Aug 26, 2010

Mr. Deity Discovers Bureaucratic Red Tape

Crossposted from Reflections Journal.

Mr. Deity doesn't follow the rules. He makes them up as he goes along. A bit capricious and unpredictable. Overall, a pretty accurate portrayal of the Biblical god... but even more like the Gnostic's Yaldabaoth.

In the Apocryphon of John circa 120-180 AD, the Demiurge arrogantly declares that he has made the world by himself:
Now the archon (ruler) who is weak has three names. The first name is Yaltabaoth, the second is Saklas (“fool”), and the third is Samael. And he is impious in his arrogance which is in him. For he said, "I am God and there is no other God beside me," for he is ignorant of his strength, the place from which he had come.[21]


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