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by Geocalyx
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.
Replies: 37
Views: 510

Re: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.

Just one more thought, tangentially related. So then I remember doing some work with Theban Magical Papyri and those fake Sybilline Oracles a long time ago ... I saw Nero Redivivus, saw some spells and references to Nero as a benevolent deity ... and thought, why would anyone want to do supernatural...
by Geocalyx
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.
Replies: 37
Views: 510

Re: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.

I'm gonna add a few things to this, and maybe risk a ban? Hope not. I don't know anything about early Christian movement or heresies, because I try not to draw my sources from Latin (masters of propaganda and conquest by division, these Romans, and even proudly such), so I'm not gonna say anything a...
by Geocalyx
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.
Replies: 37
Views: 510

Re: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.

Overlap makes sense actually, like taking others' ideas and developing them in extreme directions, but I'm not sure of the authorial intent behind all this. Are the authors still monks, when no prayer to Father apparently does him justice?
by Geocalyx
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.
Replies: 37
Views: 510

Re: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.

Now that I'm off my duties, I should elaborate. Maybe pull some random examples? But every name which is thought //66//or spoken of him is brought forth in glorification as a trace of him, according to the capacity of each 5 one of those who glorify him. The one who dawned forth, then, from him, ext...
by Geocalyx
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.
Replies: 37
Views: 510

Re: The logic of the Nag Hammadi collection.

Wish I'd seen this topic earlier. I don't have the time now! But anyway. The writings of NHC have one common theme once you get to the bottom of them: they all emphasize autonomy of mind. The ones that at first glance do not, take their religious outlook to ludicrous extreme and that's where the dis...
by Geocalyx
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The Biblical God is not infinite
Replies: 4
Views: 3124

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 Geocalyx
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James the Just in the gospel of Thomas.
Replies: 51
Views: 12070

Re: James the Just in the gospel of Thomas.

Have you read the teachings of Silvanus from the NHL? this is very much an orthodox text if this is singing in one voice then they're not singing in harmony with each other. I see your view as not satisfying enquiring minds Abolish every childish time of life, acquire for yourself strength of mind ...
by Geocalyx
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James the Just in the gospel of Thomas.
Replies: 51
Views: 12070

Re: James the Just in the gospel of Thomas.

*raises hand* I'd suggest sticking with the Greek version of Thomas when looking for solid prehistorical info. The Coptic version shares its defiant-to-faith agenda with the rest of NHL, who knows what was added to it or altered. Same goes for the rest of the texts, actually. They purportedly "sing ...
by Geocalyx
Sat May 16, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: A gnostic sermon attempt
Replies: 34
Views: 49015

Re: A gnostic sermon attempt

>> Thanks for talking about me so much.

Is this meant to be ironic? It doesn't really read as such since you talk about yourself all the time.

In fact, I'm either making a direct stab at you or you're ignoring it.

>> Psychobabble is garbage,

Take out the trash, then. I dare you.
by Geocalyx
Wed May 06, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: A gnostic sermon attempt
Replies: 34
Views: 49015

Re: A gnostic sermon attempt

Because it got bumped into previous page, let me repeat the observation: Authades is not the cause of Sopiha's suffering . Falling for the trap of "highest knowledge" is. It's important to stick to this point because you're exactly like that - following your own ultimate light and going down to Chao...