Against Celsus Book 1


Read by David Ronald

(4 stars; 12 reviews)

Against Celsus, preserved entirely in Greek, is a major apologetics work by the Church Father Origen of Alexandria, written in around 248 AD, countering the writings of Celsus, a pagan philosopher and controversialist who had written a scathing attack on Christianity in his treatise "The True Word". Among a variety of other charges, Celsus had denounced many Christian doctrines as irrational and criticized Christians themselves as uneducated, deluded, unpatriotic, close-minded towards reason, and too accepting of sinners. He had accused Jesus of performing his miracles using black magic rather than actual divine powers and of plagiarizing his teachings from Plato. Celsus had warned that Christianity itself was drawing people away from traditional religion and claimed that its growth would lead to a collapse of traditional, conservative values. Summary by Wikipedia (3 hr 8 min)

Chapters

Preface 11:45 Read by David Ronald
Chapters 1-10 19:38 Read by David Ronald
Chapters 11-20 23:18 Read by David Ronald
Chapters 21-30 26:31 Read by David Ronald
Chapters 31-40 24:26 Read by David Ronald
Chapters 41-50 25:15 Read by David Ronald
Chapters 51-60 26:14 Read by David Ronald
Chapters 61-71 31:49 Read by David Ronald

Reviews


(5 stars)

Much Truth (Heavenly Wisdom) can only come from the seasoned, men of infinite sorrow, the common salt-of-the-earth man and woman crushed at the bottom of the usury pyramid. Celsus, in his infinite arrogance, speaks from the tip of the pyramid- indeed Lucifer's all seeing eye! We are presently experiencing the conflict between love and humanity and cold plastic control A.I., transhumanist 666 encoded eugenicists. Indeed these are the end times disguised as a pandemic. Will humanity triumph?

another attempt at cultural imperialism


(4 stars)

The author, a white cis gendered male, want to impose his imperialistic system of measure on the world. Celsius is a much more efficient and enlightened system of measurement than the evil Fahrenheit scale supported by the author. The metric system is synonymous with black lives mattering. The American imperialist system disenfranchises millions of BIPOCs with an antiquated clumsy unsystematic system of measure. Celsius is good. It is crazy that the author is sooo raycyst that he wants to ban it. Humanity needs to ban the author instead and embrace Celsius.