I posted a question on this forum in hopes to get some insight and help in improving our relationship with the coptic club at a university.
Disclaimer: EO-OO relations are not my strong suit. In my OCF chapter in college, which had both EO and OO members, I got into a debate with the OO priest who insisted that the wine made at Cana by Christ was Grape Juice (because Christ would never make alcohol).
That said, I went back and looked over the thread you are referring to, and the impression I got is that you don't appear to be looking to, "get some insight and help in improving our relationship," but were rather looking for support in how to tell them that they're doing things incorrectly. Granted, I think you're probably right in some of your concerns, but it seems to me that the people in the thread sniffed out this intent pretty well and responded in kind (either by giving you the support you were looking for, or questioning the accuracy of your observations, both appropriate responses on a discussion board
where things are discussed
Instead, I got accused of being narrowminded, and others came on and said some really nasty things to each other.
I didn't see the narrow-minded accusation (but then again my reading was more cursory than thorough). Yes, people can be mean, but I didn't see too much of that in the thread.
You people should be ashamed of yourselves! Get off the computer and start actually living the Christian life!
Ahh, judge and jury now?
Instead you hide behind the Internet where it is safe for you to pass judgements on others and where it is safe for you to express your psychological pathologies.
I find the above statement to be ironic.
Go see your priest, go to repentence and get therapy!
I do think confession is an under-utilized sacrament in the Church; however, the need to participate in the sacrament is dictated in the relationship between penitent and priest, not here.
I'm leaving this stupid board.
I think you're being a bit hasty in your departure, but what do I know?