith" that "God" knows how much I "love" pizza.
Sorry, but I couldn't resist recklessly throwing that sentence
--- In GnosticThought@yahoogroups.com, "Joe Mendoza"
> Good point George,
> However I also think that the words "God" and "love" also add to
> confusion, but that doesn't necesarily mean that we should stop using
> But we should be very careful when using all three of those words.