Re: What DON"T you like?
- Hey Troub. I don't think there is anything I don't like about
Gnosticism. In fact, the more the mainstream screams about it, the
more I like it.
I have an antinomian streak that runs pretty deep. Part of it is that
I like shock value, but on the other hand, I think it is that sense of
shock that takes you out of the ordinary and allows you to experience
gnosis (IMHO). Breaking taboo seems to be a great way to do this.
Other systems have other ways. Buddhism has koans for example, and
some buddhist sects (Rinzai, I think?) advocate screaming at the
initiate, or even striking them. *Grin*
Anyway, nice to hear from you again.
- In a message dated 1/22/2005 11:05:38 PM Eastern Standard Time, bigtrumpetg3_04@... writes:
I totally agree with you! I have always been the
person who asked questions (especially when I was
younger), just to be avoided and ignored by peers who
did not believe I should ask such questions. Many
humans, as spiritual beings, have God enlighten them
often in their own lives and ways. I would find it
interesting to see even a portion of those experiences
in writing somewhere, if they could be recorded
without complete ridicule. Thanks for the welcome, by
Mikeif all of us wrote down our portions, they will likely be very similar in scope, and only differentiated by our personal egos.mychael