It's not worse, it's the natural consequence of the previous statement.
True! It all derives from a misapprehension of Orthodox ecclesiology. But I think that the outgrowth is even more objectionable than the germ which spawned it because the implication then becomes that adherence to Orthodox Faith and practice is inconsequential next to "Copticity". If one adheres strictly to Orthodoxy but is not Coptic, one is somehow deficient, and our perfectly Orthodox Ethiopian, Armenian, Indian, Syriac, and Eritrean brothers and sisters are reduced to the same level as heterodox Christians with whom we do not share communion merely because they aren't Coptic.
Meanwhile, Copts who see nothing wrong with making Rick Warren books and Evangelical/Charismatic "praise & worship" songs a part of the corporate life of our Church are - by virtue of being Coptic - good to go! In short, the advocates of such an approach are every bit as ethnocentric and arrogant as the stubborn uncles they wish to chastise. The only difference is, at least the uncles, however muddled with culture their approach might be, are interested in the preservation of Orthodox Faith and practice, while the "progressive" youth drop their treasures in the mud while reaching out to grasp the worthless trinkets offered by the mega-church hucksters.
And if a non-Egyptian member of the Coptic Church should dare to disagree with those "progressive" servants enamored of the flash of Evangelicalism...well...they must be trying to compensate for the deficiency of being non-Egyptian by trying to be "more Orthodox than the Orthodox" as if Orthodox and Egyptian mean precisely the same thing, no matter what the Egyptian actually believes.
Also, I think this is part of the reason many are reluctant to believe in the exclusive truth of Orthodoxy, because this is scoffed at as implying that "only Egyptians will go to heaven". In fact, I have never once heard a member of the clergy directly proclaim that Orthodoxy is the exclusive truth, for fear that it will offend some (read: a lot) of people. In short, our faith has been reduced to culture, and thus it's OK to be Catholic or Protestant because that's just the "Christian" faith expressed in your own culture. Communing in a Protestant church or in a Catholic Church becomes an intercultural experience, as opposed to bordering on apostasy.
You're perfectly correct. And this is precisely the argument advanced by those who wish to Protestantize our Church. The shame of it is, it is easily refuted, but as you've indicated, many are afraid of doing so for fear of "offending" the folks who - totally missing the point - complain that the Catholics should be invited to celebrate at the altar with us at the next Oriental Orthodox Concelebrated Liturgy. To Tanta Whoever, Armenian, Catholic, Syriac, Ethiopian, Episcopalian...not Egyptian?...same thing! All different cultural expressions of "Christianity". The problem is, we're not casting our net wide enough! Orthodoxy? What's that?
Of course Coptic Orthodoxy is ever so slightly better because of "out of Egypt I called my son" and the blood of the martyrs and all that stuff, but who am I to say that my denomination is more right than yours when we're all sinners and, you know, God is love, and so he's not fussy like those (very few in number by now, as we have run a very successful extermination campaign, or at least made them aware that they should shut up or else) arrogant and stubborn old Egyptian uncles who think that we have the only way to God, when God's heart is open to all, regardless of denomination.
Thank goodness that Stavro at least has escaped the camps.
Noooooo AN you don't get it!!!! it's not just about being Egyptian, it's about being Coptic
!!! Although you personally are of course not Egyptian you have been baptised into the Coptic faith
by the grace of God and Abdel Fatah El-Sisi, and thus are now Coptic. How dare you make a straw man of my argument and say that everything not Egyptian is the same!!!! I never said that! How dare you abuse the love the Coptic church has shown you by making you an honorary Egyptian = an honorary (not real, mind you) member of the body of Christ (of course everyone knows that non-Egyptians can't actually become Coptic, because the Egyptian and Coptic mean the same thing).* Yeah I know that you want to get technical and say that Coptic means Egyptian and it's precisely the same thing, but that's just getting Pharisaical (and if you accuse me of just having contradicted myself, watch out because I can label that Pharisaical too, master rhetorician that I am), focusing on these little details, that of course we know loving Jesus doesn't care about - all he cares about is love because "God is love", and I don't want to embarrass you by quoting 1 Corinthians on love cos then it's well and truly QED.
*the main purpose of converts in the church is not for the salvation of more souls, but to seem like we do mission, so that our youth can feel that they're in a living true active church of Christ, not a dead church obsessed with rituals which aren't suited to the 21st century and modern technology which we MUST adopt (of course we still do these rituals to avoid excommunication, but we try - as much as we can - not to think about them much. A quick liturgy helps with this. Unfortunately Satan is very active against the church and keeps sending overly rigid - and probably self-righteous - people to try to stop us, especially since the departure of our holy father ). Take careful note: attracting youth (salvation is an optional bonus) > salvation of non-Egyptians, but thank God we can usually kill 2 birds with 1 stone, unless the converts start getting argumentative. And of course when we have a few token Anglo Saxons in our church, our youth will feel less Egyptian in our churches and thus have a lesser desire to attend Protestant churches (the evolutionary pinnacle of all churches, true active churches of service, which God willing the Coptic Church in the diaspora will soon rival), and thus will remain in the Coptic church. At this point, you may ask, given all you have stated before, why is it important for them to stay in the Coptic church? And I will, reluctantly, and with heavy heart, have to excuse myself, as I have to go and give my fifth youth meeting talk for the day at the Xtreme Love Youth group, which is specially tailored by our very talented "youth servants" to provide an awesome experience for males aged 18.25 years of age to 18.3 years of age. It is a completely different talk with a very different emphasis to the one I gave this morning, this time tailored to males of 18.3 to 18.35 years if age. Side note: this is one of the weaknesses of the Eucharist, in that it's not tailored to the youth. Although we try to encourage most of our elderly congregants to attend during the week, some of them are brazen enough to attend on Sunday, in plain sight of the youth! Of course we never tire to educate the youth about loving everyone regardless of age, but this is again another instance of "the letter kills but the spirit gives life". We don't mean it literally, it's just that we have noticed - extremely connected to the youth as we are - that whenever we talk about love, it just makes the youth FEEL really good. And when we bellow that love is not a feeling, but an action - they get even more excited, and will be back for more in tomorrow night's meeting. As for the answer to your question, I will leave your imagination to run wild.
Note: the above is a satirical parody, and is mostly an extreme exaggeration, although some parts represent a slight exaggeration