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10416Re: Baptism

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  • lady_caritas
    Jan 12, 2005
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      --- In gnosticism2@yahoogroups.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")
      > such as described by Turner at the end of his section on Sethian
      > baptism...
      > http://jdt.unl.edu/ritual.htm#Heading2
      > ... certainly would be self-defeating if sharing a community with
      > Christians were a goal, as in the case of the Valentinians.
      > Cari

      Ooops, correction: That last line should read:

      ... if sharing a community with non-Gnostic Christians were a goal.

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