The whole point of being a freethinker is to avoid fads. The name of my column for the past year had been Fostering Free Thought, a name I coined for my brand of journalism.
Why define yourself in the absence of something else? I mean, I know Orthodoxy is dripping with apophaticism, but this is too far...
Honestly, you're gonna be serious or un-serious about Orthodoxy whether you've got the label "Orthodox" or "Martian." However, since the Christian Way is one marked by our relationships with others in various spheres (World, Worshipping Community, Family, God - Going from further out to closer in) labels and human conventions are important in order to relate with these others. Thanks to the myriad of people claiming to be followers of Christ (and who do a good job of duping others into believing so), the label Orthodox is helpful, and is helpful for the community of believers that identifies itself as such to remain focused on its historical roots and future goals. Call yourself whatever you want to on your own, but when it comes time to grow towards Christ with your fellow Christian
who is a member of your worshipping community, then the use of the term Orthodox will bear much fruit. And, if you are walking in the Way as well as you've stated to us, then your use of the world will not foster division, but rather understanding, growth, and love.