Summary: During the days of Laecontes, the sixth dispensational leader on the world
of Terralee, a fanatical religious movement formed around the teachings of a man
named Gadaris. The followers of Gadaris (Gadarites) viewed humanity as inherently
evil and depraved.
Now there arose in the city a great commotion because of Laecontes; for in the regions
of Sinope was there found a certain faction which claimed themselves as most pious
and devout, looking down with cold disdain upon their fellow man.
Being themselves outside the assembly of believers, being a contentious and troublesome
band, speaking always their own rightness of belief while yet they condemned all
Proving themselves most zealous and fanatical in following after Gadaris, a man which
taught the fierceness and wrath of one God only; having written for his followers
a book which would denounce in scathing words the teachings of Adamilus and Evelah
and of all who came from Heaven.
Now the Gadarites believed that all men were bestial and filled with sin, being themselves
worthy of death and suffering; and that except a man live strictly the commandments
of Gadaris, then would the soul of a man perish in the grave to be no more forever.