No thoughts? Shadow boxing with an imagined opponent.
Who else would you shadow box with?
Speaking out of pure ignorance, as in not viewing yet and my own stupidity, I think the word "religion" meant "to bind together" or "to re-align with", and I find reasons to separate us from one another a justification to hate and kill. At least rationally and historically speaking, don't you?
So I read about a minute AND my bad animal mood follows me : St. Basil the Great didn't know beans about bees.
They collect pollen & nectar and then process them to "make" honey, just as MEN have taken the Word of God and made their own ignorance and judgment on their brothers in order to behave as Cain did with Able.
The good Father's characterization of both churches can stand the test of argumentation, however Orthodoxy has taught me during Great Lent that much of what we do and say IS prideful, sinful and distracts us from the work that He calls us to do, daily.
Or may I should just put reading the rest of his position off until my mood changes, so help me God! Or is it by helping me I should go outside and continue Spring planting and tending my hives?! In either case YES is the answer!