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Re: orion HIPPOLYTUS: THE ESSENE TEXT
I wouldn't be surprised if this belief had some source in Persian, say
from some part of the Magi or Zoroastrian systems. Zoroaster felt that
all life was so precious, he either advocated vegetarianism, or he felt
that there would be no meat-eating in the afterlife.
George Brooks (813) 886-9643
On Wed, 09 Sep 1998 14:43:32 -0400 "T. L. Phillips"
>Forgive me for snipping this post to death. But reading it two points
>from Hippolytus struck me. What are the sources of his belief that
>believe all creation is animate with sensation? Was there really such
>George Brooks wrote:
>HIPPOLYTUS OF ROME
>> THE REFUTATION OF ALL HERESIES
>> [Discoverd in the Monastery of Mt. Athos, Greece in the late 1800^Rs]
>> BOOK IX.
>> ...He did create. And (they maintain) that there are angels, and
>> have been brought into being for ministering unto the creation; but
>> that there is a sovereign Spirit that always
>> continues beside God, for glory and praise. And that all things in
>> creation are endued with sensation, and that there is nothing
>> ...END OF EXCERPT
>> George Brooks (813) 886-9643
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