8179Re: jesus incarnation?
- Aug 25, 2003Sarutobi....
>>>without any of the expert gnostics in here describing to me, letme see if i understand the important concept of Gnosis. From what
i've understood it means realizing the "spirit" inside of us, the
divine light manifest from the Heavenly Creator that was given to us
despite the Demiurge creating the material cosmos......it is not
going by what the church fathers created putting faith above
Well, sort of. You could say that it is also partly the specific
context for the recognition of ones spirit as a splinter of that
source. Perhaps what you offered is good enough for us to start
working with though. Add to what you said though, the realization
that it is not a "Heavenly Creator". That source of our spirit is not
a "God" as it is commonly understood.
>>>What i'm not too sure of though is that of the Gnostic texts ingeneral, were the authors actually inspired by God?<<<<
That is something you will have to figure out for yourself Sarutobi.
However, I should state again, so there is no confusion, the Gnostic
concept of "God" is very different from that which most people are
used to. Therefore, if you mean "inspired by God" in the way most
Christians use that term... it is a meaningless question to a Gnostic.
>>>and are the texts from jesus' saints? i hope they didnt just makeit all up and say it was from personal gnosis, i've heard both sides
to this story in some gnostic books......Gnosticism is a divinely
revealed religion right? i do have the Nag Hammadi library with me so
any texts i should read most importantly?<<<
It seems to me that you are still thinking of this in very literal
terms, Sarutobi. I also get the impression that you are quite young.
Nothing wrong with that, of course, but I am thinking perhaps there
are some concepts concerning mythology that you are not familiar
with. It is important to understand that to some extent Jesus and his
saints are also made up. The point of mythology is not that it
actually happened that way. Just like Jason did not REALLY find a
golden fleece, Jesus did not REALLY walk out across the water. Does
that mean the stories are lies? No, in fact the stories are true....
just not in the way most people think.
If you go reading your Nag Hammadi books, and you think that Adam was
literally flopping around on the ground while the Demiurge tried to
mold him... and that Sophia turned into a tree to excape the Archons,
you will be missing the whole point of the story.
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