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In the second century theologian and church father, Justin Martyr wrote to the Roman emperor Antoninus Pius c.155 ce, in response to 3 charges:

(Slides) Charges: Sloth, Atheism, Cannibalism

“Everywhere we [Christians], more readily than all men, endeavor to pay to those appointed by you the taxes both ordinary and extraordinary, as we have been taught by [Jesus]... When to God alone we render worship, but in other things we gladly serve you, acknowledging you as kings and rulers of men, and praying that with your kingly power you be found to possess also sound judgment”.