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by Secret Alias
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why did the Gnostics use Paul and Gospels?
Replies: 33
Views: 629

Re: Why did the Gnostics use Paul and Gospels?

Humanity developing from incest. Silly.

People living to 900. Silly.
Creation taking place over 6 days. Silly.
God being tired. Silly
by Secret Alias
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why did the Gnostics use Paul and Gospels?
Replies: 33
Views: 629

Re: Why did the Gnostics use Paul and Gospels?

Read Scholem or Idel on the parallels. Nothing "strange." What's strange is taking these silly books literally. Never were meant to be that way. Moses and the Israelites taking cows and sheep into the desert for two generations. Silly.
by Secret Alias
Fri Oct 15, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why did the Gnostics use Paul and Gospels?
Replies: 33
Views: 629

Re: Why did the Gnostics use Paul and Gospels?

They weren't weird Steve. They were typical Jewish mystics only developing tradition from the gospel and traditional Jewish writings.
by Secret Alias
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Social Context of 'Resurrection'
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: The Social Context of 'Resurrection'

Very interesting. Which would help explain perhaps the line of argumentation from the heretics in De Carne Christi from what I remember that Christ had another nature besides matter. There was a lot of interest in the second century in the Marcionite notion of matter being evil and Christ imparting ...
by Secret Alias
Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Chrestiani before Christiani
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Chrestiani before Christiani

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by Secret Alias
Tue Oct 12, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Midrashic Impulse
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: The Midrashic Impulse

Personal correspondence with I R M Boid of Monash University an expert in Samaritanism: The Dosithean reformer Sakta [= 'booths'], who can be dated to just after John the Baptist, set up a booth on the Balata Meadow. It is known that a pun was made on his name or title Sakta and the very similar Heb...
by Secret Alias
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Analysis of Philo on Therapeutae
Replies: 5
Views: 421

Re: Analysis of Philo on Therapeutae

Communes and kibbutz's have existed and continue to exist. Many utopian communities have been attempted in the history of humanity. I don't see that any of this is a stretch. If you told someone 1000 years from now that nudist colonies existed everywhere they'd probably say the same thing. I actuall...