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What, then, shall we do or say to such people?

Let us listen first, my good sir, to what they, as I imagine, say mockingly, in their contempt for us.

What is it?

In derision they would probably say this: “O Strangers of Athens, Lacedaemon and Crete, what you say is true. Some of us do not believe in gods at all; others of us believe in gods of the kinds you mention. So we claim now, as you claimed in the matter of laws,

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