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Gnostics believe: That their good deeds and bad deeds are to be of equal balance.Comment by eugenekalmes on February 25Oh gnostic…I thought he was talking about Popeils Nogstick…The handy dandy eggnog beater slash straw…Mommy I can’t drink my straw it’s too thick!Oh honey here… try the Nogstick…you can stir and sip through the hole on both ends…Thanks Mommy…And if you order now we will not just send one Nogstick but 6 Nogsticks!That’s right! Nogsticks for the entire family!***Now the Gnostic thing makes more sense…a lot of you had me confused…being that I don’t have a thirst for knowledge…but a heck of a thirst for eggnog…Naturally the old jingle played through my mind…I thought it was prophecy from the Ancients at first…Then I thought, no that’s Ron Popeil…Then I sat down to do some Ben Fulford blogging with a mug of eggnog and when it was too thick I said “My Kingdom for a Nogstick!”Then it clicked…So….sorry…gnostic not Nogstick…Everything is perfectly clear now…please continue…Can we start again?
from: http://www.religioustolerance.org/gnostic2.htmGnostic beliefs:The Nag Hummadi find revealed that there was a broad range of beliefs among the various independent Gnostic systems or schools. However, the following points are believed to be generally accurate throughout the movement: Their Role: They believed that they alone truly understood Christ's message, and that other streams of thought within Christianity had misinterpreted Jesus' mission and sayings. Gnosis: Knowledge to them was not an intellectual exercise; it was not a passive understanding of some aspect of spirituality. Rather, knowledge had a redeeming and liberating function that helped the individual break free of bondage to the world. Deity: The Supreme Father God or Supreme God of Truth is remote from human affairs; he is unknowable and undetectable by human senses. She/he created a series of supernatural but finite beings called Aeons. One of these was Sophia, a virgin, who in turn gave birth to an defective, inferior Creator-God, also known as the Demiurge. (Demiurge means "public craftsman" in Greek.) This lower God is sometimes called Yaldabaoth or Ialdabaoth Jaldabaoth -- from Aramaic words meaning "begetter of the Heavens." This is Jehovah, the God of the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). He is portrayed as the creator of the earth and its life forms. He is viewed by Gnostics as fundamentally evil, jealous, rigid, lacking in compassion, and prone to genocide. The Demiurge "thinks that he is supreme. His pride and incompetence have resulted in the sorry state of the world as we know it, and in the blind and ignorant condition of most of mankind." Duality of spirit and body: Spirit is of divine origin and good; the body is inherently earthly and evil. Gnostics were hostile to the physical world, to matter and the human body. But they believed that trapped within some people's bodies were the sparks of divinity or seeds of light that were supplied to humanity by Sophia. Salvation: A person attains salvation by learning secret knowledge of their spiritual essence: a divine spark of light or spirit. They then have the opportunity to escape from the prison of their bodies at death. Their soul can ascend to be reunited with the Supreme God at the time of their death. Gnostics divided humanity into three groups: The spiritual, who would be saved irrespective of their behavior while on earth. The Soulish, who could be saved if they followed the Gnostic path. The carnal who are hopelessly lost. Evil: They did not look upon the world as having been created perfectly and then having degenerated as a result of the sin of Adam and Eve. Rather the world was seen as being evil at the time of its origin, because it had been created by an inferior God. Snake: Some Gnostic sects honored the snake. They did not view the snake as a seducer who led the first couple into sinful behavior. Rather, they saw him/it as a liberator who brought knowledge to Adam and Eve by convincing them to eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and thus to become fully human. Snake Symbol -- the Ouroboros: (a.k.a. Ourorboros, Oroborus, Uroboros or Uroborus) This is:"... an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon swallowing its own tail and forming a circle. It has been used to represent many things over the ages, but it most generally symbolizes ideas of cyclicality, unity, or infinity. ... In Gnosticism, this serpent symbolized eternity and the soul of the world. 1 Christ: The role of the redeemer in Gnostic belief is heavily debated at this time. Gnostics seem to have looked upon Christ as a revealer or liberator, rather than a savior or judge. His purpose was to spread knowledge which would free individuals from the Demiurge's control and allow them to return to their spiritual home with the Supreme God at death. Some Gnostic groups promoted Docetism, the belief that Christ was pure spirit and only had a phantom body; Jesus just appeared to be human to his followers.
If people are getting this sort of intel it may be bullcrap or it may be real…Onward Christian Soldiers is as scary a concept as any…I have enough arguments daily over Jesus and the Bible with my brother, I certainly don’t want fanatics with guns telling me believe this or die…On the other hand I loathe the Satanists for their cowardly approach of slithering in the shadows and doing harm to individuals and large groups and snickering about it…These people don’t believe in fair fights (if such a thing exists) they believe in lying to get what they want and they get off on the suffering…Then of course I am far from thrilled by both the World Jews and the Zionist Jews for one can read their own writing and names on every TV and film to know they DO control the media and Publishing and they DO shovel cabbalistic illuminatism down our throats…Then of course we have the Vatican who shouldn’t be allowed near children or any sort of teaching for that matter.I tend to see most other religions regardless of population as underdogs and therefore cut them slack for the time being.As I have stated I pray, I use the J word because it seems to work and other than that I tell my brother, you can believe 100% but you can’t know 100%…I don’t think a supreme entity would require non supreme beings to engage in blind faith or else…The 100% rule is another reason all these ET and other worldly links sort of rub me the wrong way…Like to see things for coitan to quote Curly of the Three Stooges.However given this world chock full of angry fanatics feeling slighted or led to believe they are chosen or victims or whatever– it is a tinderbox…