I was reading some early Christian documents and came across one about Christian loyalty to the Emperor (Apol. xxix-xxxii)
“We sin, then, against the imperial majesty in this, that we do not make him subject to his own possessions (sc. the idols of the gods); that we do not perform a mockery by offering a service for his safety, when we do not suppose that safety to rest in the hands soldered with lead.
(this next part is the part I like)
But you, to be sure, are religious in seeking it where it is not, in asking it from those who have it not to give, passing by him in whose power it lies. Moreover, you persecute those who know where to seek it, who, because they know, are also able to obtain it.”
Oh to be able to write as they did back then.
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