Definitions

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  • proper n. The subordinate being that fashions the perceptible world in the light of eternal ideas.
  • proper n. A prideful, inferior being that creates the material world; frequently identified with the creator God of the Hebrew Bible.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Δημιουργός (Dēmiourgos). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Valentinians, and all those other heretics who promulgate [3097] wicked opinions respecting the Demiurge, that is, the Fashioner and Former of this universe, and who is in fact the only true God -- exhibiting, [as I have done,] how easily their views are overthrown.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • According to Valentinus the Demiurge was the offspring of a union of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • The Gnostic (Marcionite) supreme God is the God of religion, the God of redemption; the Demiurge is the being required to explain the world.

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

  • The doctrines that the Supreme Being is unknown (II. 6), that the Demiurge is the blind instrument of higher æons, that the world was created against the will of the Supreme God, and, lastly, that our world is the imperfect copy of a higher one were also opposed by him with rational arguments.

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)

  • The Demiurge is a limited and limiting being, proud, jealous, and revengeful; and this his character betrays itself in the

    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

  • Gnostics agreed that the Demiurge was the framer of this lower world,

    Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

  • This week we have a very special show as Cory "Demiurge" Banks, Lara "KaterinLHC" Crigger and Erik "wordsmythe" Hanson join Julian Murdoch live from his basement studio.

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  • 'Platonic Logos: "There is a God who is adjusters working through" revelation "a n d economic m a n i p u l a t i o n of t h e In the fullness of the Spirit, one will find called the Demiurge, the Creator.

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  • The story focuses around several characters: Beebe, a collection of autonomous sprites and sims; Paquette, Algernon and Alonzo, 3 entities who are sub-parts of Beebe; Demiurge, an entity existing at a different scale that runs Beebe as an emulation (I think); Firmament - the offspring (a messiah, of sorts) of the forbidden union between "strategy" and "filter" entities and who also houses a fragment of their assumed nemesis Demiurge.

    REVIEW: 2009 Hugo Award Short Fiction Nominees

  • * As you know, the Demiurge was believed by Gnostics to be the true creator of the physical universe; as the Gnostics were of course mystics who hated the material world, that meant that they equate the Demiurge with both the Old Testament God and Satan.

    Charlie Rangel (D, NY-15) is a Gnostic Cainite! | RedState

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