https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catharism#Massacre I can see why gnosticism was suppressed but it's still a shame that it was along with others who were seeking, it's like a blotting out of other's illumination, truth and wisdom. i think the world becomes a little less and loses when these occur whether it's realized or not. It was ahead of it's time and advanced as it wasn't mundane enough for most people to grasp/understand. Either way, gnosticism had an interesting and different take/view which imo makes even more sense than orthodox christianity. It makes a distinction between the old and new testament god where it's clear that the former was inferior which indicates gnostics were progressives.