Why aren't you a Hermeticist

This is mostly addressed to atheists and Christians, so here it goes.

To atheists:
Hermeticism has a virtue ethics based system of morality in which the powers of virtue are universally good for humans, even under non-virtue ethics based systems. I'll elaborate later if people want me to.
There is logical evidence for a god as follows: Ideas are nonphysical things which can only exist in a mind that holds them. The three laws of logic can not be refuted, as any attempted refutation uses these laws. These laws are true everywhere, everywhen, even without human minds to hold them. Therefore, there is a mind that exists everywhere, everywhen.
You could even be a kind of "agnostic" Hermeticist in the sense that you don't know if what it posits about the nature of god and metaphysics is true, but you're convinced by the morality system. Ask about Hermetic morality and I'll gladly tell you, but this initial post is already going to be long enough.

To Christians:
The abrahamic god of the old testament is clearly a capricious, evil being if it even exists. Many of the moral prohibitions of the old testament are not banning anything clearly inherently bad outside of the moral edicts of your god. Your god also commands people to do things that are clearly evil outside of the context you use to excuse it, which is just "God said so, so it's good".
The new testament, bases its authority on the old testament, but goes even further in its evil by promising everlasting, maximally bad torture to people that meet even one thing on myriad sin lists that it says will lead to this fate. Your book even says that humans gained knowledge of good and evil, so you can't just fall back on "Well, it's good because god did it," because people can clearly see that your god's actions would be evil.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm agnostic so I don't need to worry about any of this stuff

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The virtue ethics based system of morality within Hermeticism is good for everyone, regardless of whether you agree with its positions on god or metaphysics.
      This image is a super surface level summary. A few clarifications, good refers to striving for good and life refers to reverence for life

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >why are you sad? just be happy!

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I mean, I don't think many sane people would say sadness is good. Sadness isn't good for the self, and it can be infectious and bring other people down too. People should try to cultivate joy, it's good for them and others. People like being around happy people. That's not to say that people should be deliriously happy, but yeah, people should be happy.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I doubt people are willing to listen, perls before swine and all.. But I am glad to see someone spreading the word.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Even so, all on the way of hermes should strive to enlighten others.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Neoplatonism, Hermeticism, and Gnosticism (or, mystical non-Nicean Christianity) are all facets of the one prisca theologia.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Daoism fits nicely as well

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, and Advaita Vedanta, Qabbala, Sufism and many other traditions point to the same truths. The esoteric, mystical arms of religions all agree, and the fundamentalist arms all contradict each other.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          What about mystical Jainism and Zoroastrianism, they seem to be dualist.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Dualism/pluralism is probably the truth instead of advaita types of beliefs

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Why do you believe that?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It’s more practical. Even if there is one existence there are different elements.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            So a sort of Emanation Theory like Plotunus's Neoplatonism?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Something like that or Jainism.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Where do you recommend starting with Jainism to get a good overview? It seems so overwhelming with the Tirthankaras, the latest being the 24th.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Look into Digambara

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://philosophy.institute/religions-of-the-world/metaphysical-realism-jain-philosophy/

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Dualism/pluralism is probably the truth instead of advaita types of beliefs

            I find the dualism/non-dualism debate often boils down to semantics. In any case, dividing from others on the basis of subtle theological points is stupid, and is what made things such a mess in the first place.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Dvaita and advaita don’t hate each other, they sim play disagree.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            There is nothing wrong with groups disagreeing on some things.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Daoism fits nicely as well

        Yes, and Advaita Vedanta, Qabbala, Sufism and many other traditions point to the same truths. The esoteric, mystical arms of religions all agree, and the fundamentalist arms all contradict each other.

        >Yes, and Advaita Vedanta
        They absolutely do not fit "nicely"
        You can totally interpret them to come to the same conclusions as the other things you've mentioned (and those do belong to a shared group), but they're coming to those conclusions from pretty much the left field, completely different way, nearly full opposite

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Be a joiner not a splitter. Views on arcane metaphysical matters should never be a cause for disqualification or exclusion.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not saying different types of viewpoint-systems should go kill each other or something, brudda
            I'm pointing out they have their own mindsets to respect and understand, instead

            How are they opposites, they are both monists?

