Ninutius Felix was born in Africa at the beginning of the third century. He was an honoured barrister and speaker in Rome.
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He wrote a speech to defend Christianity which was like a dialogue between two friends, one is a Christian and the other is a Pagan. The Pagan presents his reasons in the favour of paganism and his arguments against Christianity. The Christian answers. First of all he admits the fact that Christians only had contempt for the pagan gods: "First of all you manufacture, clean, rub and defend them yourselves to then fear and worship them. If we review all your rituals then some can only laugh and others can only inspire pity."
On the other hand the Christian friend speaks about the God of the Christians: "When you lift your eyes up to the sky and when you gaze at the marvels of creation which are around you how can you not clearly and obviously see the existence of a God who is infinitely intelligent, who animates, moves, sustains and governs the whole nature?" Then he speaks of the sun and the moon, of light and darkness and of the wonderful order of seasons; springs and rivers which flow towards the ocean. Then he reviews the animal world and he finally speaks about man with his wonderful structure. He says: "Everything proclaims a godly author and this author of everything is no-one else than the God of the Christians."
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