Why be Orthodox? Because it provides the environment for a meaningful relationship with Christ in a manner that no other experience does? And if another person does have a meaningful relationship with Christ in a heterodox environment, what business is it of ours? That is between them and Christ. Does that mean that I am justifying the heterodox? I don't see it.
We cannot testify to what we don't know, we can only witness to what has been revealed to us. We are called to defend the hope that is in us, not castigate the hope (or lack thereof) in others.
I go with St. Theophan the Recluse myself on that score.
Edited by Herman Blaydoe, 17 April 2012 - 12:10 AM.