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  • Mike Leavitt
    Hello Stacey ... You re not off topic, these are all good reasons to be looking at Gnosticism as an alternative. Look at http://www.gnosis.org for a wealth of
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 11, 2004
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      Hello Stacey

      On 09/11/04, you wrote:

      > Hello I'm new. I will probably be reading posts and not posting too
      > much since I have just learned about gnosticism. I like this group
      > very much because it stays on topic and every one discusses things
      > and seems genuine. Much of this information is new to me.
      >
      > I have spent a lot of time learning aobut Christianity lately. As a
      > young child I started out in a Catholic church but none of it made
      > sense to me. I questioned everything they told me and couldn't
      > figure out where or how they came to their conclusions. Then we
      > started going to another church that considers itself Christian but
      > as I have discovered it is more in line with gnostic ideas (so it
      > seems to me so far) though it doesn't have any of the gnostic texts.
      > Some how they figured out the messages in the Bible to be the very
      > things that you guys are discussing here while only using the Bible
      > as their text. I'm sure there are some major differences which I
      > will eventually figure out.
      >
      > I have been trying to read the Bible to figure out how they came to
      > their (the Convential Christians as I call them) conclusions about
      > Jesus' purpose here and his death and resurection as the savior etc.
      > I can't put it into words very well, but I think you know what I
      > mean. So far I can't figure it out. It just seems like a lot of
      > rationalizations and biases that lead them to those conclusions.
      > They tell me that I have to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to guide me
      > and then I will understand. But how can one pray for understanding
      > to that which they don't understand? Ok, I'm really off topic. I'm
      > sorry about that but I just wanted you all to know where I am coming
      > from.

      You're not off topic, these are all good reasons to be looking at
      Gnosticism as an alternative. Look at http://www.gnosis.org for a
      wealth of gnostic material. It is my church's web site.

      Regards
      --
      Mike Leavitt ac998@... Sr. Priest Ecclesia Gnostica
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