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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-06-06 12:30 PM
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21. and, just because some male bishops
got together at Nicea and decided what they wanted or perceived should be followed and what shouldn't, doesn't mean we don't question the upheaval, influence that formed the Christianity we see today. At the formation of Yeshua's beliefs, women were an integral part of the church. Some women were leaders in the church until the formation of strict doctrinal belief that was imposed by said bishops. Look at Pelagius and those who went against his argument (Augustine of Hippo) that we are responsible for the actions that we do, that there is no original sin, we are born sin free. He was imprisoned more than once!!!!! I look at Peter and see a misogynist hothead who becomes the "rock" of the Catholic Church. Some of the Gnostic Texts have overlays of paganism, others have overlays of Buddhist teachings, but all should be studied to get a feel of what was happening in that period, how the Romans would embrace and pervert the teachings of Yeshua. Remember Buddhism is five hundred years older that Christianity and some of Yeshua's parables can be found in Buddhist parables. Was there an influence?
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