I often feel like a novice, even though I've been Orthodox all my life. The discussions and depth of knowledge on this forum is amazing. I love to just READ and LEARN! This board is a fount of knowledge.
However, I feel inept to enter in to discussions, because I don't have the depth of knowledge others seem to possess. So, I often prefer to sit back and learn from those who know way more than me.
I've actually grown to love my Faith even more because of this site. It is a comfort to realize there are so many Orthodox faithful in the world. Growing up, my sister and I were the only "Orthodox" kids in our public school.
However, it's comforting to know there are MANY of us out there...and even when we have heated discussions, it's only because of our LOVE of Orthodoxy and our sincere desire to keep it pure.
I thank the moderators, boardmembers, members, onlookers, etc. who have shared their knowledge and have made a difference!