- Feb 26, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "wvdog61" <wvdog61@7...> wrote:
> I just came home from seeing the Passion and I swear that ifsomeone
> in the mainstream ever looks at me and accuses Gnostic writings ofSorry to hear about your experience, Rodney. I can't say, "I told
> being imaginative or inventive I'll *throw* this movie at them.
you so," but I'll let Cari speak for herself. ;-)
Seriously, however, since you're still "involved" with a somewhat
conventional church setting (no matter how liberal you may find it at
times), you can surely see that from *their* perspective, Gnostic
texts *are* inventive at best, and downright wicked at worst. This
is sort of what I was hinting at in previous discussions about
Even though we may no longer relate personally to an orthodox
understanding--or simply "not" relate to it if we didn't come from
that background to begin with--I should think that most of us can
certainly understand how it meets the needs of so many people.
However, until *they* have begun to cross that threshold to the
impersonal, intangible, ineffably Infinite Divinity, they will remain
incapable of understanding how their limited concepts no longer serve
us. Just as "sin" no longer holds the same meaning for
Gnostics, "redemption" also takes on a new face--so to speak;
possibly face-less, even, but doubtfully as blood-covered a spectacle
as what you witnessed last night.
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