The Mary T. and
Frank L. Hoffman
Family Foundation


Letters and Responses



Letter from Steven McLaughlin Concerning Our Web Site and Christianity - 26 Feb 2004


I really like your site! Iíve spent hours reading stuff on it already and Iíve only got through a small fraction of everything on it. Itís great to know that there are people out there trying to spread a good message to everyone.

I especially liked the humour section because itís so rare these days (at least where I live) to find Christians who are able to have a laugh at anything to do with their religion.

Iím not a Christian myself, but I do agree with a lot of the things it says in the Bible and that Jesus is the best example of how we should live our lives.

I guess the main reason Iím not a Christian is because where Iím from (northern Ireland) when I was younger I thought to myself, ďIf people are killing each other because of their religion, then religion obviously isnít a good thing, so Iím gonna have nothing to do with it,Ē and this has kinda stuck with me even though I know it's not true now.

But in saying that, I know lots of people who are Catholics and Protestants, and I wouldnít really call any of them Christians because I donít think they have any idea of the real meaning of Christianity like what you describe on your site.

Anyway, to finally get to the main reason I decided to write:

I am a would-be writer and Iíve recently finished writing a short story which is about both animal rights and Christianity. Would there be any chance you would consider reading it and if you like it maybe putting it on your site?

Well, this is already way longer than I intended it to be so Iíll just say many thanks for reading and well done again on all your good work.

Warmest Regards,


Reply by Frank L. Hoffman

Dear Steven:

Thank you so much for writing to us and for your compliments about our web site ministry.

Every day we hear from people who have been turned off by so-called Christians, just as you have been. During the time when India was occupied by England, Gandhi said, "If it wasn't for the Christians, I might have become one." You seem to repeat his thoughts. Mary says that the hard-of-heart people have hijacked much of Christianity until it no longer resembles the Church of Jesus Christ.

Now I'm the one who's rambling!

We would very much like to read, and hopefully publish, your story. We look forward to receiving it.

In the Love of the Lord,


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