What i mean by gnostic is that like they see everything or mostly everything in the material world as unclean or in other words at the very least they see most things as somewhat of an venial sin…an example would be they don’t watch any tv that isn’t religious…like lets say…a superhero movie like the avengers because there are various sins in there whereby even watching it would make them a participant in it etc etc you get the idea…
Personally i think we shouldn’t be so rigid we come to the point that we see everything in the material world as at the very least a venial sin but we shouldn’t get so soft that we accept literally everything in the material world and become like some animal or beast.
There needs to be a revision of theology whereby we don’t see all or most things as unclean but by reasonable thinking we accept moderation and know when we go too far down the rabbit hole
if you need me to be specific in what i mean it means you are either like this or that you haven’t experienced this type of evil yet to know exactly what i am talking about.
Personally i refer to certain verses in the NT that imply Jesus made all foods clean. And also what st paul wrote when nothing in of itself is unclean but becomes unclean when someone believes it is.
I also think its sort of unreasonable for god to create a world and then basically say most things in it are evil.
Whether the fall created this quasi gnostic world or something else i think is a bad conclusion.
I think there is evil in this world but its not like everything in this world is evil…the devil is similar to a god of this world but he isn’t that powerful imo.
i think we are called to apart from the world but not this much…thats not what the Church means by apart from the world
ADD: I guess i cannot reply since i am new user, whatever…this site is basically eating itself at this point anyway