How you can call Gnostics, or gnostic texts, "atheists", this is totally beyond me. Did you actually read/study gnostic literature?
This was a specific question regarding 'texts such as the apocryphon of John'.
Well, IMO you are extremely wrong here. Again, did you read the scriptures? I cant imagine anyone who did read the gnostic texts can write something so utterly obnoxious.
Would anyone with an "anthropocentric world view" study this material here for an extended period of time"?
Q: (L) How do you mean? Creating a race to replace human beings, or abducting specific humans to replace them with a clone or whatever?
A: Mainly the former. You see, if one desires to create a new race, what better way than to mass hybridize, then mass reincarnate. Especially when the host species is so forever ignorant, controlled, and anthropocentric. What a lovely environment for total destruction and conquest and replacement… see?