Suggestions for Further Reading 1. The Philosophical Character of Gnosticism Gnosticism, as an intellectual product, is grounded firmly in the general human act of reflecting upon existence.
In reference to the sermon held in the city of Buenos Aires on May 16,when he was still Cardinal Distinguished Mr. Allow us to turn to your person to clarify a few points made by you regarding Gnosis.
You say that we need, before anything, an evangelizing Church. Unquestionably the work of evangelization is very laudable, but you must first of all know that the Catholics are not the only evangelizers of our troubled world, there are also evangelizers of other religious currents that have been very much detested by the Church over which you preside.
And in this work we include not only to provide a doctrinaire message to the people, but also to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, teach the ignorant, etc.
Do you, respectable Mr. Thus it is in the sacred religions of the East such as the Hinduism, which shows us Shiva representation of the Holy Spirit as the husband of Shakti, a virgin that symbolizes the eternal divine feminine.
In Christianity this Holy Spirit was symbolized, as we all know, by a white dove. Remind yourself that all true religions, including the ancient theologies, were grounded on a holy Trimurti. Exercise the memory, Mr.
God in Hebrew Elohim is translated as Gods and Goddesses. In the Old Testament God is called Jehovah.
Well, the word Jehova has two very interesting parts to know about: JOD, as a Hebrew letter is the masculine principle. The Holy Spirit, Mr. Bergoglio, above all, requires chastity in order to offer his miracles.
Bergoglio, that the very Jesus himself, the Martyr of Calvary, knew these teachings and so did also his apostles and closest disciples. Hence, all his apostles were married.
The Nazarene also practiced this technique with Mary Magdalene, his lawful wife, whom one of his predecessors labeled a prostitute with the malicious intention to discredit her before the history, although she was the best interpreter of the words of the divine Rabbi of Galilee.
You know that there existed another Mary who did fit the archetype of a sinner, but that is another story honorable Mr. This trick was used by your predecessor to display the woman as something sinful and, in this way, justify celibacy before his parishioners and history.
Thus an image of the crucified was perpetuated, depicting him as a mere pietistic, unmarried and almost up to denatured or neutered. Bergoglio, your Church turned away from all these things from the very moment in which it made a pact with the Emperor Constantine to become a religion of the Roman Empire and, since then all those not communed with the postulates of your nascent Church created by you and not by the divine redeemer of Galilee were anathematized with the qualification of heretics.
They were persecuted, they were condemned to the bonfire, they were mutilated, they were tortured, they were imprisoned, etc.
And now you speak of a Church supported by the Holy Spirit? You really know no shame or modesty, eminent Mr.
You say that the Church should not be self-referential or Gnostic. It is a shame that you and your cardinals do not tell your parishioners that it was thanks to the help of the gnostics that the people knew to see Jesus as the Messiah and not John the Baptist.
Let me remind you, Mr. His belief was that the Messiah was not the son of God, but simply a prophet who wanted to follow John. II, page notes that there are some who say of John the Baptist that he was the anointed Christus. Codex Nazarenus, II, p.
You and your Church claim not to be self-referential, but it was you yourselves who interposed to the Church that you founded between the Creator and the suffering humanity. And you and your brotherhood of crime have always claimed that the Kingdom of Heavens can only be reached through your Holy Apostolic Roman Church.
Bergoglio, Gnosis certainly has an anthropocentric vision of the religious life, because you should know that only by working upon himself can the human being free himself from the chains that bind him to materialism and the loss of his sacred values.Chris, There is a lot to be said for revisiting the memory of Jesus’ words and deeds as a basis of interrogating present problems – and the response to women and ministerial involvement in the Catholic Church is certainly a present problem.
Information on The Secret Book of James. The Secret Book of James is preserved in a single Coptic copy found in Codex III of the Nag Hammadi codices. Did Jesus Really Exist? Where is the proof from non-Bible sources that he is real? These questions and others like it are often asked by Bible skeptics and atheists alike.
KEEP AT THE TOP. Being your own SOVEREIGN BEING with a SOUL NO ONE CAN HAVE. Until FIAT CURRENCY is Ended We are all Dead in the Water. What the . Whereas the Gnostic Christ fled the material realm and ultimately failed to meet man where he lives, the real Christ—the Creator of all things seen and unseen—entered into time and history.
The Gnostic Gospels The 52 texts discovered in Nag Hammadi, Egypt include 'secret' gospels poems and myths attributing to Jesus sayings and beliefs which are very different from the New Testament.