reply to post by Shadowflux
However, I'm not wrong in my assumption that most people know little of history :p
I did not say you are incorrect in that most people know so little history. I am myself often stating the same. My point is that this is not all of us
out here or out here on ATS.
Most people out here in fact know very little history. They do in fact know more about the latest scores/point spread..or the latest gadget or widget
to come across the boob tube. Even Christians/Believers often know very little history...even Bible history. Astonishing but true. I often spend more
time debating Believers than do I non believers because of this very ignorance.
As to Gnosis..or wisdom...there are two types of wisdom. The Wisdom of God granted to His people by His Grace and Spirit. And then there is the wisdom
of this world.
To know and understand much concerning these two concepts of thinking...one must also know about Occult principles and how counterfeits work. Occult
meaning concealed...hidden...covert verses open and overt. Even Esoteric.
As a result of my study of History ...counterfeits is a concept onto which I have stumbled long before understanding the importance of it.
God's logic and reason...Wisdom is often very different from man's logic reson and wisdom..gnosis.
What a Believer learns quckly, once the pattern of operation is understood, is that the operation is often to tie all religions into the same religion
by implying or impuning that they are all from the same source or that one copied from the other ...hence the same pattern.
This is often embodied by a concept called the Prisca Theologia. That all religions have a same origin ..a very similar pattern...hence they are all
the same religion. Now by logic and reason of men we can now combine them or take steps to combine them and go on to the next reasonable logical step
in behavior based on this new understanding.
This reason is often embodied by philosophy into the principles expoused by GFW Hegel......thesis, antithesis, synthesis. A statement or theory..its
opposite and then the compromise of the two in to the new template...the synthesis. It makes perfect logic or reason MR Spock...it is just that it is
This is however very often how the religion of politics works...create a thesis ..then the antithesis and create new laws regulations and controls to
steer this new crisis by logic and reason into the new synthesis.
We know this is true about the body politic being a religion by the very devoutness and zealousness of its adherents. The problem with politics is
that because of the very Occult nature of it ..being able to spot and identify the Priesthood of this religion. Hence it is very easy to impose a
counterfeit on an uneducated, unwary, and unknowledgable public.
Politics is an occult religion because most of its workings are hidden from those it intends to control....by gnosis. Common sense..not gnosis will
Imago Dei has the pattern down pretty well...very nicely done Imago Dei.
Very nice handle you use on the boards as well. Image of God. Well done.
Actually, gnosticism is much older than freemasonry, unless you're referring to the Masonic concept that they go back to ancient Egypt.
In certain Masonic and Eastern writings they will tell you that their dogmas, diciplines, and teachings go back to the Garden of Eden. I happen to
think that they are correct and not kidding about this.
The important thiing to understand is not how olde is the pedigree of Freemasonry ..but how olde is the actual dogma itself on which Freemasonry and
Gnosis are both founded?? The very pattern of this type of operation/thinking/logic/gnosis.
I often look for patterns of operation..how and why things work...in relation to history and other templates...patterns. I am a fruit inspector.
By thier fruits ye shall know them.