12980Re: The Old & New Inquisition against the Gnostics this Sun on CCG!!!
- Feb 19, 2007Hey Miguel
>>You expressed this better than I could have. In the end, as inthe beginning, anything mainstream they don't like will be called
Gnostic. In Arthur's book he points out authors who have humorously
accused Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steimen, and even Louis Farrakan of
being 'gnostic'. And the list doesn't end there!<<<
Then again, this would be expected on the part of the polemicists.
Critical perspective is not in their agenda. What I find even more
strange is that the same thing is going on with many people who
label THEMSELVES "Gnostic". Just as it was with the polemicists
trying to connect heresies together, some modern self professed
Gnostics often reduce the category to a specific attribute and
extend the label accordingly. Things like egalitarianism, mysticism,
some sort of spiritual anarchy or counterculture individualism, or
simply not being "orthodox" becomes the idenity of "Gnostic".
No wonder people often join the forum confused about what the
heck "Gnosticism" actually is *lol*.
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