Take a child brought up to believe the lusts of the body are dirty and wrong; that an omniscient God spies on and judges its every little sneaky mean thought and action; that it is born in sin (original sin) and can only be saved by accepting the dictates of this God’s rules. The child,…

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Seen in this light, the “fall of man” depicts a failed revolution from the victor’s standpoint. For attempting to put into practice their slogan “Our bodies belong to us,” the rebels were sentenced to a life of forced labor in the sweat of their brows. “Your bodies belong to your Ruler!”- that was the response.…

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Adam and Eve awoke from the Rulers’ brainwashing and discovered that they had been experiments, built by Yaldabaoth in a misguided effort to imprison and enslave the light from above. The Rulers moved quickly to suppress this nascent rebellion, descending from the heavens with a thunderous clap: “Then when the Rulers knew that they had…

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