Modern Gnosticism

If there are thoughts worth contemplating as we transition from the old year to the new, these are among them. Enjoy!

Hands, Heart, Hearth

I’ve been people watching for the last few months and I see a common problem – something I’d like to refer to as modern gnosticism.

Because our flesh is inherently flawed, we distrust the flesh.  Because we can now choose to retreat to the realm of the intellect through being plugged in to the internet, we pull ourselves away from reality.  This affects our ability to deal with reality.  As we draw ourselves away from others, from the life of the flesh, we forget that we need each other, flawed or not.    We forget that the flesh matters – that we cannot simply deny the flesh entirely, that we were made to enjoy the flesh – but within limits.

We’ve lost the pure mammalian reality of life in flesh suits – we don’t know how to touch other humans in non sexual ways, so we keep animals so we have…

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4 thoughts on “Modern Gnosticism

  1. You are welcome.

    No matter what folks, this is the last entry of 2016, if only because I wanted it hanging out at the top of the page for the next two weeks.

    So enjoy the rest of the season, folks!

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  2. “We forget that the flesh matters – that we cannot simply deny the flesh entirely, that we were made to enjoy the flesh – but within limits.”

    That’s why I like Paul and the thrust of Christianity. Moving away from the bodily denial that was being propagated by the Jews of Rome.

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  3. There is a fair amount of asceticism to be found in Christianity but it isn’t expected to be constant. More than that, it isn’t held out as a sign of greater holiness in and of itself.

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