- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Lynette <lynette_f@d...> wrote:
> I'm not the expert on gnosticism, PMCV..... Go ahead and providethe answer, I'm waiting.
>that while there are some better at some things then others, it all
> I understand your point on runners, etc. But I'd like to point out
balances out. And for those that aspire to nothing, then they are
really pretty good at doing nothing. Equality is still there, but
not everybody sees that.
> Sincerely,Whats the definition of equality we are talking about? Equality in
> "To find the solution is to discover there is no problem."
rights and respect as a person... yes we are all equal. I disagree
though that everyone is equal in the sum of thier abilities. I know
plenty of people that arent very good at much, and what they ARE
good at, they arent too good at. Does this make them a bad person or
any less of an "equal" in my eyes. No, of course not. It just means
they are behind.
Case in point, my little brother. He has downs syndrome. Is he an
equal as a person? Absolutely. Is he an equal in abilities? Not at
I think the point of this equality thread before it got hijacked ;)
was equality based on non-ability qualities. Such as color, gender,
age, etc. I have no idea what gnostics thought of different races.
Seems like they would have been open because of the area/time
period. And gnostics definately did not descriminate against women,
at least not with church matters. With age comes wisdom, I believe
all facets of society view ages differently. The elder are usually
respected more and usually given more responsibility. Wether you
consider this discrimination or not, is a different matter.
- --- In email@example.com, "Gavin Riggott" <wu@n...> wrote:
>Thank you, Gavin, for stating what *should* be obvious. Personally,
> No offense, but these one-liners don't convey an awful lot. For
> example, is that a personal oppinion or a Gnostic position? If
> the latter, could you expand on it a little, like why you brought
> it up and where it comes from, etc?
> Gavin Riggott
I think one-liners are better suited for a comedy club, so your
appeal to Reason here was much appreciated.