"The main purpose of this site is to help the person who has left or is leaving Christianity to deal with the damage done by Christianity in a healthy and useful way. The extrmemity of the damage done to people is so great and common-place that a caring response is very needed. This site is like a clinic for abuse patients."
"Sometimes the abuse was directly personal, such as sexual abuse at the hands of a pastor or Christian parents. Other times the very doctrines and practices of Christianity themselves were the source of the abuse."
The above is a quote from the 'forum guidelines' of one of the many message boards for ex-Christians. What is it about the "doctrines and practices of Christianity" that brings so much harm to so many of its adherents?