- Jan 12, 2005--- In email@example.com, lady_caritas <no_reply@y...>
> I believe you're correct that the Valentinians were generally a bit
> more accepting or at least tolerant of the non-Gnostic Christians'
> water ritual. Well, I imagine they would have to be to try to
> survive in their midst. Occasional polemics against water
> (by some groups) ("impure baptism in a dark water that enslaves")non-
> such as described by Turner at the end of his section on Sethian
> ... certainly would be self-defeating if sharing a community with
> Christians were a goal, as in the case of the Valentinians.Ooops, correction: That last line should read:
... if sharing a community with non-Gnostic Christians were a goal.
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