Why not the East?

J.B. Watson explains why he did not choose to convert to Eastern Orthodoxy, but instead chose to come to Rome. My own reasons were essentially the same, and this is the crux of the issue:

…I am a Western man. I have grown up in a Western society and imbibed a Western culture. I was nursed in an Evangelical community which, for better or for worse, has its roots in the Western church. It is no accident that Protestantism arose in Europe. Its heresies are typically Western, but so are its peculiar insights. If the Traditional church native to Western European culture, i.e. the Roman Catholic Church, is a legitimate church at all, then it is my church, whether I like it or not.

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