She pulled back and shook her head at the absurdity of his entrance.
One capital argument of the Christians was the absurdity of a man making an idol and then being afraid of or adoring the work of his own hands.
Plutarch remarked the fact that the Greek myths of Cronus, of Dionysus, of Apollo and the Python, and of Demeter, " all the things that are shrouded in mystic ceremonies and are presented in rites," " do not fall short in absurdity of the legends about Osiris and Typhon."
He chooses this order so as to work up to a climax of error and absurdity in heathen worship. The direct natureworship of the Chaldeans is shown to be false because its objects are works of the Creator, fashioned for the use of men.
The strangeness and absurdity of these replies arise from the fact that modern history, like a deaf man, answers questions no one has asked.