Almost every RC you have met has said this to you? That's surprising.
It certaintly is for me. Thats one reason why I think alot of people would find it attractive in the west because its so easily accessible. Though I prefer truth over the easy solution.
By attractive what do you mean? Like, I can find the roman catholic church here in NZ attractive because theres a church literally only a ten minute walk away instead of my orthodox church which is an hour away by Bus, train and walking.
I'm pretty sure that we're not discussing the relationship between what draws you to something and how geographically close or distant it is to you. I guess, though, that that could be a factor for some.
What it seems that you're saying, or at least implying (please correct me if I'm wrong), is that distance is really *not* a factor for you but it is for many others in the west who are not interested in the truth. Did I get that right?
Almost every RC I have met has told me, if only there were an Orthodox parish near-by . . .
Outside of the Jesuits I would have know in school, Orthodoxy is an irrelevant part of life even though the most famous of Cincinnati foods was given to us by Orthodox.
If I say Orthodox without qualification, it is almost always assumed I am speaking of Jews.
If I say Orthodox Christian, I hear almost always, you mean that Russian Catholics or Greeks Catholics, if the person is Protestant or areligious, if the person is Catholic is often just weird what they have to say.
I am talking man on the street folks not some theology or history Professor.
Been through this sorta thing at least 100 times. I am not kidding.
Now where the Orthodox are more common, I am sure it is different.