Valis - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 5 Summary

Fat sees Stone once more, on the day of his discharge, when Stone gives him a translation of a Gnostic text about the immortals being offended when Samael, the blind god, claims exclusivity and threatens to trample him into clay. When Stone pronounces Fat the authority on Nag Hammadi, this restores Fat's self-confidence, which Gloria had stolen. Fat leaves OCMH as strong as he will ever be. Like Stephanie, who gives him the clay pot, Stone is to Fat a micro-form of God. Fat has a high regard for the rational God, the Logos and Jesus Christ. Fat compares Christian texts seeing and being like God with the Nag Hammadi texts that show humankind allied with the rational God against the demigod and its irrational world. God promises to invade the world ready to do battle. Fat is both afraid and excited by this.

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