hello Bobby...From a fellow UK resident, I'm happy to meet you...
I too left behind a strong and extremely influential and all-encompassing RC background.
I never encountered hostility or opposition, neither did anyone condemn me or judge me, or even criticise my steering towards a different path.
So everything was - and still is - quite cool, with me and my RC family.
Funny though, that you should use the phrase being drawn in...
Many, many years ago, when I was relatively new to my Buddhist path, and was as yet virtually completely ignorant of most things Buddhist (a situation many would argue hasn't changed much!
) I went into a shop selling purely religious literature, and finally found a shelf with just three Buddhist books on it.
One was a book by John Snelling, ('The Elements of Buddhism') and so glad was I to have found it, that I simply had to have it.
As I went to pay for it, the young girl behind the counter said to me "Don't get sucked in, will you?"
I wish I could say that I came back with a suitably "put-downish"retort, but I simply didn't know what to say, so I just smiled, and said "Opps! Too late!" probably for the best, as I can now confidently say. Althoughn at the time, I was just dying to give her a verbal slap in the face.....!
(Bad girl, bad!)
I have never ever regretted being "sucked in"....
I'm confident your being 'drawn in' will be equally satisfying!
Nice to meetcha!