11740Re: [Gnosticism2] Valentinian Christians
- Dec 30, 2005Hi Bob... I believe Gus is right, "Secrecy is not only thehallmark for valentinian gnosticism. It prevails also inJudo-Christian and muslim gnosticism." And its onlythe "muslim gnostics" (Sufis) that I'm aware of whoreally speak clearly on the issue. And it boils down tothis: they don't waste time with those whom theyperceive as not having the current capacity to receivewhat they offer. This may seem unfair or cold-bloodedto some of us, but they voice some very compellingarguments why this should be so.Your friend,Crispin Sainte IIIIn a message dated 12/29/2005 10:37:37 AM Central Standard Time, taktani@... writes:
I don't have any references with regards to the
make-up on congregations, but I do have a "take" on
It almost sounds like Valentius had a relationship
with his "group" much like Jesus had with the
apostles, but had a "select few" like Jesus had Mary
Magdelene, that he taught the real mysteries to.
This also sounds like a good way to conceal themselves
from the "regular" church.
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