Re: Dogma and insanity
- --- In gnosticism2@y..., "beautiful2afault" <beautiful2afault@y...>
> i too feel some were unkind to soundgarden.I'm sorry you feel that way. No one's forcing anyone to stay here,
> second, i don't feel he was preaching some dogma but adding
> information to a discussion in progress.
but we ARE insisting that members maintain focus with regards to
classical Gnosticism during their stay. Being distinct from
orthodoxy, it seems inapporapritate for folks to bring rigid,
dogmatic preaching to such a discussion forum.
As for the discussion being "in progress" and Soundgarden's
contribution to it, his first post introduced the topic and consisted
of this much input (other than a reposted "fluff" article):
>>>>I'm new here, so hi all. I found an interesting articlerecently....<<<< [Soundgarden #6711]
So he found that article "interesting." Lovely. What does he do
when anyone else starts offering thoughts on the subject but pointing
out that this is the ONLY truth, and anyone incapable of seeing it is
obviously not of the same enlightened level that he himself has
attained. Frankly, that's very sad, and as Cari pointed out is
nothing more than proselytizing. It has nothing to do with
discussion. It's not welcome here. There are plenty of other boards
out there where people thrive on that.
I'm also sorry that you failed to notice support was given to the
fact that Soundgarden has posted similarly at other sitesand didn't
stick around for serious debate of the topic. If he can merely hide
behind others' words and then lash out when questioned about it,
perhaps he should spend some time rethinking the topic.
Personally, the last time(s) this discussion took place, I was
arguing against those who said there is NO such thing as a recycling
of psychic material. I felt that their stand was equally as dogmatic
as Soundgarden's, and for something that can't be objectively proven
it really seems foolish to hold such a position. While I currently
allow for the possibility, I actually also allow room for
presentation of various points of view, including a "civil"
presentation that there is perhaps no such thing. That doesn't
include either side who is convinced of their unilaterally perfect
comprehension of the total of esoteric wisdom.
> . . . . sometimes i wonder what this group reallly is talking about.I'm sure many a member here has wondered the same about you, as
> or practising.
well. Questioning is a good thing if it leads one to reason.
If anyone's up for a proper discussion of metensomatosis, I'll be
sure to check it out soon as I get back from the mountains.
- You smart aleck you ;)
I had a rather odd summer actually, hope yours was good though :)
--- In gnosticism2@y..., "blackfire_al" <blackfire_al@y...> wrote:
> And so our illustrious lost leader has decided to return and throw
> some crumbs of his wisdom...and I hope you had a fine and lovely
> summer vacation, PMCV