8158Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: jesus incarnation?
- Aug 23, 2003MM PMCV
And then there's the ole how have I interpreted what I've read bit. Many
factors contribute to how we understand something. Oft times we interepret
in a way which we want to interpret rather than what was intended to be
The Universe is in each person in such a way that each person is in it; and
so every person in the Universe is the Universe.
Cardinal Nicholas of Cusa
> You state....
> "i've read much about it, i understand it pretty well, but its the
> truth i'm really seeking that will give me purpose to believe and
> The question here becomes, not whether you have read enough about
> Gnosticism, but whether what you read has been accurate. If you are
> looking to "believe and follow" you have come to the wrong place.
> There are some very important reasons that the cosmology is the way
> it is in Gnosticism, and if you find it "difficult to accept" then
> the very notion of needing to simply believe it shows that perhaps
> you don't understand Gnosticism as well as you keep telling us you
> do. Not to offend you, just to point out that I think you are viewing
> Gnosticism in exactly the terms that the whole point of Gnosticism
> meant to over-ride.
> You say you have "looked up" for guidance, the point here is to look
> in a completely different direction for guidance. To start with
> though, it is important that you have a concept of the MEANING of the
> myths we are talking about. They are allegories, and I believe
> perhaps you have not understood thier point as well as you believe
> you have.
> This, of course, is a seperate topic.
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