Re: Peter, Paul and Mary! pt5
- From the post #5307<br><br> >>>It is
genneraly accepted (though it has been questioned) that
Mani was an Elkasite who left the group due to certain
disputes.<<<<br><br>The question was more or less put to the rest by the
Cologne Mani Codex verifiying the writing of al-Nad�m.
Mani didn't leave the group according to CMC what he
did was he had revelations from his heanenly twin
"syzygos" in which his concepts were not recoincidable with
those of baptists. He kept the revelation secret until
he was forced to do so and even then he tried to
reform the sects. Many in the baptists including his
father joined him after he made his revelation public.
So it is pretty simplilastic to write what you
wrote.<br><br>>>>Apon leaving he began to formulate his own system,
which included the cosmology familiar to
Gnostics.<<<<br><br>Again if we are to take CMC at the face value then Mani
already formulated his system evem before his so called
break with the baptists. But he might have also
formulated some aspects later but can you say dicitively
that Manichaen cosmology is based upon the same
concept? Meaning, are they really same or sort of similar
due to its dualistic nature?<br><br>cont.