I may become a social martyr for my conversion to Orthodoxy. My Mom, her family, and Dad are devoutly Protestant, while Dad's family is devoutly Roman Catholic.
Mom likely idolizes the scholasticism of John Calvin. I just found out he was intellectually dishonest and lied about rejecting all the Fathers; his entire theology is based on Augustine and a horribly literal interpretation of Eph 2:1-10. I don't think she realizes that he revived Gnosticism with his doctrines of grace. And she's going have a fit about icons (the Tabernacle had them), praying to saints (any argument I hear against this either treats it like divination or also bans us from asking our friends to pray for us), and veneration of Mary, The Most Holy Theotokos (we do not worship her like the Catholics, we respect her for allowing us the Savior and that's it). Along with hesychasm (Mt 6:7 does not condemn this, and it helps us to fulfill St Paul's exhortation in 1 Thess 5:17; she likely thinks it's the same as Roman Catholic and Emergent contemplative prayer, which is "meaningless babbling") and asceticism (does she forget about the OT Prophets, St John the Baptist, and Jesus?) "Paganism" and evil are not ontological properties, they are uses of something. Does any Protestant remember what St Paul wrote in 1 Cor 8? Also, I believe that anything not explicitly and specifically condemned by Scripture and Tradition is permitted.
Also, the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith she and our old churches back in America holds to both makes God to be evil (almost like merging the Gnostic Demiurge with its "God") and flat out contradicts itself, general revelation, Scripture, and the Fathers. It's like no-one read this thing before publishing it to check for accuracy and coherency. But what can you expect from a group of intellectually dishonest apostates? They're not even being honest about being apostates, and practically blaspheme against the Holy Spirit by saying every Father was wrong, and only during the 1500s the Church regained the teachings of the Apostles.
And Dad likely believes, like many others, that the Orthodox Church is just Catholicism without the Pope. And his family will likely start throwing out standard Catholic polemic.
Why do I feel like a gay man coming out of the closet? Nevertheless, I will take Jer 20:11 and 2 Cor 12:10 to heart.
Luckily, my current Reformed Baptist church says that they will not condemn me for breaking with their beliefs, and will continue to accept me as a valued member of their community. Matt greatly respects me for broadening his own understanding of his Christianity, and is quite happy to see God's grace working in me (funny aside how he implies that "irresistable" grace is using a systematic theology that rejects it to increase itself in me) .