Saturday, June 30, 2012


“Therefore God suffers that we thus suffer; for but very lately, in condemning a Christian woman to the leno [brothel] rather than to the leo [lion] you made confession that a taint on our purity is considered among us as something more terrible than any punishment and any death. Nor does your cruelty, however exquisite, avail you; it is rather a temptation to us. The oftener we are mown down by you, the more in number we grow; the blood of Christians is seed.” Tertullian, Apology, 50, ANF 3:55

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