10 Defining Traits of Gnosticism

Here’s a clue to interpret the heretical world around you.

Readership: All; Christians;
Author’s Note: This series received some input from Ed Hurst at Radix Fidem.
Reader’s Note: This post is the third in a series on Gnosticism.
Length: 1,250 words
Reading Time: 4.5 minutes

As we learned from the history and religious philosophy, the essence of Gnosticism is basically the denial or rejection of Christ and the exaltation of the self through logical self-determinism.

In practice and on a case-by-case basis, however, it can be difficult to identify the spiritual constitution of the modern vestiges of Gnosticism, short of any tell-tale information or special discernment.

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The Religion of Gnosticism

Unorganized, decentralized, and yet vastly prevalent.

Readership: All; Christians;
Author’s Note: This series received some input from Ed Hurst at Radix Fidem.
Reader’s Note: This post is the second in a series on Gnosticism.
Length: 1,200 words
Reading Time: 4 minutes

Gnostic Religious Conceptions

Continuing from the previous post in this series, many different schools of Gnostic thought continued to develop and spread out from the Near East. Specific beliefs regarding cosmology, epistemology, eschatology, etc. are widely varied among them. However, they all share a few characteristics in common.

  • The Gnostic approach to reason and philosophy is fundamentally Platonic at heart.
  • The emphasis of Gnostic philosophy is on aping mysticism without actually arriving there.
  • The goal of realizing an ideal human condition, either by avoiding what is evil, or by returning to, or connecting with, an immutable or preeminent source of good.
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A Brief History of Gnosticism

How the root of apostasy came into being.

Readership: All; Christians;
Author’s Note: This series received some input from Ed Hurst at Radix Fidem.
Reader’s Note: This post is the first in a series on Gnosticism.
Length: 1,000 words
Reading Time: 3.5 minutes

The theme for the month of October is Gothicism and Gnosticism. I went off schedule with the news about Taiwan and China and a couple other hot topics that came up, but other than this, I’ve already written a few posts this month that offered some examples of Gnosticism. However, I doubt that any readers have identified it as such, even though I announced this as the theme.

Gnosticism has had a vast influence in our modern culture which Christians are hardly aware of. In this post, I’ll highlight the basic history of Gnosticism in order to illustrate its foundations. In upcoming posts, I’ll build on this history to describe Gnosticism in simple layman’s terms. I’m sure I’ll offend any experts on the subject with blanket assumptions and crude logical associations, but it’s my intention to cover what is important for us to know about Gnosticism and hopefully bring our understanding up to speed.

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Is a second Dark Ages a real possibility?

“The setting sun, and the music at the close, as the last taste of sweets, is sweetest last, is writ in remembrance more than long things past.” ~ William Shakespeare

Readership: All
Author’s Note: This essay is based on a conversation NovaSeeker had with LastMod. Novaseeker started drafting this post on 2021 May 29, but left it unfinished. In his absence (due to work), and given the importance of the subject matter, Jack has taken the liberty of finishing this post.
Length: 1,400 words
Reading Time: 5 minutes

Introduction

In a previous post, The Roman Life Script (2021 May 28), a comparison was made between the downfall of ancient Rome, and the current situation in the West. As we know from history (or the lack thereof during this time period), the implosion of the central power of Rome and being conquered by the Goths led to a few hundred years of historical listlessness, what has since then been referred to as the Dark Ages. Governments shrunk into fiefdoms. Religion was confined to monasteries. The recording of history stalled. The music, arts, and philosophy sputtered to a standstill. At the grass roots level, the majority of people had extremely short life spans (~26 years), and spent most of it in basic subsistence farming, localized small manual trades, and recidivism.

The comparison of ancient Rome and modern western culture inevitably leads to the question of whether the present decadence and decline will be followed by a period of hard-scrabble peasantry ruled by warlords.

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Infogalactic is now blacklisted

It’s getting harder to find good information.

Readership: All;
Length: 1,000 words
Reading Time: 3.5 minutes

Introduction

I don’t rely on Wikipedia because I know a lot of useful and important information is intentionally excluded. I know this from first hand experience. About 10 years ago, a knowledgeable colleague told me some helpful information about Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS, also called Shaky or Twitchy Leg Syndrome) which I had been suffering from. I tried it and it worked within minutes! I was so impressed that I told him to add this information to Wikipedia and he did.

