Originally posted by Suzianne
First of all Gnosticism is complete crap. Any of that dogma was not included because we are Christians, not Gnostics. The last thing I need clogging up my head is some foolish mix of Christianity and Buddhism. Such heresy has no place in Christendom, and I really doubt if there is a place for a Gospel of a man so weak that he was influenced by Satan to t see where you are coming from and can treat what you say with the grain of salt it deserves.
All of which goes to prove my point, you are letting humans from 1800 years ago rule your life not the word of some god. There were plenty of other gospels lost to us now that were also rejected, you can never read them to decide if they were god inspired or not, and for instance, the recently discovered gospel of Judas is taken as complete nonsense now but it could just as easily been the story included in the works the council decided was god inspired but they couldn't allow that since so much effort had been instilled in the Judas Bad Guy story so in that case you are most definitely letting the council rule your life.
I didn't say you couldn't read the other gospels, just that you have let yourself be convinced a bunch of clerics from 300 years after the fact rule your life.
Your programming prevents you from seriously reading anything else that would cause even an inkling of doubt as to the god inspiredness of the bible as it is portrayed today.
Any new discovery of books rejected today will leave you with the opinion they were right, anything not in the 'real' bible is false no matter what is written by those new discoveries.
I would love nothing more than to destroy all man made religions and the wars they engender and the misery they have caused women in the mad rush of men to control peoples lives. If a god came down and told each and every human at the same time and in their own language, a real godly party line call, then I would believe. A human telling me some other human was purported to have been inspired by a god, forget it. If a god want to inspire me, let that god do it, not some human scam artist with an agenda to control humans.