[b-hebrew] Re: Job & Sumer

George F. Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Jun 11 16:19:35 EDT 2004


Anti-gnostic, I'll assure you.

gfsomsel
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On Fri, 11 Jun 2004 12:51:14 -0700 Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya.org>
writes:
> On 11/06/2004 12:48, George F. Somsel wrote:
> 
> >...
> >
> >The canon is the rule of faith.  But I must stress that it is the 
> rule of
> >FAITH.  It is not the rule for ORTHO - DOXY.  Orthodoxy is gnostic 
> in
> >origin, not Jewish or Christian.  If one only knew what he is, 
> namely a
> >little piece of the divine (according to gnosticism), he would be 
> OK. 
> >The "Christian" version is  "If one would only think the right 
> thoughts: 
> >(doctrine 1), (doctrine 2), (doctrine 3), . . . he will be OK.  
> This is
> >in fact anti-Christian. ...
> >
> 
> Agreed, but it is also a caricature, as it has never been Christian 
> 
> teaching that salvation is guaranteed by holding the right doctrine. 
> 
> This list is not the place to caricature others' faith.
> 
> But I am confused. Are you pro-gnostic or anti-gnostic? Or just 
> a-gnostic :-) ?
> 
> -- 
> Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
> http://www.qaya.org/
> 
> 
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