But yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and
forgiveness! Yet we
rebelled against you
and paid no
heed to your command, O Lord, our God, to live by
the law you gave us through your servants the prophets.
For what can be known about God is evident to them,
because God made it evident to them. Ever since the
creation of the world, his invisible attributes of eternal
power and divinity have been able to be understood
and perceived in what he has made. As a result, they
have no excuse; for although they knew God
not accord him glory as God or give him thanks
Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their
senseless minds were darkened.