Like Valesians, they castrate their guests and promote them not only to the clergy but to the episcopacy;
Like Donatists, they claim that with the exception of the Greek Church, the Church of Christ and baptism has perished from the world;
Like Severians, they say that the law of Moses is accursed;
Like the Manichaeans among others, they state that leave is ensouled (animatum);
And because they grow the hair on their head and beards, they will not receive in communion those who tonsure their hair and shave their beards following the decreed practice of the Roman Church.