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Lucian, Greek satirist from 115-175-? AD, writes in The Death of Peregrine>Page 83: The Christians, you know, worship a man to this daythe distinguished personage who introduced their novel rites, and was crucified on that account. […] These deluded creatures, you see, have persuaded themselves that they are immortal and will live forever, which explains the contempt of death and willing self-sacrifice so common among them. It was impressed on them too by their lawgiver that from the moment they are converted, deny the gods of Greece, worship the crucified sage, and live after his laws, they are all brothers. They take his instructions completely on faith, with the result that they despise all worldly goods and hold them in common ownership.

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