Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bocaccio's Jew

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This story from Giovanni Bocaccio's Decameron reminded me of a rhetorical question put by a non-Orthodox blogger in reference to the financial shenanigans going on in the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese: "Why would anyone want to join a church like this?"

In the story, the Jew on pilgrimmage to Rome sees the corrutption in the papal court, in all of its unmasked unpleasantness, adn decides to become a Catholic anyway.


Read about it here, in Leon Podles' blog.

Just substitute the Antiochian Archdiocese, and the answer to the blogger's question becomes clear.

Biretta tip to Arturo Vasquez

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