It is 371 C. E. Seventeen year old Augustine Aurelius has had a nervous breakdown because of his many teenage mistakes and his overbearing mother. He has come to a spiritual crisis point. He hears a child chanting: "take, read; take read; take, read...." and takes this as a sign from God. He reaches for the nearest book -- but it is not Paul's Epistle to the Romans. It is. by some miracle, a perfect Latin translation of the Tao Te Ching. Later he does become a Christian, and perhaps a priest. But he does not become a Bishop, he does not write City of God and his Confessions are a very different book. He does not seek power or the abuse of his enemies; instead he goes east to become another hermit monk in the deserts of Egypt where he reads and enjoys a copy of the Gospel of Mary. Thus no Original Sin and no holocausts for strange Jesus followers or Jews.