posted on Jan, 30 2016 @ 09:53 PM
a reply to: areyousirius360
It would vary ever after as Gnosticism is not a one dogma unified official church
This is the issue here...
There wasn't a "gnostic religion" back in the early couple centuries... The gnostics were "Christians" with different beliefs. They adopted
Christianity as a major part of their belief system, but gnostic beliefs actually predated Christianity... before Jesus it was loosely based around
There were writers, and people that agreed with them... not an actual religion, just an offshoot of Christianity
They were deemed Heretics by the church, and eventually wiped out... likely when Constantine made Christianity the official state religion... but
the persecution of the gnostic writers started before that time
But they must have been Greeks who put their own spin on the Christos as she was also incarnated in The Virgin Mary and known as his syzygy,
some kind of wife.
I believe you're getting the Mary's mixed up... Jesus mother wasn't the same as the one that was supposed to be the spouse...
Egyptian Gnostics have a great many texts with legitimate potential. I am thinking they were stained by the Greek Gnostics and could have
worked with the early church. I think it's a travesty, whatever happened.
There is really no evidence of an actual Gnostic Church... IF you know of some feel free to link me up...
Like I said, there were writers who were considered "gnostic" by the fathers of the early church... not a religion called Gnosticism...
Why did Catholicism adopt so much paganism and so cruelly persecute everyone else?
Probably to appease the emperor... but they got all nasty because they had their new God... they had to show the world he was powerful... and anyone
that disagreed with what they wanted to teach was eliminated.
edit on 30-1-2016 by Akragon because: (no reason given)