In a message dated 1/28/2005 1:17:31 AM Eastern Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: Mychael ... they had for orthodox Christians.
Jan 28, 2005
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In a message dated 1/28/2005 1:17:31 AM Eastern Standard Time,
>>>"I think many of the gnostics saw paganism
with the same disdain they had for orthodox
Just a curious trivia that I can't remember if
I mentioned here before, but Celsus refers to the Christians as
Anyway, the word "distain" seems rather
yes, I recall reading that as well...disdain is a harsh word...would you
prefer..at odds with?yet,much in common in many ways .
One thing for sure, the Gnostics did not last much longer than 300 years
after Christianity took itshold. Paganism went underground but began,
historically, much earlier than Biblical accounts of God. Paganism never died
off, but resurfaces here and there and even now, neo-pagans are the largest
growing tracts of people who have lost their other "faith"
The threads of Gnostic thought may have continued in
certain philosophies over time until very recently the discovery of
the Nag Hammadi texts came to light again.
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