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Day: July 25, 2012

The Importance of an Optimistic View of Matter

The Importance of an Optimistic View of Matter

Big Reichenbach, by JMW Turner In my article, Two Kinds of Gnosticism, I distinguish between a pessimistic Gnosticism and an optimistic Gnosticism. We are most familiar with the pessimist type, the kind that portrays matter as a prison for the Soul. In this view, matter, including the human body, is tainted with evil. It is sinful and in need of redemption. This view is to be rejected. Matter, including the human body, is divine. God permeates every fiber of our…

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