“Hypatia: Synesius, you don’t question what you believe, or cannot. I must.
Heladius Dignitary: The majority of us here… have accepted Christ. Why not the rest of you? It’s only a matter of time and you know it.
Hypatia: Really? It is just a matter of time?… As far as I am aware, your God has not yet proved himself to be more just or more merciful than his predecessors. Is it really just a matter of time before I accept your faith?
Heladius Dignitary: Why should this assembly accept the council of someone who admittedly believes in absolutely nothing?
Hypatia: I believe in philosophy.”