Re: What DON"T you like?
- Hello, Hermetic Star
Well then, how about this? You find yourself to be fairly
antinomian, so do you disagree with the rather ascetic tendencies
that seem to be present in most Gnostic texts?
Also, how about the fact that it is becoming so popular today for
people to call themselves "Gnostic"? Since you seemed to enjoy a
notion that it was an uncommon interest, does the fact that books on
the subject are best sellers and there are actually people today who
call themselves "Gnostics" make it less itneresting for you? I mean,
since technically there are no living "Gnostics" does the move to
reawaken it and even inject it into pop media bother you?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, hermetic_star <no_reply@y...>
> 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
> I like shock value, but on the other hand, I think it is thatsense of
> shock that takes you out of the ordinary and allows you toexperience
> 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