Are you ready?
J: Reading City of God, and St. Augustine just used Greek philosophy/paganism to prove that Jesus Christ is the only sensible mediator between God and man.
Richard: Proof? oh please do let us hear it!
Random Interjection: You could read it for yourself, rather than making a passing judgement!
Richard: I think judgement from a distance can be entirely appropriate in some instances - this being one of them - but I'll happily read the passage in context. Since J finds it so convincing is a summary out of the question?
Here it comes.....
J: Oh gosh -- I'd have to explain chapters about the nature of vice and virtue, Plato's theology about the supreme God, the nature of demons (and Greco-Roman reliance upon demons as intercessors between man and God), the differences between men, demons, and God, and finally -- FINALLY -- tie all these together and explain why Jesus Christ is the only possible intercessor between man and the one true God, and why no other intercessor makes sense.
Are you not convinced? :P