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|Originally posted by mamaduck
What was with that stupid question about Jesus' marital state? Why didn't have an "I have no idea" option?
|The clue to Jesus' marital state is when Mary of Magdala washed his feet and wiped them with her hair. No Jewish woman would appear with her hair exposed and down except before her husband. Much less do something so intimate as wipe his feet with it!
This is meant as a clue to the true nature of Mary of Magdala as a human incarnation of the lower Sophia, the bride of Christ in the gnostic (original ) Xtian myth cycle. She symbolizes the Fall of the spark of eternal consciousness into matter, and Jesus is there to rescue her and return her to the Ineffable God. The Return.
The trip we all make. The 7 demons he rids her of, symbolize the 7 heavens. Etc. Mother Mary symbolizes the Upper Sophia, the Virgin. It is no coincidence they have the same name. Of course, I take the Bible non-literally, even to the point of figuring Jesus himself to be a mythological god.
Mary M was the beloved disciple who rests on Jesus' lap at the Last Supper. It is quite lovely, and very important, to focus in on the role of women in the NT.
|Originally posted by Alison74
What is your definition of 'gnostic', Daryl? I've heard two definitions recently, and they seem to contradict one another.
One was that the physical body is completely separate from the spirit, so that you can do whatever you want with your body (good/bad), it has no bearing on your spiritual self.
The other was that the physical body/spirit is all entertwined and cannot be separated, so anything you do that affects your body affects your spirit.
Are either of those even the right definition? Any clarification would be great.
|We can't define God. "He" is ineffable, uncreated. That is why there are so many religions. The great energy force is beyond any definiton, so whenever we try to describe it with words, we are automatically messed up . And you get silly disagreements.|
|Whether Jesus was married to Mary or not, well, he is called a bridegroom all the time! But it is all metaphor. It won't make any sense to fundamentalists.|
|Originally posted by wannabmommie
there *are* Christian natural parents? For some reason there's so much New Age in "natural," which God created in *His* perfect design! I was a little wary of going to spirituality; but, I'm glad to know we represent! *waving hand*
|Originally posted by 3miraclebabies
Same here. I completely agree and am glad that there actually *are* Christian mamas here who feel this way also
|Originally posted by lunar forest
They really are just "oops." I keep replying to the wrong thread :
I didn't say anything shoking and than delete it. I don't have anything that interesting to say.
I'm not completely Christian, but I'll say hi!
|Originally posted by DaryLLL
I gues this tangent has been deemed inappropriate for Christians! Grrr...
|I consider myself to be a spirit-filled, born again Christian. I think alot of people have very negative connotations with Holy Spirit, "Charismatic" churches, but I am proud to say that's the sort of Christian I am! I think with every denomination you get churches that are "bad apples", and I'm sorry that some of you had negative experiences with these churches in the past. I just tend to get a little protective when I hear people say these "faith-based" churches are weird.|
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