Sometimes our critics do us the favor of denying the validity of their own belief system. Orthodox is generous with such favors, and here's another one from one of his most recent posts:
"And furthermore, this historical method is an anachronism and is necessarily so. Even the ability to check all the evidence is a 20th century thing. This could lead to a continually shifting canon. One minute a book is in because the evidence seems enough. The next minute it is out because some new writing is discovered, or some new internal analysis is done, or some new scholarly argument is published. You are tossed around in the wind and waves with no source of authority. This is why ONLY a living tradition can work....The only valid argument against a particular tradition is that it isn't being lived in all the Orthodox Church. And if it isn't being lived, it isn't dogmatically Eastern Orthodox to begin with."
How does he know that his "living tradition" is the right one? By examining church history? Then he's back to the sort of uncertainties of historical judgment that he just dismissed as unacceptable.
And how does he know what's "being lived" in Eastern Orthodoxy? Does he have discussions about every issue with every individual Eastern Orthodox in the world? How does he know what's happening in an Eastern Orthodox church a thousand miles away on a given day? By the time any such information would reach him, it would be historical information, information about a past that he didn't witness. And he's told us that basing our judgments on the uncertainties of historical research is unacceptable. He's denied the validity of his own belief system.
Notice, also, that Orthodox often raises common skeptical arguments against the historical verifiability of the Biblical canon. He doesn't seem to have read much conservative scholarship, and he often makes claims that reflect a high degree of ignorance about the relevant issues. Why is it that so many of the people who tell us that their denomination "gave us the Bible" are so ignorant of the Bible and willing to so uncritically repeat the arguments of skeptics?