            The "group" Daoism and Advaita Vedanta belong to don't go through Logos, they go through the very experiencing or dynamic ways of rationalization instead

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >don't go through Logos
            and they don't go through Faith also

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Not saying different types of viewpoint-systems should go kill each other or something, brudda
            Sure, but you're still focused on differences rather than commonalities. I do understand the urge to draw distinctions, it's what the Intellect does best. But that habit needs to be reigned in when it comes to matters of faith and spirit. The Intellect needs to subordinate itself to Sophia, and use its powers for purposes of unification not division. That's where Gnosis comes in. You get to know with certitude that your Intellect has been wrong the whole time, that it has blindspots and limits and has no business calling the shots.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The truth is important which is why we must debate (with kindness)

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Intellectual debate is fine, as long as it conducted respectfully in the spirit of philosophy. But the Truth can only be known directly. You can't reason your way to it. You can only try to articulate it after the fact. But any verbalization pales in comparison with gnosis itself (aka self-knowledge, moksha, etc). Many different words, same immutable awareness.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            True but we can get an idea of what is false

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            While this is true, don't forget that although we view gnosis as the starting point, for many the starting point to gnosis is episteme

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How are they opposites, they are both monists?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The only real difference between metaphysical systems is dualism like Dvaita, Zoroastrianism, and Jainism and the rest which are monist.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            To be honest, I don’t see how Zoroastrianism can be reconciled with monism

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, and none of them deny each other. They all compliment each other. I find Hermeticism to be the one most suited to helping humans though due to its optimistic reverence.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      high quality primordial truth post.
      >"Truth is one; sages call it by various names."

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Isn’t god in hermeticism just the floor of reality instead of a being?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In Hermeticism everything is part of God, but the highest parts of God are a personal transcendent nous (rational awakend mind) that embodies the Good and is the God above all other gods that all the gods revere and praise.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Why praise it? God would be more of a state of being.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >In Hermeticism everything is part of God
        so it is in kabbalah, which is judaism, which is torah, which is the God of the old testament

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The all is different from a persional God like most abrahamic religions follow

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The nous of the all (poimandres, perhaps also identified as THE agathodaimon above all other good spirits) is very much depicted as a personal being throughout the first chapter of the Corprus Hermeticum (ex, CH1:1-3, 6-8, 16-17, etc.) where it, (perceived as male here by Hermes Trismegistus) is portrayed as directly speaking to Hermes in the manner of a personal deity.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >agathodaimon
            Redpill me on this. why is it depicted as a serpent? Tell me, oh wisehermetiBlack personanon

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Throughout the ancient world, many ancient cultures had a representation of a good snake (ouroboros, rainbow serpent, horned serpents of cernunnos, horned serpents of North America, ningishzida). It was common to depict a spirit as a snake (including bad spirits. For examples of bad snakes, see apophis, nidhog, basmu)and agathodaemonii were just good spirits depicted in this manner. THE agathodaemon would be the highest of these good spirits, and is still why it is depicted as a snake.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Interesting, does the nous experience emotion?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Kabbalah didn't exist until the middle ages and was drawn from Hellenic philosophy, not the other way around. This is israeli coping and backdating. Even Second Temple Judaism was already heavily hellenized and there's no serious evidence for either the Talmud or kabbalah going back to the time of the Torah.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            but genesis talks about how God made everything hence everything is God

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >''as it is above, so it is below''
    is a translation error.
    >That which is above is from that which is below, and that which is below is from that which is above.
    I like the hermeticism, I read some academic redditards (quite foreign to any bias or new age sectarian bullshit) they provide good sources for reading texts and translations and more.
    >also
    I have marked the kybalion as a junk and garbage that lacks hermetic philosophy.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >why aren't ""christians"" hermeticists?
    Who says I can't be both?
    What's a christian?
    What translation of the Bible are you referring to, or do you even think that it matters?
    For someone that claims to be a mystic, someone that wants to directly experience the greater mysteries of the universe in order to come to a better understanding of what's objectively true if anything at all, why do you so sloppily categorize belief systems in the exact same way that one-dimensional political thinkers will put their opponents into boxes? The very type of person you call yourself means nothing if your actions don't speak for you. That is a man's true religion, which is perfectly represented under the egregores of "serving Christ" and of "serving Satan."
    A better question that I could ask you would be: "Why don't you go and gain direct experience in order to open your mind and then ask yourself those inner questions again before making the exact same mistake as the masses when they say 'mY laBel iS beTter tHan yOurS!1!' ?"

