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In the course of their discussion, Martin told Candide that he was not a Socinian but a Manichean  (one who, according to an ancient Persian system, believed that man's soul, sprung from the  kingdom of light, seeks escape from the body, the kingdom of darkness). He conceded that in view  of what he had seen, God must have abandoned the world to some malevolent being — with the  exception of Eldorado. Martin then summed up the miseries of the world — personal injustice and  cruelties; a million regimented assassins sweeping over Europe as one nation warred against  another; the envies, cares, and anxieties even in supposedly cultured cities. Candide insisted that  there was  some  good in the world, but the pessimistic Martin only replied that he had never seen it. In the midst of their discussion, they heard the sound of gunfire and, along with others aboard the 
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