Re: [Gnosticism2] Re: Resonating scripture
There is no such this as "conditional love" any more than there is "unconditional hate". The only real love is unconditional love because conditions are ties to this world and all hate is based from something and is there for conditional. Unconditional love transcends this world. Everything else is either "Like" or "Lust". In my opinion.
> As Mike pointed out, it would be hard to translate poorly something
like the value of Love, and yet, just how often do people come up
with their own bizarre interpretations of it? On numerous occasions,
I've witnessed a person chastising another for not "getting" the
meaning of "unconditional" love, and in their explanation, proceeding
to reveal their various qualifications for that allegedly un-
qualified concept. People are funny like that-just not always
Well, Gerry, and Cari and Mike and anybody else, there has been an
ongoing dicussion over at Philosophia2 concerning "conditional love"
verses "unconditional love", and can there even be such a thing as
unconditional love between us puny humans, with people coming out and
arguing both sides.
But you dicussion of love over here concerns God (the big one, way
out there; as opposed to the local one, here and now, who, of course,
is carrying a false claim)
Oh well, it's all so confusing. I still haven't figured out whether
Jesus is a good guy or a bad guy, or is the problem not Jesus but the
form of worship that has grown up around His perfect Truth and
twisted it to be used as some means to a nefarious end.
I haven't decided whether I am gnostic or not. I just study the post
and read a bit when I have some oh-so-precious time to do so.
Happy Holidays to all and to all a good....(Oh, I don't
know...future, bank account, love life, health, happiness).
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> Because moving away from Latin as the scholars' lingua francaOthers would argue that the movement INTO Latin as the
> was the greatest error throughout the history of European culture.
> This has already been noted by A. Schopenhauer.
scholar's "lingua franca" was the greatest mistake of western
culture... this would include the Greek-speaking composers of much of
the Nag Hammadi library, as well as it's Coptic speaking translators.
Often times both of these languages were very specifically used as
outposts of resistance against Latin cultural oppression. In northern
Egypt the Greek speaking community was second only to the Jews for
their reputation for insurrection (in Alexandria the Greek community
lived just to the south of the walled Jewish quarter, and the
cultural exchange equalled the resentment of occupation. This is the
venue in which Gnosticism was created).
None of these books we are talking about were written in Latin, so
gumming up the works with yet a fourth (unrelated) language in the
mix seemed rather strange is all. Don't get me wrong, Latin is a
wonderful language, and one that is very useful to the scientific
community. It is also something like speaking Hebrew at a Palistinian
knitting club. I have no problem if you want to use latin... knock
yourself out our uptight friend. Now, if we were talking about
Catholicism it would seem perfectly obvious that you should use Latin.
By the way..... Schopenhauer wasn't Gnostic either.