gnostic tradition was mostly orally passed on and with the rise of christianity kind of died out.
i know there are surviving written gnostic written works in the nag hammadi library and such, but that's theology..as for the religious rituals/traditions..those have long since passed, i think.. (correct me if i'm wrong)
i guess i identify as a(n) agnostic fideistic mystic vedantic pluralist. or something.
"theos ein agape"
I don't do religion. I create my own beliefs based off of life experiences, perceptions, and values.
I'm stuck between dropping everything I've been taught, and having a defined religion of my own.
Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?
Agnosticism. I don't know, I probably can't tell, and essentially I don't care.
To me personally, all the metaphysics involved in discussing the supernatural are largely academic and I'd rather think about other things. I don't really know how it's like to be religious because that's something very alien to me (and sometimes alienating). However, considering that a lot of people are, it is an important phenomenon.