This situation was already poisoned, thus the "Satan" thing
And where precisely do you think the thread became poisoned? From what I can tell, it was poisoned from the outset. The first post was deliberately challenging and provocative. I agree with the assessments of Porter O'Doran
on this score. As the latter states most succinctly, the OP has come here to defend himself preemptively to a bunch of strangers whom he knows have bound themselves to another faith tradition and community. One might say, with a bit of a chip on his shoulder, especially given his history of being deliberately provocative on this very subject in the past. He has a bee in his bonnet about the Orthodox Church's claim of being the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. He thinks it is judgmental, pharisaical, and wrong, and he condemns in the harshest pseudo-Biblical terms anyone who attempts to uphold the Orthodox position on this matter, even when, like rakovsky, they are being kind and inoffensive.
I don't see how you can say:
I think his heart is/was in the right place to a large degree.
Especially when his very first reply in the post after the OP, to xO4Cx's very inoffensive reply, was so defensive and borderline harsh.
I don't see the problem, as long as you don't adopt their ideology.
Their ideology is the same as what Jesus taught in the Bible. You are mistaken if you think there is something wrong with what the Bible teaches. Otherwise you just do not understand and I forgive you.
Maybe you should clarify what Ideology you do not accept.
And if you never went to the place you cannot know what that is in the first place.
It is patently obvious that Sinful Hypocrite
arrived ready for battle with the exclusivist Orthodox Pharisees that he has created in his mind, whether they actually exist or not.