Thursday, January 29, 2009

"The question is," said Alice ...

We found this description of Gnosticism on the Gnostic Society Library website. At least the guy is honest.

The random projection of contemporary fads and enthusiasms (such as feminism and the Gaia hypothesis) onto Gnosticism might also have to be controlled. But all of this seems like a small price to pay for some order and clarity in this field. We might have to take to heart the ironic admonition of Alice in Wonderland:

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."

"The question is," said Alice, "whether you can make words mean so many different things."

To which we say ... Precisely.

It is our view that there are no mysteries, no secret mysteries that secretive and mysterious people would like to believe that they know. The truth is what it is. The truth will set you free. The truth has clearly been revealed by God -- his name means Salvation. Can you guess who that is? It's no mystery.

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