So I’m reading this book on the early Christian church, trying to figure out how it was that my church, the Greek Orthodox, split off from the Roman Catholics.
The book explains that the early Christian church had five centers, or patriarchates, all of which were considered equal. They were Rome, Constantinople, Antioch, Jerusalem and Alexandria. Then one day the Roman patriarchate decided it was better than all the rest and broke off, leaving the rest to fend for themselves.
It should. Because 1,000 years later it happened again.
Only this time it was Justin Timberlake and ‘N Sync.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.