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Theos-World Re: Hi there, I'm Vince and I am new to the group

Mar 20, 2006 07:58 PM
by Vincent


So does every orthodox organization first originate as a heretical 
faction that broke off from a previous orthodoxy?  And then when the 
heretics set up their own religious system, they consider themselves 
to be orthodox, and everyone else to be heretical?


--- In, samblo@... wrote:
> Vince,
>    One standard definition of Heretic as regards "Heresy" is "away 
from the 
> Teaching" or "to be outside the Teaching" as regards the Canon of 
the Religion. 
> It is pretty much the same whether it is Christian, Hindu, 
Buddhist, Masonic, 
> or others. The context is one who does not abide and remain within 
the agreed 
> convention of the Dogma. The followers of Mani or Valentinus or a 
> were regarded and declared Heretic by the dominant Religionists. 
Though the 
> followers of Mani deviated from the Dogma and Canon of the early 
Roman Church they 
> adhered to the dogma and Canon of their Prophet Mani. So there ya' 
> Welcome,
> John 
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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