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<i>Perhaps I should look under the sofa again for GOD, but for now… </i>

Posted in Crazy Wisdom on Thursday, April 3, 2003 at 10:10 am by flerly.

I’m so going to hell…

I find this work inappropriate and annoying:

1st email to all) J called me this morning to let me know that a plane went down last night that belongs to the ship Kitty Hawk. B, her son-in-law, is a pilot on that ship. She would like all of us to keep him in our prayers as well as all our soldiers in this war. She will let us know as soon as she hears from A, her daughter.

2nd email to all) J just called. B is safe. But it was a close friend of A and B’s. He has a wife and 3 children. Please keep all in mind.

Granted, I like J. J is a very nice co-worker, but what are we doing here with these emails, trying to harness the power of prayer? I’m glad your son is okay, J, but I don’t really think announcing to the world that there is a chance he might not be really helped him or you in the situation.

I don’t know.. for as much as I ramble on about personal things in here, I don’t advertise ANYTHING about myself at work. Dare I say I’m a sort of private person? (don’t you laugh!)

Blah… thoughts on this? Am I just too easily annoyed?



  1. tiger66466 has made a Comment

    I don’t think you’re too easily annoyed. Why is it ok for those touting religious beliefs to try and cram them down the throats of others? I got it – freedom of religion. That is great, but that would also apply to those who are NOT religious. We have the freedom to not have that shoved down our throats. It seems a lot of those who are religious, ASSume everyone else is. Meanwhile the NON religious do not ASSume that everyone they encounter is non religious so therefore they don’t ramble on about their thoughts like the religous tend to. I agree – it annoys me as well. Work is not the place to broadcast your religious views – unless you work at a CHURCH.

    PS – I thought Kermit would also send a message for me about “sin”. lol

    April 3, 2003 @ 3:48 am

  2. goaticusmaximus has made a Comment

    …That is the title of an email circulated by a cow-orker, here in my company. It’s been a running joke, ever since.

    Religiously speaking, i am not.
    I am an Atheist.
    Yes, I am okay with that.
    No, I do not want come to church with you so that I can find God.
    Please refrain from sending me sappy religious stories about some old lady who was surprise by some ex-car thief helping her out.
    No, I am not going to hell.
    No, I do not want your pamphlet.
    Yes, you can pray for me. No, I will not give you a donation. I don’t give money to panhandlers, thanks.

    It is ridiculous how people preach about being ‘tolerant’ of other peoples’ views, and how it is important that we maintain those good [Christian] morals that our country was founded on.
    Silly, silly, silly.
    Yes, “the Pilgrims” did come here for pseudo-religious reasons, but not for running from persecution. Actually, they ran TO persecute. Too many countries had found their particular cult’s practices to be too fanatical and damaging to the general populace, and asked them to leave. This country was NOT founded on any Christian principles or morals, regardless of the views of those who established it. Happily, they were cognizant enough to write in a clause specifying that we had a right to be stayed from religious persecution (perhaps this was not the intent, entirely, but it is how it was written, and now applied)- So please, stop persecuting me with your religion.

    Oi veh.

    April 3, 2003 @ 6:31 am

  3. infinite1der has made a Comment


    Er… Right the fsck on!

    April 3, 2003 @ 6:50 am

  4. schlemaggle has made a Comment

    ditto. preach it or not, my brother.

    April 3, 2003 @ 11:05 am

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