Re: Gnostics and Templars
- Say, Carter, before I offer my thoughts and comments, what have you
got planned for Friday night? I'm just curious about your location.
If I didn't live on the opposite coast, I'd be eager to take
advantage of the lectures offered at the EGLA. You've got a golden
opportunity there. Did I get the correct night on that schedule,
Anyway, you wrote:
>> I agree that fiction should never be accepted as fact, however,The Gospel of Mary does contain the phrase "And he used to kiss her
often on the ... Unfortunately we may never know what the last word
True, we may never know. Basically, any way we choose to fill in
those dots would be speculation, and what does that serve. Isn't it
helpful enough to see from the context that Mary is being portrayed
in that passage as somehow different (in a positive way) from the
male apostles? My point is . . . I can think of all kinds of places
where a man might kiss a woman without impregnating her, or even
having to be married to her (unless I missed something in Health
Then you wrote:
>> Also I remember reading somewhere about the 3 Mary's in a workcalled the Gnostic bible which can easily be purchased off of gnosis.
orgs' site for $22. where it states that there were three Mary's in
the bible... Jesus' mother, his sister, and his wife. Although
nothing has ever been mentioned in scripture! <<
I think that some further clarification may be needed here. Since
PMCV already provided the scriptural reference (Gospel of Philip) you
seem to have had in mind, I'm not quite sure what you meant by
nothing ever being "mentioned in scripture." Did you mean, "in
canonical scripture"? While those books have their place, you may
come to find that looking to them while pursuing Gnosticism can be
like comparing apples to oranges. More importantly, since the
citation in question was for a word that meant "companion"
or "partner," it should be noted that the same passage in The Gnostic
Bible does NOT mention Jesus having a "wife":
"Three Marys walked with the lord:
His mother, his sister, and Mary of Magdala,
His sister and mother and companion were Mary."
In that respect, not only is it not mentioned in scripture that Jesus
had a wife, but neither is it mentioned in The Gnostic Bible . . . an
anthology, I might add, that only came out just over a year ago. I
don't want anyone getting the idea that this was a singular,
canonized collection of scriptures that Gnostics were holding to
their hearts centuries ago. If we exercise a little caution when
quoting these sources, we may be able to at least "contain" the
alternative history wildfire.
- In a message dated 2/9/2005 1:10:32 AM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Speaking of forgetting things.... what I hate the most is when I am
at the store, or somewhere, and I forget where I live and......
wait..... Do I know you, Gary?
PMCVi have driven by my house, when i had one, a few times...what is worse when you feel in an alternative universe and everything looks only vaguely familiar..this happens to me alot...almost like an out of body experience only you are wide awake.mychael