The Apostle Paul spent time with the Athenians, reading their poets and watching their people at worship before addressing them. Likewise, serious apologetics requires that Christians dialogue with followers of other religions with understanding and respect . Andrew J McLean says that Christians need to put aside fifteen hundred years of offhanded dismissal and listen to pagans as having something intellectually serious and spiritually viable to say. Only in this way can we begin to dialogue. This important article has been posted at Apologetics Index since 2006. We have just updated it by reformatting the article to make it easier to read.