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by Thomas R
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The tempting of Jesus by Satan
Replies: 44
Views: 9416

Re: The tempting of Jesus by Satan

The interesting point here is that by the time the author of the Panarion came into contact with them the Marcionites had a three principle doctrine. The later Iranian marcionites then replaced the Demiurge with Hyle as a neutral principle. The Armenian Marcionite myth retold by Eznik has the Ultim...
by Thomas R
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Satan in the heretical Christian traditions
Replies: 12
Views: 3378

Re: Satan in the heretical Christian traditions

Do you have a thesis which you want to illustrate with these excerpts, Thomas R? The evidence is presented to falsify R G price's theory: It would seem to me that Marcion or any of the Gnostics would have had nothing to do with Satan, that Satan or the devil wouldn't have been mentioned in Marcion'...
by Thomas R
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Influence of Judeo-Christian apocalyptism on Marxism?
Replies: 3
Views: 3117

Re: Influence of Judeo-Christian apocalyptism on Marxism?

The Russian philosopher Nikolai Berdyaev on the role of Christianity in the Russian revolution: https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.164050/page/n197/mode/2up https://ia801604.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/34/items/in.ernet.dli.2015.164050/2015.164050.The-Origin-Of-Rus...
by Thomas R
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Religion For The Modern Era?
Replies: 3
Views: 4498

Re: Religion For The Modern Era?

The Modern era already has a religion: Consumerism.

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The New Age Oprah religion is the mystical/esoteric form of Consumerism.
by Thomas R
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The tempting of Jesus by Satan
Replies: 44
Views: 9416

Re: The tempting of Jesus by Satan

The interesting point here is that by the time the author of the Panarion came into contact with them the Marcionites had a three principle doctrine. The later Iranian marcionites then replaced the Demiurge with Hyle as a neutral principle. The Armenian Marcionite myth retold by Eznik has the Ultima...
by Thomas R
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Satan in the heretical Christian traditions
Replies: 12
Views: 3378

Re: Satan in the heretical Christian traditions

Acts of Andrew https://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/actsandrew.html 18 At this time, one who opposed him went to the proconsul Virinus and said: 'A man is arisen in Thessalonica who says the temples should be destroyed and ceremonies done away, and all the ancient law abolished, and one God ...
by Thomas R
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The tempting of Jesus by Satan
Replies: 44
Views: 9416

Re: The tempting of Jesus by Satan

See how quickly these threads can go from a pseudo-quest in Biblical criticism to using that as a cover to attack Christians and promote atheism? Someone starts a thread and makes an assertion but when a legitimate challenge comes up they do not respond. Meaning, they aren't really interested in th...
by Thomas R
Sat Jul 16, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The tempting of Jesus by Satan
Replies: 44
Views: 9416

Re: The tempting of Jesus by Satan

arguing as to how many angels might sit on the head of a pin. Yeah, that is what the forum is for. My comment was an observation of comparison between the trivial mind game infighting over the nature of evil It wasn't a trivial dispute. Evil is the most important subject in Christianity after God.
by Thomas R
Thu Jul 14, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Stop the Steal/QANON as an apocalyptic movement
Replies: 8
Views: 4659

Re: Stop the Steal/QANON as an apocalyptic movement

The trend in modern Christianity to erase Satan from the religion has only had the effect of loosing his bonds and setting him free to run amuck in the world. Vanquished from modern theology he now resides in the great popular myths of the Satanic Conspiracy.
by Thomas R
Thu Jul 14, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The tempting of Jesus by Satan
Replies: 44
Views: 9416

Re: The tempting of Jesus by Satan

From The Nativist Prophets of Early Islamic Iran by Patricia Crone: https://books.google.com/books?id=7k0hAwAAQBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false Though the trinitarian cosmology has nothing to do with Mazdak it is of great interest for the religious milieu of late antique Mesopo...