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Yes, I was aware of the translation error, but I actually wasn't the one that made the meme. I figured it wouldn't detract to much from it, so I used it anyways.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    At least give us some texts

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The Corprus Hermeticum, Asclepius (several different names refer to the same document, but most people nowadays refer to it as the Asclepius Hermetica), The Armenian Definitions of Hermes Trismegistus to Asclepius, and The Discourse on the Ogdoad and the Ennead (sometimes referred to as the eigth and the ninth) are a few examples

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Why would a God care about you touching a pp?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Here, lust refers to sexual desires in excess to the point of interfering with other facets of being a person. To deny all sexual desire would be self deceit, but we shouldn't be pre-occupied with it.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am aware that there are Christian hermeticists, however I was generally referring to mainstream nicaean Christianity in my initial post as a shorthand since the post was already getting too long. Most forms of Christianity are fundamentally opposed to anything that aren't nicaean Christianity, and some of them are even opposed to all types that aren't even their own sect.

    As far as serving christ, there's a huge issue there of choosing which version of Christ to serve, and people "serving" the nicean version of Christ has historically and to this day resulted in much evil.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Christ is probably an egregore

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        There may be more than one Jesus out there

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I do not understand how 10 Commandments would be evil in any sense. They are clearly "morality for dummies" lesson given to barbarous humans so that we might learn even the very moral basics. You underestimate how evil we were as a race before Judeo-Christian values.

    Aztecs sacrifice children to Tlaloc. More the children cried during their journey towards sacrificial place, more rain would be given by the deity.

    Philistines and Phoenicians sacrificed their children to the fire. Phoenicians thought that human skin bags were greatly fashionable.

    This is what human morality is without Abrahamic God you speak ill of. If you actually read Bible, you notice that Israelites were almost always rebelling towards God. Even the very beginning they made Golden Calf! They killed nearly all their prophets as well. Often practicing same pagan rites as their neighbours. Yet, through their repentance they were given chance after chance to rebuild.

    Later, when worst barbarism was shed, God sent his only Son to teach and offer salvation. People killed him. But through that rejection, grace of God was extended to all mankind.
    Even now God is willing to forgive our sins as his Son took them on himself, if our hearts are sincere and we wish to remove our sins.

    Time and time again Jesus is willing to forgive, if you only love God and other human beings as much as yourself.

    Christianity is the only truth. Mason elite knows it, as they pervert christian rites only (not Buddhist or islamic) , those you call Illumination know it, Demons know it and despair.

    So, please, do not allow yourself be led astray by occult practice, this bootleg gnosticism, because even demons who govern these rites know Jesus Christ is the Life in the Truth.

    They are fearful and angry because you can gain what they have lost.

    We are literally offered eternal life as a pure gift. It comes through Christ only, not by any hermetic or agnostic rite! We will be able to go home again!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There is a difference between El who is good and Yahweh who is evil

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yahweh orders babies to be smashed

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The god who Jesus talks about is the unknown god , not the god of the Old Testament

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I do not understand how 10 Commandments would be evil in any sense.
      Anyone who has trouble following the spirit of the 10 Commandments will not make it to the next phase of humanity. The Old Testament era is ending for the ascendant ones. They hold themselves to higher standards.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The main commandment that is questionable is the ban on worship of other gods

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That one was discarded by Jesus.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Casting Adam and eve out of heaven for doing something they couldn't have known they weren't supposed to do because they lack knowledge if good and evil is not just or good.
      Yahweh approves of people sacrificing humans several times in the old testament, it's not just limited to one incidence of him mentally fricking with Abraham.
      Yahweh demands that innocent babies be slaughtered several times in the old testament, and slaughters many in his various mass smitings.
      Yahweh interfering with the pharaoh's free will to have an excuse to kill Egyptians is not good.
      Yahweh using the Roman's as proxies to sacrifice himself to himself to forgive people for rules he made instead of just forgiving them makes no sense and isn't good.
      Condemning people to eternal maximum torment (hell) for finite sins is not just, cruel, malicious, and not good.
      There are more moral edicts in the Bible than just the ten commandments, and the ten commandments aren't really relevant here in comparison to all the others (ex, fornication, Sodom, not believing in christ results in hell)
      There are many, many, many other examples of Yahweh being an evil prick.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yahweh in the Old Testament ("I AM WHAT I AM") is the Ego. Anyone who has not attained gnosis or otherwise realized the Self likely also acts like a petty demiurge to his inner selves. The crucifixion represents ego death. The Old Testament only makes sense when interpreted in psychological or symbolic terms. As above, so below.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >''as it is above, so it is below''
          no

          https://i.imgur.com/LFiH9Ro.png

          >''as it is above, so it is below''
          is a translation error.
          >That which is above is from that which is below, and that which is below is from that which is above.
          I like the hermeticism, I read some academic redditards (quite foreign to any bias or new age sectarian bullshit) they provide good sources for reading texts and translations and more.
          >also
          I have marked the kybalion as a junk and garbage that lacks hermetic philosophy.

