Gospel of Philip

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The rulers ... took the names of the good and assigned them to what is not good, to fool people with names and link the names to what is not good. ... For they wished to take free people and enslave them forever.

The Gospel of Philip is one of the Gnostic Gospels, dated to around the 3rd century but lost in modern times until it was rediscovered in a cave near Nag Hammadi in 1945.

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  • The rulers wanted to fool people, since they saw that people have a kinship with what is truly good. They took the names of the good and assigned them to what is not good, to fool people with names and link the names to what is not good. So, as if they were doing people a favor, they took names from what is not good and transferred them to the good, in their own way of thinking. For they wished to take free people and enslave them forever.
  • The rulers wanted to deceive man, since they saw that he had a kinship with those that are truly good. They took the name of those that are good and gave it to those that are not good, so that through the names they might deceive him and bind them.
    • as translated by W. Isenberg
  • And the companion of the [...] Mary Magdalene. [...] loved her more than all the disciples, and used to kiss her often on her mouth.
    • as translated by W. Isenberg. Quoted by Robert M. Price as: "Now Mary was the favorite of the Savior, and he often used to kiss her on the lips." in The Da Vinci Fraud: Why the Truth is Stranger Than Fiction (2005), p. 238.

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