I love Celsus. Here was a very brilliant man! If I were the current pope, I would encourage believers to read such scathing critique of Christianity from antiquity and maybe with time we will move together in the 21st Century free of superstition. Let us here Celsus
If god, like Jupiter in the comedy, being roused from a long sleep, wished to liberate the human race from evils, why did he send only into a corner of the earth this spirit of whom you boast? though he ought in a similar manner to have animated many other bodies, and to have sent them to every part of the habitable globe. The comic poet indeed, in order to excite the laughter of the audience in the theatre, says that Jupiter, after he was roused from his sleep, sent Mercury to the Athenians and Lacadaemonsians:- but don’t you think that it is much more ridiculous fiction to assert that god sent his son to the Jews?