Re: Hi everyone!
- --- In email@example.com, "phinehas777" <phinehas777@y...>
> Hi, I'm new to the group but not to Gnosticism. I have believed in
> form of Gnosticism for over 20 years.there
> I know that my own views are not in the majority of what most
> Gnostics believe, but just like Mainstream "Judeo-Christianity"
> are various branches of thought.only
> I have studied all of the various schools of thought concerning
> Gnosticism and accept what I accept, and reject what I reject; I'm
> sure that most of you have done the same thing; after all, you
> believe that which you accept to be Truth, and that can not beforced
> upon anyone.Hi, Tim. Welcome to the group. You make a good point about
> Anyway, I just wanted to say hi!
individual paths. I believe ongoing personal experience coupled with
critical examination trumps any secondhand faith in someone else's
An aside: I always get a kick out of reading a very witty spoof ("a
special humor supplement") from an old issue of _Gnosis_ (Spring,
From "The Secret Dogma of the Confraternity of the Miraculous
Inversion," p. 4:
"Anyone who _does_ believe every point of another's
personal delusional system (and every person's life IS
a delusional system) should be viewed with suspicion
and distrust as a dangerous lunatic, a hopeless moron,
or a potential plagiarist! _No individual delusional
system is fully and accurately transferable_!"
Tim, perhaps your studies of classical Gnosticism will come in handy
during discussion here. Feel free to add your comments to existing
threads or begin one of your own.
Also, as a reminder to any new members who might be new to
Gnosticism, please be sure to check our "links" section, which offers
a few ideas for introductory articles and further reading.