Christ is between us!
I'm an engenier I was a catholic roman and I'm roman Married
I was an agnostic too but I want to be an orthodox christian.
I feel that there is not diferences betwen the mind of an orthodox and an roman catholic.
I think anyway the diference is that roman church as orthodox church recognizes that the human mind has limits and that the human is unable to get a plain understanding about God but in practice we can see roman catholics do other thing pretending explore the theology and God's misterys using only the logic and making conclusions that in some cases ar not suported neither by Revelation neither Tradition, only logical conclusions, in other words the theological mind of roman church tends to be more rationalist, I think that is not mind diferrence, I think that is actitud diference, both churches has a great helenistic thinking inheritance in commun.
I want to add in another way that you may know the diferences betwen both churches but I think that diferences are only diferences and they don't tell us nothing about Truth until we explore and study the historical origin of that diferences, only in that way we can discover wich church has the true apostolic tradition.
Any way that's in the plane of mind an in the plane of evidences.
I was also agnostic and I can tell you that I donÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â´t know any rational proof about God's existence, I think one discovers God by Grace by the gift of Faith, and not by proofs (this is in reference about you are more comfortable when you wrap your belief in something ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¿proofs?) (may be some body difeers to me in this point but I don't want to discuss this) I converted not by mind.
I was catholic roman before to be agnostic, Why do I want to be an orthodox? I conclude after some historical studing about some diferences (not much study) between but churches that roman church is not rigth, I discarded protestant churches, I believe in Tradition and apostolic sucesion,the protestant churches do not have apostolic sucesion, I can't response why I'm not interested in each other religions, I don't know all, I only become from a discard proces but I can't response exactly "why orthodox?", but between the christian religions history told me orthodox church is the Church One, Holy, and Apostolic, but when I know more about orthodox Church I Love it more.
In order to your family, if you are orthodox it's not necesary your family must to be orthodox too, I understand the things are easier if all convert to orthodox faith but that is not necesary, any way if your family wants to know the truth I think they must to study history in some item that can be decisive for you.
Finally I want to add that my response is agree with mi experience, and I'm sure that are other experiences betters than mine.
Regards and I hope that can help you
P.D. I'm Mexican then my english is not good.