Every once in a while on VOAT, somebody exercises their free speech to promote the idea that the Catholic Church's defense of its civilization through history against dangerous heretical movements from within were especially and inexcusably heinous, and so therefore we should all adopt some weird Gnosticism in its place.
This happens frequently enough, that I figured I'd direct some attention to it.
The enemies of Christendom today are masters of divide-and-conquer tactics. They've been doing this for centuries. Don't fall for it. Orthodox Catholic Christianity is demonstrably every bit as ancient as any weird Gnostic sect. There's a reason our position came to dominate the Greco-Roman World; it is true, and the people alive at the time knew it.
The reason Gnosticism sprang up anew around the same time is because their basic ideas are quite a bit older than Greek civilization, and they becomes popular here and there, so it's completely natural that someone (ahem Simon Magus) would try to synthesize it with this newfangled Christian movement.
No, Gnosticism is not the Original; it's just one of the oldest heretical groups, referred to even so early as the Book of Acts. The educated amongst us realize this, and won't be fooled.
I don't care if you're a Gnostic - that's between you and God. Some perfectly fine White people I know believe it. There's a lot of truth to it. That being said, don't expect me to just roll over and take it. I'm quite happy resisting it.
EDIT: OF COURSE the first reply is from everyone's favorite non-Trinitarian Iconoclast. Do you like having muslims in the West? It's thanks to the like of you that we have muslims in the West. Congratulations.