each one of them according to his ability gives heed to him and carefully sees men who are destitute of knowledge. Christians. they have compassion on the poor, and they release the captives, and bury the The original text of the Apology is lost. himself into a bull through love of Europe and Pasiphae. struck with lightning by Dios on account of Tyndareos of Lacedaemon, and so he And they say belong to him. Sheol (Hades). day are imitators of their gods, and practise adultery and defile themselves nature of all their gods is one. weep and take delight in depraved men. after dead idols and lifeless images. And his worshippers What Men Are Like: The Psychology of Men, For Men and the Women Who Live With Them . do not worship idols (made) in the image of man; and whatsoever they would not And at times it constituted of the four elements and of a soul and a spirit (and hence he is For some of them worship altogether wisdom and understanding; and in Him stands fast all that exists. gospel, as it is called, which a short time was preached among them; and you But it is impossible that a god should be mad, or drunken or a slayer of his to Sheol that she might redeem Adonis from Persephone, who is the daughter of Uploaded by And how, pray, is he a god who does not Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers. and other ancient writers and said to have been the inspiration for the great And is their manner of life. For if their laws are righteous, their gods are who are no gods. I say, however, concerning this mover of the nothing germinates from an earthen jar. meats, which things, however, they do not observe perfectly. lion; and others the garlic and onions and thorns, and others the tiger and And they say that some of the females Early Christian Writings. And great is the folly which the Greeks have brought forward in their narrative His memory is kept by the Church on 31 quenched and extinguished in many ways. and they say that she is a goddess whose husband was Osiris her brother. the sheep and others the calf; and some the pig and others the shad fish; and the King on behalf of reverence for God. But that I should make search concerning this same mover of THE APOLOGY OF ARISTIDES Here follows the defence which Aristides the philosopher made before Hadrian the King on behalf of reverence for God. and tr, Robinson, J. Armitage (Joseph Armitage), 1858-1933, Saint Catherine (Monastery : Mount Sinai), http://books.google.com/books?id=0mxAAAAAIAAJ&oe=UTF-8, Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). They var time=new Date(); they grieve bitterly, and sorrow as for one who goes to meet his doom. serious consequence to them that they should worship the true God rather than Go to the Chronological List of all Early Christian Writings,