Talking Metaphysics with Rolo Slavskiy
That was a great discussion. For me, there is no doubt that without getting our metaphysics straight, we are lost, and all we can do is argue about definitions and run in circles. I doubt that a metaphysical system is something that can be "nailed" though; there will always be certain contradictions. Resolving those is more a matter of "growing into the light" so to speak, but the results are difficult/impossible to put into words. We must try though!
I quit being a Rosicrucian when I read that Rosicrucians believe that all humans are reincarnated and that ALL of humanity is on the road to Englightenment. No questioning is allowed. There is obviously evil in the world and it must be confronted and destroyed on a spiritual level. It is difficult to fight evil (as Nietzsche warned) without becoming evil.
As repeated ad nauseum in the STAR WARS movies, we must Use the Force.
Yes. The denial of the reality of evil is one of our most pressing problems.
Can you provide a working definition of "gnostic" for those of us new to some of these terms?
Why don't you all read a Bible? That tells you everything you ever need to know about evil.