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ELF of Elfwreck; 11-09
I read a lot of posts and comments, on Pagan forums, about not discouraging people from finding their true paths. This is generally an admonishment not to argue too much, or not to use harsh words, or not to tell seekers they’re wrong about something, but instead to be gentle and welcoming to them. Elders and mentors, we are told, should not be causing them to doubt, not be dissuading seekers during their time of confusion and need.
I am baffled by this notion. My husband is baffled by it. My mentors are baffled by it. My friends are baffled by it. We are all horrifically confused at the idea that we have even the smallest capacity to turn someone away from her “true path.”
Originally posted by Elf on her blog at Dreamwidth.
There’s no shortage of blog posts and comments by Christians, saying, “please don’t consider me to be one of those nasty icky bigoted unthinking fundamentalists.”
* “Christianity is much broader, deeper and richer than fundamentalism.”
* “I wish people wouldn’t lump all Christians in the same group”
* “There is a vile strain of Christianity, indeed, but there are caring, thoughtful moderate and progressive Christians out there – millions of them.” 
* “I want it to be clear to you and your family that we do not all hate. We are not all bigots.”
I could quote more. (The roundup for this post turned up half a dozen more easily; I’m sure I could find more than that with a bit of work. Just plug “not all christians are” or “all christians aren’t” into Google.)
Originally posted 2014-03-30 14:55:49. Republished by Blog Post Promoter