          >>That which is above is from that which is below, and that which is below is from that which is above.
          >Yahweh in the Old Testament ("I AM WHAT I AM")
          No.
          >Yahwism
          Yahweh is just a storm god
          syncretized by the need for nationalism against foreign influences such as the Canaanites and Persians.
          we don't know the original name, he died with the temple priest.
          It is probably El, El Shaddai or Al-shaddai or something like that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Question. Is yahwe God or just a god? Is he the father?

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    None of what you said referring to Christians applies to me, and much of it simply isn't true. But I am a gnostic with Hermetic-syncreticism, so that may be why. In my view, Hermeticism doesn't really provide enough for me to be solely Hermetic, and nothing in Hermeticism and Gnosticism contradict so...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You should look into the temple of Set

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Personal in this case is being used in the way most theist mean when they refer to a deity as a personal one, or, one which is a sapient and sentient entity with a mind like a person

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Ask about Hermetic and I'll gladly tell you
    Explain in simple terms how Hermeticism is different from Gnosticism
    I kinda been learning about them and unconsciously treating them like they're the same thing because they felt like the same thing too much

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hermeticism is ultimately monist (everything is ultimately of one nature) while the many religious traditions lumped under the label of gnosticism are ultimately dualist (there are two different opposing natures). This can be seen in how the gnosticisms all agree that humans are trapped in a false prison plane cut off from the divine fullness by an evil being that deluded itself into thinking it is the true God. They all differ in a few ways, but all agree on this point.
      Hermeticism is ultimately optimistic about the cosmos, viewing it as a reflection of the higher fullness of being, and ultimately being good on balance, if distracting. The gnosticisms views the cosmos as being a vile, corrupted emanation of an evil, deluded creator that corrupts and traps the divine spark contained within human beings.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Hermeticism is ultimately monist (everything is ultimately of one nature)
        >Hermeticism is ultimately optimistic about the cosmos, viewing it as a reflection of the higher fullness of being, and ultimately being good on balance, if distracting.
        That's the confusing part here for me - aren't Hermetics dualists, because there's opposition: realizing and accepting the oneness of nature VS falling into distractions?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          In Hermeticism nature/the cosmos is part of God, though distracting, while in Gnosticism nature/the cosmos is cut off from God due to the actions of the demiurge

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Why don’t gnostics consider the monad to be evil as well

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It would be more anti cosmic that way

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            iirc the idea is that "evil" is really just imperfection as a result of separation from the pleroma, and the monad is perfection, so it can't really be evil. imagine it like a jpeg photo, it starts off legible, but after being downloaded, reuploaded, downloaded, etc through several iterations, it becomes deepfried, imperfect.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            How can Imperfection come from perfection? It would be better to say the monad is very good but imperfect.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Copying. You take a perfect product, and you imitate it. Try drawing a replica of a painting. Then have someone else draw a replica of that replica, ad nauseam. The monad simply is, it's imitation of the monad (which is impossible, in much the same vein one cannot describe succinctly the Dao) that breeds imperfection.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            The monad is passive right.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Gnosticism and Zoroastrianism explain evil very well. I’d say Gnosticism is optimistic, at least in the long run.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How does zoroastrianism explain evil?
          I have had a look at zurvanism and its truly wacky stuff

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Exoteric Zoroastrianism is complex, but Ditheism is an intelligent idea.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    depart from me satan

  16. 1 month ago
    Krishna

    What is Hermetic Morality? I've concluded it is vacuous. As Christians say, they put mysticism above insight into Morality. They say follow the Light but this means Lucifer, same as the Masons. When Manly P. Hall grew up he gave lectures on eudaimonia but they are pedantic as frick because Hermetic ethics is vacuous.

