Mary said, "I want to understand all things, just as they are!" The Lord said, "He who will seek out life! For this is their wealth. For the [...] of this cosmos is [...], and its gold and its silver are misleading."
His disciples said to him, "What should we do to ensure that our work will be perfect?" The Lord said to them, "Be prepared in face of everything. Blessed is the man who has found [...] the contest [...] his eyes. Neither did he kill, nor was he killed, but he came forth victorious."
Judas said, "Tell me, Lord, what the beginning of the path is." He said, "Love and goodness. For if one of these existed among the governors, wickedness would never have come into existence."
Matthew said, "Lord, you have spoken about the end of everything without concern." The Lord said, "You have understood all the things I have said to you, and you have accepted them on faith. If you have known them, then they are yours. If not, then they are not yours."
They said to him, "What is the place to which we are going?" The Lord said, "Stand in the place you can reach!" Mary said, "Everything established thus is seen." The Lord said, "I have told you that it is the one who can see who reveals."
This baffles me because Christianity's main virtue is inherently faith, but here "the Lord" or Jesus or Christ based on this writing looks to understanding (rationality, conscious) over faith. My God! So too Socrates, and Nietzsche (other Christ-like figures) are supremely rationale, while remaining at once, effeminate, loving... and thus achieve the greatest good for an era. ↩︎
—New Testament apocrypha, Dialogue of the Saviour, p. -1