Some very good points so far I must say. The Western mindset is trully unique,particularly Protestants,for them the Christian Life is lived out in "court room" so to speak,where they are the Prosecuting Attorney and everyone else is the Defendent,and whenever we present our case,whether it be liturgy,the Canon of Scripture,and in the broader sense,Holy Tradition. The one thing they always demand is Proof,Proof,Proof!! A Rationalist always demands Physical Evidence. But the fact that it is simply a way of life, a practice,it somehow isn't suffice for them.
For them, the fact that there is no written record of the "Oral" Traditions we teach,unless they can see it,touch it,or smell it, it must be a figment of our imagination. The truth is Protestantism is a "Scholastic Religion" and NOT a way of life,even though they would not readily admit that.