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Monday, December 10, 2007

Christ as spam??

I hate forwarded emails, everyone who knows me knows I detest them. Most people don't bother sending them to me because they know I won't even open them, however there are a couple people who regularly send me goofy forwards. Well, I got one last night with the title "FW: FW: FW: FW: Christmas Cards" and momentarily lost my mind...I opened it. This is what I found:

Yes, Christmas cards. This is coming early so that you can get ready to include an important address to your list. Want to have some fun this CHRISTMAS? Send the ACLU a CHRISTMAS CARD this year. As they are working so very hard to get rid of the CHRISTMAS part of this holiday, we should all send them a nice CHRISTIAN card to brighten up their dark, sad, little world. Make sure it says "Merry Christmas" on it. Here's the address, just don't be rude or crude. (It's not the Christian Way , you know.)

125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York , NY 10004

Two tons of Christmas cards would freeze their operations because they wouldn't know if any were regular mail containing contributions. So for a mere 41 cents each, you can tell the ACLU to leave Christmas alone. Also tell them that there is no such thing as a "Holiday Tree". . . It's always been called a CHRISTMAS TREE! And pass this on to you r email l ists. We really want to communicate with the ACLU! They really DESERVE us!! For those of you who aren't aware of them, the ACLU, (the American Civil Liberties Union) is the one suing the U.S. Government to take God, Christmas or anything Christian away from us. They represent the atheists and others in this war. Help put Christ back in Christmas!

These kinds of forwards bother me more than most. Why? The concept behind it just seems so...retaliatory. Don't be rude or crude...but do go ahead and effectively spam their offices? I don't imagine that's quite what Christ has in mind. What happens when they receive two tons worth of (in their minds) junk mail with Christ's name attached? Wouldn't this simply affirm (in their minds) that they are right in their instance that Christians are misguided, judgmental, control freaks that need to have their influence be purged from public life?

Somehow I have a difficult time imagining that Christ would go out of His way to be an irritation to the very people who need His Sovereign saving grace the most. In fact, the people He most often cried out against was the established religious leaders that were a hindrance to the lost coming to the One True God! I say save your stamps, it won't help anything.

Am I wrong?