This is not a rant, Rosehip!
Working at a small and predominantly female college in the Deep South of the USA, I encounter Evangelical Protestants pretty much every day. Very many of my students wear T-shirts with New Testament quotes; there are very many ads or flyers across campus announcing about this or that activity in the First Baptist or Central Methodist of Umpty-Fifth Pentecostal Church, etc. Probably about a hundred or so of my current and past students are friends with me on Facebook, and I always see their posts about being saved and "personal relationship with Jesus," and so on and so forth.
I am not really bothered or disturbed by them, but it is just sad to me that they - and their pastors! - do not even want to think for one minute that there really exists this thing called the Orthodox Church. Virtually all of them are absolutely incorrigible "congregationalists" who think that "church" is something *I* go to and there are many, many, many different OTHER churche*S*, and that's OK as long as they are "Bible-believing." The notion that the CHURCH is ONE and they are not in Her is incomprehensible to them. In whatever form I offer this notion to them, they turn off their ears and brains in a flash, in a split second. Interestingly, they are not offended and they keep in touch with me, but they are just absolutely deaf to the words about the Church being One and them not being in Her.
I am curious, is this the same in Western Europe or in Australia? Or is this merely a North American phenomenon?