8751Re: Evryone loves conspirecy
- Dec 5, 2003Hello apx0n
On 05-Dec-03, you wrote:
> Christianity, Zorastrianism,
> Manicheaesm, and other world religions of the time grew out of
> fundamentally Near Eastern origins, world-skeptical outlooks, and
> with the eventual exception of Christianity, Near Eastern languages.
> And aside from Valentinianism, it seems that most "gnostic"
> movements also have Syrian, Egyptian, or Anatolian roots.
Are you forgetting that while Valentinus was nearly elected Bishop of
Rome, he was originally from Alexandria, and returned to the near
east later in his life. It would appear that while Valentinianism was
active for a long time at Rome, its founder, at least, was also from
Egypt and hence as you used the term, the Near East.
Mike Leavitt ac998@...
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