„Whoever worships the gods in good faith, loves their priests too.“

Preface, line 10
Silvae, Book V
Original: (la) Qui bona fide deos colit amat et sacerdotes.

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Contexto: I have given you my definition of blasphemy, and now the question arises, what is worship? Who is a worshiper? What is prayer? What is real religion? Let me answer these questions.
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