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Did Jesus Go to India?

By |2024-03-13T00:32:20-04:00March 13th, 2024|Tags: |

Jesus going to India comes up because we love mysteries. The Jewish rabbi and scholar Sameul Sandmel once said, “Minimal evidence leads to maximal theories.” And where there is no evidence, you are free to make it up.

“Summer Harvest” by Valentinus: Revealing Two Aspects of Reality, Not Two Realities

By |2023-11-20T04:57:42-05:00November 20th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

There are no radically negative views on this world and its creation and no particularly positive views of the material world, either. So the essential message of Valentinus’s poem is that everything eventually depends on the divine realm. (Part 2 of 4)

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