Updated: Feb 25
Gnosticism emphasized personal spiritual knowledge over Orthodox teachings and historic church traditions. Gnosticism was more about self-determination than truth. This is illustrated in the reality that many of their religious texts do not deal with sin or repentance but rather enlightenment, and some would say self-delusion.
The familiar belief that “the truth will set you free” has been exchanged by some for the idea that personal peace is protected when people are insulated from the truth and left to live inside their own reality construct.
On January 20, President Biden signed the executive order referenced above. There is some in this executive