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Although I haven't been on the Pagan and Christian Moot for a few months now, I have found some of them to be really helpful. Unlike Christians they aren't attempting to 'save' you from your sins. They don't judge like some Christians and sometimes it is actually a safer place to be rather than on a Christian forum where it feels more like being thrown to the Lions.

Hiya Mark, Thank you for bringing attention to my website and forum. It IS sad that quite a few of the people who come to our site have been hurt by those who profess Christianity as their faith. One of the things we try to help people to realise is that no matter what faith group people might profess to follow, there is always the possibility that their personal agenda may lead them to be poor representatives of their wider faith community. When people have been hurt by a religious group, they sometimes find it hard to separate the people who have caused the hurt and the faith they claimed to follow. Sometimes those who have been hurt were questioning whether that faith was right for them anyway, and the hurt just provided them with 'proof' that it was wrong.

People DO change their faith perspectives. Whilst the Christians at the Moot would hope that people who have been hurt by those who profess Christianity would return to the Christian faith and to a healthier Christian community, that isn't pushed as an agenda. The Pagans (myself included) on the site aren't interested in persuading people to choose a Pagan path (although we're happy to help if that is their choice) and are more concerned with helping people work through their experiences.

Our efforts at the moot have led us to develop a number of contacts in a variety of faith groups who have encountered people who have had similar hurtful experiences and can provide additional support from their faith perspective should those who we've been helping wish to pursue that faith perspective.

In short, it is people who have been hurt and people who have been causing the hurt, so we hope to be people that can help those who have been hurt. People who have been hurt don't need judgement. They need to know that they are being heard and that their understanding of their experience is not being dismissed.

Again, thank you for commenting on Pagan and Christian Moot. :)

Bright Blessings


Hi Mark, you probably don't realize but I've been a member of Pagan and Christian Moot for a number of years. It's a great forum.

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