    The best you can do is become "Suns of Men" which you can also do in Hegelianism but the notion of Light at issue in Hermetics is Lucifer.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What is the morality of chemistry, mathematics,etc?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And what is Lucifer?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The ethics of the Sermon on the Mount are fully compatible with Hermeticism.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, but much of the rest of the Bible is not, nor is the Christian concept of hell.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Jesus rejects much of the Bible.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Like what?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Anything incompatible with his words, which includes most of the Torah.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            People say this all the time but I've never heard a convincing argument as to how exactly that's the case.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Then you must not have read the Bible. The deity of the Old Testament couldn't be any more different in character and values than the person of Jesus Christ.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Well according to Christian theology they are different persons, so what's the issue?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            It's not a problem if you conclude that the OT deity is a Satan-type figure, or a blind demiurge. It's only a problem if you identify him with the Father.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            There's no problem with identifying him as the Father.

          • 1 month ago
            Krishna

            a guardian angel told me the father is satan. and then i saw a youtube comment that said "pantera forever." if you know you know

            in Islam the Father is a shaytan because idols are what your fathers have worshiped "without knowledge." then christians make the ultimate idol, the "Father as such," deifying the very CONCEPT of what the fathers have taught them without knowledge. This is the Notion of Jesus.

            In Islamic monotheism the idol is properly under the purview of some Shaytan, so when Christians personify God as the Father, their idolatry par excelence, the idol of the Father is essentially controlled by Satan himself.

            Making the Father Satan. From my sign I can suppose Pantera, the Centurion father of Jesus, was Satan incarnate.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Of course there is. Jesus is one with his Father. He is not one with Satan.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Are you at any point going to actually argue for your position or will you just continue saying he's Satan?

          • 1 month ago
            Krishna

            i think he's saying the Father and Jesus are not different persons but Jesus is consubstantial with the Father. gnostics take this Father to be different from the God of the Old Testament, who is Yaldabaoth.

            Part of this may be illuminated by Thoth's notion of God as a Succession of Kings. Allah raised himself above the throne, and when Antichrist is seated he shall succeed

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I see you've never read the bible.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I've read it back to front more than once. Look, all I'm asing you to do is fully articulate your position and point to verses that support what you're trying to say. If you don't want to do that, just say so.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I've read it back to front more than once.
            If that were true, you would know full well that the OT 'god' is nothing like Jesus.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I posted above an image with the virtues that form the basis of the virtue-ethics of Hermeticism. The morality of it would be to strive to act think, and believe in ways most in line with these virtues.
      Light does not mean lucifer in this case, I'm not sure where exactly you got this idea. Would you disagree that humans generally have a love of light, and that light is generally good for humans?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >all these references to “Light” must be Luciferian

      And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.
      Genesis 1:3
      (Famously “Fiat lux” in Latin.)

      And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
      There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
      The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
      He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
      That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
      John 1:5-9

      >vacuous
      Maybe YOU are vacuous and seeing that vacuity reflected elsewhere.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Hermeticism has a virtue ethics based system of morality
    Stopped reading there. Frick moralizing ass holes.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Is it that you don't like people trying to tell others how they think to be moral, that you ascribe to a different moral system, or that you don't like morals?

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sounds pretty cool.
    I mean I'm not sure I'm going to convert because I don't really believe in ethics.
    But still cool nonetheless.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What do you mean you're not really sure you believe in ethics, would you like to elaborate? I personally think everyone has ethics, even if they're not entirely consciously aware of them.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How can a hermeticist reconcile evolution with their beliefs? Is there anything to reconcile? Are most hermeticists accepting of scientific theories?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      There's no need to reconcile it as they are entirely compatible. The Corprus Hermeticum states that nature made the physical form of humanity (which humam souls then came into) without delay, but does not specify the time frame or what would constitute delay. Delay is just something bot being done by an appointed time.
      Furthermore, to deny the extremely strong evidence for evolution would be rash self-deceit and violate the virtue based morals of Hermeticism

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Additionally denying a scientific THEORY without evidence sufficient to necessitate a reformulation of the theory would violate the Hermetic morals, so a Hermeticist is inherently supposed to be accepting of scientific theories.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >The abrahamic god of the old testament is clearly a capricious, evil being if it even exists

    midwit

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oh no, all my beliefs, destroyed by your perfect argument. How ever can I contend with such great defender of the faith and his sublime two syllable argument!

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I mean only midwits even use the word "abrahamic" so, dead give away

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It’s a good category.

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