Talk:Vatopedi monastery

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I have cut the text which follows, titled A visit to Vatopaodo Monastery as wikipedia is not the place for such text. Perhaps with some modifications, some of this text could be used to improve sections of the article, but I am not happy with it staying in in this form. --5telios 22:32, 19 August 2007 (UTC)


In the following excerpt (from the Wikipedia article “Vatopedi monastery”), the author grossly mischaracterizes Lewis’s comparison of monks Arsenios and Ephram, and is wrong about the quotation:

“Michael Lewis, in his book Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World, compares Father Arsenios and Father Ephraim, respectively, to the Enron executives Jeff Skilling and Ken Lay, as "poster children for greed and corruption".” (end excerpt)

The truth is, in “Boomerang” Lewis compares Arsenios & Ephram to Skilling & Lay only in the context of hierarchical structure (monastery to corporate). And the quote is not at all from Boomerang, as inferred, but from the referenced Washington Post book review, and taken out of context:

“In Boomerang, [Michael Lewis describes] how the kindly monks managing the millennium-old Vatopaidi monastery jutting out over the Aegean Sea became the nation’s poster children for greed and corruption.” (end quote)

I point these inaccuracies out because I am knowledgeable about the cited subject, and am interested in maintaining the accuracy and objectiveness of Wikipedia. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.66.145.178 (talk) 14:36, 1 May 2014 (UTC)