Thank you brother bob. I totally respect your point of view.
BlessingsPravoslavbob said:There are many threads on this forum concerning the Immaculate Conception. I'm not sure why this one was started, as the issue has been looked at fairly intensely.
At this point in time, it would seem that you are allowed to believe in the IC and be Orthodox at the same time, as far as I can tell. However, it is still an erroneous doctrine as far as the Orthodox Church is concerned. I remember that Metropolitan Kallistos Ware mentioned in The Orthodox Church words to the effect that it is not problematic. But I think he is wrong.