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From: "James Wynn" 
Subject: RE: (urth) Typhon vs. Pas
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 17:23:04 -0600

Roy said
If I may push the Biblical analogy further; Typhon, in the NS, seems to me
as the God of the Old Testament, while Pas, in the LS, is more like the God
of the New Testament. That is, many believers perceive the God of the Old
and New Testaments quite differently. Though they may know, on an
intellectual level, that it is the same God in both Testaments, the God of
the Old is thought to be harsher, often capricious, while God in the New is
perceived as more loving and kind.

Crush interjects:
How interesting that this analogy would come up at this point since this
perceived difference between the "God of the OT" and the "God of the NT" was
at the very heart of the arguments of Marcion and other second century
Gnostics. The god of the OT was the bad Demiurge. The god preached by Jesus
was the good God and Jesus was the Hercules, the superman "Savior of the

Perhaps at this point someone is remembering Michael Corleon's quote in The
Godfather III:

"Just when I thought I was out--they pull me back in!"

This was apparently the feeling 1st and 2nd century Apostolic Christians had
about the Gnostic Christians as well.

--- Crush


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