It was deleted the very next day.

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50 Female Evasion and Control Tactics

Know thine adversary!

Readership: Men
Author’s Note:
This post had input from Jack, Deti, and RedPillApostle.
Length: 500 words
Reading Time: 2 minutes

“The courage of a man lies in commanding, a woman’s lies in obeying.”

Aristotle

Sometimes the truth on Σ Frame is freeing, joyful and funny.  Sometimes it hits close to home and hurts a little. This post could go either way, depending on the reader’s life experiences.

It is easy for men to think that women’s sexual authority is the only/primary “tool” most of them have, but this impression is because sex (or the lack thereof) is the “tool” that affects men the most acutely. As Scott once said“Men’s love language is sex”, so when that outlet is shut off, it hurts and feels like hate, especially when it is done as a vengeance.

Aside from sex, women have all sorts of tools that developed from sex and from their physically weaker nature. Here’s a list of their most common tools.

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Disclosing the Taboo of Masculine Sexuality

…because it should not be a taboo.

Readership: Men; Christian Men;
Author’s Note: This post expands my comment and is coauthored with Jack.
Length: 1,200 words
Reading Time: 4 minutes

It’s not uncommon to see lots of discussion about sex and fornication in a Men’s space like the Manosphere, but what is unique about such discussions at Σ Frame is that we consider its effect on us spiritually and our salvation. Practically all other Christian Red Pill sites avoid this topic altogether, even forbidding it. This is wrong for several reasons.

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Another Schism will Come

No matter how the church handles the gay issue, there will be a split.

Readership: All
Author’s Note: NovaSeeker started drafting this post on 2021 June 7, but left it unfinished. In his absence (due to work), and given the importance of the subject matter, Jack has taken the liberty of finishing this post.
Length: 1,600 words
Reading Time: 5.5 minutes

Will the Catholic Church embrace LGBT?

Oscar shared this article from PJ Media, Roman Catholic Church Affirms Teaching on Marriage, Media Hardest Hit ( 2021 March 15).

“On Monday, the Vatican reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church’s 2,000-year-old doctrine that marriage is between one man and one woman and that homosexual acts are illicit. Therefore, the Vatican stated that the church cannot bless same-sex weddings because that would lead to confusion about the doctrine of marriage.

This should not surprise anyone with a basic familiarity with historic Christianity or with the Roman Catholic Church. The New Testament clearly condemns homosexual activity and Jesus explicitly affirmed the teaching of Genesis that marriage is between one man and one woman. The Catholic Church has a 2,000-year tradition of upholding this basic definition of marriage that, in historical terms, only came under fire yesterday.”

Reserved Catholics might take satisfaction in hearing the Vatican reaffirm their position on the time tested definition of marriage, but they should not allow themselves to become complacent about this, thinking that the battle is over. It’s not that the Catholic church intends to behave differently from the wider cultural drift. Rather, it’s more the case that the Catholic church is intent on following the prescription for convergence that was pioneered by Protestant denominations.

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How to build your ex to go back to being fond of you

A reader shares his technique: Cut, Open, and Proceed!

Readership: Men in relationships;
Length: 900 words
Reading Time: 3 minutes

In the emailbox, a reader describes a technique he learned about how to deal with his girlfriend. Not all of his thinking is true to Red Pill lore, but he’s found what works for him, and that’s what matters most. Judging by his English, I take it that he’s not a native speaker. It logically follows that he’s not dealing with a western woman. So this should be taken into account in our critique. I’ve broken his message into sections and edited the worst spots for clarity.

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Start Small to Build Internal Locus of Control

Focus on faith, not on failure.

Readership: Single Men;
Length: 1,000 words
Reading Time: 3.5 minutes

It’s important for a man to learn how to deal with women’s little mind games, and how to interact with women successfully. Many younger men are at a loss in this respect, so it’s good for us to focus on the process.

In this post, I’ll explore part of an interview with an east Asian PUA who goes by the name Lee Cho.

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