"Gnosis" means "knowledge", and "arsonist" means "someone who sets fire to property", so a gnosoarsonist attempts metaphorically to destroy knowledge perceived to be unacceptable. He seeks to suppress knowledge contrary to his own stand rather than winning others over by reason or truth.
He was a gnosoarsonist who thought that a "liberal" view favoring racial diversity should be destroyed. He didn't understand that such a view was "humanist" and affirming of understanding and acceptance in an expansive manner.
by Gregory V. Richardson July 08, 2006