You were out for a stroll near the caves at Qumran and happened across a little clay pot. You pick up the pot and find some very old manuscripts in it. You happen to be an expert in Biblical texts and koine Greek and try to make out what is on the pages. You realize that this is an incredible discovery, a NEW GOSPEL that seems to have been inspired by the Gospels of Thomas and Phillip. A lot of what it says you can’t make out, but some of it is rather “juicy” and throws the traditional narrative of the life of Christ into disarray.
You take it back home with you are left alone in your house with the manuscript, knowing that this is an incredible discovery that will shed light on the early Christian world but is totally gnostic and potentially very dangerous to the faith of many people.
There’s a blowtorch nearby. What do you do?