#rsrh I TOLD you Rangel was a Gnostic!

I TOLD all of you. But did you listen? No. I was ignored. Ignored! But it’s downright obvious by now.  Don’t believe me?  Well, below is Charlie Rangel, explaining why he decided not to take a plea bargain:

How lucky are you when God tells you that you don’t have to take a plea … that you can tell them, let the facts speak for themselves.”

Fronting reporters later, Rangel changed his tune somewhat about any divine guidance he may have received, the New York Daily News reported.

“I exaggerated. I really didn’t talk to God … I said that in the heat of the campaign but no, she hasn’t spoken to me recently,” he said.

Bolding mine. With this use of the feminine pronoun Rep. Rangel’s clearly referring to Sophia there, which as everybody knows is one of the feminine manifestations of what Gnostics consider to be the true Godhead (not the Demiurge that created the world in mainstream Gnostic thought, of course).  It thus follows then that Rep. Rangel is engaging in a personalized metaphor where his life represents the entanglement of the soul in the corruption and dross materiality of this flawed universe; but just when it seems that the soul is trapped forever, Sophia comes to reveal to it an alternative to submitting to gross reality.  You can instead embrace the true, ethereal nature of the soul, and allow yourself to be in the corporeal world, but not of it – which will then allow you to suffer the physical world’s outrages and offenses against you as the meaningless acts that they are.  When it comes right down to it, this is pretty solid mysticism, here; and it’s also pretty brave of Rep. Rangel to demonstrate the worthlessness of the physical universe by using himself as the metaphysical canvas.  Truly, this man is an inspiration to esoteric adepts everywhere.

Alternatively, Charlie Rangel’s an idiot.

Moe Lane

PS: Michel Faulkner for Congress.

Charlie Rangel (D, NY-15) is a Gnostic Cainite!

And he reveals this on Holy Thursday, too.

This is EXCITING! I needn’t remind any of you that the Cainites were fourth century Gnostics who honored both Cain (as the first human to rebel against the Demiurge*) and Judas Iscariot (as the agent who – with Christ’s permission – acted as the agent of Christ’s sacrifice, and was thus rewarded with secret esoteric knowledge**). This particular heresy was long thought to have died out with most other contemporary Gnostic sects; but it must have gone underground, and survived. And now Charlie Rangel, of all people (I assume that he’s a high-level initiate), has given their presence away with his claim that Judas Iscariot later became a saint! The things that we can learn!

Of course, there’s always the alternative: Charlie Rangel’s knowledge of Christianity approaches that of a battered parakeet’s.

Moe Lane

PS: It’s 2010, people: the GOP has been doing its recruiting. I gather that Rev. Michel Faulkner (Baptist minister, community leader, former NY Jet) is looking like he’ll be the eventual Republican candidate.

*As you know, the Demiurge was believed by Gnostics to be the true creator of the physical universe; as the Gnostics were of course mystics who hated the material world, that meant that they equate the Demiurge with both the Old Testament God and Satan. The early Church went to some trouble to, ah, dissuade that interpretation of Scripture…

**Which they just happened to have, in the ‘Gospel of Judas.’

Crossposted to RedState.