Bows of thanks follow the same pattern. This is the witness you bring against us — one that has never been able to prove the accusation it some time or other sent abroad, and at last by mere continuance made into a settled opinion in the world; so that I confidently appeal to Nature herself, ever trueagainst those who groundlessly hold that such things are to be credited.
But among so many princes from that time to the present day, with anything of divine and human wisdom in them, point out a single persecutor of the Christian name. Standing chopsticks vertically in a bowl of rice is to be avoided, as it recalls burning incense sticks standing up in sand, typically at funerals; the act of stabbing the chopsticks into the food resembles an action devout Buddhists perform when offering ceremonial food to their ancestors at the household shrine.
O my friend, why do you who are a citizen of the great and mighty and wise city of Athens, care so much about laying up the greatest amount of money and honor and reputation, and so little about wisdom and truth and the greatest improvement of the soul, which you never regard or heed at all.
It should also show contrition, ask for forgiveness, and, if appropriate, include recompense. On the contrary, we show you the excellent M.
For I am more than seventy years of age, and this is the first time that I have ever appeared in a court of law, and I am quite a stranger to the ways of the place; and therefore I would have you regard me as if I were really a stranger, whom you would excuse if he spoke in his native tongue, and after the fashion of his country; - that I think is not an unfair request.
And to this many will witness. Clearly that which is my due. I have injured the gods or emperors, why am I not to be heard on these points.
Deify your vilest criminals, if you would please your gods. Though under the oppressive bondage of the body, though led astray by depraving customs, though enervated by lusts and passionsthough in slavery to false gods; yet, whenever the soul comes to itself, as out of a surfeit, or a sleep, or a sickness, and attains something of its natural soundness, it speaks of God ; using no other word, because this is the peculiar name of the true God.
But many as their falsehoods were, there was one of them which quite amazed me; - I mean when they told you to be upon your guard, and not to let yourselves be deceived by the force of my eloquence.
And punishment even were due to Christiansif it were made plain that those to whom they refused all worship were indeed divine. And what is that which I ought to pay or to receive.
If even it venture to deny that, it will be confuted by its own books of antiquities, from which it has got its information about them, bearing witness to this day, as they plainly do, both of the cities in which they were born, and the countries in which they have left traces of their exploits, as well as where also they are proved to have been buried.
This is my teaching, and if this is the doctrine which corrupts the youth, my influence is ruinous indeed. Because I am going to explain to you why I have such an evil name.
Every one knows what sort of thing rumour is. Whoever found any traces of uncleanness in their wives. What has come to your religion — of the veneration due by you to your ancestors. That is an extraordinary statement, Meletus. Featuring the Church Fathers, Catholic Encyclopedia, Summa Theologica and more.
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