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Gnostics, the true Christians

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posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 12:59 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

Present me 6 Christians and I'll hear 12 interpretations of christianity!

You use white space and are cogent I'll
Say that.

Kev




posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 01:05 AM
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a reply to: KellyPrettyBear


Present me 6 Christians and I'll hear 12 interpretations of christianity!


Can't disagree with that...


You use white space and are cogent I'll
Say that.


I don't know what "white space" is... but thank you...

I have issues defining what "Christianity" is myself...




posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 01:13 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

Paragraphs...

Not 10,000 words crammed together in a wall of text..making no discernable point, and throwing in reptiles and fallen angels and how Obama is the antichrist.



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 01:15 AM
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a reply to: KellyPrettyBear

LMAO!!

Im not Christian... no need to try to confuse people

I prefer to use my own words as opposed to scripture but sometimes its necessary...

and I don't think Obama is the anti Christ... Trump might be... lol




posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 01:18 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

I think that Josephus wrote a major portion of the NT.

Opinion on that unsubstantiated theory?

Kev



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 01:25 AM
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a reply to: KellyPrettyBear

Hmm...

Highly unlikely... Josephus barely mentioned Christ

Only in two or three chapters of "antiquities of the Jews"... and most think they're forgeries...

Though anything is possible I suppose...

There is nothing from the First century that actually mentions Jesus... no fragments, no documents... nothing

excluding POSSIBLY a single fragment of the gospel of Mark which was apparently recovered from a mask recently...

All we really have from the NT is Just copies of copies of copies... and fragments of copies




posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 01:35 AM
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a reply to: Akragon

Yup.

Yes I've heard what you related about Josephus before.

However some people think that most of the
NT was written by the imperial Flavius family
Over many years
Of which Josephus was a hanger on.

If you aren't a christian, what is your purpose
In doing the textual analysis thing?

Kev



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 02:17 AM
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a reply to: KellyPrettyBear


However some people think that most of the
NT was written by the imperial Flavius family
Over many years
Of which Josephus was a hanger on


is this the Piso family argument?

Sounds familiar...


If you aren't a christian, what is your purpose
In doing the textual analysis thing?


Despite the whole Christian thing... I believe in what Jesus taught

Ancient texts and early Christianity(s) have been a hobby of mine for a long time...


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posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 06:55 AM
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a reply to: KellyPrettyBear




How do you reconcile this?


Personally, I reject the whole thesis of the Bible in its entirety. I don't believe in a creator god, an anthropomorphic character flying around in a pillar of fire, ordering murders, causing global floods, carpet bombing cities..........a creator god who incarnated into a human body in order to sacrifice its flesh and blood to itself to save mankind from its own wrath. Nope.....

How do people still call themselves Christians and reject the violent, malevolent god of the OT? I don't know how they justify their position individually. It's personal, I suppose, between them and THEIR god. And even though I will hold their hypocritical feet to the fire, through debate in threads like this and that, I will say that at least they're they're rejecting obvious abomination. I just wish that they could also reject New Testament hell fire and damnation as well as looking forward the total destruction of earth as we know it upon the return of angry god and his army. It's a type of insanity in my opinion.





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posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: windword

I certainly understand your position.

The NT is far more barbaric than the OT.

But I'm not interested in pursuing that topic at this time personally.. I leave it to dedicated specialists who out of the inherent goodness of their heart, try to rescue the victims and mitigate the damage to nature, truth and beauty.

Thank you.

Kev



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: KellyPrettyBear


The NT is far more barbaric than the OT.


I think you got that reversed my friend...

There little to no violence in the NT, but people are being killed all over the place in the OT




posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: Akragon


Revelation 14:19-20
So the angel swung his sickle to the earth and gathered the clusters from the vine of the earth, and threw them into the great wine press of the wrath of God. And the wine press was trodden outside the city, and blood came out from the wine press, up to the horses' bridles, for a distance of two hundred miles.



Isaiah 63:3
"I have trodden the winepress alone; from the nations no one was with me. I trampled them in my anger and trod them down in my wrath; their blood spattered my garments, and I stained all my clothing.


Meh, if you ask me.......

The New Testament is a condensed version of the Old Testament, with Jesus playing the role of the character "Israel".




posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: windword

Well... Revelation is all prophecy... Nothing that actually happened

the OT is supposed to be writing about things that happened, or should happen if certain things are done or practiced...

Theres really not much violence in the NT... besides Jesus whipping some ass and perhaps a few other instances lol




posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: Akragon

Its mind rape which is more insidious than mere death of the body.

Kev



posted on Jan, 28 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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I use to be atheist until I discovered Gnosticism, it just has a way of explaining creation that makes sense to me, and being a conspiracy buff the idea of the archons made a lot of sense as well as being behind the shadow government.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: blazesabaoth I hear that!




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