Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
That bigotry, ignorance, spite, and mean-spirited quarrelling is not the exclusive domain of the fire-and-brimstone Appalachian and Ozark Baptists I grew up in
What converted me to Orthodox was not necessarily the inherent niceness or holiness of the people or the clergy (though be sure, while there are riffraff in a lot of Churches, I chose my individual parish because the people and clergy were humbly holy) within the Church as a whole, we are not short of strife or scandal, but that the Divine Mysteries themselves are perfection of God on the earth.
The Church is as inept and corrupt as any other place, the clergy are out-spoken sinners (also why I converted, priests humbly confess they are sinners like the rest of us and are rarely as self-righteous as preachers who seldom publicly admit to fault instead pointing the fire-and-brimstone at the congregation), the people sometimes backwards and greedy like a lot of other successful people, and there are bitter rivalries, caustic politics, racism, bickering, gossiping, divisions, and all kinds of drama. Thankfully, the Church was never meant to be perfect, quite the opposite, the Church is a spiritual hospital because as Our Lord told us, "Those who are healthy are of no need of a physician, but those are who sick!"
The Divine Mysteries are perfect. Baptism, Holy Chrismation, Confession, Holy Communion, Ordination, Holy Matrimony, and the Unction of the Sick alone is holy, perfect. Maybe the Latins believe the Church is perfect, but that is not how Orthodox was explained to me. The Church is human like the rest of us, and thank God for it! Inside the Church, we are being perfected, through the Divine Mysteries. The Baptists avowedly assert as their dogma that the Sacraments are mere symbols, indeed it is one of their central gripes with even the Lutherans let alone their Catholic grandparents. No, the Cathars were heretical puritans when they began robbing churches and murdering clergy in the 14th century, and the Baptists may have tamed their hand (today
that is, in colonial America the Puritans executed as many people as the Spanish Inquisition did!!) but have the same mean spirit. I came to Orthodox because I loved the Baptists, and there are good people there too, but there are scumbags like anywhere else, indeed like there are in the Church. What the Baptists never have, what they never wanted, what they vehemently oppose, is the Divine Mysteries, and that alone is Grace. Like Peter said, "Where else shall we go Lord?"
God bless all people, and God bless us all, but the Baptists need it more than most and I speak only from direct experience
I will add this, SUPERB MUSIC, Lord have His mercy it still touches my soul, luckily the Ethiopian Mezmur is just as delightful.