“What absurdity!  Clearly the Christians have used the myths of the Danae and the Melanippe, or of the Auge and the Antiope in fabricating the story of Jesus’ virgin birth… After all, the old myths of the Greeks that attribute a divine birth to Perseus, Amphion, Aeacus and Minos are equally good evidence of their wonderous works on behalf of mankind – and are certainly no less lacking in plausibility than stories of your followers.  What have you done by word or deed that is quite so wonderful as those heroes of old?”

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