“Then it was not enough for them to err
About the knowledge of God,
But they lived in great strife due to ignorance.
They called such great evils peace.
Whether they killed children in their initiations,
Or celebrated secret mysteries,
Or held frenzied revels with strange customs,
They no longer keep
Either their lives pure
Or their marriages pure.
But they either treacherously killed one another,
Or grieved one another by adultery.
All was a raging riot
There was confusion over what was good.
There was forgetfulness of favors.
There was pollution of souls.
There was sex perversion.
There was disorder in marriage.
There was adultery.
There was debauchery.”
What happens to those who worship false idols? They were ignorant of God (περὶ τὴν τοῦ Θεοῦ γνῶσιν). However, they lived in great strife and called it peace. They killed their children in strange initiation ceremonies. They celebrated secret mysteries (μυστήρια) with strange customs. Their lives and marriages were no longer pure. They killed each other. They committed adultery among themselves. They ended up in a riot of blood and murder. There was theft, deceit, corruption, faithfulness, tumult, perjury, sexual perversion, adultery, and debauchery. They did not know what was good. They forgot favors. They defiled their souls.