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by bbyrd009
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The Biblical God is not infinite
Replies: 9
Views: 10202

Re: The Biblical God is not infinite

Darkness and water both mean death to ancient laymen. Which is practical non-existence (in platonist's sense, if the last human being died, there would've been no more world) but here in particular it could imply God's canvas is ashes of a defeated universe. In that sense, nothing really exists, as...
by bbyrd009
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The Biblical God is not infinite
Replies: 9
Views: 10202

Re: The Biblical God is not infinite

Our predominant concept of God as an infinite being does not line up with what scripture has to say. I read somewhere that God is never named or described in the Bible as infinite. Quite the contrary. The first chapters of Genesis, which are normative for all monotheistic religions, give us a very ...
by bbyrd009
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The Biblical God is not infinite
Replies: 9
Views: 10202

Re: The Biblical God is not infinite

well, "Jesus of Nazareth" might just be a rabbi way to say "John Doe, from Nowhere"
and i think putting "the tree of knowledge of good and evil" in the garden is also allegory, not meant to be taken literally, yes
by bbyrd009
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 25
Views: 38311

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

We are indeed selfish, a good trait, right? That does not mean we follow Satan. Regards DL well, i guess we all define terms a bit differently ( the real "speaking in tongues," prolly); i would say love of self is essential and often sorely lacking, which maybe leads to selfishness as in self-cente...
by bbyrd009
Sun May 31, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: I am my highest authority, judge and guide. Who is yours?
Replies: 11
Views: 18195

Re: I am my highest authority, judge and guide. Who is yours?

I am my highest authority, judge and guide. Who is yours? As a Gnostic Christian, I follow the esoteric teachings of Jesus. Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man l...
by bbyrd009
Sun May 31, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Are members of the gay community better adjusted, in a moral sense; than homophobes?
Replies: 2
Views: 9085

Re: Are members of the gay community better adjusted, in a moral sense; than homophobes?

"like"

i doubt all of the orig roots now xlated "homosexual" are very accurate anyway, "hedonist" seems to fit better?
by bbyrd009
Sun May 31, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?
Replies: 20
Views: 31072

Re: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?

Gnostic Bishop wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 5:13 am
Gnosticism, without Gnosis is would be a useless practice.

Regards
DL
ah well one might know of without knowing, maybe
by bbyrd009
Sun May 31, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Did god really condemn mankind? Is god a just god?
Replies: 39
Views: 70258

Re: Did god really condemn mankind? Is god a just god?

Interesting. I'd figure it's not a case of "bad translation" - the NHL Gospel of Thomas is somewhat edited to support a certain ideological position. Like every scripture ever written. Regards DL hmm, i cant think of a single ideological pos that could be maintained in a holistic view of the Bible,...
by bbyrd009
Sun May 31, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 25
Views: 38311

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

We are indeed selfish, a good trait, right? That does not mean we follow Satan. Regards DL well, i guess we all define terms a bit differently ( the real "speaking in tongues," prolly); i would say love of self is essential and often sorely lacking, which maybe leads to selfishness as in self-cente...
by bbyrd009
Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?
Replies: 25
Views: 38311

Re: Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

Gnostic Bishop wrote:
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:55 am
bbyrd009 wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:16 am
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It may be that some people want to be ignorant and choose to let Satan deceive them so they can still indulge in the lusts of the flesh, and be proud of themselves.
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Who gave Satan that power?

Regards
DL
[/quote]my guess would be the ego, which always seeks to serve itself?