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8751Re: Evryone loves conspirecy

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  • Mike Leavitt
    Dec 5, 2003
      Hello 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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