|The Road To Rome
||[Apr. 17th, 2006|09:32 am]
A whole bunch of 20th century writers converted to catholicism. One of the first to jump was G.K. Chesterton; one of the last was Muriel Spark (who has just died).|
The attractions of Rome (I've felt them myself) are antiquity, infallibility and art.
It's lonely being an intellectual in an age of collapsing certainties. You feel the need for something to snuggle up to.
Some Daddy or other.
Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao, Franco...
At least the Pope's a gentleman; he has Michelangelos on the wall.