So I am of the opinion that if the great schism ended, there would be no valid excuse to be Protestant anymore. But this often gets me thinking: what would need to happen for this reunification to happen? The answers inevitably depress me, but I hold on to the hope that nothing is impossible with God.
Anyway here is the list of things I know of that keep the East and West separated
Papal jurisdiction and infallibility
Anything declared dogmatically since 1054
The difference in liturgy
It seems like such a short list that I think I must have missed something. But we are talking of two storied traditions that are unwilling or unable to bend concerning point number 1. So it seems that we are just as far away from unity as ever. But what are your thoughts? Is unity possible within the next 20 years? 42? 100? Or are we doomed to have another millennium of division?