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Originally posted by MayorOfCydonia
The purpose of Jesus wasn't to create some label that everyone would attach themselves to, it was about rediscovering who you were before you entered your body. That is the thing that has been removed out of Christianity in favour of institution religion.
Originally posted by denialofignoranceattack
But don't Gnostics also believe that we are a part of God? And that everything is a part of God?
Originally posted by Rock Lobster
This thread reminds me of something I read recently in The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley. In the passage, he basically says that "Christians" who vigorously attempt to defend a compulsory belief system are completely missing the point and calls this mainstream version of Christianity a "lawyer's fantasy". I thought that was an interesting way of putting it.