A Very Deep Secret

Paul Andinach pandinac at tartarus.uwa.edu.au
Sun Sep 9 22:30:19 EDT 2001


On Tue, 4 Sep 2001, Rosie Burroughs wrote:

-snip-
> And Kyra wrote:
> > Gnosticism of course proposes that the God who created the world
> > is in fact evil and is merely deluded into thinking that he is the
> > true creator of existence.
>
> Desperately trying to recall some of my first- and second-year
> theology work, I'm not sure either of these is right. "Gnosis" does
> indeed mean knowledge, and the Gnostics were an early sect, but
> didn't have much to do with the existence of the monastic tradition.
> And they didn't believe God was evil.

On reflection, I think the evil-and-deluded-ruler-of-the-world thing
was the Albigensian Heresy.


Paul
-- 
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."

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