the Orthodox have an incorrupt saint!
I think that the fact that "incorruptibility" is essentially "delayed decomposition" doesn't much matter. It's delayed by a process we don't understand, and seems to happen to holy people. It's not enough to base one's faith upon, but it can't be dismissed entirely either.

The fact that there may be some non-Christian "incorruptibles" doesn't much bother me.  From what I can tell, it seems to happen to mystics in other faiths as well. Perhaps they are invincibly ignorant, but have in fact found favor with God? Or perhaps it has something to do with ascetic a way we don't understand. Sinful behavior is often degrading/harmful to the body. Perhaps holiness and self denial help the body and sometimes prevent decay.

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