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    Asking gnostics regarding Islam.

    There are loads of it. Let's start with this. Who is Hiding in the Gospel of John? Reconceptualizing Johannine Theology and the Roots of Gnosticism by April D. Deconick.
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    Asking gnostics regarding Islam.

    Its inappropriate to stub all forms of gnostic thought into one single whole. Plotinus seems to be criticizing the Sethians for their view of vilifying the creator of the universe but not all Gnostics believed that the creator of the universe was an evil God. Gnostic thought is in no way...
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    Asking gnostics regarding Islam.

    Since majority of the Muslims believe that the God of the Jews, Jehovah is none other than Allah there is no doubt that Allah or Jehovah is the Demiurge also known as Yaldabaoth or Saklas (the foolish One) or Samael (the blind God). Yaldabaoth was the son of Achamoth, the lower Sophia.
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    Questions about Gnosticism.

    "The scriptures are ambiguous and the truth cannot be extracted from them by those who are ignorant of tradition." (Irenaeus Against Heresies 3:2:1). Only tradition has access to the truth not outsiders. And yet your brother is not sought out for the council of the people, nor does he...
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    Questions about Gnosticism.

    We know that pride is the greatest sin. 15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the...
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    Questions about Gnosticism.

    Secret knowledge indeed exists and Western Esotericism is slowly entering the academia with the efforts of Wouter Hannegraff and others. Do you know what Gospel of Philip says? "Knowledge of the truth merely makes such people arrogant, which is what the words, "it makes them free" mean...
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    Questions about Gnosticism.

    Gnosticism is indeed a limitation followed by only an elected few individuals and considers others as ignoramus people. Pneumatic Christians are better than Psychic Christians and Hylics are the worst people of all. Of course we have to treat them as individual traditions like the Sethians...
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    I'm a Pagan Gnostic

    Thanks! Sure I will be more than happy to give you more information because I'm a sectarian. Gnosticism - Valentinian tradition. Paganism - solar cult of Julian, the Emperor. (Neoplatonism)
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    Examples of conflicting Ethics or Moralities in ancient texts

    This conflict is about showing which sacrifice is more sacred, powerful and auspicious whether physical animal sacrifices by killing them or pure mental sacrifice by non-violence.
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    Examples of conflicting Ethics or Moralities in ancient texts

    You will get a lot of examples in Mahabharata and with very interesting dialogues about morality and ethics and what should have been the right conduct of people in specific circumstances. This verse is about whether one should eat meat (beef) or not. At first it appears that the sage is saying...
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    I'm a Pagan Gnostic

    Hello everyone, I follow and believe in multiple faiths mainly Pagan religions and Gnostic Christianity. Thanks!
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    Deity Worship in Buddhism.

    Western secular Buddhists are the most deluded persons on this earth. Tibetan Buddhism has hundred peaceful and wrathful deities who literally exist and are not symbolic creations of the human mind. In fact they exist independent of the mind. All these Buddhist deities should be seen in an...
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    Hindu gods are a manifestation of Vedic gods

    Hindu gods like Krishna, Rama, Ganesha, Hanuman, Shiva, Vishnu, Laksmi, Saraswati, Kali do not literally exist they are simply manifestations of the Vedic gods because these Hindu gods are not prominently described in the Vedas. The main gods of the Vedas are Indra, Agni, Yama, Varuna, Soma...
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    gnosticism?

    Stephen A Hoeller has given a basic introduction of what gnosticism is which is worth reading.
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    Questions about Gnosticism.

    Yes there is one sect of gnosticism namely Valentinianism which is monistic in its character. Gnosticism doesn't have to be inherently dualistic. Gnosticism is apparently dualistic in its character in the sense that matter is evil and Father is good. Father is real and Matter is unreal. By...
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