Take 5 BAZINGAS out of petty cash. Off topic but was watching Last Man Standing the other day. One of the girls needed help on her sewing assignment. The mexican maid became her tutor.<quoted text>
LOL!!!!..... What a telling statement you make, Mr. DeCaro!
First you write, "No, it's your Gnosticism [we] keep returning to ..."
The [we] being YOU.
And, according to the 11th verse of the Proverb 26, you say that YOU are returning, as does a "dog that returns to its vomit is a fool who reverts to his folly."
Why do you do this to yourself, Joe?
As for Snyper's remark that you keep reverting to accusations of "Gnosticism," he is right.
First of all, Snyper is no "Gnostic." If anyone here is a "Gnostic, " I am probably as close to one as you might find. But, I am not a "Gnostic" in the historic, traditional or theologic sense, either.
The plain truth is that YOU level the accusation of "Gnostic" against people in order to insult them with something that you don't understand or comprehend. You do this because you think it is a bad word that works as an undefined catch-all for what you think you despise.
Pretty funny, really. If it wasn't such a pitiful demonstration of your own, persistent refusal to comprehend - that is, your refusal to allow the principles of knowledge and learning to affect your comprehension and resultant behaviors.
Go and learn what the "Gnostics" believed, Joe. A good deal of it is a valid view of reality.
" The Gnostic Gospels" by Elaine Pagels, Princeton University's distinguished historian, is a good place to start.
You are the quintessential "ungnostician," Joe.
That is why you are like the "archer who wounds everybody." (Proverbs 26:10)
To the others who read this, let the argument over accusations of Gnosticism die off, ringing in Joe DeCaro's ears.
Let the discussion, of how God causes a need for a sacrifice of Him/Herself for the purpose of redemption of what God declared about Him/Herself, continue.
It is an investigation into the ignorant denial of the necessity for the personal incorporation of knowledge, leading to the abandonment of ignorance in lieu of development of the manner of the life of a God Conscious person.
At one point the maid was trying to tell the girl how bad something was and she said there really isn't an english translatioin but it's when the dog vomits, eats it, vomits again and then eats that.
This prediliction for regurgitating the same old foolishness by Joe (and Kimare, my favorite troll).
I'm almost at the point where I just feel like reposting the same responses back to them.