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To answer the question as to why pagans come to boards like these QUESTION from Bradien O'Conneill July 26, 2000 I know this is suppose to be a place to ask questions, but I have an answer to a question previously asked on this forum. Someone asked why so many pagans come to message boards like these. Well the answer is this is one of the few places their voices can be heard. Most of the television channels and newspapers and public forums are not open to most pagans. The internet is one of the few places we can speak freely and not be have top worry about poeple luaghing at us or calling us names. As for those places that do we don't have to worry about it becuase our names are unknown for the most part and even fewer poeple in our neighborhoods can find us. So the answer is we can be heard and not have to fear retribution of some type. The reason most of them appear to be negative is becuase many have built up anger at other religons for trying to demean us. Here we can strike back so to speak and not have to worry about being mentally and sometimes physically attacked. When I say mentaly I mean being called names and whatnot. Online we can just stop reading it but in real life we cannot. In real life we can be followed until the attacker is done. So the question was asked so I have answered. I only hope this makes it to the others who post on this message board. For Life Bradien O'Conneill
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M. on September 17, 2000 Dear Mr. O'Conneill:
Thank you for your insights on why pagans seem to not want to stay away from this forum.
You give the very reasons why pagans are not welcomed on this forum when then offer questions that are not questions or offer assertions that are contrary to Truth -- the desire for pagans to strike back.
This forum is not a punching bag for misguided and immature pagans who want some sort of revenge nor is it a debate forum to debate the issues.
Oh, one other thing. If you think you can strike back because you are anonymous on the Internet, think again. As soon as you posted this question on our forum, your identified yourself, without knowing it, in such a way that if I was so inclined I could find you. This is not meant to scare you, just to let you know that there is NO SUCH THING as being anonymous on the Internet.
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