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I am very happy to find this site and maybe connect with some like minded people. I am a former Fundamentalist Pentecostal Preacher who is now an Independant Apostolic Bishop. I administer a small Gnostic Universalist organization. I am actively engaged in a few different interreligious organizations in the town in which I live. I have returned to school to pursue my Graduate studies in History, and I teach Martial Arts. Those are the basics :D .

 

I look forward to getting to know you.

 

Thank you

Mani

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Thank you for your responses.

 

Dutch, I think you might find that we have more in common than not. The stated Principles of Progressive Christianity are virtually identical to my own approach. In fact, the main reason I am here, is that I was giving a lecture this weekend and one of the participants asked if I were a part of the Progressive Christian movement. I have been aware of the movement for some time, but after that comment I thought it might be nice to get to know some of you.

 

Thank you, again

Mani

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Thank you all for your responses, and Soma, thank you for kind words.

After looking over this site I have noticed a polemical Gnostic presence. I am sorry for this. Because of that presence, I feel I must say the following...

 

I am not here to convince anyone to "convert" to a Gnostic path (that is not our way). Nor am I here to argue points of scripture or theology. I am here because I believe in the principles that you proclaim. I am here to participate, and get to know my brothers and sisters in Christ (however Christ is viewed). And to learn. I have only recently heard of Process Theology and Progressive Christianity, and have found an almost exact echo of my own convictions (balance it with a Falliblist perspective and you have what I believe). I am a guest and student here.

 

Thank you, and I truly hope to get to know all of you beyond any need for polemical debate.

 

mani

 

ps - there are a lot of misconceptions about Gnosticism (even among Gnostics). If anyone is curious, I am open to answering questions, just not on this forum. As has been stated, this is not a Gnsotic forum. Email me privately, and we can talk. As I said above, there are more similarities than differences in our beliefs.

 

again, thank you for your kind welcome

mani

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I am a guest and student here.

 

I also hope you can be a teacher as I know next to nothing about what is considered gnosticism. You say you are willing to answer question... sadly I am not informed enough to know what to ask.

 

welcome Steve

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