A viral conversion story and the paradox of choosing to leave modernity

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Tech entrepreneur and author Antonio García Martínez made waves over the weekend with a Substack post about his decision to leave behind "cultural Catholicism" in favor of Judaism. The main reason the post has people talking is García Martínez's case for conversion has more to do with his hostility to secular modernity than a positive defense of specifically Jewish scripture or tradition.

That makes his conversion story exceedingly modern.

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