- --- In email@example.com, carter stevens
>>>Concerning Zoroastrianism and Gnosticism, there is probably morethat they have in common, I just don't have the reading material on
hand. I could of course look it up on line, but to do so and then
print out copies to use for reference in order to illustrate my
point, would of course take some time. That is why I have avoided
doing so thus far! Laziness I suppose. Most of what I've spoken about
is from memory, which is why there are some errors.<<<
Yes, I was sure there must have been a good reason for that.
>>>Concerning the Golden Rule... Sure, I've seen similar statementsabout loving your neighbor and so forth, but Zoroasters' statement
seems to be almost identical to Jesus'. . . <<<
Say, Carter, since you seemed to be keen in your previous posts on
establishing a connection here (short of actually cracking open a
book or otherwise researching the topic), I'm curious as to why you
see the statements attributed to Zoroaster and Jesus as being MORE
nearly identical than other examples of the Golden Rule? I'm sure
you're not basing your point of comparison on the literal wording of
modern translations since neither Jesus nor Zoroaster (if either
actually existed) would have spoken English.
Personally, I'm struck by how very similar the sentiment is between
ALL of these verses, whether we're talking about the Talmud, the
Mahabharata, the Udana-Varga, or the Analects of Confucius. I
suppose I'd like to think that the Ethic of Reciprocity is something
that has occurred to civilized peoples everywhere, even if we
recognize it more in theory than in practice.
- 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