Thursday, April 27, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
“...raises amongst ourselves no other questions than those which heresies introduce, and which make men heretics.”-Tertullian, The Prescription Against Heretics. XIII
“It has also been a subject of remark, how extremely frequent is the intercourse which heretics hold with magicians, with mountebanks, with astrologers, with philosophers; and the reason is, that they are men who devote themselves to curious questions. "Seek, and ye shall find," is everywhere in their minds.”-Tertullian, The Prescription Against Heretics. XLIII
I'm not sure about the mountebanks.... but otherwise I definitely fit Tertullian's "You know you're a heretic when" list. ;)
Elaine Pagels mentioned something about it in her lecture, and so I just had to look it up.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
The good part about wearing yourself out through the liturgical marathon of Holy Week is the reduced immune system! Finishing the Chapel space (nearly) and collecting/making all of the required items, while preparing for and celebrating all of the various services, was a LOT of work. It was worth it, and every bit of help by the few folks who where able to do so, and the participation of those who where able to attend is greatly appreciated. Gnostic priesthood isn't for the particularly sane, or those interested in long term survival, for that matter.
A piece of advice from the other side of the altar to those of you who where able to attend Holy Week services of any form or extent in the greater Gnostic community: Thank those who provided the services, help them out with some extra donations to defray some of the extra cost, and don't expect too much from them for a couple of weeks. (You may also need to take them some chicken soup.)
My sincere apologies to and deep gratitude for the patience of those who placed orders while I have been completely submerged, as well as, ill and injured. There will be extras as a thank you, in all the orders that were delayed, or an immediate refund if it has been too long. Thanks in either case for ordering.
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Thursday, April 06, 2006
I have also been able to get the use of a fairly good quality digital voice recorder. So, the audio quality of the audio homilies and future podcasts will be improving dramatically. With the less editing that will require, I hope to have the audio homilies for Holy Week up on a day-by-day basis.
The following would make a good subject for an entry. So, use your imagination! You can then write a commentary on it, like Borges! Comment freely.
You are an Atheist
When it comes to religion, you're a non-believer (simple as that).
You prefer to think about what's known and proven.
You don't need religion to solve life's problems.
Instead, you tend to work things out with logic and philosophy.