I’m with you 100%
I first discovered apophatic theology when I was looking into the eastern orthodox church during my church hopping phase
I had just read the entire catechism of the Catholic Church as it was in 1994, talking to Priests in training and others at the Catholic University (Seton Hall) that I had a data entry job at.
very close to converting but there was still something I didn’t see there. I took one last look in the Yellow Pages and found this thing called orthodox.
call them up on my lunch break and the priest was out blessing houses according to his wife who i talked to.
Real house blessings? A priest with a wife? I was intrigued.
Learning about apophatic theology was the clincher and I got the annointing with oil and everything – after another year of required study – The parish I was in was ethnic and didn’t deal with converts much so it was exciting for them too.
that was the piece that was missing family Catholic Church that I didn’t see. I saw it in the quakers. they stayed quiet until the spirit moved them.
basically the esoteric things.
I never left but then I never left the Methodist Church or the Unitarians and I still have a valid baptism from the Catholic Church when I was in the hospital and I don’t know if I ever made anything official with the episcopals
I love this kind of stuff as it speaks to what I think would be true if anything