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VIII.—Of the Sun and Moon.

Concerning the Sun and Moon ye are in error, although they are in our immediate presence; in that ye, as I formerly did, think that you must pray to them.  They, indeed, are among the stars; but they do not run of their own accord.  The Omnipotent, when He established all things at first, placed them there with the stars, on the fourth day.  And, indeed, He commanded in the law that none should worship them.  Ye worship so many gods who promise nothing concerning life, whose law is not on the earth, nor are they themselves foretold.  But a few priests seduce you, who say that any deity destined to die can be of service.  Draw near now, read, and learn the truth.

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