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Single Idea 20673

[catalogued under 29. Religion / A. Polytheistic Religion / 4. Dualist Religion]

Full Idea

Manichaeans and Gnostics argued that the good god created the spirit and the soul, whereas matter and bodes are the creation of the evil god.

Gist of Idea

Manichaeans and Gnostics: good made spirit, evil made flesh


Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens: brief history of humankind [2014], 12 'Battle')

Book Reference

Harari,Yuval Noah: 'Sapiens: a brief history of Humankind' [Vintage 2014], p.248

A Reaction

Hm. What motivated the evil god to do that? The evil god's achievement looks a lot more impressive.