I have noticed since joining the Orthodox Church, Protestants (not all) seem very aggressive in conversation when speaking about theology. Looking back, I fear I was the same way, but I do not remember being so (for lack of a better term) angry in my discussions. I am completely at a loss for the reason. During some discussions I have found there really is some anger between Protestants and Roman Catholics and as a result, Orthodox Christians appear to be automatically placed into the Roman Catholic category. Again, not all Protestants act this way, but enough do to cause me alarm. Recently, it has been virtually impossible to have any meaningful dialogue with some as a result. A few have even reverted to personal verbal assaults toward individuals, and when I point this out to them they accuse me of placing myself on a high perch as a holier than thou person.
I suppose I am looking for any insight or guidance which may help me understand the reason and how to combat it without ignoring them. Such conflict makes it impossible to talk to some people.
Being new to this forum, I hope I have not violated any rules. I truly am only trying to understand why there is so much hostility in some people.