Me, myself and email

November 14, 2007 at 10:57 am (annoying, religion)

Mrs M wrote about those annoying forwarded emails we receive almost daily. Although I also find it annoying to have to face the deluge of emails that reveal I’ll die a painful death or something of the other if I don’t send it on, that’s not what annoys me most.

What really annoys me is the fact that people who know me should know better than to send me mails like that. Unlike Mrs M, I don’t believe in God. My friends know this so I can’t understand why they still send me messages detailing how wrathful He will be if I don’t send this on to ten friends.
One thing’s for sure: I should’ve died a million deaths by now given I delete those emails, which I fondly call crapmails, without a second thought.

I just don’t get it though – are the people sending this trying to convince me to believe in God?  Or are they feeling guilty because they only ever take note of Him when they need something (in the digital age, it’s clearly easy to worship by sending an email. . .). Or are they just sending it on because they fear punishment from Him if they don’t?

I’m not the person Mrs M refers to in her post but I make it very clear to people who send me God emails that I don’t want, like or appreciate it. If they want to take their religious views somewhere, they should try a church. But oh wait, that can’t be done by just clicking ‘forward’ .


  1. madamm said,

    But tell me…even as someone who doesn’t believe in God, don’t you think that the audacity of these messages are just a LITTLE far-fetched?

  2. Toby Hanks said,

    I think they’re VERY far-fetched. Really, I would have been dead already for my lack of sending stuff.
    Plus, they just PRESUME that you’d want it *notices increased use of caps*. . .
    I think I should’ve stayed in bed this morning.

  3. madamm said,

    I think we all would’ve done well to stay in bed today!

  4. tbhanks said,

    *stares longingly out the window while dreaming of bed*

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