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Re: Is God and His works perfect?

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  • lady_caritas
    ... Truth is, Ben, I m happy for DL and others to read any writings by the Gnostics with metaphorical glasses. Cari
    Message 1 of 78 , May 29, 2009
      --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, "Ben" <brbenjaminassisi@...> wrote:
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      > > DL, you are certainly entitled to your beliefs. If you should choose to compare or contrast them to others' beliefs, however, it would a good idea to try to understand how the others interpreted their words, as Gerry mentioned. Their own words.
      > >
      > > Cari
      > >
      > Hi Cari...
      >
      > you could easily cite besides philip and sophia of Jesus regardign this subject...
      >
      > the "contradictory" nature of texts such as Thunder perfect...
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      > Which I think all point to a very "Gnostic truth",
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      > those that know do not speak
      > those that speak do not know
      >
      > for the Gnostics clearly treated their cosmological ideas as merely means to end... like staring at the sun, if you dont wear sun glasses or redirect the light through something else...and stare directly into it... you will be blinded.
      >
      > For somneone like DL new to Gnosticism and any kind of mystical insight (this may be innaccurate, however his ideas seem to scream this as a "truth")it can be very difficult to see through the illogical logic of Gnosticism and any simliar ideas..or ideas that work by making one see through the surface to a "greater idea/s"
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      > Of course its really easy really, as thomas says all that is hidden will be revealed....
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      > When is a door not a door?
      > When it is ajar...
      >


      Truth is, Ben, I'm happy for DL and others to read any writings by the Gnostics with metaphorical glasses.

      Cari
    • lady_caritas
      ... Truth is, Ben, I m happy for DL and others to read any writings by the Gnostics with metaphorical glasses. Cari
      Message 78 of 78 , May 29, 2009
        --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.com, "Ben" <brbenjaminassisi@...> wrote:
        >
        >
        > >
        > > DL, you are certainly entitled to your beliefs. If you should choose to compare or contrast them to others' beliefs, however, it would a good idea to try to understand how the others interpreted their words, as Gerry mentioned. Their own words.
        > >
        > > Cari
        > >
        > Hi Cari...
        >
        > you could easily cite besides philip and sophia of Jesus regardign this subject...
        >
        > the "contradictory" nature of texts such as Thunder perfect...
        >
        > Which I think all point to a very "Gnostic truth",
        >
        > those that know do not speak
        > those that speak do not know
        >
        > for the Gnostics clearly treated their cosmological ideas as merely means to end... like staring at the sun, if you dont wear sun glasses or redirect the light through something else...and stare directly into it... you will be blinded.
        >
        > For somneone like DL new to Gnosticism and any kind of mystical insight (this may be innaccurate, however his ideas seem to scream this as a "truth")it can be very difficult to see through the illogical logic of Gnosticism and any simliar ideas..or ideas that work by making one see through the surface to a "greater idea/s"
        >
        > Of course its really easy really, as thomas says all that is hidden will be revealed....
        >
        > When is a door not a door?
        > When it is ajar...
        >


        Truth is, Ben, I'm happy for DL and others to read any writings by the Gnostics with metaphorical glasses.

        Cari
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