How do you get from material dualism to a personal, comprehensible, all-powerful God who cares about and even occasionally intervenes in human affairs?
The Gnostic Christian God is not supernatural, and the supernatural God is shown to not be all powerful.
He needs a human woman to reproduce.
Modern Gnostic Christians name our god "I am", and yes, we do mean ourselves.
You are your controller. I am mine. You represent and present whatever mind picture you have of your God or ideal human, and so do I.
The name "I Am" you might see as meaning something like, --- I think I have grown up thanks to having forced my apotheosis through Gnosis and meditation and “I am”, represents the best rules and laws that we have found to live by.
In Gnostic Christianity, we follow the Christian tradition that Christians have forgotten that they are to do. That is, become brethren to Jesus.
That is why some say that the only good Christian is a Gnostic Christian.
Here is the real way to salvation that Jesus taught.
Matthew 6:22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
The bible just plainly says to put away the things of children. The supernatural and literal reading of myths.
a minute robbed from a cause that might actually make a difference.
Name any one cause that has created more harm, over a longer period of time, ---- to gays and womern, --- half the worlds population, --- if not religion?
That aside, there are many good cause and I wish you luck.
I just hate to see decent apologists for sanity leave the fray.