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Re: Faith vs Experience

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  • isis_powered
    ... itself. And when they do that they try to force the experiences into fitting into their preconceptions of what gnosis is. I don t think this philosophical
    Message 1 of 111 , Jan 10, 2008
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      > >>>It seems a lot of people are trying to achieve gnosis as an end in itself. And when they do that they try to force the experiences into fitting into their preconceptions of what gnosis is. I don't think this philosophical stance will be fruitful; they will only end up deluding themselves.<<<

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      > Perhaps, but please see our recent conversation with Phil. We are trying to use the term "Gnosis" in the traditional meaning of the term in this forum. If we don't have an agreed meaning, then we don't communicate anything by using the term.

      When I use words I like to use them as they are stated in the dictionary and the dictionary states gnosis as:

      gno┬Ěsis

      n. Intuitive apprehension of spiritual truths, an esoteric form of knowledge sought by the Gnostics.

      And that is exactly how I mean it.

      Guy

    • Michael Leavitt
      SORRY. :)
      Message 111 of 111 , Jan 16, 2008
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        SORRY. :)

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        > Doh! Just because you are right doesn't mean you are not a pain in the
        > ass! *lol*. If you can let a guy PRETEND his spelling is not ALWAYS
        > bad you let him keep his dignity.... if just a little. You know...
        > just for the sake of Chivalry. ;)
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