What baffles me in all of this is the conduct of those who ardently hate the current Ecumenical Patriarch.
On the one hand you have posters such as Fr. Anastasios. While I ultimately disagree with his conclusions, I respect the fact that he has clearly and coherently presented them without any hint of rancour. And rather than pouting on an internet forum, he has actually done something positive with his beliefs - doing real missionary work for Orthodoxy in North America.
On the other hand, the unholy trinity of the Guru, the (Peace be upon him) and the Orthodoxvoyeur spew pages of wrath about the primus inter pares of their own Church. I'm all for dissent and criticism. There certainly have been failures of the EP and addressing those with the purpose of strengthening not only the Great Church of Christ, but all of the local Orthodox Churches ought to be our aim. But I'm not really sure what the point has been in any of these rants. I fail to see how the MP really offers a better solution to the problems at hand (it has its own captivity and political baggage). Honestly though, it would be an interesting and possibly enlightening discussion, but I just don't see it happening here. And more to the point for the unholy trinity - why are any of you still in communion with Constantinople ?