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Défense du paganisme : Contre les Galiléens by Julian the Apostate

By Julian the Apostate

C’est à Antioche, quelques mois avant sa mort tragique, que l’Empereur Julien (331-363) rédige un pamphlet Contre les Galiléens, qui dénonce avec vigueur l. a. prétention à l’universalité de los angeles petite secte chrétienne. Mais au-delà de los angeles critique de cette nouvelle faith, c’est à une véritable apologie du paganisme qu’il se livre. 

Il n’était alors pas trop tard pour empêcher le triomphe annoncé du christianisme, mais le règne de Julien fut beaucoup trop bref. S’il l’avait emporté, l. a. face du monde en eût été changée et il ne serait pas resté dans l’Histoire comme l’Apostat... 

Rétrospectivement, ce texte apparaît donc comme le chant du cygne de l. a. faith grecque.

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It was the same with the honor and glory. They had seen that crowds of people ran after Jesus to listen to his teaching. They themselves had also been to some extent honored and looked up to by the multitude, because as they were the confidential disciples and allowed to know more than others, their master had drawn a line between them and the people. They had also had a little foretaste of honor and glory when they went about as ambassadors and messengers of the Messiah, announcing the kingdom of heaven.

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The apostles felt themselves at liberty to utilize this carelessness and confusion, and in the midst of one state began to erect another state, in which religion and opinion, possessions and their appropriation, and consequently the behavior of their adherents no longer depended upon the injunction or prohibition of the laws, but upon the beck and call of the apostles, and by them was used against the injunction or prohibition of the laws, under the pretext that one must obey the law of God before the law of man.

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