Brethren (both EO and OO):
If you've read my posts on my conversion, you know that even to this day my parents oppose it with all their hearts, thinking I am hellbound, not looking the right way, ect., ect, ad infinitum. Recently, a new peson joined their discussions and is thinking of joining thier church. He is a (or was, I suppose) a Coptic Orthodox Christian directly from Egypt. He has basically told my fathers sunday school class (which he runs) that Orthodoxy is no better than Catholicism, and that the only difference is non allegience to the Roman Pope. Thay are taking his words as gospel truth, and speaking to my parents is becoming unbareable. I have prayed and will continue to pray that this badgering cease, but I am also worried about the man saying these things. He seems to not know his faith, and he is an older man, of some 30 or so years. I know not wether he was a full practicioneer of his faith or even a moderate one. From what they have told me about him, he seems CEO in his devotion (christmas, easter, and other special occasions). I am wordless at this though. Any thought to this or of what to say?