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ipirate2
Re: Three books ...
Thu Jun 15, 2017 20:42
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I cannot speak of The Didache as I do not know all of it. What I do know is that I have problems with some of the self-deprecation it asks of us. That should not surprise you as you know I am a Gnostic Christian.

But I can speak to how I see the Gospel of Thomas, and the Gospel of Mary.

I see them as promoting equality of all people and a heavy use of the Golden Rule. Equality was the last thing that the religious and political forces wanted and that likely contributed to the decimation we faced at Christian hands the moment they gained political power.

Equality of opportunity, not of outcome that is.

Regards
DL




  • Three books ...Baruch, Thu Jun 15 20:19
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    • Re: Three books ... — ipirate2, Thu Jun 15 20:42
      • Is Gnosticism equal to egotism?Baruch, Sat Jun 17 09:46
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        • Re: Is Gnosticism equal to egotism?ipirate2, Sat Jun 17 10:23
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