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by bbyrd009
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?

not sure i see the big problem, people are going to believe different things, that's life if its that bad it won't catch on that much anyway but the kind of people it attracts still will exist, again that's life basically i think we live in a market place of ideas and each one has its proponents an...
by bbyrd009
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?

"Gnosticism (or philarguria; the "operating system" that comes from financial security instead of knowledge of the natural world — 1 TIMOTHY 6:10) is a comfortably rich man's philosophy, which not only promotes ignorance about the natural world and the universal freedom therein, but also allows the ...
by bbyrd009
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?

"When facts become stable, they last for ever Quite contrary to Gnosticism's cardinal tenet, the material universe is perfectly righteous and operates by virtue of perfect consistency. There exists no cheating or deception of any kind in the material universe, and you can bet your life that no mater...
by bbyrd009
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?

" ...Rejecting Aristotle's empiricism (intrinsic wealth) and riding the wave of Plato's speculative philosophies (fiat wealth), in the second century AD a similarly shadowy group began to apply our verb γινωσκω (ginosko) to themselves and their obtuse conviction that all matter is evil, and all thi...
by bbyrd009
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 15
Views: 8342

Re: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?

Gnostic Bishop wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:53 am
Thanks for accusation without showing what you mean. You win that argument hands down.

Thanks for the chat.

Regards
DL
GB, hope you are well?
by bbyrd009
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: what did the Simonians believe?
Replies: 5
Views: 3797

Re: what did the Simonians believe?

“Most of the sources listed are the same tired old ones”
“I know the wolves will rush in as soon as I leave, not sparing the flock”
by bbyrd009
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: what did the Simonians believe?
Replies: 5
Views: 3797

Re: what did the Simonians believe?

Thankyou for this, I have read Mead what a great scholar, but that's the point, that was 100 years ago :) Why has no other sources turned up since then with all the tremendous work done to translate and locate manuscripts in monasteries and libraries and so on, plus computer reference searches etc....
by bbyrd009
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: what did the Simonians believe?
Replies: 5
Views: 3797

Re: what did the Simonians believe?

Looking into this the same tired old sources keep coming up. Surely theres more obscure ones than Justin M and the usual suspects, minor fathers, Syrian, Coptic? So what did they believe? I'll start the ball rolling, were they dualist Gnostics or not? The quote from the Great Revelation doesn't see...
by bbyrd009
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 15
Views: 8342

Re: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?

Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us? Taxation determines what poverty levels will exist within it’s demographic form. It controls the graph shown below. Governments control taxation and thus control poverty levels directly. Imagine if you will, the real truth of that taxation, i...
by bbyrd009
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?
Replies: 15
Views: 8342

Re: Is it moral for our governments to impose poverty on us?

Humongous superiority complex for one, which I can relate to as knowledge tends to bring pride. Very difficult to overcome I guess.