It was a nice contrast to: “Ancient Greeks Good. Post Ancient Greeks Stupid. Everything Dark. After a 1000-1400 dark years, Enlightenment began.”

you’re welcome. I was lucky in my mid-20s to have had a little experience with Eastern Orthodox monastic things during a period of “convertitis” I was going through for a few years.

I’m agnostic now but immersing myself in the unique Greco-Russian culture and learning about historical accounts that were FAR more enriched than I learned in my school days was extremely enlightening.

It was a nice contrast to: “Ancient Greeks Good. Post Ancient Greeks Stupid. Everything Dark. After a 1000-1400 dark years, Enlightenment began.”

Lots of stuff happened in those 1000-1400 years that didn’t involve knights and flea-infested rats. smile emoticon

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