I was baptized a Roman Catholic. I was raised a Roman Catholic. I voted "other", however, because I can't honestly say that I ever declared that I would never join the Orthodox Church, it simply was never an issue.
On the other hand, the Catholic Church has had some serious problems over the past 40+ years though I gather many on this forum would say there have been serious problems in the Catholic Church for a few centuries.
I am simply searching for the Truth and joined this forum in an effort to gather more information. Reading some of the posts on this forum have already shown me that at least some of what I was taught about Orthodox doctrine (by Catholics) is false. The fact that even pre-Vatican II sources mischaracterized (whether intentionally or unintentionally out of ignorance, I don't know) the doctrines of the Orthodox troubles me greatly.
I intend to contribute very little to this forum. It is my desire to simply learn about the Orthodox and to understand the viewpoint of the disagreements between the Orthodox and the Catholics.